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FBC welcomes ALP Climate Policy but looking for more ambition

By | April 18th, 2019|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

FBC welcomes ALP Climate Policy but looking for more ambition Gap    The Future Business Council has welcomed the release of the Australian Labor Party’s “Climate Change Action Plan” which outlines the Opposition’s framework to meet Australia’s long term emissions reduction obligations. The Future Business Council’s Next Boom Report highlighted that policy [...]

Top Tech Trends Debate

By | October 1st, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

Top Tech Trends Debate Gap  On Thursday 6th September the Churchill Club hosted their Top Tech Trends Debate, a unique event that pitted five industry leaders against eachother in an effort to identify the next game changer in technology. One of these leaders was our very own Paul Higgins, Chair of Future Business Council’s Policy and Advisory Committee.   [...]

Salt3 helps us rethink Australia’s future cities

By | October 1st, 2018|Innovation, News, Sustainability|

Salt3 helps us rethink Australia’s future cities "We have made a formal commitment to halve our direct carbon emissions by 2032, including closing our only coal-fired power plant, Eraring, and increasing the proportion of renewables in our generation portfolio." Earlier this year it was revealed that Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane [...]

Why Origin Energy is a Future Business

By | October 1st, 2018|Innovation, News, Sustainability|

FBC interview with our member Origin Energy "We have made a formal commitment to halve our direct carbon emissions by 2032, including closing our only coal-fired power plant, Eraring, and increasing the proportion of renewables in our generation portfolio." This year Future Business Council proudly welcomed Origin Energy into our [...]

Climate Change, Superannuation & Millennials – Session I

By | September 11th, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

Climate Investing Challenge Register Here to attend the challenge Join FBGEN & EY to ideate on how to drive future action towards climate aware investing and empower millennials to understand and interrogate climate-related financial risks associated with their retirement funds. The Climate Investing Challenge and the Future Generation Panel is held [...]

As financial services sector gets grilled, Australian Ethical thrives – ASX announcement

By | August 29th, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

ASX announcement Gap  In what has been a turbulent year for the financial services sector, wealth management company Australian Ethical has gone from strength to strength, registering 18% growth in underlying profit for the 2017-18 financial year. According to their most recent ASX announcement, Australian Ethical’s revenue increased by 27%, pushing their [...]

Future Leaders, Future Cities

By | August 27th, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

FBC Sponsoring Ashleigh Morris to Japan Delegation Gap  As CEO of one of Australia’s leading circular economy companies and Chair of the FBC’s Future Business Generation Queensland Committee I was selected to join The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, on the inaugural ‘Future Leaders, Future Cities’ business mission [...]

CEO Roundtable – The Future of Resources: Australia’s Resources in World4.0

By | August 22nd, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

Key Discussion Points Gap  Friday 17th August saw the coming together of industry, government and academia heads to discuss the future of Australian resources. As tighter environmental regulation intersects with emerging technologies, the resources sector is ripe for disruption. Drones, for example, will be instrumental in locating and mapping new deposits, while [...]

Future Business Council pledges support for proposed ‘Benefit Company’ legislation

By | June 5th, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

Pledges Support    The Future Business Council is proudly supporting B Lab Australia and New Zealand’s proposed ‘benefit company’ amendments to the Corporations Act 2001. The amendments would legally introduce a new voluntary corporate structure – known as a ‘benefit company’ – which would allow company directors to pursue both [...]

Next Boom Launch – 2018 Event

By | May 30th, 2018|Education, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Reform, Science, Start-ups, Sustainability, Technology|

Are We Missing Out? On Thursday 17th May, under the lights of the State Library courtyard, Future Business Council publicly launched The Next Boom 2018 report. By the time CEO James Wright took the stage to welcome the audience, there wasn’t a spare [...]