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Banksia Foundation

The Banksia Foundation is committed to inspiring excellence in sustainability. Over the past 25 years, we have gathered a powerful network of winners, finalists, judges and sponsors. To receive a Banksia Award has become the goal of companies, government, community groups and individuals, as true recognition of their work on sustainability. The Foundation's lasting legacy is the progress that continues amongst those who have been a part of this program and the inspiration it provides to others.

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Member News

Congratulations to Banksia
16 October 2013

SBA congratulates Banksia Foundation for a wonderful 25th Anniversary Sustainability Awards presentation evening in Melbourne on 8 October.

2013 Banksia Awards
10 October 2013

At the 2013 Banksia Awards ceremony in Melbourne on 9 October, 17 finalists from a total of 71 won various category awards, with SBA member Australian Ethical being named "a truly stand-out business" and taking out the Banksia Award for Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Small to Medium Businesses. More...

Banksia Announces 71 Award Finalists
21 August 2013

Banksia Foundation has announced 71 finalists for the 2013 Banksia Sustainability Awards, noting that the finalists all exemplify leadership and innovation and are catalysts for change across Australia in their specific areas. Banksia has also announced the four finalists for Banksia's inaugural Richard Pratt - Banksia CEO Award, in honour of Banksia's 25th anniversary this year. Read more...

Banksia's 2013 International Award Winner
5 June 2013

The Banksia Foundation has announced Jochen Zeitz as the 2013 winner of the Banksia International Award, sponsored by Qantas. Jochen Zeitz is behind Puma being the world's first major company to put a value on its environmental impact, which signalled a radical change in th eway business accounts for its use of natural resources. Read more...

Banksia Awards 2013 launched
23 May 2013

Banksia Foundation launched the 2013 Banksia Awards on 16 May at a breakfast hosted by Banksia's major sponsor, the GPT Group in Sydney. Guest speakers included Matthew Faddy from the GPT Group and Niall Doran from the Bookend Trust (2012 Banksia winners of the GPT Community Grant). John Valastro from Qantas (2012 Banksia winners of the Large Business category) announced their new sponsorship of the Banksia International Award category. SBA CEO Andrew Petersen closed the breakfast with a warm welcome of SBA's new partnership with Banksia. Read more...

2013 Banksia Awards - Entries open
23 April 2013

Entries are now open in this 25th Anniversary year of the Banksia Awards. In 2013 Banksia Foundation has expanded its focus on sustainability and new awards demonstrate a refreshed approach to criteria - with a total of 19 Awards providing entrants with many opportunities to showcase their leadership and innovation. The inaugural CEO's Award, Local Government Sustainability Award, Technical Awards and the GPT Group Community Grant are among new initiatives this year. Read more...

Sustainable Business Australia and Banksia Foundation join forces
13 March 2013

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