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SBA launched The SBA Mobility Project Stage 1 at SDGA16 in Sydney
SBA
29 November 2016


SBA welcomes leading carpet and sports pitches company DESSO
SBA
13 May 2015


Victoria's prosperity � future government should raise the bar not drag the chain
SBA, AEI, TFEG
27 November 2014


US China Climate Announcement: An accelerator for business action
SBA
13 November 2014


New South Wales Leads Australia in Sustainability Innovation And Leadership
Banksia Foundation
11 November 2014


SBA welcomes Ferrero's Australian subsidiary
SBA
10 November 2014


Direct Action is a short term 'solution' missing Australia's long term opportunity
SBA
31 October 2014


"Protector of Nature's Protectors" wins the 2014 Banksia International Award
Banksia Foundation
28 October 2014


Australia Still Rating Well When It Comes To Sustainability
Banksia Foundation
15 October 2014


Biodiversity: a business risk
SBA, ABBI
8 October 2014


The savings of more than 10 million Australians are invested in a clean energy future - why undermine the RET?
Investor Group on Climate Change
30th September 2014


Australian business vows to maintain a close watch on international investment in carbon markets, sustainable finance
SBA and CMIA
25 September 2014


Doubts over ERF, but defended by Clean Energy Regulator
Ben Global
11 September 2014


Emissions Reduction Fund not designed to meet 2020 target, regulator says
Reneweconomy
11 September 2014


Carbon management professionals show little faith in ERF
The Fifth Estate
11 September 2014


GRI appoints Michael Meehan as new Chief Executive
Global Reporting Initiative
22 July 2014


Launch of our Climate of the Nation 2014 report into Australian attitudes to climate change
The Climate Institute
23 June 2014


Home insurance harder to come by in a time of climate change: new research
The Climate Institute
5 June 2014


Home insurance harder to come by in a time of climate change: new research
The Climate Institute
5 June 2014


Australia's business group joins forces with global business leaders
7 May 2014


Baird Government builds platform for responsible economic growth
SBA
24 April 2014


Desso in ambitious cradle to cradle manufacturing
The Fifth Estate
17 April 2014


Global Reporting Initiative celebrates new era for non-financial information disclosure in the EU
Global Reporting Initiative
15 April 2014


Australia could learn from Asia on climate action
The Climate Institute
9 April 2014


Jobs and business news
The Fifth Estate
1 April 2014


Sustainability Disclosure for Corporate Reporting
SBA-GRI
28 March 2014


Austral bricks goes carbon neutral
Minister for the Environment
17 March 2014


Carbon-taxed companies cut emissions by 7% in past year, investor group says
The Guardian
7 March 2014


Fossil fuel stocks increase risk, not returns
The Australia Institute
5 March 2014


CCA shows 5 per cent reduction target is inadequate and economically reckless
The Climate Institute
27 February 2014


Climate Change Authority targets pave the way for strong global deal
WWF
27 February 2014


Energy and carbon consultancy triumphs over big professional services firms
Energetics
25 February 2014


Draft report finds no reliable link between wind farms and health effects
Clean Energy Council
24 February 2014


Qantas and Shell Release Biofuel Report
SKM plays key role in feasibility study
3 December 2013


Current carbon laws to achieve six times more pollution reduction as Direct Action
The Climate Institute
21 November 2013


There is no certainty on climate policy without a lasting policy framework
IGCC
13 November 2013


Groundwater 'supports industry worth $34bn'
SciNews
21 October 2013


Future Economy Group Launches
Pro Bono Australia
16 October 2013


'Don't wait for govts to lead': NAB
Environmental Manager
15 October 2013


Early repeal of carbon price scheme could cost government $2bn
Australian Financial Review
11 October 2013


