How are businesses responding to investor pressure on climate change?

This event brings together consultants, academics, NGOs and corporate managers to discuss the challenges and complexities of responding to consumer demand for climate action

Many businesses are already feeling the effects of climate change, including:

  • the chronic effects of longer-term shifts in temperature;
  • the effects on weather systems that can cause extreme events such as floods and cyclones; and
  • the effects arising from transitioning to a low-carbon economy, which can generate shifts in technology, policy and consumer sentiment.

As a consequence, investors are expecting far greater insight and transparency around the ways in which organisations are preparing for the shorter and longer-term risks and opportunities that might arise.

The complexities of climate science, the plethora of data available, and the difficulty in applying that science and data at the local scale and in financial terms, means many organisations are left scrambling.

Just how are businesses responding to this challenge? And where do the complexities lie? This event brings together consultants, academics, NGOs and corporate managers to discuss the work they have been involved in, in responding to such challenges and complexities.

The Speakers

  • Theo Comino, AGL
  • Amber Johnston-Billings, KPMG
  • Kate MacKenzie, European Climate Foundation
  • Sharanjit Paddam, QBE Insurance Group
  • Cécile Walton, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Dr Tanya Fiedler (Chair), University of Sydney Business School

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