SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS UNIT PROFILE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS UNIT PROFILE The Sustainable Business Unit at UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL AREAS OF FOCUS UQ Business School is a leading group of experts that complete UQ Business School is currently the UQ Business School’s research, commercially focused research leader in Sustainable Business research teaching, and commercial activities and consultancy projects for and teaching in Australia. Achievements in this area have focused on helping partner organisations. The to date include: organisations’ and managers’ lead Sustainable Business Unit is part strategic approaches to innovation and of the commercial activities of UQ C • reation of Australia’s first executive value creation in existing and untapped Business School. program in Corporate Sustainability. markets to generate shareholder value in a Sustainable Business environment. The Sustainable Business Unit works C • reation of a Master of Business with a select group of corporate and (Business Sustainability). The key areas of expertise of staff in the industry partners from a diverse range Unit include: of industries. Each partner agrees with N • umerous commercial research and the Unit a range of activities that are executive education partnerships in S • ustainable Business Strategy completed as part of the partnership Sustainable Business. arrangement. Common activities O • rganisational Culture and E • stablishment of a Professorial include: Sustainable Business Chair in Business Sustainability and Strategy. L • eadership Coaching and Corporate D • evelopment and implementation of incremental and transformational Social Responsibility E • stablishment of a Sustainable change strategies for sustainability Business Unit and doctoral research • Triple Bottom Line Accounting in the area. P • ractical responses and change • Finance and Sustainable Business strategies for acting on climate change The School has developed a distinct • Innovation and Entrepreneurship national and international reputation in K • nowledge, tools, and practices in the research and teaching in the area of area of corporate sustainability Business Sustainability, building on staff The Unit is also able to access the research and expertise developed over knowledge of other experts within the D • evelopment and implementation University of Queensland including the past 12 years. of tools for mapping corporate engineering, mining, agriculture, sustainability and sustainability- economics, biology, energy, and bio oriented culture change fuels. U • nderstanding and evaluating organisations’ current sustainability orientation • Carbon Auditing and Audit Verification PARTNERING WITH US Situational Strategy & Implementation Analysis Recommendations Change & Control • Executive Climate • Corporate Sustainability Change Briefings Development Programs • Climate Change • Organisational Change • Carbon Auditing and Risk Profile Audit Verification Programs • Carbon Reduction • Staff Awareness • Organisational Strategy Programs Sustainability Assessment • Risk Mitigation & • Ongoing Carbon Metrics Adaption Strategy • Organisational • Organisational Culture Sustainability Metrics Assessment • Culture Change Strategy • Organisational Culture • Industry Analysis Metrics Strategic Feedback Core to our partnerships is industry analysis and research as KEY BENEFITS TO PARTNER a basis for strategy and change. Sustainable Business is a developing frontier and the Sustainable Business Unit works ORGANISATIONS with partner organisations to supplement and complement their R • egular access to leading experts in Business Sustainability in-house capacity. A • ccess to a resource base of leading researchers and industry Senior representatives from the Sustainable Business Unit meet analysts regularly with the partner organisation to select their areas A • ccess to executive programs and training programs in of greatest need for analysis and provide advice for strategy Sustainable Business and change interventions. The identified industry analysis and research is then completed under the direction of the A • bility to grow your internal capability and understanding of appropriate expert from the Unit. Sustainable Business as part of the partnership arrangement INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS Our staff have worked with, or presented to, Senior Executive teams and Boards of the following organisations: • Laing O'Rourke • Blue Care • Sustainable Industries Awards • ARUP Sustainability • ABI Group • Minerals Institute of Australia • Babcock & Brown • Energex • Environmental Management • Queensland Rail • Master Builders Association Association of Australia and New Zealand • Connell Wagner • Q400 KEY STAFF Professor Andrew Griffiths Dr. Polly Parker UQ BUSINESS SCHOOL (Chair in Business Sustainability and Strategy) Polly is the Director of the MBA and COMMERCIAL postgraduate programs and a senior lecturer Andrew Griffiths is a Professor at UQ Business in the UQ Business School, Brisbane. Her UQ Business School Commercial is a School. He is one of Australia’s leading experts expertise is in the area of Career Management, commercial research and consultancy in Sustainable Business Strategy. His areas of Executive Coaching and Leadership company providing industry and research include: the impact of climate change Development and she has recently linked this government with easy access to experts on business strategy; management of corporate work with corporate social responsibility. Her in the areas of: sustainability change and strategic issues career management work is at the forefront relating to the pursuit of corporate sustainability. of research and practice internationally and S • ustainable Business/Climate