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NSW Seminar: Assessing your readiness for mandatory Climate-related Financial Disclosures

11 June 2024 9:00am - 11:30am
RSM Australia Sydney NSW
Member $0
Non-Member $95
Subscriber $75

You are invited to a special 2-hour technical briefing on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics, focusing on the regulatory landscape and its impact on Australian businesses. 

This insightful session will provide you with practical guidance on identifying and evaluating climate risks, including:

  • An overview of the regulatory landscape affecting climate disclosures and sustainability in Australia.
  • Insights into how global regulations will impact Australian businesses and their operations, such as the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) or the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
  • Practical steps and best practices for identifying and evaluating climate and sustainability risks.
  • An in-depth walkthrough of climate metrics, with a special focus on the approach to calculating Scope 3 emissions.

This is a crucial session for leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve in climate disclosures and sustainability, as well as understand the complexities of climate risk management in today's dynamic regulatory environment.

What is in it for you? 

  • Insight into global regulations on climate disclosures and sustainability.
  • Learn about practical steps and best practices for identifying climate risks.
  • Understanding Australia’s climate disclosures in a regulatory environment.
  • Sustainability and climate risks.

Speaker Highlights

Linda Romanovska, Partner, RSM Australia

Linda is a seasoned specialist in sustainability strategies and reporting, sustainable finance and natural capital. She has been appointed as a member of high-level advisory bodies focusing on sustainable finance and corporate sustainability reporting frameworks and standards at the national and international levels. With 15 years of experience, she serves as a senior advisor to private and public sectors in the field.  Linda specialises in various key areas, including ensuring compliance with sustainability disclosure regulations (such as, ISSB/IFRS, CSRD, SFDR, EU and ASEAN Taxonomies and other regulations in Australian, EU, UK, US and Asian markets), as well as voluntary frameworks (TCFD, TNFD, SASB, GRI, PRI, etc.).

Her expertise extends to broad sustainability considerations in both private and public sectors, including ESG governance, target setting and monitoring, climate change and transition policies and implementation plans, ESG risk integration, adaptation and resilience planning, natural capital accounting, mobilising sustainable finance and designing sustainable investment frameworks.

Tim Pittaway, Partner, RSM Australia

Tim Pittaway brings over 20 years of specialist assurance and advisory expertise and experience to the firm, having started with RSM in 2014.

As a Director of the Risk Advisory Services division in Sydney and leading the Sydney ESG and Climate Services team, Tim specialises in a broad range of assurance and advisory services. These include internal audit, ESG and climate change, risk management, compliance audit, market audit, and alliance audit. Tim is experienced in leading multi-disciplinary teams with expertise in compliance, engineering and environmental science in the delivery of many of these services.

Working with both the public and private sectors, Tim assists clients across a range of industries including energy and utilities, regulatory, mining, infrastructure, education, Federal and State government, health and public transport. 

Tim works closely with senior management teams and Boards by helping organisations manage their risks and advising on ESG and sustainability, regulatory compliance and business improvements.

Who should attend?  

Business leaders and managers cannot afford to miss this update, including: 

  • CEOs, CFOs, CSOs, CROs 
  • directors 
  • company secretaries 
  • general counsel 
  • heads of ESG 
  • risk managers 
  • heads of internal audit 
  • legal advisers 
  • anyone else with governance or risk management responsibilities. 

The workshop is relevant for all sectors including listed, non-listed, government and not-for-profit. 

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