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Briefing: Climate change — risk and reporting for boards and management


Thursday, 6 February 2020
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Governance Institute of Australia
Level 8
100 Creek Street

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$65.00 Member
$75.00 Subscriber
$95.00 Non-member

Boards and management briefing: Your risk and reporting responsibilities

Gain a critical update on climate-related risks threatening your organisation. Learn to frame the impact on physical assets and value chains and understand the regulatory, sustainability and reputational drivers for effective strategy and reporting. We’ll also equip you with a practical guide to reporting on non-financial risk.

 Why you can’t afford to ignore climate change risk

  • Increased focus on climate from regulators including ASIC, APRA and the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • You cannot hide behind "learned helplessness" — Hayne’s criticism of directors on climate risk failure
  • Access Governance Institute’s new Practical guide to reporting against Principle 7 of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations 

Key insights

  • Learn to integrate climate change into strategic planning and risk oversight
  • Find out how to effectively report on climate risk
  • Understand director and officer duties and liabilities and other regulatory requirements
  • Understand the risk to your value chain and bottom line
  • Get insights on effective strategies to manage investor and stakeholder expectations on climate risk

Who should attend?

  • Company secretaries
  • General Counsel
  • CEO and C-suite
  • Non-executive directors
  • Chief Sustainability Officer, Heads of ESG
  • Officers and managers with governance responsibilities — whether you’re new or experienced


georgine roodenrys

Georgine Roodenrys, Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Futures Branch, Queensland Government
Georgine's portfolio includes the $500 Million Land Restoration Fund, Climate Policy and Circular Economy.


Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Elizabeth is a Partner of EY, and leader of EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice in Queensland. Elizabeth advises government, leading corporates and NGOs in relation transparency and reporting, stakeholder engagement, sustainability strategy, climate change risk, decarbonisation, outcomes measurement and compliance.


Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight FGIA, Partner, MinterEllison
Stephen is an accomplished corporate lawyer with extensive experience advising a wide range of public and private sector entities in relation to a variety of corporate governance matters involving, among other things, compliance with applicable company’s legislation, ASIC policy and the ASX Listing Rules.


Anastasia Mayne

Anastasia Mayne AGIA, Legal Consultant, MinterEllison
Anastasia is a Chartered Secretary and practicing lawyer with over 13 years of experience in M&A, capital market and corporate transactions and corporate governance (including risk management and sustainability). Anastasia has also acted as the Company Secretary of both listed and unlisted companies.

Chair: Donovan Burton, Climate Adaption Specialist, Climate Planning

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