Collaboration & Practical Solutions
Business demands practical change. Business Chamber Queensland is uniquely placed at the intersection between business, governments, and communities to guide practical change to foster a low-carbon economy, mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change, and enhance business productivity.
Resilient & Future Focused
- Ready to navigate future regulatory requirements such as mandatory climate-related reporting and emissions reductions targets.
- Anticipate business risks and leverage opportunities related to climate change, resource scarcity, regulatory changes, and social issues.
- Proactive mitigation such as energy-efficient measures, diversifying supply chains or innovative waste management to enhance business resilience.
- Become agile to respond to challenges and embrace opportunities that enhance market positioning, credibility and demonstrate leadership.
Drive Innovation & Cost Efficiency
- Implement practices such as energy and water conservation, waste reduction and process optimization to deliver operational efficiencies that promote cost-effectiveness, increased productivity, and streamlined operations.
- Helps businesses to adapt and innovate in response to emerging trends and changing market demands.
- Sustainable businesses become receptive to embracing new technologies, exploring alternative business models, and identifying opportunities for growth in evolving markets. This adaptability and innovation help business stay ahead of the curve and respond effectively to market shifts.
- Companies seeking innovative and sustainable solutions are more likely to choose a supplier that demonstrates a willingness to drive positive change.
Capital Access & Growth
- State and local government grants are available to businesses that demonstrate they are proactively reducing their carbon footprint, operating with sustainability focus, and becoming more climate resilient.
- Efficiency and reduced operating costs by developing processes or utilising equipment in ways that reduce energy consumption, potentially saving money while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Attracting and unlocking capital towards ‘clean’ or sustainable business practices in recognition of the long-term value creation from more climate resilient businesses.
Employer of Choice
Employee attraction and retention is one of the most challenging issues facing businesses. Employee values have shifted, and today’s employees demand a clear definition of the purpose and impact of a business to align with their strong views on sustainability to make the world a better place. For example:
- Creating a positive organizational culture.
- Fostering belonging through a diverse and inclusive workplace.
- Demonstrating ethical practices, social responsibility, and a commitment to reducing the environmental footprint.
Supplier of Choice
- Becoming a forward-thinking and innovative organization that understands how mandatory climate-related reporting and a greater emphasis on environmental, social, and corporate governance is expected across the entire value and supply chain.
- Aligning with customer and supplier values and initiatives for increased visibility, customer loyalty, and long-term partnerships.
- Being prepared for significant business growth opportunities such as Brisbane 2032 Olympics and international trade opportunities whether it be demonstrating emissions reductions to support a Climate Positive Games or exceeding requirements set through current trade agreements.