The Association for Sustainability in Business Inc. is a non Government, Not-For-Profit Organisation.
The Association is not a lobby group, we aim to educate, and keep our members up to date with the latest trends, information, training and B2B opportunities while encouraging profitability and competitiveness.
We want to keep Australian businesses current with sustainable initiatives in the local and international sphere. We provide members with access to information and provide a peer to peer network for the exchange of information.
Companies investing in sustainable business operations and incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into financial reporting are seeing the returns on investment much sooner than anticipated, according to the latest research paper from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Sustainability Conference 2013
Two Conferences! Three Days! One Location!
The Sustainability Conference: "Taking Care of Business: Sustainable Transformation 2" will be held in conjunction with the 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, in a new era of collaboration, information sharing and professional networking.
The conference is being held from the 17th – 19th June 2013 at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda.
The collaboration will bring together National, State and Regional delegates and thought leaders to explore, exchange ideas and network. We hope you will join us.
The program committee:
- The joint conference chair, Paula Drayton, Director of the Resource Advisory Pty Ltd
- Dr Nick Fleming, Chief Sustainability Officer at Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)
- Jacqueline Fegent-McGeachie, Sustainability Manager, Kimberly-Clark Australia & New Zealand
- Louise Rhodes, Group Sustainability Manager, Metcash Trading Ltd
- Simon McCabe, Business Relations Manager, Intelligent Pathways
- Dr Gary Buttriss, Research School of Management, ANU College of Business and Economics
The Program committee would like stream speakers to also address the following topics :
- What are the main issues facing the sustainability sector today? How do we develop the sustainability dialog in Australia?
- How do we go beyond green, if being “green” or “sustainable” is not supported at a political Level?
- What pragmatic business cases can we examine here in Australia?
- Will current business structures respond to sustainability issues or do they need to adapt. We will examine some examples from Australian companies that are implementing successful strategies.
- What works and doesn’t work. Local business case studies
- What tools are available to assess opportunities and prioritise them?
- Uncertain playing Field: The Carbon Tax, where to from here.
- Social value creation and social impacts. What does it mean and how can business help develop this and how they could benefit.
- Not for profit sector developments.