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For the fourth year, Climate Alliance has recognised business executives that have demonstrated leadership in the area of sustainability and managing the risks presented by climate change. Climate Alliance is aware that there are many business leaders in Australia that are taking effective action we take pleasure in recognising their efforts.
The awards are an excellent way of recognising companies and individuals who go over and above ‘business as usual’ and put effort into new approaches and demonstrate real leadership. Past award winners include the board of the National Australia Bank, AGL, Fujitsu and others. Ms Tara Allsop, Chair of the Board of Advisors, announced the winners of the Leadership Awards for 2014 at the Climate Alliance National Conference held in Melbourne on 10 April 2014.
Climate Alliance received a number of excellent nominations. This year, in assessing a range of applicants, Climate Alliance has decided to recognise two boards which have demonstrated leadership in very different ways: one organisation invested in practical and hands-on action to address the risks and costs of climate change; while the other has taken a stance to embed responsible thinking into their ‘business as usual.’
Board Leadership of the Year was won by A.J.Bush & Sons Pty Ltd and Teachers Mutual Bank.
"The Board at Teachers Mutual Bank has embedded environmental sustainability across their business and investment portfolio. In addition to being carbon-neutral, the bank does not invest in any large-scale greenhouse polluting activity or company. Yet they have not sought to adopt a market position around ‘boutique green products’ – every one of their 160,000 customs and $4bn of assets applies this climate lens across their business."
"This is a great example of a board that has embraced sustainability as a core business value."
- Update from Climate Alliance