Sustainability

The scientific consensus about global warming is significant and we are recognising that preventing the worst effects of climate change needs effort on multiple fronts.

Climate risk: What accountants need to know


With climate extremes increasing at an alarming rate, including those that exacerbate bushfires, more than 445,000 Australian homes are predicted to be uninsurable within 30 years.

Bushfire insurance: Is government intervention the answer?


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


Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How inventor Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising recycling science


In recent years, CSR has cemented its place as a mainstream business philosophy, as companies react to falling public confidence in them.

Corporate social responsibility: How can companies take a stance?


Accountants must recognise that they are living in environmental systems that are under severe stress.

Corporate sustainability and ESG: counting on accountants


Jon Tse CPA, co-founder and co-CEO of stone paper company Karst Stone Paper. The company produces a range of notebooks and woodless pencils.

Karst Stone Paper leaves no rock unturned


Buildings are one of the biggest energy consumers, so if you don’t need to heat and cool your office as much, there are huge benefits for the planet – and for your budget.

Game of Thermostat: The battle to find the optimal office temperature


Hong Kong’s skyline shrouded in a thick haze of pollution, October 2018.

ESG on the radar


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


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