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Ethical Fields’ Incubator for Cooperatives

By | November 22nd, 2017|Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Investment, Manufacturing, News, Start-ups, Sustainability|

incubator.coop - An Incubator for Cooperatives Gap    The Ethical Fields team, in partnership with others in the co-operative business sector, have successfully crowd-funded to launch incubator.coop - a platform designed to support cooperative members and to create new co-ops.   By 'incubating' new cooperative businesses in Australia, the team hopes to support co-ops and promote [...]

Round Table – Circular Economy in a Carbon Constrained World

By | November 22nd, 2017|Education, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Technology|

  The Business Case for the Circular Economy in a Carbon Constrained World Gap  Future Business Council in conjunction with Sustainability Victoria brought together business, industry, government and university stakeholders for the second in a series of roundtable discussions. The discussion focused on ‘The business case for the circular economy in a carbon-constrained [...]

An Introduction to Insect Farming

By | November 16th, 2017|Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability|

Agri-Protein - "Repairing the Future" Gap  In order to maintain sustainable food sources for future generations, Jason Drew, the founder of ‘AgriProtein’ Technologies has developed an animal feed that entirely relies on Earth’s mightiest inhabitants; insects. Established in 2010, the South African based company produces insect-meal, an eco-friendly substitute for fish-meal, already [...]

QLD 4.0 – Queensland’s Economic Future Media Release

By | October 11th, 2017|Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability|

FBC Media Release for QLD 4.0- Queensland's Economic Future QLD4.0 Event was about starting the conversation and sharing some of the stories of QLD’s leading companies that are set to prosper in World4.0. The event covered topics such as leveraging [...]

The Circular Experiment – Member Interview

By | October 4th, 2017|Innovation, News, Sustainability|

FBC interview with our member The Circular Experiment "Small to medium enterprises are the backbone of the Australian economy... Often overlooked there remains a huge untapped opportunity for these nimble, disruptive pioneers." You have recently implemented The Circular Experiment within Maroochydore's Ocean Street, helping businesses and the community implement the sustainable [...]

Ethical Property Australia – New Member Interview

By | October 4th, 2017|Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability|

FBC welcomes Ethical Property Australia as a new member "It is about that bigger picture: the broader purpose, the benefits to society and the environment. That's going to attract good employees, that'll create better performance, that's going to attract more investment and we can start to improve business as a whole going [...]

Fiduciary Duties and Climate Change

By | December 22nd, 2016|Investment|

Climate Risk Toolkit for Directors Australian company directors “who fail to consider ‘climate change risks’ now could be found liable for breaching their duty of care and diligence in the future” - Noel Hutley SC Directors of Australian companies have a fiduciary duty to consider climate-related risks to their business according [...]

Fiduciary Duties and Climate Change: Media Release

By | October 31st, 2016|Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability|

Australian company directors must consider and disclose climate change risks Australian company directors “who fail to consider ‘climate change risks’ now could be found liable for breaching their duty of care and diligence in the future” - Noel Hutley SC FBC and CPD release new legal opinion on fiduciary [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]