Global Award Winner
16 May 2013
Australia's National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) has been
awarded with the 2013 Geospatial World Application Excellence Award for
Environment Protection and Monitoring at the Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands. The GDE Atlas was developed by a team consisting of leading
projects firm, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), and Australia's national science agency,
CSIRO. Read more...
Acresta announces Pangolin Associates as strategic channel partner
6 May 2013
Acresta, owner of leading sustainability software solution CarbonView, has announced the appointment of Pangolin Associates as a strategic channel partner within the Australia market. The appointment by Acresta of this leading provider of energy, carbon and sustainability consultancy services comes as the company moves to consolidate its position at the forefront of Australia's carbon, energy and sustainability software solutions market. Read more...
Innovation and technology are key to water infrastructure efficiency
3 May 2013
Innovation and unconventional technologies drive greater value for money and improved efficiency on water infrastructure projects across Australia, according to Parsons Brinckerhoff experts. In Perth next week, Parsons Brinckerhoff speakers at the nation’s biggest water conference, Ozwater13, will share how technology and innovation helps manage water services in Australian communities. Read more...
2013 Banksia Awards
Entries now open.
SBA's Innovation @ the ReaDy
This Melbourne forum is the 3rd event in SBA's 2013 series, Innovation @ theReaDy, and features keynote speaker Dr Swee Mak, Director of CSIRO's Future Manufacturing National Research Flagship, with expert panellists Prof. John Thwaites, Rob Murray-Leach, Lane Crockett, John Macdonald and Angelo di Pietro. Free event - book now!
EPLA Twilight Seminar
28 May 2013
The Government's White Paper, A New Planning System for NSW, was released for public comment on 16 April 2013.
This Seminar offers an opportunity both to be informed about how the new System is intended to work and also to provide direct feedback to the Department.
The Natural Capital Approach: Valuing Goods and Services from the Natural Environment
Special International Masterclass
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth
A brand new one-day ACCSR workshop, sponsored by NAB, to be held during June with International Environment and Strategy expert, Cornis Van der Lugt. Learn how to value the natural environment in business management and reporting systems.
Why social responsibility is smart business
It is that season again... the American corporate earnings season and activist shareholders will demand their CEOs demonstrate how corporate social responsibility programs benefit them.
Even after 40 years of corporate social responsibility in America and Australia, many still believe it adds nothing to, or even worse, reduces shareholders' profits. But Milton Friedman's description of corporate social responsibility as "hypocritical window dressing" only being acceptable if it "cloaks self-interest" is wrong.
The faith of Americans and to a certain extent Australians in institutions has faltered, and they now expect transparency, social responsibility and two-way communication far exceeding what was demanded in the past.
Research by Michael Barnett, Vice Dean of the Rutgers Business School, reveals that firms with the highest corporate social performance also have the highest financial performance, as long as they establish credibility with stakeholders by making a commitment to social investments over time. Read more...
Energetics' Jonathan Jutsen on Budget and value to business of Clean Tech Grant programs
15 May 2013
Budget disappointments highlight carbon and renewable policy strengths: The Climate Institute
15 May 2013
SBA Welcomes National Sustainability Council's Inaugural Report
9 May 2013
SBA Calls on Australian Government to Send Signal to the EU
17 April 2013
Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award 2013
17 April 2013