Aware Super, Australia’s second largest industry super fund, held a media roundtable in November 2020 to discuss how investors and the business community can drive real action on climate change. Over 100 Australian journalists were invited to the event which was hosted by journalist Zoe Daniel. Guests included Zali Steggall, OAM MP, Member for Warringah, Deanne Stewart, CEO for Aware Super and Mark Lewis, Chief Sustainability Strategist for BNP Paribas Asset Management.
The discussion covered much ground and provided insightful discussion about how we can take meaningful action to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the challenges and pitfalls and what Australia can learn from international experience.
Mark Lewis brought a European perspective to the discussion noting, amongst other things, that the prospect of a price on carbon might have derailed successive Australian leaders but it was never a political issue in the European Union.
Watch this video to hear Mark’s European perspective.