Member news: AGL Energy’s Dayle Stevens included on AFR’s 100 Women of Influence


We extend our warmest congratulations to Dayle Stevens, Divisional Chief Information Officer of SBA member AGL Energy, for being included on the 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence list. It is well-deserved recognition for Dayle’s achievements and leadership at AGL. The list recognises women from a range of backgrounds who are committed to causes and effecting change.

The winners of each of the 10 categories and the overall winner will be announced in Sydney on October 17. Congratulations Dayle, and best of luck for the final announcement!

Click here to read the full article here on the Australian Financial Review.


Media release: SBA welcomes ride-share innovator Liftango as its newest member

Australia’s leading peak body for driving business action on the sustainable development agenda, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) is delighted to welcome Liftango to its membership, joining other leading organisations committed to the transition to a sustainable Australia.

Liftango is an innovative corporate rideshare and demand-responsive technology company which is addressing major mobility and liveability challenges with its solutions. After having been established in 2016 through the NRMA-sponsored Jumpstart Accelerator program, Liftango is now growing rapidly, counting a number of large organisations as clients.

“We are excited to have Liftango join SBA,” said Andrew Petersen, CEO of Sustainable Business Australia. “Liftango is addressing the huge environmental and liveability impacts of congestion caused by single-occupant vehicles. It will also add significant expertise to our membership and mobility programs of work.”

“It is great to have joined the SBA family, it is an organisation that shares Liftango’s passion and values,” said Kevin Orr, CEO of Liftango. “We are especially excited about the many mobility initiatives SBA are driving and our team look forward to collaborating and contributing towards corporate sustainability initiatives across Australia.”

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Petersen  Kevin Orr
CEO, Sustainable Business Australia  CEO, Liftango
t: +61 (0)2 8005 0780  m: +61 (0)424 539 644
m: +61 (0)412 545 994

Media release: Sustainable Business Australia welcomes Professor Kate Auty as Board Director

5 September 2018

Australia’s peak body for sustainable business, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA), warmly welcomes Professor Kate Auty as a Director (co-opted), further expanding the expertise and leadership of the SBA Board.

Professor Kate Auty is currently the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (ACT), a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a number of board and committee positions. Kate is also the Chair of the Banksia Foundation, Australia’s longest running sustainability recognition and awards program. During her impressive career she has held the position of Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability in Victoria and worked as a Magistrate, Coroner and Mining Warden.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Auty whose track record for leadership in sustainability and the environment has ensured she is widely regarded and respected,“ SBA CEO and Company Secretary, Andrew Petersen, said.

“Professor Auty’s expertise and perspective on sustainability as a whole-of-economy imperative will be invaluable as SBA moves through a period of significant growth.”

”I’m delighted to be joining the Sustainable Business Australia Board at a very exciting time for the organisation,” Professor Auty said. “I welcome the opportunity to contribute ideas for action on issues such climate risk, natural capital, the future of work and non-financial performance reporting, issues which are increasingly priorities for corporate Australia.”

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Petersen
CEO, Sustainable Business Australia
t:             +61 (0)2 8005 0780
m:           +61 (0)412 545 994


2018 Fiona Wain Oration – 26 October – click here to secure your seat

We are very excited to announce the 5th Annual Fiona Wain Oration will be delivered by international business and sustainability thought-leader, Peter Bakker. As CEO and President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter is challenging, inspiring and galvanising some of the world’s largest businesses to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Book your place today to hear Peter share his thoughts on the current state of play for sustainability in business in Australia and around the world, and how aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals is not only good for society and the environment, it makes good business sense.

This is a FREE event thanks to the generosity of benefactors.

When: Friday 26 October, 2018. 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Domain Theatre, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Click here to secure your seat for this very special event.