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Welcome to MOSS
Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) is an Australian based industry body for individuals, corporations, governments and not-for-profit organisations interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability. It fosters responsible business practices across the Asia Pacific region through education, training, networking, tools and advice - driving sustainability and competitive business success.
Our goal is to help oganisations embrace sustainability as a core component of their corporate strategy - opening the flood gates to new exciting sources of creativity and innovation that can lead to corporate social opportunities in the form of innovation in products and services, access to new markets, new business models (how products are conceived, developed, marketed, distributed, financed, staffed etc) which can be commercially very attractive. We can assist you with literally any aspect of sustainability from stakeholder engagement, community investment, resource efficiency measurement and reporting, helping to build green teams through to ensuring you are compliant in your CSR, Carbon and or EE Reporting. And for those who are more DIY - our resource library is extensive with reports, tools, templates, videos, podcasts and research papers covering virtually every subject.
What ever your role - if you have an interest in, or responsbility for any aspect of CSR or sustainability - we are here to help you make the best sustainability decisions for your business. Learn more...
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Become a MemberFuture proof your career and or business...Get connected...Build capacity...Expand your knowledge
by becoming part of our vibrant industry - one that's at the cutting edge of business and innovation. Learn from industry experts and your peers, join international delegations and become a leader in Sustainability
...improve your profitability, become an employer of choice and explore how to adapt to a low carbon economy. Access our Members Only Resource Centre
with hundreds of reports, videos and podcasts
to aid your business case and professional development. Resources to help
you make the best sustainability decisions for your business
For convenience and ease of navigation we've listed topics under the 4 key impact areas of Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment.
All up there's over 30 subheadings ranging from Risk Management and Corporate Citizenship to the Business Case for Sustainability, Sustainability Trends even an indepth look at Eco-efficiency, Innovation and Technology.
Albert Einstein once said "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them", so join us to learn a new way - a way that will improve your economic, social and environmental performance and help us to build healthy vibrant sustainable businesses and communities for our children and future generations.
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Are you looking for products and services from reliable sources? Why not choose someone from our member directory!Discover the full listing here.
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MOSS supports the Blue Economy
When most people think about the environment or sustainability they think green - but because of what is often a linear approach, green has proven to have many unintended negative consequences.
A new business model that focuses on systems integration, inspired by nature with zero waste that underpins a more sustainable approach to economic development has emerged. It's called the Blue Economy and its shaping a new way to do business.
It's creating jobs (millions of them), solving problems, teaching us to be more entrepreneurial and collaborative working with what we have, opening the door to innovation led by physics, inspired by nature - building on the green economy - but doing it in a systemic way, with new business models and innovation, where there is zero waste, multiple new revenue streams and multiple benefits including building capital in all it's forms. Through a systemic approach, standing on the shoulders of the Green Economy, the Blue Economy provides us the principles, methodologies, business models and technologies to deliver win:win solutions to a changing economic landscape in which resource depletion and social costs are untenable and unsustainable.
Its 100+ game changing innovations are set to generate 100 million new jobs in the next 10 years. These mostly disruptive and outcompeting models draw on the decennial works and the latest bodies of knowledge, research, experiments, and successful businesses of pioneering entrepreneurs, scientists and economists worldwide.
MOSS CEO Anne-Maree Huxley is now one of only 50 people world wide qualified as a Blue Economy Expert.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, manufacturer, miner, farmer, government, NGO, business advisor, sustainability consultant, small business or a multinational company - you need to know about the Blue Economy to enable you to achieve your business goals in a way that reduces costs, builds resilience and generates value, whilst building capital in all it's forms. Discover how MOSS can help your economic, social and environmental performance by embedding Blue Economy Principles into corporate strategy.
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To access the MOSS Resource Centre, enter your membership details here...
