Archive | sustainability communications

Ethical travel companies emphasise the ‘why’

Speaking at the Purpose event in Sydney today, travel companies Intrepid and Reho suggested that the ‘why’ is just as important as the ‘how’ in creating ethical travel options for consumers.   Speaking at a session on Cathedral Thinking, Co-Founder & Director at Intrepid Travel Geoff Manchester said: “Everyday we are creating our legacy… It […]

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Legal avenues are re-framing corporate purpose

Coming together next week, a number of sustainability advocates will be discussing legal avenues that they believe will accelerate more ethical corporate governance in Australia. The way corporations are managed can have a big impact on the potential for either positive or negative change. This is highlighted by the fact that many corporations have a […]

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Telstra’s bid to unlock hidden value from old technology

Telstra has unveiled its new Electronics Reuse and Recycling Strategy, which aims to tackle Australia’s fastest growing waste problem – end-of-life electronics – or e-waste. E-waste has grown significantly in recent years, with the volume of end-of-life electronics worldwide expected to jump 33% to 65.4 million tonnes annually by 2017. At the same time, raw […]

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2016 Banksia Sustainability Award finalists and winners

This year’s Banksia Sustainability Awards were announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 30 November, with John West Australia taking out the ‘Best of the Best’ of the Banksia Award Categories. With a strong drive to deliver a superior product to the market and communicate the importance of sustainable fishing among buyers, John West Australia […]

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Liberty project to present at Animal Justice Party conference

The Liberty movement is a term coined by journalist Paula Wallace, to describe the growing number of sanctuaries that are springing up around the world to provide rehoming options for non-human animals after they have been used in scientific and medical experiments. She is spearheading the campaign for the establishment of independent centres in Australia, […]

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The case for an independent ‘Liberty’ movement in Australia supported by research institutions

July, 2016: A new white paper outlines a more sustainable and ethical approach to managing non-human animals in research, that presents a unique opportunity for research institutions in Australia. It’s estimated that there are thousands of non-human animals used for scientific purposes in Australia that could safely live their natural life spans following their use […]

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Banksia provides collective insight and recognition

The latest iteration of arguably our most prestigious national environmental awards, from the Banksia Foundation, took place at an all-day affair on 13 November in Sydney. Building on last year’s initiative to communicate the collective wisdom that is generated through the Banksia Awards program, the team led by Graz von Egmond, organised a range of […]

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Ultimo-Pyrmont, a hub of innovation in waste and recycling

Attracting both attention and recognition are a number of projects taking a more sustainable approach to waste management, recycling and upcycling in the Ultimo-Pyrmont (UP) precinct of Sydney. The Green Globe Awards, run by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH), recently shortlisted a number of projects, including some from participants in the Smart […]

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There’s good business in climate change

A growing number of Australia’s largest companies are taking a strategic position on climate change.  Recognising not only the risks to be managed, there is increasing interest in the opportunities for business growth: with potential new products, services and markets opening up as the world’s major economies pursue their targets to decarbonise. To support this […]

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Free online tools for better waste management

Earlier this year the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) released a Waste from Strip Out Guidelines Toolset to promote continuous improvement for reporting and managing strip out operations. The toolset includes a Waste Management Plan and a Reprocessor Facility Directory. These tools encourage consistent reporting alongside transparency and accountability of the removed materials from commercial offices […]

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