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


Thursday, 6 February 2020
9:00am to 10:30am

Governance Institute of Australia
Ground Floor
8 Victoria Avenue

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$65.00 Member
$75.00 Subscriber
$95.00 Non-member

Boards and management briefing: Your risk and reporting responsibilities

This briefing is now sold out. We are currently collecting details for our waitlist where you will be contacted if any space becomes available.
If you are interested, please email

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


Tristy Fairfield, Director, Low Carbon Australia

Michael Wood, Director - Sustainability, Deloitte

Michael Wood is a Director in Deloitte’s Sustainability Services team and has nearly 15 years’ experience focusing on climate risk, decarbonisation and clean-tech. He began his career as an environmental scientist at BP.  This was followed by a move to KPMG where he worked in the areas of climate policy, specifically around the impacts of the proposed emissions trading scheme on emissions intensive and trade exposed sectors. Michael joined Deloitte where he’s working on complex decarbonisation strategies, climate modelling and technology studies into emerging forms of energy such as hydrogen.  

Alastair McDonald, Senior Associate, Gilbert+Tobin

Alastair is a senior associate in the Perth office of Gilbert + Tobin, who specialises in corporate and resources work, acting principally for mining companies. Alastair’s experience spans all aspects of resources projects, including drafting and advising on sale and purchase agreements, farm-in and joint venture documentation, mining contracts and construction contracts. Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Alastair worked in-house at Tata Steel in London as legal counsel to the European steel business.

Chair: Paige McNeil FGIA FCIS, Governance Professional, Speaker, Coach and Trainer 

Paige is a Corporate Governance professional with 15 years corporate administration and operational experience with ASX and TSX-V listed companies. She has worked in the mineral exploration industry in Australia and Papua New Guinea and more recently in the not for profit sector.

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