This award recognises exceptional work and/or leadership in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation in NSW.
This may include, but is not limited to, initiatives that:
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- manage climate-change risks
- empower communities and businesses to adapt to the impacts of climate change
- lead the emerging low-carbon economy
- influence policies, practices and attitudes.
Open for nomination until 5pm Tuesday 27 June 2017.
In 2016 the judges awarded the Climate Change Leadership Award to two winners.
Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is the first Australian university to be certified carbon neutral. This was reached through a combination of carbon-reduction programs and carbon-offset projects.
CSU also has the structure and vision to integrate sustainability principles across its curriculum, research and operating practices as well as within its internal and external communities.
Judges’ comment: ‘Charles Sturt University has demonstrated an outstanding holistic approach to engaging staff, students and the community and being a sector leader in demonstrating carbon neutrality.’
Teachers Mutual Bank: Banking on Climate Change
Established in 1966, Teachers Mutual Bank is one of Australia’s leading member-owned banks. Climate change leadership has been central to its ethical practices, investments and operations. It has shown innovation in creating sustainable financial products.
The bank is carbon neutral and doesn’t lend to, or buy equity or debt from, any organisations involved in fossil fuel exploration, extraction, production and use, which are large-scale greenhouse polluting activities.
Winners’ comment: ‘This award is a further validation of our commitment to ensuring sustainability is embedded across the business. It recognises us as a leader in climate change awareness, which is something our members and staff truly value.’ Steve James, Chief Executive, Teachers Mutual Bank