Australian deep tech venture firm Main Sequence has announced a $250 million fund to increase its focus on solving some of the world’s biggest issues in areas such as climate and food.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says that Australia must set more ambitious climate targets to retain international credibility, trade relations and climate protection. “Australia really has to get on board,” said Mr Turnbull at the AFR energy and climate summit on Tuesday. “If we don’t we will pay a heavy price for this, believe me,… Continue reading Turnbull urges Australia to commit to zero net emissions or pay a ‘heavy price’
As consumers demand more sustainable and ethical business operations, companies can now join forces and fight climate change collaboratively through Mastercard’s Priceless Planet Coalition. The Priceless Planet Coalition (PPC) unites merchants, banks, cities and consumers to plant 100 million trees by 2025. It is a platform where businesses can crystallise their sustainability goals and help… Continue reading 100 million trees by 2025: Mastercard’s Priceless Planet Coalition
The Australian economy will lose more than $3 trillion over the next 50 years if climate change is not addressed, according to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics. The report titled A new choice: Australia’s climate for growth said if net-zero emissions policies are adopted by 2050 it could create 250,000 jobs and add… Continue reading Australia to lose $3tn over 50 years if climate change not addressed, report finds
Australian employees have taken the charge on climate action with a 220% increase in employee comments on the subject. This data comes from Peakon, which analysed over 298,000 survey comments made by Australian employees. The inaugural 2020 Employee Expectations report aims to get clear on what exactly employees expect and want from their employers this calendar year.… Continue reading Employees wants employers to take climate action: Peakon analysis
A new survey from Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed a disconnect between small business owners and politics, with a whopping three in four (75 per cent) unable to name the Federal Small Business Minister, and 15 per cent unable to name the Prime Minister. Despite many not being able to name key… Continue reading Small business owners prioritise climate change, energy costs and tax cuts
A Cambridge-backed briefing series on the implications of climate change for business is a useful resource for companies wanting to plan for the future.
The Australian wine industry has not been without difficulties in recent years. But Tasmania has increasingly been attracting investment from some of the sector’s major players.
Small business may feel like bit players in the fight against climate change, but as Australia sets to sizzle this week, industry bodies are affirming we can all make an impact.
It’s been four long years the phrase ‘carbon tax’ first became a core part of the Australian political lexicon. Despite the new Government’s plan to scrap the tax, it seems the debate is far from over.