Sustainable Enterprise is a term being used by organisations, both for profit and not-for-profit, that are integrating sustainable practices into their corporate and brand strategies whilst addressing both shareholder and stakeholder interests. Not only must business do no harm to ecosystems and society, it also needs to generate and protect natural and social capital.
The Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (GCSE) was setup to inform and assist the development of sustainable enterprise through innovative research, teaching and engagement activities. A highly collaborative entity with strong national and international connections to industry, academia, government and non-government organisations, we take a global perspective while focusing on the Asia Pacific region.
Global concerns over climate change, environmental degradation and social inequality indicate how critical it is for business leaders to be prepared for this new business environment. The world now faces severe economic, social and environmental risks and business-as-usual is not an option. A new way of doing business that incorporates these risks into its practices, strategies and culture is needed – this is sustainable enterprise. A sustainable enterprise flourishes within environmentally sustainable limits, enhances social equity and embraces a sense of futurity.