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The state of AI governance in Australia

This report reveals that Australian organisations lack structured governance around AI systems. Corporate leaders should invest in expertise, create a comprehensive AI strategy, implement addressing risks and support a human-centered culture. The appropriate governance of AI systems is critical for corporate leaders to mitigate risks.
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What Doughnut Economics means for business: Creating enterprises that are regenerative and distributive by design

7 November 2022
This guide is intended for businesses and individuals who want to implement Doughnut Economics principles. It provides guidance on how to redesign a business through its strategic decisions and operations by focusing on purpose, networks governance, ownership and finance. The paper explores barriers and innovations to sustainable business design.
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Is the gas industry facing its Volkswagen moment? Gas is more emissions intensive than the gas industry’s marketing arm suggests

Conventional or natural gas is an important short-term fuel for building a reliable renewable energy system in Australia. However, the need for more gas is overestimated by the gas industry. Stakeholders have been misled about the carbon footprint of gas production, transportation and its impact on climate change.
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Bankrolling plastics: The banks that fund plastic packaging pollution

5 January 2021
Banks continue to finance the global plastics chain, despite the significant risks of lender liability from the impacts of plastic waste. This report highlights the lack of development of any due diligence systems, contingent loan criteria, or financing exclusions at the banks when it comes to the plastic packaging industry.
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Blueprint for business leadership on the SDGs: A principles-based approach

21 September 2017
Business cannot thrive unless people and planet are thriving. This publication presents a framework for the next generation of business leadership with the intention to foster contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at scale.
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Factory farming in Asia: Assessing investment risks

Asia's meat, dairy, and seafood industries are increasingly vulnerable to risks with the potential to damage returns. This report analyses twelve Asia-Pacific markets identifying five areas of risk including food safety and nutrition, public health, environment, animal welfare and labour standards. Each area of risk includes key questions for investors.
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Universal circular economy policy goals: Enabling the transition to scale

3 February 2021
As industries and governments move towards the circular economy, clear and aligned direction is needed for a rapid transition to scale. This paper proposes five universal policy goals that can help governments build healthier economic recoveries and lower the costs of transition for businesses across sectors.
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Towards sustainable packaging materials: Examining the relative impact of materials in the natural source water and soft drinks value chain

This report examines the impact of packaging materials for natural source water and soft drinks. The materials examined include plastic bottles, aluminium cans, glass bottles and multi-material cartons. To reduce impact, findings highlight that businesses should increase circularity and levels of recycled material for all material types.
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Seafood sourcing risk in Asia: 2016

30 November 2016
Asia Research and Engagement’s research lists the current sustainability risks pertaining to the seafood industry and responses from retailers and hotels. It builds a case for the retailers, hotels and restaurants operating in seafood supply across Asia to increase their focus on their supply chain risks and take the necessary steps to manage them.
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