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Australian Business, Education and Local Government recognized as global leaders in Sustainability
             
Five Australian Organisations have been announced as finalists for the prestigious International Green AwardsTM which will be presented in London at the iconic Battersea Power Station next Tuesday November 20. 

The 'green oscars' as they are affectionately known, play a crucial role in promoting the principles of environmental responsibility and stewardship to a global audience with recipients recognised as beacons of innovation and leadership paving the way for a more sustainable future. Australian nominated finalists include Focus Press, City of Sydney, Sydney Theatre Company, Bentleigh Secondary College and Hitachi. 
 
Sustainability Industry spokesperson MOSS CEO Anne-Maree Huxley said "It was not long ago that Australia was considered in some circles to be 10 years behind in Sustainability Innovation and Governance. But after recently hosting the International Green Award's 'Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summits' in Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to unveil and showcase Australian best practice and now having 5 Australian organisations as finalists, I think it's fair to say we've caught up and in some sectors are clearly leading the way".  To read more and see what the finalists think   download the whole story here.

International Green AwardsTM shares best practice case studies.

To continue to cross fertilise ideas and share best practice - thanks to the many speakers and sponsors from the recent International Green Awards Asia Pacific Sustainability Summits as well as our major sponsors Industry RE and Renewablelogic we are delighted to share speaker notes and case studies.

Programs are as follows:TOWNSVILLE BRISBANE SYDNEY MELBOURNE PERTH

To access to the speaker notes - click here.

MOSS Upcoming Events

International Green Awards - 2012 Awards Ceremony
LONDON - Battersea Power Station - Tuesday 20 November.

If you are in London - head along and support our Australian Finalists. For ticketing information refer: here. Good luck to our Aussie finalists - Focus Press, Sydney Theatre Company, City of Sydney, Bentleigh Secondary College and Hitachi. To see how far Aussie companies have come - Read this. For a full list of finalists - refer here.

UNFCCC COP 18 and Side Events
DOHA, Qatar 26 November - December 7

UNFCCC registration is now closed, however tickets for the hundreds of side events such as the World Climate Summit and the Sustainable Innovation Forum are still available. For full side event details check out the UNFCCC website or go to the Doha COP 18 site here or check out the key events via webcast and or video and participate from the comfort of your home or office.

KPMG, VCAMM and MOSS present -The Essentials to a healthy business
MELBOURNE - 9am - 11am @ KPMG, 147 Collins Street as part of the 2012 VCAMM Innovation Series

This FREE morning tea seminar is a must attend event if you are in innovation and manufacturing.

Speakers include:
David Gelb - Global Head of R&D Incentives KPMG
Bert Verhoeven -Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Swinburn University
Anne-Maree Huxley - Founder and CEO Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS)

For full details and registration refer here.

The Future of CSR and Sustainability
Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) WEBINAR Thursday 13 December

MOSS CEO Anne-Maree Huxley will deliver a one hour webinar (45 minute presentation with 15 min Q&A) on the trends that will impact your business in 2013 and beyond.

ACT, NSW, VIC & TAS
 12 noon
South Australia
 11.30am
Queensland
 11am
Northern Territory 10.30am

Western Australia. 9am
Tickets are FREE of charge for PRIA Members, $40 for non members. For more details and registration refer http://www.pria.com.au/training/event/the-future-of-CSR-and-sustainability

We hope you can join us at one of our many events or through our resources as we continue to bring you Sustainability News, Views, Events and Thought Leadership from across Australia and around the world.

Best regards

Anne-Maree Huxley
Founder and CEO MOSS

PS  Not yet a MOSS member? Discover how we can support your business grown. here for all the details.

About MOSS: Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) is an Australian based not for profit industry body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. For more than a decade, MOSS has provided innovation, education, training tools and advice to drive sustainability and competitive business success. Now the final piece of the puzzle has been brought to the table of project funding - so the trio of innovation, education and investment is now available to transition society to a low carbon future. For more information refer: www.moss.org.au

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