Spark Infrastructure’s corporate governance framework involves sound risk management and strategic oversight. Spark Infrastructure is represented across the boards of our investment businesses, enabling us to facilitate strategic alignment and coordination opportunities as we build a sustainable energy future.
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Corporate Governance Overview
Spark Infrastructure's role on the boards is to actively engage with the businesses to drive continued performance and explore growth opportunities.
Building on our Australian knowledge, we support our businesses in their efficient operations and investment decisions. We contribute our detailed understanding of Australian economic regulatory environment to advocate for investment outcomes for the benefit of network shareholders, customers, and the communities in which we operate.
Through robust governance we work to minimise project risks and ensure compliant operations. The boards of our investment businesses comprise shareholder representatives as well as industry experts who bring deep experience and skills to enhance decision making. At the Spark Infrastructure Board we have expanded our domain knowledge with the addition of renewable experience as well as extensive industry and sector expertise.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Spark Infrastructure and its investment businesses understand that healthy and safety risks can lead to financial losses and at worst, personal injury or death, if not managed appropriately.
INDUSTRY, REGULATION AND TAXATION
The investment returns from our businesses, are determined by the economic regulatory environment in which they operate. Spark Infrastructure regularly engages with government and regulators to advocate for a regulatory framework that supports efficient investment. An effective regulatory framework is critical to meet the unprecedented changes that the industry is undergoing as we transition to a low carbon emissions future while also continuing to support the needs of consumers.
Taxation also impacts our business, and disclosure on our approach to tax is included in the notes to the Financial Statements.
Spark Infrastructure recognises the importance of prudent financial risk management as a cornerstone of business success. Financial Risks are managed in accordance with our Treasury Policy which is approved by the Board. Disclosure is set out in the Financial Risk Management section of the notes to the Financial Statements.
Through targeted investment in the transformation of Australia’s energy networks toward clean energy sources, Spark Infrastructure addresses climate-related transition issues as defined by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
Spark Infrastructure and our investment businesses are also focused on minimising impacts from physical risks of climate change, including the increasing severity and intensity of extreme events such as bushfires and storms.
Spark Infrastructure leverages its deep expertise in energy infrastructure to make sound investments in technology that will support Australia’s energy network transformation.
Cybersecurity is also a key focus, given the increased dependency of energy networks on technology solutions and the operation of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems by our networks.