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SBA News

CEO GUIDE to Climate Risk Disclosure
14 December 2016

The next few years will see a rapid change in the global reporting regulatory landscape, as investors demand greater transparency in order to analyse a company’s business risks and opportunities resulting from impacts of climate change.

As evidence of this trend, Sustainable Business Australia today released the Australian CEO Guide to Climate Risk Disclosure which outlines the importance of climate risk disclosure and where Australian business and other organisations see the future of the reporting in comparison to the rest of the world.

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  • Click here to download The Report.

  • 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.
    December 2016

    Joint Campaign on FSC & Responsible Forestry Wins Silver in a Major PR Award in Asia
    October 2016

    Two big weeks in climate and energy news - what does it all mean for business?
    October 2016

    Investors welcome ratification of the Paris Agreement
    October 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




    Member News


    ACCSR announce their first quarter 2017 courses

    Gain valuable skills for your whole organisation and build your CSR strategies in the new year.

    Are you keen to broaden the knowledge of your team and build your CSR leadership and reporting obligations? We run courses and events that clarify your key CSR issues so you can make a real impact in your organisation.
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    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.


    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.
    Read more here...


    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.

    Read the full Media Release here...
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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.
    Read the full media release 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...


    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...




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    Our Work

    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.


    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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