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Landmark climate reporting legislation now in Parliament

On Thursday 27 March 2024 landmark climate reporting legislation was introduced into the House of Representatives in Schedule 4 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Market Infrastructure and Other Measures) Bill 2024 (Cth). The requirements in the Bill are essentially the same as that reported in our recent article on the draft legislation, except for […]

Nathan Balban

Nathan has extensive experience in audit and corporate advisory services, with strong technical-accounting expertise, financial literacy and commercial acumen, across broad industry sectors including retail, manufacturing and consumer business. This expertise was predominantly gained while working in Big 4 accounting firms. Strategically focused and skilled in providing insight and advice to C-Suite executives, Boards and […]

Why business remains optimistic despite economic headwinds

Consumer sentiment remains in the doldrums, yet the latest feedback from the mid-market business community is that they remain broadly optimistic for the future. Newly updated ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer sentiment data shows 53% of respondents say their family is worse off now than they were 12 months ago, while just 8% are anticipating ‘good times’ […]

Australian business tuning into potential of generative AI

Mid-market businesses are racing to adopt generative AI tools, even if their enthusiasm is outpacing their awareness of challenges and risks, according to the latest Business Radar Report from Pitcher Partners. One in three business leaders in the new survey of mid-market firms reported already integrating a generative AI tool into their operations, while a […]

The next step in mandating climate change disclosures – standards now issued

On Monday 26 June 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its inaugural sustainability standards, designed to provide a global baseline of sustainability- and climate- related disclosures for the capital markets.
Further, on Tuesday 27 June 2023, the Australian Treasury released its second consultation on climate-related financial disclosures.

Is your business ready for mandatory climate reporting?

Every business is already impacted by climate change and the national and global move to a more decarbonised economy. As we respond to climate change, even small to medium size businesses will feel the effects on their business models, supply chains, risk management and attitudes of customers and staff. This is particularly the case for businesses whose customers include larger businesses or emission generating businesses, who will have to understand and report on the emissions of their suppliers.

Data-addicted business playing risky game with cybersecurity

The sugar hit of accumulating data may be proving so addictive to business that they are putting aside the creeping liability that comes with high volumes of storage. New data from Pitcher Partners’ Business Radar report highlights the conflict facing mid-market businesses as they examine their risk profile against data breaches and cyber-attacks. On one […]

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