Sustainable Business Australia World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Business & Biodiversity
Businesses for a Clean Economy
Corporate Reporting Roundtable
Future Economy Group
Low income energy efficiency
"Our Green Home"

SBA Sustainable Mobility Project
Smarter2020 Australia Addendum

Our Work: The Future Economy Group

About TFEG

About TFEG Recognising that the future of the economy is in-explicitly linked to the health of its natural assets, a team of businesses leaders, including SBA, joined forces in 2013, to form The Future Economy Group.

The Future Economy Group is quantifying the economic impacts of natural resource scarcity and climate change and developing the economic policies to support the transition to a strong, sustainable economy, a healthy environment and resilient industries.

Role and expected outcomes

The Future Economy Group are undertaking research to quantify the risk of economic disruption to business from diminishing natural assets and climate change, and the economic rewards of taking action. The focus of the groundbreaking research was on Victoria's economy, however the policy actions will are applicable nationally. The initial research was undertaken by The Nous Group and is one of the first of its kind to develop an environmental indice to properly value Victoria's GSP. We expect the research methodology will become a useful global exemplar.

As the Business Secretariat, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA),provided its perspectives on the concept of green economy, including the accompanying policy framework.

Lead Project Partner

  • Environment Victoria

Business Partner

  • Sustainable Business Australia

SBA Member Champions

Research Partner

  • Nous Group

FEG Business Partners

  • Bankmecu
  • Close the Loop
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Pacific Hydro
  • Siemens
  • Third Ecology
  • VicSuper
  • Whole Kids

FEG Philanthropic Partners

  • Melbourne Lord Mayor's Fund
  • Reichstein Fund

Program of Work

  • 2013 - Research Agenda
  • 2014 - Release Report, Promote Findings to Victorian Policymakers, Business & Community

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