Welcome to Banksia’s 30th Anniversary
The first Banksia Awards Program stated our purpose in presenting the awards “to support, foster and inspire people to adopt a lifestyle that makes careful, sensitive and environmentally sound use of the earth’s natural resources” 30 years onwards the Banksia Awards will support, foster and inspire people under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Our world has changed dramatically in 30 years and our understanding of a better future for the whole world has extended significantly from just protecting the earth’s natural resources. Our concept of good business practice, responsible leadership, innovative development and social responsibility and a social conscience has evolved from our original mantra. Banksia has seen this change throughout all our partners, stakeholders and community.
It may be ambitious in tackling the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the Banksia Awards. However, we know that this initiative gives governments, the private sector and civil society the perfect guidelines to put a definitive understanding and measure against their sustainability agenda. It also provides a global understanding of the issues that we are facing as a planet and how we can overcome them. But more importantly it brings the whole platform of sustainability to life. This is what Banksia is being doing in identifying the leadership and innovation originally in the environmental field, and today across all the identified areas of the SDGs.
We would like to invite you to join us on our new journey. This will be an exciting process as we are still learning about how to work with the SDGs and discovering the benefit that they can bring to all of us.