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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, founded in 2005 by Anne-Maree Huxley. 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 and seeds the Blue Economy Institute
When most people think about the environment or sustainability they think green - but for many it's considered too expensive and 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 The Blue Economy and its shaping a new way to do business.
The Blue Economy is 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 25 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 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.
Call MOSS to discover how Anne-Maree Huxley can help your economic, social and environmental performance by embedding Blue Economy Principles into corporate strategy or by implementing some of the blue economy technologies, or attend one of our workshop to discover how the Blue Economy can help you Do Better Business.
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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 improve Sustainability Communication strategy, skills and storytelling ability Workshops and Doing Business Better - 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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Is blue the new green? MOSS CEO shares insight into the Blue Economy with Eco-Business. More...
Obama Administration says US will double pace of carbon cuts after 2020 in Paris climate deal. Who says there is no global action on climate change! UN World Environment Day Awards nominations NOW OPEN
until Friday 17 April. Entries are welcome from individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups whose work serves to protect, manage or restore our natural heritage. More...Needs a little inspiration?
This is real, meaningful, living sustainability that's changing and enhancing lives and creating jobs in one of the toughest USA communities!
Companies struggle to reduce environmental impact. The 2015 State of Green Business Report suggests that despite all the impressive work companies are doing to embed sustainability, that it's not really changing much. So perhaps it's time to rethink sustainability.
For the latest industry and BLUE ECONOMY news, check out our special March Edition of MOSS News Views and Events.
There is a shift afoot as Leaders place Company Values on the Same Level as Profits. More...
Can cities lead the way in maximizing nature's value? In recent decades, an increasing number of companies, governments and organizations have been thinking seriously about this complex issue of sustainability and have developed increasingly innovative ways to quantify and assess the value of nature's services - our natural capital Read more...
New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs. This must see 20 minute documentary produced by the UNFCCC, Adapting to a changing climate introduces the topic of climate change adaptation by weaving inspiring stories of adaptation action together with interviews with experts.
Paris - here we come ready or not! By and large, the COP in Lima achieved its mandate, and as a result we now have the broad shape of the Paris agreement. Of course more could have been done, and as always the process is far from perfect, but it is fair to say that the world shuffled a few steps forward on the path to Paris. For a more detailed summary of the Paris talks, check out the Climate Institute.
Australia worst developed nation in climate report. Australia has continued its decline into international pariah status on the issue of climate change, with a new report ranking as the worst performing developed country on climate-change action. Australia officially was ranked 60 out of 61 on the list of industrialised nations, performing better than only Saudi Arabia. More...
According to a report released earlier this year by the Overseas Development Institute and Oil Change International, the G20 countries alone spend US$88 billion each year in tax breaks and other support to companies to explore coal and other fossil fuels - more than double the investment by the companies themselves.
Universities claim sustainability accolades. The 2014 Green Gown Australasia Awards and the International Awards that ran alongside the Australian Campusus for Sustainability national conference in Hobart recently saw RMIT receive three awards recognising the work undertaken to embed sustainability across Learning & Teaching, Research and Operations. More...
MOSS goes Blue - Blue Economy that is! 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 latest bodies of knowledge, research, experiments, and successful businesses of pioneering entrepreneurs, scientists and economists worldwide. Discover more...
One principle of the Blue Economy is to replace something with nothing - so great to see Scott's eliminate the cardboard centre in their toilet paper Saving them a small fortune...
The 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!
A new report shows jobs in the solar industry having recently eclipsed the coal-fired energy sector in job numbers According to The Australia Institute, another 8000 jobs will be created in SOLAR POWER by 2018. More...
100 Innovations Proving Potential for sustainable cities. Discover the top 100 innovations leading sustainable development in Sustainia.
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...
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. A billiant 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.
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. Learn more...
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