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Kate Donnelly

Manager, Corporate Engagement and Policy

Kate’s focus is across corporate engagement work through Climate Action 100+ and policy engagement on just transition..

She has previously worked on international climate policy and negotiations under the UNFCCC and with an institutional investor in Australia on TCFD aligned reporting, portfolio target setting, and company engagement towards stronger climate-related disclosures and emission reduction strategies.

Kate has also worked on women’s rights and community development projects in regional Queensland, Fiji and Tuvalu. She has a breadth of experience in program management, organisational partnerships, research, policy and advocacy.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws from QUT and a Masters of Climate Change at ANU, covering climate science, energy and environmental economics, and climate policy.

Investing in Australia’s Vital Regions

Report | Kate Donnelly & Chris Newton | 26 October 2023


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Companies’ Climate Ambition Contrasted By Lack Of Detailed Action Plans

18 October 2023

Climate Action 100+, the world’s largest investor engagement initiative on climate change, has released the latest round of company assessments against its newly updated Net Zero Company Benchmark, drawing on distinct analytical methodologies and datasets from public and self-disclosed data from companies.
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Climate Action 100+ Summary Presentation of Global Company Assessments

Briefing | Climate Action 100+ | 18 October 2023

The Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark evaluates the performance of some of the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters on their net zero transition, and against the initiative’s three high-level goals: emissions reduction, governance, and disclosure.


Climate Action 100+ 2023 Assessments of Heavy Emitting Companies’ Climate Progress

Data File | Climate Action 100+ | 18 October 2023

Excel file of the full climate action 100 assessments of global companies against the benchmark.


When Selling Emissions-Intensive Assets Doesn’t Reduce Climate Risk: A New Discussion Paper

21 September 2023

Our new discussion paper explores the tension that arises when companies divest themselves from emissions-intensive assets: Such exits may reduce the transition risk associated with that particular asset, but overall systemic risk may be maintained, or even increase.