The Lancet

released 31 October 2017

This inaugural report launches the research collaboration and provides an overview of the strategic direction forward. It outlines these potential indicators and indicator domains to be tracked by the collaboration, with suggestions on the methodologies, and data sets available to achieve this end. The proposed indicator domains require further refinement, and mark the beginning of an ongoing consultation process to develop these domains, identify key areas not currently covered, and change indicators where necessary. Indeed, the indicators and metrics used will continuously evolve to make use of emerging evidence and data availability.

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The Lancet, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) & The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)

released 31 October 2017 

This national policy brief has been developed by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. It complements the 2017 Lancet Countdown paper and draws out national data and policy implications for select indicators for Australia.

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Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)

released 26 October 2017

Australia’s corporate governance framework restricts an important right of shareholders – the ability to bring resolutions at company meetings. We think this approach is flawed and needs to be reformed. Under the existing framework, shareholders who wish to raise an issue must propose a constitutional amendment or vote against the re-election of directors. This makes it difficult for shareholders to hold public companies to account on some important environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

tabled 26 October 2017

This audit examines the climate change actions taken by the ACT Government over the last three years. We provide some expert commentary about what is now needed, from people who live and work in the ACT, and we consider some of the potential opportunities.

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RaboDirect

released 20 October 2017

This year, RaboDirect’s 2017 Financial Health Barometer surveyed 2,300 financial decision makers, aged 16 – 65, measuring attitudes towards food and waste, savings and debt, weekly grocery spend, as well as how much Aussies know about the journey of their food from farm to plate.

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CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

released 24 October 2017

CDP’s second annual analysis in the ‘Tracking corporate action on climate change’ series shows that companies are stepping up their response to climate change, setting more ambitious targets to drive longer-term progress towards their low-carbon future.

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