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Good business requires sustainable practices

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Thu, 13 Jun 2013
Good business requires sustainable practices

JCU recently graduated the first group of students from a new degree - the Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science in Singapore.

Worldwide people are making choices based on the environmental practices of companies involved.  The combination of business and environmental science recognizes an emerging need for businesses to have an eco-friendly profile if they are to maintain their base of clients.  

The ‘grand challenges’ faced by businesses includes: global climate change and the need for carbon neutral practices, energy inefficient processes, degradation of sensitive environments through development, overfishing, ecologically unsustainable techniques in aquaculture, agriculture and fishing.  Companies that choose to ignore these issues and continue to have poor environmental practices run the risk of being ‘black listed’.

If businesses are to achieve an eco-friendly five star rating they need to have sensible advice that aligns with the vision and mission of the company.  JCU graduates are trained in the core elements of business including financial management, accounting and project management as well as sustainable practices, environmental impact reporting; managing coastal environments, GIS and sustainable aquaculture.

Contacts

Sarah Peluchetti, 234728772823823, sarah.peluchetti@jcu.edu.au