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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

CEO Blog

Could China’s Environment be Australia’s Economic Future?
Let me be cheeky! With the arrival of the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey, and a time to reflect on and renew relationships, it timely to ponder Australia’s next phase of its relationship with China. Read more...

Member News

Energetics wins at the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards!

Energetics has won the Niche Firm Leader and were finalists for Best Consulting Engineering Firm with Revenue <$50m.

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...

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The Reality of Ambition

Capturing Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction opportunities

This 23 June 2016 SBA BUSINESS BRIEFING looked at the 'what and how'' - what will it take for all actors to collaborate to make the Paris Agreement a reality and do what’s needed to remain under the 2°C limit, and how will Australia play a substantive and purposive role.

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  • 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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