Net Balance is proud to be the sponsoring the prestigious Banksia awards for the categories’ of Local Government Sustainability Award and the Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations Award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
As the Banksia Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary we are delighted to acknowledge its expanded focus beyond environmental sustainability to also recognise that financial viability, environmental action and social impact are all intrinsically linked. Net Balance works in this specialised field to build resilience and adaptability into business and government through defining the issues, identifying the risks and opportunities and appropriately managing them.
The Local Government Sustainability Award, recognises organisational leadership by fully integrating sustainability principles and practices into operational activities at all levels and reducing the organisation's footprint.
Sustainability has become a core strategic pillar for the local government sector as it reflects many of local government agencies’ own objectives such as a healthy environment, resilient community and strong local economy. Councils recognise that these are interdependent, and that to achieve their goals in one area, they must address all three.
Local government has a direct impact on the local environment and communities through its policies and actions, as well as significant influence on the actions of local communities and businesses.
have the capacity to extend beyond district boundaries and have very wide
implications... Local governments are focal points for change and innovation
in this domain.”
(Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, 2011)
The Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations Award, recognises businesses and organisations with 200+ employees demonstrating leadership through fully integrating sustainable principles and practices into operational activities, reducing the organisations' footprint and influencing and educating suppliers and customers.
Net Balance believes business is central to tackling the environmental and social challenges of the future and this awards give us the opportunity to recognise leaders in this area.
Our team works with the majority of the ASX 100 as well as a large number of private firms and SMEs. Examples of our work have included developing a sustainability strategy for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions, providing assurance to the most number of ASX 100 companies, developing an energy strategy and implementing it with one of Australia’s largest retailers and preparing social return on investment assessments of a number of corporate community partnerships.
Terence Jeyaretnam is a Director of Net Balance (firstname.lastname@example.org),
one of the world’s leading sustainability advisory firms.
Terence is based in Melbourne.
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