Sustainability and the Port of Brisbane. 13 February 2008. What is “Sustainability” . Economic progress whilst protecting the environment and being socially responsible (it’s a balance) Minimising environmental impacts is only one aspect of sustainability
13 February 2008
Arnie’s hydrogen powered Hummer
Climate change will modify how business is done.
Carbon metrics and financial metrics will be linked: carbon (phrased as equivalent tonnes of carbon, or T C02-e) will be the common currency
Businesses will be expected to account for, and reduce, their impacts on the environment.
Leaders will leverage their market position to make a material change through their supply chain
Changing perception of sustainability
Greenhouse emission reductions are a
common metric across many of the above areas
* equivalent to the emissions (home + vehicles) of around 1000 families.