Melbourne Business School Centres Centre for Sustainability and Business

Centre for Sustainability and Business

Solving sustainability challenges to benefit organisations and society.

From the impact of devastating bushfires to the existential threat posed by COVID-19, sustainability and business are top of mind for governments and communities worldwide. 

The Centre for Sustainability and Business helps leaders develop a strategic understanding of how to make sustainability a core part of their business, as a way to improve financial and social performance.

We bring together business and sustainability leaders to develop the networks and comprehensive skill-sets needed to advance the practice of sustainability in business.

We believe that bridging sustainability and business will lead to better business and social outcomes for everyone.

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We're generating new thinking in the field of sustainability and business through research and corporate partnerships
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Current Practice

We're partnering with organisations and government to develop practical solutions to sustainability challenges
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Future Leaders

We're offering sustainability knowledge through our degree programs, short courses and custom solutions
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Leading by Example

We're advancing the public discourse through outreach and engagement at the city, state and national level

Businesses need the goodwill of the community to thrive and we, as a community, will not be able to achieve a sustainable world without business because of its financial, technological, organisational and political capital.

Centre Director
MBS Foundation Chair of Sustainability and Business

Our People

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Centre Director

Glenn Hoetker is the MBS Foundation Chair in Sustainability and Business and Professor of Business Strategy at Melbourne Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Melbourne Energy Institute and a member of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute's executive committee, both at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the school, he was a professor of strategy at Arizona State University with affiliate positions in supply chain management and law.
Gary Veale

Executive Director

Gary brings to this role over 25 years of experience working with leading advisory firms and in industry, often at the forefront of issues relating to sustainability, innovation, growth, research and investment. Gary is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the School of Ecosystem and Forestry Science (University of Melbourne), a former Director with KPMG and holds a PhD in the role of nature in unlocking human potential and corporate nature responses.

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Director of Partnerships & Engagement

Alexandra Lazarus-Priestley joined Melbourne Business School as Strategic Relationship Manager in 2019. Alex brings over a decade of experience building long-term sustainable partnerships that effect lasting change for partner organisations. She has led and managed co-designed learning and leadership development programs across Australia, the UK and Africa in both the university and corporate sectors.

Secure your Tomorrow

By bringing together the brightest minds in sustainability and business, we're providing the means for Australian organisations to advance into a better future.

By bringing together the brightest minds in sustainability and business, we're providing the means for Australian organisations to advance into a better future.

Our aim is to help you put sustainability on an even footing with other strategic imperatives inside your organisation by assembling your financial, technological and organisational resources to create sustainable and practical revenue streams that solve your ongoing challenges.

We use knowledge generated from our research with trusted partners and the University of Melbourne. It enables us to develop customised approaches that connect your boardroom decisions to community expectations.

Contact us today to find out more.

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