as a concept sets up a framework of new objectives for organisations.
Addressing these objectives – across environmental, social,
economic and governance aspects – means working with staff,
and other stakeholders, to clarify the organisation’s challenges
and develop clear goals and strategies for addressing them.
Organisations can choose to wait until they are directed by government
or by community expectations to address sustainability. On the other
hand, many managers are seeing the sizable benefits to be had from
embracing sustainability and the new era it brings. They are choosing
to develop early interventions in their way of doing business to
realise those benefits and to minimise the risks from late action.
Risks of not addressing sustainability early and appropriately enough
stem from multiple sources including new legislation, losses in
production and escalating costs and the potential for loss of competitive
advantage in the marketplace.
Ptonline & Associates to date has practical
experience of sustainability solutions through a number of avenues:
Her position as the first Director of Brisbane City’s
Recently, her Board director positions – with the Port
of Brisbane Corporation and SunWater GOCs;
Over 20 sustainability based consultancy projects.
Consultancy projects to date have included:
Sustainability strategies for Brisbane City, Caloundra City
and Callide Power
Sustainability action plans on several specific aspects of
sustainability – working up plans for managing environmental
impacts, energy and water efficiency, climate change, employment
and social indicators
Sustainability and Triple Bottom Line reporting for SEQ Water,
Noosa, and several Brisbane City Council Departments
Training for Directors, executives, site and branch managetmen
and operational staff in sustainability concepts and solutions.
Services offered to facilitate sustainability solutions in your
Board and executive ‘conversations’, and training
and strategic planning for sustainability
Process planning and orienting management to sustainability
challenges, opportunities and possibilities
Executive and staff coaching
Focus groups and team facilitation for example working with
corporate sustainability teams to develop ideas and turn them
into action plans on key sustainability issues.
Facilitation of reviews of progress and performance, as well
as development of annual reports.
is a trained presenter in the international Climate Project.
Arranged by the Australian Conservation Foundation, she
undertook training with Al Gore in September 2007. Potnline
is offering to give presentations about climate change -
the science, its predicted consequences for Australia
and what we can do - to board rooms, management teams, community
groups and schools.
Women and climate change - the 'wedding planners'get organised Presentation to Women and Community conference, Singapore Management
University, 26 February 2010 By Ptonline, Ptonline & Associates
in community, government & business
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