The smart way of doing business that incorporates risks, is future focused and fosters innovative culture

The Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise 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.

The GCSE also oversees the development of research, teaching and engagement activities within Griffith Business School. The School recognises the challenges that sustainable enterprise faces, but also believes there are opportunities in this area. The GCSE promotes such opportunities for GBS, so our staff and students become leaders and role-models in a more sustainable business world.

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Rob Hales

Dr Robert Hales


Rob's research expertise is in the areas of climate change, sustainable tourism, outdoor recreation, Indigenous issues, and education for sustainability.

In his role as the Director of the Centre, Rob works with staff to achieve the sustainability goals of the Griffith Business School while also working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in the areas of sustainability research, teaching and learning for sustainability, the School’s sustainable operations, and engagement with sustainable enterprises and the business community.

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Dr Tapan Sarker

Tapan has provided training and management consultation to a number of organisations, including the World Bank, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos, and the Mongolian Revenue Authority as well as for leading businesses such as Mahindra India Ltd.

Tapan is a former World Bank scholar. He is widely published in the area of corporate social responsibility and sustainability and climate change and  received a Queensland Day Award for his work in the community and received Griffith Business School Teaching Excellence Recognition Scheme awards in 2016 and 2017. He is also a recipient of a range of external research grants worth over $2.4 million.

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Dr Heather Stewart

Heather is a researcher working in qualitative data collection and analysis and has established a publishing profile in high-level corporate social responsibility and sustainable business journals.

Her focus is on qualitative research of collaboration, continual learning and sustainable management practices in small and medium-sized enterprises. This includes CSR and management issues such as application of sustainable management practices.

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We have close working relationships with a range of local, national and international organisations.

Upcoming events



Keg de Souza: Common Knowledge and Learning Curves

09 May 2019: 6:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Save the date - MBA For Life - Sydney

30 May 2019: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Save the date - MBA For Life - Brisbane

04 July 2019: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Save the date - MBA For Life - Brisbane

28 November 2019: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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