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AUSTRALIAN CEO GUIDE to Climate Change
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.

Jacobs has been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2016/17 by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia. It is one of more than of 100 employers that were successful this year in receiving the citation – an interesting increase from 2015, signifying a broader focus on gender equality over the past year in Australia.

A major aspect of the success achieved by Jacobs this year has been its focus on inclusion and flexibility, progressing to a 2016/17 goal to support more women into leadership roles. Integral to this ongoing focus has been a decision to establish specific women in leadership targets for some key areas of the Jacobs business.
December 2016

Sydney Town Hall trigeneration plant slashes carbon emissions
October 2016

Good Environmental News
October 2016

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


Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods

Kimberly-Clark has helped the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University divert nearly six tons of waste from landfills through its RightCycle program, which turns previously hard-to-recycle items into consumer goods.
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Sydney and Melbourne recognised for world leading program

2/12/2016 - The prestigious C40 Cities Awards today named the City of Sydney and the City of Melbourne the ‘building energy efficiency’ category winners at a gala ceremony in Mexico City. C40, one of the world’s leading climate change action organisations, holds the awards to recognise the innovation of cities worldwide to reduce carbon emissions.

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Joint Campaign on FSC & Responsible Forestry Wins Silver in a Major PR Award in Asia

A joint campaign by FSC, Kimberly-Clark, and WWF won the Silver Award in ‘Environmental Campaign of the Year’, PR Awards Asia 2016, a prestigious industry award in the Asia Pacific region.

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Two big weeks in climate and energy news - what does it all mean for business?

Sorting through a tumultuous two weeks - It's been an intense two weeks with climate action milestones achieved, shock election results and plenty of speculation.

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Investors welcome ratification of the Paris Agreement

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the announcement that Australia has ratified the Paris Agreement. “Investors strongly endorse the Paris Agreement and welcome today’s decision by the Australian Government to ratify the Paris Agreement.
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Tarkett leads combat against poor indoor air quality with the launch of eco-friendly iQ ONE flooring range in Australia

Tarkett, a global leader in sustainable flooring, has launched the iQ ONE flooring range in Australia, which is purpose-designed to improve the air quality and living standards across healthcare, aged care and education facilities.

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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.
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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.


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...

Awards

Celebrating the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Award Finalists

Banksia took advantage of Australia’s appetite for innovation, continuing it as the overarching them for the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards.


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