Resilience was on big display at the GBCA’s Transform this week.
An early mover to promote sustainability to the c-suite, Cromwell Property has a growing sustainability team with the likes of Amber Tattersall driving the agenda.
The sustainability teams at the major consulting firms continue to swell with KPMG Australia snapping up Action Sustainability Asia Pacific this week.
Australian ridesharing is about to become more eco-friendly as Shebah, the all-women rideshare service, celebrated International Women’s Day by unveiling its new carbon offset program, the first of its kind in the country.
There’s a focus on community engagement at EY but the fastest growing service area is climate change work – from climate risk disclosures to gritty strategic work such as decarbonisation plans for governments.
The latest bunch of tenders and projects from government sources around the country.
Sustainable family fun in Western Sydney, a mega wind farm-slash-pine plantation in Queensland and other business opportunities in sustainability.
There has been plenty of talk recently about a sea change in attitudes regarding climate-related financial risks but making the business case for sustainable finance isn’t always easy.
Brisbane Metro makes tracks Brisbane is one step closer to joining Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra as low-carbon transport fans, with the $944 million Brisbane Metro project gaining momentum. The tender for constructing the depot for the project’s fleet of fully-electric vehicles is expected to be released mid this year, with early works at the Rochedale […]
TENDERS AND OTHER WORK: There’s something to tantalise all spirits this week in tenders and other Green Gigs, from new office buildings for the government in Melbourne and Adelaide to renewables to help out Sydney Water and a new eco tourism project in lovely Tassie.
New vice chair of International Living Future Paolo Bevilacqua says there is some strong positive optimism around sustainability in the property sector as the year unfolds. But there’s room, too, for more action to match the ambition.
Fed up with the major financial institutions in the wake of the royal commission, Samuel Philipos left his job at one of the big four banks to set up NSW’s “first and only” social enterprise mortgage broking business.
There’s another way to invest in property that can provide office space and housing in an ethical and sustainable way.
Architect and developer Oliver Steele has sold his Passive House apartment development in Redfern to a private investor who will run the premises as an Airbnb under the Hometime property management brand.
Home water recycling units may one day become as commonplace as household rooftop solar, with revolutionary domestic water recycling technology set to land in Australia soon.
In line with predictions, the fires are a major blow for the economy, and the scale of the damage is only now starting to become apparent. There is no doubt the news will get worse as the flow on impacts come to light, but for now here is what we know.
The cooling industry will need to improve the efficiency and affordability of its units by 2030 if it is to meet a surge in demand, a new report finds.
Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Tomorrowland points to the intellectual and structural changes that will impact this sector, including construction, real estate technology, and the cities, for years to come, says Robert Harley.
There’s a few ambitious Australian outfits spruiking the benefits of indoor hydronic farming but one company says theirs is the first to do it on a commercial scale.
News from the front desk, issue 460: With so much bad and shady news around, it’s pretty good being on the side of an editorial desk that gets a steady stream of fabulous stories about heroes, innovators and pioneers to highlight to our readers. First this week came Willow’s story on an amazing builder at […]
Research such as conducted by Bank of England and PwC, has identified positive correlations “between a company’s stock prices and the number of TCFD disclosures that firms are making”.
TENDERS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITY: If your business is in the renewables and sustainability field you might be surprised and interested to learn that one of your biggest customers from February next year just might be the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy. That’s if you are successful in a new tender the department has […]
“There’s no doubt that new ideas in agriculture will play a massive role in reducing carbon emissions,” he Mike Cannon-Brookes. “The economic upside for Australia’s economy is also huge.”
QUICK CHAT: “Irrespective of federal party lines or policies, the South Australian government finds ways through the sustainability maze,” Paul Davy tells The Green List.
TENDERS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes will be mentoring a new cohort of cleantech startups recruited as part of the Startmate Climate Cohort.
Most people know that airconditioning chews up a lot of energy but they might be surprised to know that efforts to optimise Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are stuck in the dark ages.
AMP Capital has become the latest premium property company to commit to a low-carbon future, with its newly released sustainability strategy committing to net zero carbon by 2030 for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions across its $28 billion of assets world-wide. The strategy comes as the focus on carbon emissions from buildings and their […]
TENDERS AND OTHER BUSINESS: Here’s the latest business opportunities with a sustainability flavour on offer. The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for its social housing provider panel – but only firms ready to deliver dwellings well above code minimum will be considered. The newly established Property […]
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Cannabis jobs at Lismore, Place Design Group expands, and biological farming company Terragen Biotech prepares to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
The burgeoning market for home batteries in the Asia Pacific and the South Australian government subsidies through the home battery scheme have spurred investment in the sector by companies such as sonnen.