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Events

SD2014
11 November 2014

Join us to discuss, debate and celebrate Australia’s sustainable future. SBA and Banksia Foundation are delighted to bring the national Banksia Sustainability Awards to Sydney and present the inaugural SD2014, a multifaceted business focused, community engaged Sustainability Event.
SD2014 will showcase valuable insights from more than 50 Australian business, community and government organisations, in TED style rapid fire sustainability narratives from the 2014 Banksia Award finalists. Full SD2014 program and registration


National Environmental Law Association National Conference 2014: Transformation or Train Wreck? Environmental and Climate Change Law at the Crossroads
Friday 21 November 2014, Intercontinental, Sydney

This year the NELA national conference, brings together speakers from the judiciary, legal profession, industry, consultants and academics to share their perspectives on current practices. The NSW Minister for the Environment, Rob Stokes, will give the opening address. More information, including the full program and registration...


Awards

Green Globe Awards
The Green Globe Award winners were announced at an invitation-only gala event hosted by the Hon. Robert Stokes MP, Minister for the Environment and Heritage on Thursday 30 October 2014 at NSW Parliament House. SBA congratulates member the Council of the City of Sydney for winning the Local Government Sustainability Award. SBA is also delighted that its office premises, Legion House at Liberty Place, 161 Castlereagh Street won the Built Environment Sustainability: Commercial and Residential Properties Award and congratulates the developer Grocon and architects, fjmt Architects. Read more ...


SBA congratulates WME Leaders List nominees - voting closes 18 November.
WME’s Leaders List Awards recognise sustainability champions within organisations, across a number of categories. This year’s nominees have been chosen by an expert panel. Check out their stories and be sure to vote in each category. See nominees


CEO Blog

SBA@The Climate Institute / Choice Launch of an important investigative study into the household cost of climate change.


Initiatives



The Our Green Home project is part of the LIEEP - Low Carbon Communities Program funded by the Australian Government. It is designed to help lower income households save money by reducing energy use. This project is being managed by Sustainable Business Australia and involves SBA members Object Consulting (who provide the smart energy technology), KPMG, Connection Research, Ecocreative and in strategic alliance with APEX Australia. Read more...


Member News

City's fleet cleans up at top green awards
31 October 2014

The City of Sydney’s green vehicle fleet has taken out the top plaudit for ‘Local Government Sustainability’ at this year’s Green Globes for energy saving and environmental leadership. Read more...


Climate Change Matters, newsletter
In this edition of Climate Change Matters, Energetics considers the implications for large energy and carbon intensive businesses. See all nominees and vote online...


WME Leaders List 2014 nominees: SBA member profile
Congratulations to Rosemary Bissett, National Australia Bank, nominated in the Corporate Sustainability category. See all nominees and vote online...


Biodiversity and Business Symposium
8 October 2014

Valuing Natural Capital: building solutions to environmental challenges
Business, NGO’s, Local and State Government and Community Leaders joined an interactive 1/ day session to examine the current state of Australia’s biodiversity and opportunities for action due to the emerging eco-systems approaches, including Natural Capital valuation and business solutions that address environmental and economic challenges. The event was hosted by NAB and facilitated by ABBI, Sydney Environment Institute and University of Sydney. "Natural Capital at Risk", a collaboration between Fauna & Flora International, NAB, KPMG, and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute was released at the symposium as a precursor to a sector based report to be released at the World Parks Congress in Sydney on 13 November 2014.


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Media

Direct Action is a short term 'solution' missing Australia's long term opportunity
SBA
31 October 2014

"Protector of Nature's Protectors" wins the 2014 Banksia International Award
Banksia Foundation
28 October 2014

Australia Still Rating Well When It Comes To Sustainability
Banksia Foundation
15 October 2014

Biodiversity: a business risk
SBA, ABBI
8 October 2014

The savings of more than 10 million Australians are invested in a clean energy future - why undermine the RET?
Investor Group on Climate Change
30 September 2014

Australian business vows to maintain a close watch on international investment in carbon markets, sustainable finance
SBA and CMIA
25 September 2014

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