Hunt tight-lipped on double dissolution over carbon tax
ABC
9 October 2013


Govt commited to scrap carbon tax: Hunt
www.news.com.au
9 October 2013


Australian Sustainability Opening Address by the Hon Greg Hunt MP
9 October 2013


SBA applauds new book on sustainability
Media release
8 October 2013


David Jones Limited joins Sustainable Business Australia
Media release
3 October 2013


IKEA starts selling solar panels
Business Spectator
30 September 2013


Sustainable Business Australia welcomes new member IKEA
Media release
27 September 2013


Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt to open Australian Sustainability Conference
Sustainability Matters
27 September 2013


Environment minister to open Sustainability Conference
CIM Magazine
27 September 2013


Hon Greg Hunt MP to open Australian Sustainability 2013
Australian Sustainability
27 September 2013


New Environment Minister to open Australian Sustainability Conference and Exhibition
GECA
27 September 2013


Direct action taskforce starts work
Carbon Extra
27 September 2013

A 'direct action' taskforce has begun work on repealing Australia's carbon pricing and its replacement with an emissions reduction fund (ERF). "Both processes are to go through a consultation period," federal environment minister Greg Hunt's spokesperson has told Carbon Extra.

Hunt's office would not confirm whether an ERF Bill, separate to a Clean Energy Act repeal Bill, would be drafted - but parliament would determine the ultimate design and fate of any climate change Bill.

Carbon Extra sources said an informal group of company and industry association representatives was formed to meet with Coalition MPs ahead of the election. It did not include major business groups. Hunt has promised a white paper on the Coalition's direct action climate change policy in late October. A draft white paper will go to Cabinet for clearance ahead of its release.

Meanwhile, Hunt's agreed to a keynote speech on October 9 to open the Australian Sustainability Conference 2013 in Melbourne. It will likely be his first major public address since taking office. Sustainable Business Australia is organising the conference.


'Long-term CO2 price needed'
Carbon Extra
27 September 2013

"It makes sense for Australian business to be able to access" international carbon markets to "find the most cost-effective ways to reduce their emissions," Businesses for a Clean Economy (B4ce) spokesperson Andrew Petersen says.

In a statement today (September 27), the group representing 400 businesses and associations called on federal parliament "to recognise the significant voice of business and support a price and limit on carbon, like an emissions trading scheme (ETS)".

B4ce last month released an AECOM survey of 180 businesses it had commissioned, which found strong support for "a long-term price signal on carbon. AECOM said 65% of respondents identified an ETS as the preferred market-based option to reduce emissions. "A clear insight that emerged from the survey was the negative impact from uncertainty over the retention of a long-term price signal, which is delaying low-carbon investment across all sectors of the economy and hindering the growth of businesses supporting the transition to a cleaner economy," B4ce said. "With 60 carbon-pricing systems under way worldwide and international linkages starting to take hold," it was sensible for Australian businesses to use international markets to seek the most cost- effective abatement options. Peterson said B4ce "looked forward to engaging with the new govt and parliament to develop a climate policy solution, preferably a market-based price mechanism". Peterson is Sustainable Business Australia CEO.


World leaders inaugurate new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts
24 September 2013


Sustainable Business Australia form alliance with Global Reporting Initiative
The Fifth Estate
19 September 2013


Alliance Set to Drive Informed Business Strategies
Pro Bono Australia
18 September 2013


Alliance on transparent reporting to help drive informed business strategies
Media Release
18 September 2013


Abbott confirms culling of carbon tax his top priority
ABC Radio "The World Today"
9 September 2013


Global sustainability possible - through enterprise, innovation and education
Media Release
3 September 2013


Brickworks joins Sustainable Business Australia
Media Release
29 August 2013


Business feedback on Coalition's Direct Action plan
Media Release
22 August 2013


Green Globe Award Finalists Announced
NSW Minister for Environment & Heritage
21 August 2013


Object Wins two MAPA 2013 Awards
Media Release
21 August 2013


Banksia Announces 71 Award Finalists
Media Release
21 August 2013


Business say they prefer carbon price over Direct Action
Renew Economy
19 August 2013


