King & Wood Mallesons
Diversity as a way of life
While women make up more than 50 per cent of law students and graduate lawyers, they are underrepresented at partner level and in other senior legal roles. For many years, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been committed to changing this.
Pathway to sustainable development: legal risks of climate change for the finance sector
One of the key risks financial institutions face today is the complex legal and regulatory landscape that has developed to address the challenges of climate change. Edwina Kwan, partner at King & Wood Mallesons, explains that the targets of climate litigation have gradually diversified.
Green bonds have surged in use in recent years, but the future growth and effectiveness of the market is threatened by difficulties aligning the credit quality of an issuer and ensuring proceeds are used to fund green projects. In the first of a pair of articles discussing the cutting edge of sustainable finance, King & Wood Mallesons partners Jo Dodd, Urszula McCormack and Dale Rayner discuss tech-based solutions to the problem.
Finance and the heavy lifting of sustainable transition
The KangaNews Sustainable Debt Summit 2023 featured its most wide-ranging agenda ever, taking in hot button topics across the sustainable finance landscape. Sessions covered carbon offsetting and trading, the rise of biodiversity as a focus area, the shift from mitigation finance to also include adaptation, as well as a raft of other critical areas of concern.
Eyes turn from mitigation to adaptation as climate risk becomes certainty
The primary focus of sustainable finance has traditionally been climate change mitigation: providing capital to decarbonise the economy and thus, it is hoped, minimise the scale of global heating. But with higher temperatures baked in – and more warming guaranteed to come – swathes of Australia increasingly need financing solutions to respond to climate change that is already here.
Australian market takes stock of new inputs
Conversations at the KangaNews Debt Capital Market Summit, which took place in Sydney on 20 March, naturally focused on the fallout from bank collapses that immediately preceded the event. The overall view was that relatively positive conditions in the fixed-income market would be reshaped but perhaps not fundamentally weakened by the emerging developments.
WOMEN IN CAPITAL MARKETS Yearbook 2022
KangaNews's annual yearbook amplifying female voices in the Australian capital market.