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Dr John Purcell

John Purcell is CPA Australia’s policy adviser for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, with responsibility for the development of strategy, research, policy and advocacy in the areas of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, corporate law and nonfinancial information disclosure.

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Articles by this contributor

The initiative for mandating climate-related financial disclosures is consistent with consensus views from alliances such as the 72-member Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

Climate risk reporting on the agenda

Climate catastrophes are potentially more serious than systemic financial crises, as they pose an existential threat to economies and humanity, with potential for very deep cuts in global GDP.

Green swans: Why climate change is unlike any other financial risk

Australian directors face the greatest potential liability from the impact of climate change on their businesses.

Company directors may be headed for litigation over climate change

Emissions from the Bluescope steel works at Port Kembla, Wollongong, Australia.

TCFD - linking economic and environmental policy

Foreign bribery is inherently difficult to detect and enforce. The OECD says it takes on average 7.3 years to bring a foreign bribery matter to conclusion.

Anti-corruption update: what it means for accounting

The social licence to operate is widely defined as community acceptance of an organisation and its operations.

Social licence: good governance or Trojan horse?

Estimates indicate that there are up to 45 million victims of modern slavery worldwide.

Modern slavery: what companies can do to wipe it out

Reforms to Australian corporate insolvency law are in the wind

The quest for forward looking information disclosure

Accountants play an important role in safeguarding integrity.

Regulators come down hard on insolvent trading