Finalists have been announced for the 2017 Banksia Sustainability Awards, the world’s longest running and most prestigious Australian sustainability awards covering 11 categories from Large Business Sustainability through to Sustainable Cities and Indigenous Leadership. Banksia Foundation CEO Graz van Egmond said. “The judges were delighted to review such diverse and disruptive thinking high-quality projects.” “This year has been challenging yet exciting to judge a wide range of extremely competitive entrants, but we were able to narrow down the list to 39 finalists across 11 categories.” Entrants were nominated for a range of topics from socially and environmentally sound furniture (Winya)... Read More
Banksia welcomes new Chair- Professor Kate Auty Banksia would like to express a warm welcome to our new Chair – Professor Kate Auty, in joining our team. Professor Auty joins Banksia on the eve of our 30th Anniversary. We are really looking forward to Professor Auty’s experience and leadership in building on Banksia’s legacy towards our next 30 years. ‘Banksia Foundation’s reputation as Australia’s preeminent environmental awards program over the past 30 years has been a testament to the links its CEO and Board have developed with the business, government and community sectors. Like all innovators, the Foundation recognises the... Read More
An Insight into Banksia Judging from our Chair Judge Geoff Mabbett Australia is on the Sustainability Path. How do I know this? As Chair of the Banksia Judging Audit Panel I am witness to the best Australia has to offer in sustainability innovations and improvements. And each year I have seen the value that this significant reward and recognition platform that is the Banksia’s has provided to participants for the past 29 years. And what many may not know is what goes on within the Banksia judging process to create the transparency and thoroughness that the Awards’ judging process has become.... Read More
The Banksia Foundation who conducts Australia’s most influential sustainability recognition platform will be closely exploring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their importance in taking Australia towards a more sustainable future.
Like all Banksia functions, the recent 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards Launch at Ernst & Young in May was dynamic and inspiring. Conversations among attendees ranged from sustainable mobility programs to how disruptive technology fuels the purpose economy. But beneath it all was a message the wider business community needs to hear; that sustainable practises are not just for specialists, big corporates or environmentalists. Sustainability can and should be part of every Australian business and community, large or small. It doesn’t require a working group of experts in sustainable development or corporate social responsibility. The proof was right there in the... Read More