Australian agricultural landholder initiatives

Helping Australian agricultural landholders place sustainability at the centre of their business.

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
  • Green finance:
    • 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.

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