Change Andrew is a recipient of the UQ Foundation is complemented by strong links with the Research Excellence Award and the UQ business community. Polly also has a keen M • arketing, Advertising, Branding & Business School Research Excellence Award. interest in Executive Coaching and Team Service Quality He has published three books, The Sustainable Development and corporate social responsibility L • eadership Management, HR & Corporation (1998), Sustainability (2000) as a means to develop leadership skills. Communication and Organisational Change for Sustainability (2007). Andrew has worked with a range of Dr. Darren Lee O • perations, Supply Chian & Project organisations in the public and private sectors Management Darren Lee is a Finance lecturer at UQ in the areas of strategic approaches to climate Business School with expertise in the fields M • anagement Information Systems change and the implementation of corporate of finance and sustainable business and sustainability. S • trategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship investment practices. He is able to combine and synthesise both the academic and & International Business Alexander Stathakis practical applications of finance across many (Project Manager) F • inance & Accounting areas including: socially responsible investing Alexander is a project manager with the (SRI), corporate sustainability, environmental, Sustainable Business Unit. His areas of social and governance (ESG) / sustainability UQ Business School Commercial was specialisation include corporate sustainability implementation, financial management, funds established in conjunction with UniQuest and strategic management. In addition to management and behavioural finance. Prior to Pty Ltd, the University of Queensland’s his German degree in International Business working in academia, Darren worked in industry main commercialisation company. UQ Administration, Alexander holds a Master of in the areas of treasury, financial planning, Business School is one of the leading Business and a Master of Technology and and funds management. Darren was a United Business Schools in Australasia and Innovation Management from UQ, and is a Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative UniQuest is recognised as being in the graduate member of the AICD. Prior to joining panel member looking at the integration and top 10% of university commercialisation the Sustainable Business Unit, Alexander had performance of ESG to firm and portfolio operations in the world. tenures in leading European organisations and performance. He is uniquely placed to assist held consulting positions in Brisbane, delivering organisations with the Principles of Responsible The combination of the two brings advice on business planning and strategy in- Investment. together the expert knowledge and house and onsite for clients. independence of a Business School with Dr. Lance Newey the relevance and responsiveness of Dr. Lucas Skoufa Lance Newey is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship a commercial organisation – making it Lucas Skoufa is a lecturer in Strategic and Innovation at UQ Business School. easy for clients to access the intellectual Management at UQ Business School. Originally His research focuses on business models capital required to get the job done. from an engineering background, Lucas has for sustainable financial performance, with historically worked in the electricity industry a particular focus on how firms manage as both a business manager and engineer. the tensions between short and long term His key focus is the strategic behaviours of performance objectives. Lance is currently privatised/reformed electricity companies and looking at the problems of short-termism, For more information contact what strategies are useful for electricity firms as including the human cost to organizations they face increasing competition in restructured of talent exodus and executive burnout and electricity supply industries. His current how more sustainable financial and human Alexander Stathakis research looks at carbon trading schemes as outcomes can be achieved. Project Manager - they relate to the electricity sector and how Sustainable Business Unit these firms can still be strategically competitive Martina K. Linnenluecke email@example.com in light of regulatory uncertainties. Martina Linnenluecke is a doctoral candidate Ph +61 7 3365 1619 at UQ Business School. Her research explores www.business.uq.edu/sbu Associate Professor organizational strategic adaptation and Kathy Herbohn resilience to global climate change, specifically Kathy Herbohn is part of the accounting to the expected increase in the number Rob Douglas cluster at UQ Business School. Her key and severity of extreme weather events. Director focus is full cost environmental accounting Martina is recipient of the Carolyn Dexter UQ Business School Commercial and financial and non-financial environmental Best International Paper Award (Academy of Management, 2008) for her research paper firstname.lastname@example.org performance reporting. She has written Phone +61 7 3365 8295 reports on the feasibility and outcomes from entitled “Organizational Adaptation and Resilience to Extreme Weather Events” (with Mobile 0437 834 195 attempts to implement Triple Bottom Line (TBL) or sustainability reporting, the feasibility Andrew Griffiths and Monika Winn). Martina is of accounting and reporting systems that also the recipient of a University of Queensland incorporate financial and non-financial data, International Research Award and of a the Dissemination of TBL reporting in the Smart State Ph.D. Research Grant from the Queensland State Government: Systemic Queensland State Government, Department of change or greenwash?, and Sustainable small- the Premier and Cabinet. scale forestry.