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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...

ACCSR holding immersive course on shared value
07 September 2016

Energetics wins at the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards!
01 February 2016

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

SDGA16: Date set for Australian Sustainable Development Goals conference
Australian business, community, civil society, academia and inter-governmental agencies will converge on Sydney in November for SDGA16 – a conference to discuss how Australia will deliver on the agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read more...

Member News

Good Environmental News

Some great stories in GECA's October newsletter - including more information on SDGA16 - don't miss it - 29 and 30 November 2016.
Read the October newsletter now...

Jacobs Joins 100 Resilient Cities Platform of Partners

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it has joined 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), as a Platform Partner to give urban centers across the world access to tools to help them plan and implement citywide resilience strategies and establish measures for success.
Read the BusinessWire article here...

New Council has been officially declared

Our new Council has been officially declared (by world champion town crier Graham Keating no less!) and we began the work of this term of office with our first Committee meetings this week. I congratulate Kerryn Phelps on being elected Deputy Lord Mayor, and the Councillors who have been elected Deputy Chair of the following Committees
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Two Sydney urban design projects win big

13 October 2016 - Sydney’s biggest environmental project and one of Australia’s fastest-growing suburbs took out top honours at a prestigious national urban design awards last night. The City of Sydney’s Green Square town centre and Sydney Park water re-use project were both winners at the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards.

Councils unite for a more resilient Sydney

Sydney’s ability to deal with potential shocks and stresses for the next 10 years and beyond is being evaluated as part of a united effort by metropolitan councils to make Greater Sydney more resilient.
Read the report here
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Jacobs’ announce the arrival of their 2016 Sustainability Report

As always, the annual Sustainability Report highlights the many ways we work to design and construct a safer and more sustainable environment for our clients, employees, and colleagues.
Read the report here

ACCSR Stakeholder Engagement Short Course, Melbourne September 22

In this Stakeholder Engagement masterclass you will learn to simplify and unpack complex stakeholder engagement theories and develop a stakeholder engagement strategy to help you avoid risks and crisis, develop solutions to shared problems and build your reputation.
Register now

SDGs: Getting Beyond Alignment

Most businesses are a bit confounded about how to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Jackie Allender, senior consultant with the ACCSR, provides tips to achieve progress in an article SDGs: Getting Beyond Alignment
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Contaminated Land and Chain of Responsibility Law Seminar - 19th October - Brisbane

Brought to you by ASBG, Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright Supported by ACLCA Qld and Sustainable Business Australia
Find out more about the seminar and how to register

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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.

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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