We are growing! Balance Carbon welcomes Carla Vasconi

We are very pleased to announce a new addition to our team, Carla Vasconi who will establish a Balance Carbon Melbourne Office. Carla has extensive experience in assisting clients to navigate the complexities of sustainability policy and legislation and to turn compliance risks into business opportunities. Carla was recently a Manager at Ernst & Young…

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University of South Australia enters a new era of data management with Trellis

Capturing, managing and analysing data across multiple campuses and locations is no small task – particularly if you’re relying on key personnel and spreadsheets. By implementing sustainability management software, Trellis, The University of South Australia is transforming its sustainability journey, saving thousands of dollars each year on internal administration alone. Based in South Australia, Uni…

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Thinking of Going Carbon Neutral?

The Australian Government and the Carbon Market Institute are hosting a series of information sessions about the benefits of going certified carbon neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard. Balance Carbon’s Helen McCarthy will be presenting on the journey with Charles Sturt University who became Australia’s first carbon neutral university earlier this year. These sessions…

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The Case for going Carbon Neutral: Charles Sturt University

  About Charles Sturt University Charles Sturt University (“CSU”) was established in 1989 as a multi-campus institution and, over the past 25 years, has grown into a dynamic and progressive university well-known for its innovative approach to education and applied research. Going Carbon Neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard Charles Sturt University are the first Australian…

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Take a fresh look at your sustainability program

As we settle into the new year it’s a great time to take a fresh look at your sustainability program to ensure it focuses on impacts and issues that are relevant to your organisation and helps to differentiate you from your peers. A key component of your review should be to understand how the Paris…

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Is Voluntary Action a Waste of Time?

Voluntary action for environmental outcomes is championed as a way to “do your bit” and to encourage positive policy changes. But does it? Is the cost of your “optional extra” action really achieving anything or is it just clever marketing at the expense of your goodwill and hip pocket? Continuing in our support for the…

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Guide to Going Carbon Neutral

Thinking of going carbon neutral? Want to understand the process, costs and on-going requirements? Want to know why companies purchase offsets? There are a myriad of “Carbon Neutral” programs that provide options for making a claim to carbon neutral. There is however only one program backed by the Australian Government which gives consumers the confidence…

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