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WELCOME TO THE FOURTH EDITION OF NEXT FROM KWM

Business is navigating a moment of great responsibility. On the issues that matter - like climate change, economic security and social equality – business is being called to lead. The implication? Responsible business is now fundamental business. NEXT is a publication to help you make sense of this new reality. We explore the impact on relationships, on decision-making and explain the opportunities and advantages being a responsible business offers.

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NEXT: EDITION 4

NEXT illustrates how rapidly the notion of good corporate citizenship is growing and changing across industries as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations become mainstream business.

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NEXT EDITION 4
In this edition we take a deeper looks at the risks and opportunities this presents for companies and highlight the importance of staying on top of the ever-changing landscape.

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Sustainable finance – exponential growth continues

Just a few years ago, raising finance linked to the achievement of environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives may have been viewed by borrowers as a “nice to have” and a relatively easy way to enhance their reputations and boost their ESG credentials.

23 June 2022

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Managing AI and data – how can you do it well? - Podcast

Telstra’s Stuart Powell sits down with KWM Tech partner Bryony Evans to discuss the human side of the data age, explaining how he helps Telstra’s business leaders make good decisions about when and how to use AI and manage data.

23 June 2022

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ESG factors in tax? That’s a yes

As Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns’ feature ever more prominently in shareholders’ decision-making, the scope of their application is simultaneously expanding.

23 June 2022

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No standard answers – what do potentially divergent disclosure rules mean for climate risk reporting?

The answer to the question ‘How does your Board oversee climate risks?’ might depend on who is asking. New proposals from key standard-setters/regulators differ in how they expect entities to report on whether they have the skills and expertise to meet the climate challenge.

23 June 2022

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Keeping your “green claims” out of the “red zone” – Six golden rules to follow

Public pressure, consumer demand and investor expectation are all fuelling the exponential growth in corporates moving to address climate change, typically via responsible business and social licence commitments.

23 June 2022

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NEXT: Edition 3

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.

18 October 2021

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NEXT: Edition 2

Businesses large and small are facing the weight of community, investor and regulatory expectations amid the greatest upheaval of our time; the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping businesses’ lights on, ensuring employment, safety and supply continuity have suddenly become community as well as commercial imperatives.

09 December 2020

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NEXT: Edition 1

The current environment presents an unparalleled opportunity for business to lead – to prove that the same agility shown in responding and adapting to the pandemic can be applied to tackling society’s greatest environmental, safety and technological challenges.

22 June 2020