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The Evolution of Corporate GHG Reporting: Navigating the Bold New Integration of GHG Protocol and IFRS S2 Standards

The Evolution of Corporate GHG Reporting: Navigating the Bold New Integration of GHG Protocol and IFRS S2 Standards

In a significant stride towards standardized global sustainability reporting, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and the International Sustainability Standards Board’s IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures Standard have aligned, signalling a transformative period for corporate reporting on greenhouse gas emissions. This alignment is set to have profound implications for Australian businesses across various spectrums: those mandated to complete climate risk disclosures, businesses whose clientele are required to complete these disclosures, and organisations aiming for carbon neutrality.

Understanding the Commonwealth Climate Disclosure Policy: A Useful Guide for Australian Businesses and Local Councils

Understanding the Commonwealth Climate Disclosure Policy: A Useful Guide for Australian Businesses and Local Councils

The Australian Government has recently introduced a significant initiative aimed at enhancing climate disclosures among Commonwealth entities and companies. This new policy mandates that all Commonwealth entities and companies, irrespective of their size or function, publicly disclose their climate-related risks and opportunities. The policy is organized into two main streams based on the entity’s size, structure, and financial scope, signifying a broad-reaching impact that extends beyond federal entities to include businesses in governmental supply chains and local city councils.

Why your business needs to do a carbon footprint assessment

Why your business needs to do a carbon footprint assessment

Sustainability is rapidly gaining importance across Australia’s business landscape. Once considered a niche or a ‘nice to do’ activity, sustainability has quickly become a requirement of good business planning and operations. The changes are ushering in new models of working, with increased emphasis on transparency, collaboration and partnerships between businesses across supply chains and industry sectors.

The Ripple Effect of Mandatory Sustainability Reporting

The Ripple Effect of Mandatory Sustainability Reporting

The intensifying sustainability reporting requirements under new IFRS ISSB standards directly impact SMEs, not just large corporations. Navigating Scope 3 emissions, supply chain decarbonisation, climate risks, and climate resilience isn’t just beneficial – it’s becoming critical. It’s crucial for SMEs to embrace these strategies now in order to thrive in a landscape prioritising ESG.

2024 ESG and Sustainability Outlook for Australia

2024 ESG and Sustainability Outlook for Australia

The ESG and sustainability landscape for Australian businesses is undergoing a transformation, with new regulatory measures set to reshape the way larger organisations report their environmental and social impacts.

GHG & Carbon Accounting: Getting Started

GHG & Carbon Accounting: Getting Started

Businesses keep a careful eye on money coming in and going out of their accounts. Expenses are recorded and categorised, receipts are kept on file, and charter rules and reporting standards guide businesses to ensure accurate information is submitted for regulatory...