UN Sustainable Development Goals

By | January 13th, 2019|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

UN Sustainable Development Goals Championing the SDGs In 2019, we embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals, by using them to underpin our corporate responsibility strategy. These 17 goals provide a blueprint to put the world on a sustainable path to 2030 and address massive economic, social and environmental challenges. [...]

The Next Boom

By | April 26th, 2018|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

Are We Missing Out? How will Australia prosper in the 21st century? The Next Boom pulls together data from across different sectors and regions to show just how rapidly markets and consumers are changing and the significant investment and business potential that these changes create. Australia’s future prosperity will be driven [...]

Business Panel: Directors’ Duties and Climate Change

By | January 30th, 2017|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

Australian company directors must consider and disclose climate change risks The Future Business Council and Centre for Policy Development are excited to announce the launch of the first public business panel exploring the growing role boards and directors need to play in relation to the consideration of climate change on Thursday the 16th of [...]

Resilient power grid required for South Australia

By | September 30th, 2016|Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

Innovative. Sustainable. Fair. We represent the next generation of business. Call for essential business infrastructure to be protected in wake of major storms Thursday 29 September 2016   Major investment that better protects essential infrastructure is urgently needed to reduce the risk to Australian business exposed to more extreme weather, the [...]

Project ARENA

By | September 23rd, 2016|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability, Technology|

Project ARENA: The business case for funding certainty ARENA is critical to the development and growth of innovative Australian renewable energy technology. In the past four years, ARENA has unlocked $2.2 billion dollars of investment into local renewable energy projects, created 100s of jobs, and is supporting true Australian innovation and entrepreneurship. [...]

ARENA cuts

By | September 14th, 2016|Innovation, Media Release, Sustainability|

Innovative. Sustainable. Fair. We represent the next generation of business. Up to $5bn in private funding at risk in wake of ARENA cuts Business and investment in Australia will take a direct hit as a result of the federal government’s decision to cut half a billion dollars from the Australian Renewable Energy [...]

Smart Grid Future – Resilient, Renewable and Adaptive

By | August 17th, 2016|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability, Technology|

Smart Grid Future: The business case for urgent energy upgrades Executive Summary South Australia’s business community is paying the price for a grid that is no longer fit for purpose. The meeting of COAG’s Energy Council on 19 August must take action to start the transition from the current ‘Dumb Grid’ [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Media Release|

Innovative. Visionary. Diverse.  "A diverse board is critical to ensure the Future Business Council stays on the leading edge of business thinking and brings a unique perspective to the direction of our economy." Alison Rowe, Chairwoman The Future Business Council is proud to announce the appointment of our new board of directors. The [...]

COP21 – A three point plan for Paris

By | November 19th, 2015|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

A three point plan for Paris Can Australia use the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) to attract the next generation of business? The Future Business Council has released a 3 point proposal for Australia to announce at Paris. The proposals if implemented will help boost investment, create jobs and attract the next generation of leading companies to set [...]

Partnership announcement

By | November 6th, 2015|Innovation, Investment, Media Release, Reform, Sustainability|

Monash Business School partnership announcement "Our mission is to engage in the highest quality research and education to have a positive impact on a changing world."  - Professor Richard Hall, October 2015 The Future Business Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Monash Business School. The Monash Business School will [...]