If you are not a member and would like to learn how to become a member, click here
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Education, Training, Tools, Resources and Recycling
MOSS provides an array of tools, workshops, audits, mentoring and consulting services to support C Suite Managers, Boards and consultants. Our latest events include How to Communicate Sustainability Workshops and an Introduction to the Blue Economy
that allows one to take a deep dive into the latest wave of sustainability innovation - that's generating jobs (millions of them), turning waste into revenues streams, saving millions through the use of ground breaking technologies and delivering a new way to problem solve some of the greatest issues of our time (locally and globally). Seeing the rules of the game have changed - you will find both provide great support to achieve your economic, social and environmental goals.
We've spent a lot time searching for the worlds best tools as well as collaborating with industry experts to develop tools that will help transition organisations to a low carbon economy and produce more robust and profitable businesses. Tools that will help organisations measure and reduce your water, waste, resources and energy use. Tools that helps local governments and developers in the early stage of planning and design of precincts, buildings and associated infrastructure. Tools that help educate schools and local communities on sustainability and tackle the challenge of climate change. Tools that will help mainstream and embed sustainability and assist reporting. Even tertiary qualified mentoring programs to help disadvantaged youth and nationally accreditated Stakeholder Engagement programs. To learn more - call us today on 03 987 99886.
Did you know there are over 23 million old and unused mobile phones stashed away in cupboards and drawers at home and work? If these phones were recycled the estimated greenhouse gas savings would be equivelent to planting 119,000 trees or taking 5,500 cars off the road. The materials recovered could make 5 million alumunium cans, 133,000 plastic fence posts and 40,000 gold wedding rings. If your organisation is looking for a simple way to help the environment
, how about you join the MobileMuster
and recycle your old phones!
Join a discussion, workshop or webinar and explore thought leadership and specialist views on a raft of topics. Whether you want to understand how to Comunicate Sustainability or Build Resilience into your Business, MOSS can assist you. Check out our events program here or talk to MOSS about designing a program specifically for your needs. Note MOSS is currently in hibernation for the beginning of winter planning a new range of resourses and courses to support individual and company growth, so don't dispair that there's not a large range of events currently posted. All will be revealed soon!
There's a plethorea of free resources available on our CSR and Sustainability Links page. Find out what others are doing in the world of CSR, ESG and Sustainable Development and much much more...or join and gain full access to our Member Resource Centre with hundreds of reports and programs to aid your business case, policies or program development to address areas of interest such as diversity, supply chain management, sustainable marketing and greenwashing, ethics, human rights management and much much more.
If you still want more...We are not big on reinventing the wheel, so rather than have our own book store or book review check out the latest array of book on CSR and Sustainability from CSR Wire covering a wide range of topics including books on sustainable investing, guidebooks on running a sustainable and ethical business, MBA guides and much more.
"The challenges we face with climate change are not challenges at all, but incredible opportunities. In fact, I believe it to be the greatest wealth creating opportunity of our generation as we move to a post-carbon economy." Jose-Maria Figueres, Businessman, Former President Costa Rica, and Chairman Carbon War Room.
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Become a CSR leader
"If you want to build a business to last, you must take Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. Talented employees demand it, informed customers expect it, and longterm investors will require it. Embedded in the business, CSR can be a source of creativity and innovation, leading to new products and services, access to new or under-serviced markets, or even new business models."
If you want information about Careers in CSR and Sustainability
- refer here
. Discover who's providing leadership
in the CSR and Sustainability space.
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Industry NewsThe Barefoot College in India
delivers real outcomes, using what resources they have. This is Blue Economy philosophy in action. Be prepared to be blown away with what they are doing!
Unpriced energy pollution costing Australia billions, and counting. A new report by the Climate Institute has found that Australia's polluting energy sector benefits from an annual subsidy of $14-39 billion from the unpriced cost of climate damages on economic growth, environmental systems, health, and security. Australia continues to look backwards, while our major trading partners are moving forward. More...
46 companies have been deleted from the 15-year-old Dow Jones Sustainability World Index - the three biggest (by free-float market capitalization) to be booted were Bank of America, General Electric and Schlumberger. 32 however were added, including Aust's Commonwealth Bank. Congratulations to the 16 companies have been been on the index for 16 consequetive years: Baxter, Bayer, BMW, BT, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Intel, J Sainsbury, Novo Nordisk, RWE, SAP, Siemens, Storebrand, Unilever and UnitedHealth. More...
