A strategic research centre
The Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise is a strategic research centre, which oversees the development of research, teaching and engagement activities within Griffith Business School. It also assists with implementing the sustainability strategy and operations of GBS.
Previously, the GCSE was called the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. The new centre continues this work but it is now also charged with implementing the sustainability operations of GBS. The GCSE has four main areas of interest in which it progresses sustainability. These include research, learning and teaching, community engagement, and operational sustainability.
A key role of the Centre is to be a lively focal point for discussion and debate around sustainable enterprise. As part of this commitment, the Centre runs and supports numerous events including conferences, seminars, and workshops that promote interactive debate and open discussion on a wide range of sustainability issues.
The Centre is charged with the responsibility for progressing the sustainability objectives of GBS.
In 2015 the Centre set up the Sustainability Advocacy Network, which has played a vital role in promoting sustainable practices in GBS operations. The SAN has provided guidance in identifying areas for improvement in operations, delivering training and support to staff, and implementing projects that support GBS’s sustainability agenda. Recently, the SAN was modified to become the GBS Sustainability Committee.