University as Sustainable Enterprise


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Presentation to Griffith International Summit, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, 30 June 2014

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University as Sustainable Enterprise

  1. 1. Griffith International Summit Gold Coast, 30 June 2014 Professor Jeremy B Williams Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise @TheGreenMBA @jeremybwilliams @APCSE
  2. 2. Dr. Malte Meinshausen
  3. 3. The modelling conducted for the 2013 study produced larger budgets than indicated by the modelling of Meinshausen et al (2009) in 2011 Carbon Tracker work. That approach produced a range of 565 – 886GtCO2 to give 80% - 50% probabilities of limiting warming to a two degree scenario (2DS)
  4. 4. <20C Ian Dunlop Chair, Australian Coal Association (1987-88); CEO of the AICD (1997-2001) ? “The 20C target is too high. It is now the boundary between and extremely dangerous climate change”
  5. 5. IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
  6. 6. The One Percent doctrine ‘If there's a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping al-Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty in terms of our response. It's not about our analysis ... It's about our response.’ Dick Cheney, 2001
  7. 7. Go back, we f#¢ked it up!
  8. 8. Can universities be positive deviants for change?
  9. 9. Is it time for activist* learning * Not active learning
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  11. 11. 18-21
  12. 12. the transcript: an obsolete, retrospective, and metadata-poor record of time spent … rather than skill or knowledge acquired competence knowledge
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  14. 14. 1: a project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky 2: readiness to engage in daring or difficult action 3: (a) a unit of economic organisation or activity; especially a business organisation (b) a systematic purposeful activity
  15. 15. There is a multiplicity of organisational and business types that might be characterised as Identifiable through desire to be part of an emerging, dynamic, innovative new economy, based on principles of social responsibility and ecological sustainability Private sector Public sector Civil society For profit Not for profit In transition Start-ups
  16. 16. • a clear understanding of its role in the creation of economic, environmental and social value • more value is generated if it is driven by a compelling sustainability vision accompanied by the monitoring of performance relative to that vision ‘How much closer to sustainable success are we?’ is a much better question than: ‘How much less unsustainable are we?’
  17. 17. (with a viable business model)
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  19. 19. Ecological case Social case Business case Eco-efficiency Eco-effectiveness Socio-efficiency Socio-effectiveness Ecological equity Sufficiency Sustainable enterprise Intra-generational equity Inter- generational equity Social responsibility Posterity Ecological stability Ecological sustainability A model for sustainable enterprise (Young & Tilley, 2006; Dyllick & Hockerts, 2002)
  20. 20. People need more than to be scolded, more than to be made to feel stupid and guilty. They need more than a vision of doom. They need a vision of the world and of themselves that inspires them. From Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn, 1992
  21. 21. profjeremybwilliams