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SBA News

There's good business in Climate Change

A growing number of Australia's largest companies are taking a strategic position on climate change. Recognising not only the risks to be managed, there is increasing interest in the opportunities for business growth: with potential new products, services and markets opening up as the world's major economies pursue their targets to decarbonise. SBA has worked with national carbon and energy management consultancy Energetics to produce the Australian CEO Guide to Climate Change, calling on Australian companies to take six steps to manage the risks of climate change.

WBSCD & GeSI team up for a low carbon world

SBA's Global partner, WBCSD has announced an MoU with GeSi (Global e Sustainability Initiative) to work together to build momentum for the transition to a low carbon economy. "An ICT enabled world will be critical on the road to sustainability. Working with GeSi we aim to uncover new avenues for collaborating with ICT sector on sustainable development," said Peter Bakker CEO & President of WBCSD. More info...

SBA & ACCSR redefine 'value' for Australian Business
SBA is delighted to welcome our new member ACCSR and look forward to their leadership bringing WBCSD's Redefining Value program to SBA members and the broader Australian business community. More info...

CEFC and NAB in $120 million investment program to incentivise businesses to cut energy costs
09 June 2015

David Jones'Ethical Sourcing Program
13 May 2015

SBA welcomes leading carpet and sports pitches company DESSO
13 May 2015

Centre for Sustainability Leadership Newsletter
01 May 2015

Member News

Australian Ethical reports continued growth in members and FUM

Australian Ethical has again reported a steady increase in individual members and FUM for the quarter to 30 September 2015. Phil Vernon, Australian Ethical Managing Director, said almost 400 new members are joining every month as Australians realise they can invest ethically while enjoying strong investment performance. "Australian Ethical's growth demonstrates that in business today, there is no need to compromise on ethics to deliver performance: you can achieve both," Mr Vernon said. Read more...

2016 Green Globe Awards winners

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage announced the winners of 2016 Green Globe Awards honouring 21 environmental leaders. Special congratulations to SBA members Ferrero Australia, City of Sydney and AustralBricks. Read more...

AGL adopts 'we mean business commitments'

This Carbon Disclosure Project-led initiative works with businesses that recognise that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. Read more...

City of Sydney joins Compact of Mayors - global coalition for climate action

The City of Sydney has joined the largest global coalition of city leaders committed to reducing carbon emissions and fighting dangerous climate change. The 'Compact of Mayors" is a global platform for cities committing to emissions reduction targets and climate action. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the compact would report the City's work combatting climate change to a global audience encouraging other cities to improve their performance. More info... More information about the compact of Mayors here...

CEO Blog

Sustainable Development Goals - The 21st century framework for doing business
Later this week, at the UN Summit in New York, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be ratified. What does this mean for business ? Quite a lot actually. Read more...

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GRI News

GRI launches tool to improve transparency on human rights - "Linking G4 and UN Guiding principles"

"Governments and businesses around the world consider climate change and human rights to be some of the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are often considered in isolation. Risks from Climate Change include issues beyond carbon and energy, such as population migration, human rights, inequality, corruption, and many others. It is important we consider them holistically and understand the connection between these critical global risks to work towards inclusive solutions", says Michael Meehan, Global CEO GRI. Read more...

Our Work

SBiA Event Summary and Outcomes Report

This year our Smart Business in Action (SBiA) Summits convened more than 175 sustainability leaders to hear speakers talk on business and sustainability; how business is setting the pace. One of the most interesting themes coming out of the Summits was that short-termism is an ongoing major barrier for change in Australia. It was described as a threat for businesses and threat for a sustainable Australian economy. Whilst business leadership is making progress in some areas, most speakers felt that long-term policy architecture is needed for business to capitalize the opportunities of the emerging greener global economy.

600 householders take charge of energy bills

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. There are now over 600 households across Australia taking part in this innovative trial of technology driven behavioural change. The project is due to report at the end of December 2015. 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...

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