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ASX focuses on sustainability risk and disclosure

30 September, 2014

With more and more regulators around the world demanding companies disclose their key environmental, social and economic risks, it is becoming increasing clear that sustainability should be an integral part of any company's core business strategy.

Barangaroo showcases sustainability in business

29 September, 2014 by Lauren Davis

The Australia's Sustainability in Business Conference & Exhibition is all about the benefits that sustainability can bring to businesses. The event will feature a range of speakers, one of whom is Ro Coroneos - manager community and social strategy, Barangaroo, Lend Lease.

A one-stop shop for renewable energy grid integration projects

18 September, 2014

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) have formed a collaboration which is set to provide a one-stop shop of up-to-date renewable energy grid integration projects and findings.

Record profit for Australian Ethical Investment

05 September, 2014

Superannuation and investment fund manager Australian Ethical has announced impressive results for the financial year ending 30 June 2014, including a record profit and record funds under management.

Lighting Council CEO appointed to Global Lighting Association

04 September, 2014

The CEO of Lighting Council Australia, Bryan Douglas, has been appointed Secretary General of the Global Lighting Association (GLA). The position is based in Canberra and Douglas will undertake the role for a two-year term.

EY to acquire Net Balance

26 August, 2014

Professional services organisation EY has moved to acquire sustainability consulting firm Net Balance. The acquisition is intended to be completed in late September, at which time Net Balance will be fully integrated with EY, including relocating staff to EY offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Australia's first dedicated media channel for the field service sector

19 August, 2014

Australia has its first dedicated media channel for the booming field service sector, with the launch of Field Service Business, a sister publication to Sustainability Matters.

Free 3D design software for schools

13 August, 2014

Software company Autodesk is offering secondary schools, vocational institutions and universities in Australia and New Zealand free access to the company's professional 3D design software and creativity apps.

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

05 August, 2014

Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organization in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they too can make mistakes.

Net Balance assesses the state of sustainability assurance

04 August, 2014

Sustainability adviser Net Balance has found that a growing number of Australian-listed companies are setting high standards of transparency and accountability regarding their sustainability performance, though a large number of companies still face a learning curve in understanding and communicating their social and environmental impacts.

Water footprint and forestry standards published

01 August, 2014

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) have this week published standards relating to water footprint management and the chain for custody for forest products, respectively.

Smart-grid technologies trial identifies $28 billion for Australian economy

30 July, 2014

A comprehensive cost-benefit analysis has identified up to $28 billion in net economic benefits that could flow to Australia if smart-grid technologies were to be implemented across the country's electricity system.

ACCC releases second carbon monitoring report

30 July, 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has provided the second carbon monitoring report to the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, detailing its monitoring activities for the June 2014 quarter.

Australian awarded at GHD technical conference

29 July, 2014

At its most recent technical conference, held in San Francisco, GHD brought together 60 of its wastewater, water-treatment and desalination engineers from offices in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Proposed ASTM standard for sustainable manufacturing

28 July, 2014

A proposed ASTM International standard will help industry adopt more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by informing manufacturers how they can incorporate sustainability into their daily operations.

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