Sustainable Business Australia World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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History

SBA has been in existence for over 20 years.

Originally formed in 1991, as the Environment Management Industry Association of Australia, it changed its name in 2001 to Environment Business Australia. In 2010 we changed our name to Sustainable Business Australia.

In its earliest days, under the leadership of John Cole (pictured), SBA focused on raising awareness in the business community about the importance and validity of CSR and the role of the environment management industry in building strategies to address it. Much of our work throughout the 1990s was supported by companies committed to raising awareness of the issues. Early on, our membership was almost exclusively composed of Australian based companies and dominated by small and medium-sized businesses.

In the late 1990s, we gained momentum working with multi-national companies and began to work outside of Australia. We also began to offer practical advice to companies on export opportunities, initially as technical assistance. Throughout the 2000s, led by CEO Fiona Wain (pictured), a strategic plan was put in place to raise the business debate about the scope for smart policies and regulations to put a price on commodities and services. This led to involvement in the creation of national forums, including the Carbon Expo, which is now Australia's premier carbon policy and trade expo.

In 2011 SBA refocused under the leadership of CEO Andrew Petersen to become a broader based voice of Australian business on the sustainable development agenda.

In 2014, SBA was appointed the Australian Global Network Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Sustainable Business Australia supports innovative industries and new jobs for green economies
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