Sustainability

Sheep roam seven hectares on the UQ Gatton solar farm
Sheep roam seven hectares on the UQ Gatton solar farm

The role of organisations in society is changing.

Growing societal inequalities and the unprecedented scale of human-induced ecological change is resulting in the need for large-scale change to the manner in which organisations operate. AIBE contributes to the critical sustainability research agenda by undertaking cutting edge, relevant research, engaging with industry, policy and leading international scholars.

AIBE Sustainability Research GroupAIBE Sustainability Research Group

AIBE co-ordinates a Sustainability Research Group supporting researchers from across the Business, Economics and Law Faculty at The University of Queensland.

The group supports high quality, industry relevant research agendas, facilitating collaboration between academia and industry, seed funding projects and building international collaborations and grant opportunities. We also work closely with the UQ Business School's Business Sustainability Initiative. If you are interested in finding out more about the diverse skill sets of members of the AIBE Sustainability Research Group please contact Cristyn Meath at c.meath@business.uq.edu.au.

Projects

The report outlines the current state of the energy market in Australia as well as some of the viable solutions available to industry in the absence of policy certainty.
Research Fellow Cristyn Meath identifies the implications of these changes and provides recommendations for the Australian business community.
The aim of this project is to identify the level of corporate sustainability governance of ports in Australia and New Zealand.
Measuring the value of large-scale renewables projects
The research project examines the economic, social and ecological impacts of large-scale renewables projects for rural communities .
Future Fuels CRC
Australia’s transition to a low carbon energy future - Social acceptance, public safety and security of supply of future fuels .
This research combines linguistic analysis with management studies, to investigate what ‘sustainability’ means to Major Performing Arts Companies in Australia.

Our Sustainability team

  • Dr Ian MacKenzie

    Dr Ian MacKenzie

    Research Program Leader - Applied Economics
    Australian Institute for Business and Economics
  • Cristyn Meath

    Dr Cristyn Meath

    Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Business and Economics