Sustainable Business Australia (SBA)

Gerry Carroll, CEO, Object Consulting
Executive Director
Andrew Petersen, CEO
Background information

Since 1991 SBA’s role as Australia’s progressive business think tank and advocacy group has been to work with Australian based member private and public sector enterprises to develop and communicate the outcomes of sustainable business strategies and solutions through:

  • education and awareness,
  • research, advocacy and outreach; and
  • cross-sector as well as multi-stakeholder collaboration.


Corporate responsibility is moving from the “why” to “how” of addressing global sustainability challenges. This shift requires a focus on solutions that are practical, business-relevant, and built upon both sustainability and industry expertise.

SBA explores awareness, action and advocacy through business engagement in achieving sustainable development around the following focus areas:

  • Carbon Action
  • Sustainability Counts
  • Sustaining Growth
  • Natural Capital
  • Resource Solutions
  • People Engagement

2014 Major Forums

  • The Fiona Wain Oration, May 2014
  • Smart Business in Action (SBiA) Forum
    Dates: May – August 2014
    Held: Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney

2014 – 2015 Projects and Initiatives

  • Australian Business and Biodiversity Initiative
  • Australian Corporate Reporting Roundtable – in alliance with GRI Focal Point Australia
  • Businesses for a Clean Economy (
  • SBA Low Income Energy Efficiency Program – Our Green Home Project
  • SMARTer2020 Australian Addendum (in collaboration with the GeSI)
  • The Future Economy Group (in collaboration with Environment Victoria)