Dr Mattia Pellegrini, European Commission presents to Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers Aust-NZ, Nov 2022

Dr Mattia Pellegrini Europe is leading the world in forming impactful strategies, regulations and programs transforming the design, recovery, recycled content and economics of plastics and priority sectors. This will influence all countries including Australia and raises questions on how Australian businesses and governments act now. Dr Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, [...]

Sustainability Leadership by Accord

5 minute read In this article, I’m highlighting an example of progressive sustainability leadership by one of Australia’s key industry associations. Based in Sydney, Accord is the association for the hygiene, personal care and specialty products sector. This covers a vast array of everyday consumer goods, such as cosmetics, toiletries, household cleaning products. The association [...]

2021-09-29T05:53:47+10:00September 29th, 2021|Associations, Climate change, Sustainability|Comments Off on Sustainability Leadership by Accord

Climate change – What can associations do?

Word is spreading. Associations are looking at ways to extend their policies and programs to address climate change. Associations are having to consider implications for their strategic plans, services, budgets, infrastructure and financial assets, and their members. They must also be forecasting and assessing risks for their members and sector in the immediate and longer term. All [...]

2021-06-30T07:31:38+10:00June 30th, 2021|Associations, Climate change|0 Comments

Declaring Climate Emergencies – No longer just trendy Associations?

Which Boards are getting on board? In the final weeks of 2020 and as Australia experienced horrific heat waves, floods and fires, at the Climate Ambition Summit the Chief of the United Nations, a tired and determined Antonio Guterres, rang the alarm bell: "That is why today, I call on all leaders worldwide to [...]

Professional Alliances vs Sector Associations. Splinters or unity?

When associations are not taking the lead, there are instances of alliances forming to fill their place and possibly become rivals. In the case of addressing climate change and emissions, there is now a growing number of splinter alliances, with concerned individuals banding together offering a voice, planning, communications and assistance programs. In these times [...]

2020-12-15T06:55:24+10:00December 15th, 2020|Associations, Climate Action, Climate change|0 Comments

Associations – Opportunities and Director Responsibilities with Climate Change

A quiet evolution is underway in association board rooms around Australia. An increasing number of associations are recognising the impacts of climate change, and the challenges and opportunities for their members in reducing emissions and risks. Some are being pushed by their members, some by member splinter groups, and others informed by competitors or [...]

A Changing Climate for Directors, AICD

No place to hide from the impacts of climate change Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Company Directors for this, their first dedicated Briefing in Australia supporting company directors with factual presentations on impacts, regulations, opportunities and costs of climate change. As the Board Director on the panel, and sustainability strategy advisor for business and [...]

2020-11-04T01:37:27+10:00April 19th, 2018|Climate change|0 Comments
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