Corporate Climate Masterclass Series

  • Date
    27 Oct - 24 Nov 2023
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Formerly known as the Corporate Roadshow

Navigating markets to realise climate action


Presented in partnership with the Clean Energy Regulator, CMI’s Corporate Climate Masterclass series offers professional development, supporting corporate actors looking to establish robust corporate climate strategies.

The 2023 series will focus on educating key decision-makers within Safeguard Mechanism entities, alongside other large corporate entities managing climate risk and emission reductions, and looking to engage with emerging nature-related frameworks. Drawing together international and domestic compliance, and voluntary, market framework developments, this series will demonstrate best practice approaches to net zero to build knowledge and capacity. Each in-person session also offers exclusive networking opportunities across the country.

The registration cost is $100 ex. GST, which provides in-person access to the event in your city (including lunch or morning tea), and access to on-demand recordings of all other sessions (or livestreaming if available).

Get in touch with CMI for group bookings here.

The series will run as follows:

All sessions are livestreamed, and run from 1.00pm – 3.30pm AEDT / 10.00am – 12.30pm AWST, preceded by a networking luncheon for in-person attendees*. View a short synopsis for each session below.

*For the Brisbane masterclass, please arrive at 11am (AEST). Morning tea will be served before the event.

Note: you only need to register once. Upon registration, you will be asked to select which city you will attend the session in person.

Session 4: Investment opportunities in nature-based solutions

This session will provide insights into Australia’s carbon crediting framework that is in a period of significant reform following the Chubb Review and ACCU Implementation Plan. Topics covered will include: methods and opportunities for innovation; risk management in developing a carbon project, including landholder engagement, consent and equitable partnerships; and realising co-benefit opportunities in carbon project developments.

Held on Friday November 24, in Brisbane – Turrbal & Yuggera Country.

Panel 1 – Methods and opportunities for innovation

John Connor (CMI), Verena Pichler (DCCEEW), Elliot Curley (CER), Skye Glenday (Climate Friendly)

Panel 2 – Risk management when engaging in projects

Kurt Winter (CMI), Elisa de Wit (Norton Rose Fulbright), Dayana Flores (ACI Code of Conduct), Janet Hallows (CMI)

Panel 3 – Opportunities to realise and value co-benefits in carbon project developments

Janet Hallows (CMI), Shilo Villaflor (Aboriginal Carbon Foundation), Rachael Marshall (Accounting for Nature), Robbie Burns (Queensland Land Restoration Fund)

Preliminary Webinar: Carbon market fundamentals

This webinar will provide the necessary foundational knowledge on how Australia’s carbon market operates, how to participate in carbon markets, an overview of domestic compliance fundamentals, market dynamics and developments, and engagement opportunities in voluntary markets. It is recommended for all participants wanting to build or refresh their knowledge of carbon markets and gain insights into recent and upcoming market developments both in Australia and globally.

Held virtually on Friday October 27. 

Session 1: Best practice approaches to corporate transition

This session will explore corporate transition towards net zero ambitions. Across 3 macro panels, regulatory and corporate perspectives will be presented on evolving regulatory and climate risk drivers and best practice guidance. Importantly, we will explore the role of market-based approaches in corporate net zero transition strategies, as well as practical insights on developing decarbonisation strategies.  

Held on Friday November 3, in Perth – Whadjuk Noongar Country.

Session 2: Domestic and international market developments

This session will provide a deeper discussion on market-based approaches to support climate action, including through voluntary and compliance markets. Topics covered will include: international carbon market and climate policy developments under Article 6 of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement; engaging with emerging voluntary market frameworks across the APAC region; exploring compliance options under the reformed Safeguard Mechanism; and strengthening Australia’s ACCU scheme through the implementation of Chubb Review recommendations.

Held on Friday November 10, in Melbourne – Wurundjeri Country.

Panel 1 – International market developments 

Elisa de Wit (Norton Rose Fulbright), Emily Gerrard (Comhar Group), Katie Kouchakji (IETA), Mei Zi Tan (CMI)

Panel 2 – Market settings under the reformed Safeguard Mechanism 

Kurt Winter (CMI), Edwina Johnson (DCCEEW), Michael Whitelaw (CER), Raf Wood (Aurecon) 

Panel 3 – State of Australia’s ACCU Scheme 

John Connor (CMI),  Aimee Pickens (CER), Kate Lea-Perry (DCCEEW), Eliza Murray (CCA)

Session 3: Engaging with markets to accelerate climate action

This session will provide a deeper discussion on how to participate in Australia’s domestic and international markets, including some of the more practical elements of engagement: where to start, factors to consider, key issues, relationships, price discovery and negotiations, supporting tools and platforms available, and market liquidity. Traders/brokers will provide insights on the domestic markets alongside companies engaging in international markets.

Held on Friday November 17, in Sydney – Gadigal Country.

Panel 1 – How to engage in Australia’s carbon markets

Jillian Button (Allens), Adrian Enright (TEM), Anton Lovelle (Macquarie Bank), David O’Toole (CER), Lindsay Gamble (AFMA)

Panel 2 – Renewable energy perspectives

Kurt Winter (CMI), Tristan Edis (Green Markets), James White (DCCEEW), Anna Hancock (Pollination), Gavin Mongan (CER)

Panel 3 – How to engage with international markets

John Connor (CMI), Cheryl Bowler (Vertree), Louis Booth (Sylvera), Takashi Hongo (Mitsui)