ABOUT US

The Business Council of Sustainable Development Australia
 

BCSD Australia is a CEO-led organisation of more than 40 Australian businesses and non-governmental bodies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and acting on climate change.

​We represent leading names in Australian business and have a track record for action on sustainable development. We are the Australian partner for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and in 2018 our organisation was selected as the Australian focal point for collaboration with the Natural Capital Coalition.

Utilising frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement, our members bring not only leadership but also innovative thinking as well as action to create momentum, through collaboration, so as to achieve impact and scale the system transformation that is needed.

Previously known as Sustainable Business Australia, our organisation was established in 1991 by a group of forward-thinking Australian business leaders who recognised the environmental imperative and business sense of integrating sustainability into the core practice of their businesses.

What we do

Collectively, we advocate for action by partnering with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Cities and mobility

  • Energy and climate change

  • People

  • Food, land and water

  • Circular economy

  • Redefining value

Cities & mobility
Energy & Climate Change
Food, land & water
People
Circular economy
Redefining value
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OUR PEOPLE

The strategic direction and activities of BCSD Australia are directed by our Board, which consists of representatives from a number of our members. Directors are appointed with a standard tenure of two years.

The Board

DR JOHN HEWSON AM, CHAIR

Australian National University

Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

OLIVIA KEMBER

Energetics

Manager, Policy and Strategy

JACQUIE FEGENT-MCGEACHIE

Sustainovate

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

TOBY KENT

City of Melbourne

Chief Resilience Officer

ROSEMARY BISSETT

NAB

Head of Sustainability, Governance and Risk

VIRGINIA FORD-ZINK

Zink Charitable Trust

Co-founder

LIBBY RANKIN

The NRMA

General Manager, Risk & Audit

ANDREW PETERSEN

BCSD Australia

Chief Executive Officer

Management team

ANDREW PETERSEN

CEO

SARAH FORDE

Director, Projects and Programs

OUR PARTNERS

We work with a number of organisations around the world to further our programs and in collaboration, giving our members more exposure and access to global initiatives.

 

We are the Australian partner for the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development), the We Mean Business Coalition, CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and for the Natural Capital Coalition.

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CONTACT

Level 27

20 Bond Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Australia

+61 8005 0780

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