The Australian Circular Fashion Conference

By | January 24th, 2018|Digital Economy, Education, Environment, Innovation, Manufacturing, News, Sustainability, Technology, Work|

Australia's first, industry only, fashion sustainability conference THE MOTIVATION TO ESTABLISH Australia’s first not-for-profit circular fashion conference came from the mounting body of research pointing to the negative environmental impacts caused by the fashion industry. There primary aim  is to first and foremost educate and start important conversations with the biggest and most [...]

Founder Feature: Australian Ethical

By | September 11th, 2015|Innovation, Work|

Global capital as a force for good Australian Ethical is a proud Founding Member of the Future Business Council. As we head further into the 21st century we need to ensure that the world’s dominant forces of influence, the corporate and investment sectors, play a greater stewardship role in preserving [...]

Urban Mining: Creating cash from trash

By | September 1st, 2015|Innovation, Work|

Urban Mining: Creating cash from trash “The era of cheap and easily available resources is passing,” - Dr Damien Giurco There’s a growing push from economists and industry to map and make use of the resources found in ‘urban mines’ – such as those mobiles found in your kitchen drawer or [...]

The Future of Work

By | August 21st, 2015|Innovation, Work|

The Future of Work Workplaces of the future will be smarter and with greater employee autonomy to boost innovation and productivity. Earlier this year the FBC attended the Future of Work conference as a guest of the Centre for Workplace Leadership. We’d like to thanks the Centre for involving us in this [...]

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

By | August 10th, 2015|Innovation, Work|

The Rise of the Sharing Economy Airbnb is a Founding Member of Future Business Council and operates a new business model that matches unused rooms with travelers in need of accommodation. Find your next holiday accommodation at www.airbnb.com The rise of digital technologies is driving radical change in the way we live, [...]

Tasmania’s Big Data

By | May 11th, 2015|Innovation, Work|

Tasmania's 'Big data' project is building sustainable economies Can big data power sustainable economies? Tasmanian researcher Sense-T thinks so, and is using a high-tech sensor network to prove it. By 2050, there will be nine billion people on the planet. This means we need to find better ways to manage our [...]