Businesses for a Clean Economy
Businesses.com.au
19 August 2013


Carbon uncertainty chills investment
The Australian Financial Review
19 August 2013


Clean energy faces $4bn hit
The Age
19 August 2013


Go back to the drawing board on climate policy, business tells politicians
The Guardian
19 August 2013


Overwhelming business support for carbon price
The Fifth Estate
19 August 2013


Businesses for a Clean Economy
Businesses.com.au
19 August 2013


Carbon uncertainty chills investment
The Australian Financial Review
19 August 2013


Climate of uncertainty
Sydney Morning Herald
19 August 2013


Clean energy faces $4bn hit
The Age
19 August 2013


Coalition climate policy increases emissions and risks: Pollute-o-Meter
The Climate Institute
15 August 2013


Dangerous Degrees: Risking Australians' prosperity, security and health
The Climate Institute
8 August 2013


Extreme weather likely to increase and intensify, report finds
The Age
7 August 2013


Much at stake for Australia's national climate interest: Election 2013
The Climate Institute
5 August 2013


Australia is rubbish at green innovation, says Kate Lundy
Business Review Weekly
24 July 2013


Australia reports anaemic eco-innovation numbers
WME/BEN Global
24 July 2013


Nation warms to carbon price as execs worry
The Australian
24 July 2013


Major parties expose Australia to climate risks: Pollute-o-Meter 2013
The Climate Institute
19 July 2013


IT and govt green obligations to fuel innovation: Lundy
ZDNet
18 July 2013


SBA Welcomes Move to ETS
16 July 2013


'Nothing wrong' with early ETS move
Carbon Extra, Thomson Reuters
12 July 2013


EU ETS fix wins approval, raises carbon price
RenewEconomy
4 July 2013


PM moves to fast-track from carbon price to floating ETS
ABC Lateline
2 July 2013


Business ticks carbon trading option
By Tom Arup, Sydney Morning Herald
1 July 2013


Kevin Rudd's new ministry
ABC online
1 July 2013


No mandate for carbon laws repeal, national poll finds
23 June 2013


Business ticks carbon trading option by Tom Arup, Sydney Morning Herald
1 July 2013


No mandate for carbon laws repeal, national poll finds
23 June 2013


The view on: Australia's economic future, with Dr Ken Henry
18 June 2013


SBA hails Australian company award success as the interaction between sustainability and innovation
18 June 2013


Object Consulting Wins NSW iAward for Sustainability
16 June 2013


Object Consulting Wins the 2013 Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year: Enterprise Customers Award
16 June 2013


LJ Hooker Joins Sustainable Business Australia
12 June 2013


SBA Congratulates Don Henry, Winner of PM's 2013 Environment Awards
12 June 2013


Go Deeper for Cheaper: WWF says bigger cut to emissions possible at almost no extra cost to economy
3 June 2013


The costs and benefits of greater Australian emissions reduction ambition, Report prepared for WWF - Australia
3 June 2013


Academy applauds parliamentary confidence in science, Australian Academy of Science
29 May 2013


Poll shows people want to give carbon price given a go: WWF
28 May 2013


The rise to power of the new sun kings Sydney Morning Herald
25 May 2013


China Emissions Cap Proposal hailed as climate breakthrough by Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy
22 May 2013


Energetics' Jonathan Jutsen on Budget and value to business of Clean Tech Grant programs
15 May 2013


Budget disappointments highlight carbon and renewable policy strengths: The Climate Institute
15 May 2013


SBA Welcomes National Sustainability Council's Inaugural Report
9 May 2013


SBA Calls on Australian Government to Send Signal to the EU
17 April 2013


Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award 2013
17 April 2013


Sustainable Business Australia and Banksia Foundation join forces
13 March 2013


All-Energy Australia and Australian Sustainability to join forces with Waste Expo in October 2013
13 February 2013


New OECD data busts carbon price myths: The Climate Institute
1 February 2013



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