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Welcome to the third edition of NEXT from KWM

A publication to help you see business issues in context. We want to help you see what is next in – believing that by seeing the bigger picture, you’re best enabled to successfully navigate it.

NEXT: EDITION 3

In this issue

Gain a deeper perspective on emerging digitisation considerations around privacy, and cyber risk and its litigation potential.  We look at the climate challenge from both business and political perspectives, and explore the communication challenge for any business facing a crisis. 

 

Highlights

  • Kirsten Bowe and Rebecca Slater look abroad to analyse the prospect that cyber incidents become cyber class actions. Peter Yeldham examines the insurability of those risks for organisations weighing them up.
  • Continuing the digital theme, Michael Swinson explains the implications for digital businesses (and consumers) from the Australian Information Commissioner’s landmark privacy decision against ride-hailing and delivery provider Uber – a decision that provides insight into the interesting question of what it means to achieve global scale in a time of increasing data sensitivity.
  • Looking up from the screen, Emma Newnham and Meredith Paynter provide a deeper understanding of how Australia’s biggest companies are facing into the climate challenge and how this is (literally!) redefining the notion of corporate social responsibility.  Our research and explanation of the ASX50’s approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) risks is a ready reckoner on the architecture and program building underway to address the climate imperative.
  • Mark Beaufoy explains the concept of the ‘Green New Deal’ and how climate and sustainability are already influencing the direction of economic recovery from COVID’s ravages.
  • Finally, Andy Gray welcomes crisis communications expert Gabriel McDowell for a fascinating conversation on communicating in a crisis – the hypothetical scenario is both frightening and strikingly real. You can listen to this via podcast too.

It’s an exciting mix and we hope you both enjoy, and find it insightful reading.

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NEXT, Ed 3: Business, Risk and the Environment today
Our experts put the risks and hazards associated with operating in today’s world, into a legal and commercial context.

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Cybersecurity Class Actions

Written by Kirsten Bowe and Rebecca Slater.

12 October 2021

Insight

Communicating in a Crisis

As a matter of fact, a client of KWM Partner Andrew Gray faced this situation. Andy called in ResPublica PR's Gabriel McDowell. In this article, KWM Corporate Affairs Manager (and former journalist) James Bennett asks them both to navigate a hypothetical scenario, to explain a few of the key principles to communicating in a crisis.

12 October 2021

Insight

Key takeaways from our climate change risk disclosures and governance analysis of the ASX50 in 2020

Written by Meredith Paynter and Emma Newnham.

12 October 2021

Insight

The expanding reach of Australian privacy laws

Written by Michael Swinson & Cal Samson.

14 September 2021

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Green New Deals – What does a sustainable recovery look like?

Written by Mark Beaufoy.

14 September 2021

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