MOSS goes Blue - Blue Economy! The Blue Economy's 100 game changing innovations all inspired by nature with zero waste are set to generate 100 million new jobs in the next 10 years. These mostly disruptive and outcompeting models draw on the decennial works and the latest bodies of knowledge, research, experiments, and successful businesses of pioneering entrepreneurs, scientists and economists worldwide. Discover more...
Water and Energy are intrinsically linked. It's no wonder 2014 is the year of the energy-water nexus. Get the white paper.
If the 120 year old idea of how you roll toilet paper can change to reduce waste - why can't you rethink manufacturing! More...
A new report shows jobs in the solar industry having recently eclipsed the coal-fired energy sector in job numbers the is likely to become a huge job creator. According to The Australia Institute, another 8000 jobs will be created in SOLAR POWER by 2018. More...
Japan challenges China to be world's biggest solar market in 2014. Wake up Policy makers - with the quality of sun that falls on us each day - this should be Australia leading the world! More...
Elon Musk made the electric car sexy, affordable and his IP open source. Now the electric-car entrepreneur aims to make renewable energy cheaper than coal.SAP, Starbucks, Tesla Show How to Lead by Sharing Information.
A new era has dawned - sharing and collaboration is key to success. More...
100 Innovations Proving Potential in Green Markets Discover the top 100 innovations leading sustainable development in Sustainia.
Trust in business and business leaders in particular is falling. Business leaders must address this trust issue, by demonstrating and articulating, compelling evidence to their employees and the public that how they make their profits is as important as the profits they make. Therefore, it's no wonder 9 out of 10 European chief executives believe business has a greater social purpose than returning profit, and that 70% of business leaders think too much attention is given to short-term goals. More...
6 ways to move beyond zero-waste. Moving beyond zero waste requires a wholesale rethinking on what waste is and how it should be addressed. To help with the transition, Bill McDonough provides 6 thought provoking opportunites.
A global study by MIT Sloan Management Review suggest 90 percent of executives think sustainability is essential, but only about half are addressing the most material sustainability issues they face. More...
BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey. Discover insights on the world of sustainable business and track the successes and challenges faced by corporate responsibility professionals highlighted by the fact CSR and Sustainability functions are still not mastering their communication skills.
Order Within Chaos: A New Business Paradigm Inspired by Nature. The economic, social and environmental volatility now facing business means organizations have to operate in a dynamically transforming landscape. Organizations inspired by nature are resilient, optimizing, adaptive, systems-based, values-based, and life-supporting. Biomimicry is a foundation stone of the Blue Economy. Discover the fundamentals...
The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reduction. Many of the world's leading companies have made major strides in addressing climate change over the last decade. By establishing climate targets, they pushed themselves to look harder at energy waste and found money lying on their factory floors. These success stories have been celebrated, but far more needs to be done to avoid the dangerous and irreversible risks to society and businesses from climate change as global temperatures continue to rise. A billiant new report from WWF and CDP helps U.S. businesses chart a new path forward. This path is tremendously profitable, practical and helps curb climate change and equally relevant for Australian business.
Six Growing Trends in Corporate Sustainability. One key findings of this Ernst and Young report is how the sustainability focus in a growing number of companies is moving from eco-efficiency efforts to a discussion concerning risk reduction and mitigation. As with other sustainability and CSR issues, language is critical and sustainability executives need to learn how to translate the issues they are tracking into the language of enterprise risk management.
Resource productivity (which is key to the Blue Economy) could meet up to 30% of the global demand for natural resources by 2030 if we have a resource revolution. Without it, we all face the prospect of damage to global growth, welfare, and the environment. Just 15 areas, from more energy-efficient buildings to improved irrigation, could deliver 75 percent of the potential for higher resource productivity. Learn more...
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