Survey to assess business sentiment on sustainable practices

The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BSDC) has launched a first ever survey to gauge Australian business sentiment on transformative change.

The Business Mindset Survey, a collaboration between BCSD Australia and the University of Sydney, will investigate the beliefs and practices that shape the way Australian business performs as it seeks to remain sustainable in a rapidly changing business environment.

The survey comes after the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released its Vision 2025: Time to Transform report, outlining a framework to guide business action through nine transformation pathways. These cover the areas of business activity that are essential to society, including energy; transportation and mobility; living spaces; products and materials; financial products and services; connectivity; health and wellbeing; water and sanitation; and food.

Andrew Petersen, CEO of BCSD Australia, highlighted that there is a huge shift in the business world towards sustainable practices.

“We are seeing the business environment in Australia also responding very rapidly – decarbonisation plans, assessing circularity opportunities across their supply chain and product portfolio, establishing business cases for integrating nature conservation across a company, to name just three – so it’s important to understand and share what business leaders and decision makers are doing to ensure they are developing and implementing strategies that build long-term sustainable success,” he said.

The anonymous survey will focus on the responses from senior business leaders and sustainability professionals across all sectors around Australia who want to make a positive long-term impact.

Results from the survey will be announced at the BCSD Australia’s annual Fiona Wain Oration on 27 May.

The survey, which takes 10 minutes to complete, can be accessed here.

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