Business Matters | Leading the sustainable business agenda
Queensland’s business leaders came together last month to examine the major economic issues impacting the state and hear from thought leaders and policy makers at the inaugural Business Matters event.
Supported by Australian Retirement Trust, Business Matters are an opportunity for the business community to discuss matters impacting us today and in the future.
The March event, leading the sustainable business agenda, launched Business Chamber Queensland’s Advancing Business Sustainability Report.
About the Advancing Business Sustainability Report
The report presents a unique perspective on business sustainability with insight into how the state’s business community approaches sustainable business practices and how developed Queensland businesses are in adopting these practices.
Through this research, businesses told us sustainability means everything from protecting the environment for future generations and reducing their environmental impact, to ensuring their business is economically viable and socially responsible.
The need for sustainable business practices to remain competitive is no longer a question for future leaders, but a key strategic planning imperative for the business leaders of today.
The sustainable transformation of the Queensland economy provides an opportunity for significant growth. In this report we outline what businesses can do to progress their sustainability maturity, and the role that government must play in best supporting businesses at each stage of their sustainability journey.
Access report insights and download your copy here.
Business Matters highlights
The event featured a keynote address from the Hon. Meaghan Scanlon MP, Minster for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs.
Minister Scanlon joined a panel discussion, moderated by Ellen Fanning, journalist and host of ABC’s The Drum, featuring:
- Andrew Fraser, Chancellor, Griffith University and Chair, Australian Retirement Trust, and
- Royston Kent, CEO, B&C Plastics. Read the B & C Plastics story here.
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