Helping companies place sustainability at the center of their business
Why it matters
Sustainability, measured within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework is an issue that all organisations need to address to futureproof themselves. It does and will increasingly impact attracting and retaining capital, clients and staff and may progressively further impact legal obligations and cost control.
Connecting the bush to the boardroom
Australian agricultural landholders can and will continue to play an important role in removing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the atmosphere to reduce the rate of global warming. Global agreements, namely the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change effective November 2016, will commence tracking transparency of actions to achieve emission reduction targets of 2030 and 2050 in each country from 2024. The agreement has commenced turning the wheels of change at a government level but interestingly there is an acceleration of voluntary change in the private sector. Early movers in the private sector forecast that higher ESG rated companies will be more competitive and have improved access to capital as they align with expectations of customers, staff and investors.
How Mazars can help
At Mazars we have the expertise and established, trusted professional networks with specialists to deliver services that will enable you to navigate and unlock the potential for your business to benefit from the evolving ESG landscape.
Our services include:
Education and advisory for:
Agricultural landholders and intensive agriculture operators
Corporations with emission offset targets
Environmental solution project management, implementation and monitoring including:
Carbon farming and bio-diversity solutions to address future offset targets
Energy solutions through renewable asset systems with an off-balance funding regime
Methane capture and sequestration to address regulatory obligations
Carbon abatement projects
Project Management to:
Optimise holistic farming production to maximise revenue and land valuation within the restrictions of existing registered carbon projects
Independently assess the optimal environmental project combinations for land holdings that include the tangible and intangible considerations
Brief all required environmental specialists to streamline outcomes project costs for landowners and operators
Develop integrated robust financial modelling to support the assessment of the financial impact of environment projects on farming operations and land valuations
Source suitable alternative capital solutions to fund implementation of projects to ensure operational working capital is not jeopardised
Service investors who have capital to deploy into viable agricultural investments containing a carbon and/or bio-diversity offset income stream.
Part 1 of the Carbon Farming Series gave an overview of the carbon market, but you may be wondering, how exactly does a farmer sequester or abate carbon? The purpose of this blog is to provide an overview of the common carbon farming projects seen within the market.
Australian agricultural landholders are to play an important role in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, at the same time improving biodiversity and generating alternate income streams for their operations.