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Welcome Sunny Verghese – new Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Statement by Andrew Petersen, Chief Executive of Sustainable Business Australia, Australia’s peak organisation for businesses engaging in sustainable development and aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The arrival of Mr Sunny Verghese to the role of Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is another positive sign of the broadening of the sustainable development business agenda beyond the Europe, the Americas and Australia.

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News Release: 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies. Where’s the policy to spur ambition?

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2017 Review of Climate Change Policies. Where’s the policy to spur ambition?

Statement by Andrew Petersen, Chief Executive of Sustainable Business Australia, Australia’s peak organisation for businesses engaging in sustainable development and aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Australian Government today released its 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies. Overall, it is another missed opportunity, with little ambition for an enabling framework that emphasises sustainable, responsible and climate-smart development for Australia.

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News Release: Climate disclosure gaining momentum across Australia, but more needs to be done

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Climate disclosure gaining momentum across Australia, but more needs to be done

The 12th of December 2017 marked the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the global convention – now signed by 197 countries – to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects.

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News: Sustainable business disillusioned with government energy plan

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17 October 2017

Sustainable business disillusioned with government energy plan

Australia’s peak body for sustainable business today expressed disappointment at the Government’s energy plan, saying the country still lacks a viable long-term strategy to deliver energy securely, reliably and sustainably in line with internationally agreed emissions reduction targets to meet obligations under the Paris Agreement. Continue reading “News: Sustainable business disillusioned with government energy plan”