Partners & Alliances
We partner with a number of organisations around the world to complement our core skills and allow us to deliver sustainability to a much wider population.
3 Pillars Network
The 3 Pillars Network is considered the leading knowledge network for sustainable business in Australia. Membership is free for any individual who has attended a 3 Pillars event. Net Balance partners with 3 Pillars in defining the content for its leading edge conferences and seminars.
For more information go to www.3pillarsnetwork.com.au
We are a member of AccountAbility which manages the AA1000 series of standards which include the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard and the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard.
For more information go to www.accountability.org/standards/index.html
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
We partner with ACCA Australia and New Zealand to produce a research series which analyses disclosures on areas of non-financial performance by Australian Securities Exchange top 50 companies. Recent reports have included disclosures on water, social investment and corporate governance.
For more information please click here.
Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA)
AusLSA is working collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. Net Balance is providing the secretariat for the Alliance. The AusLSA Project Manager is based at the Net Balance offices in Melbourne, and is able to draw on the knowledge, experience and resources of the whole of the Net Balance Group.
For more information go to www.legalsectoralliance.com.au
Change2 specialises in the delivery of online cultural and behavioural education tools to assist organisations in the move to more sustainable business practices. The platform is a multi-award winning education and staff engagement tool that is used in a number of organisations. NetBalance provides subject matter expertise for Change2 content which covers a diverse range including energy efficiency, construction, carbon trading and staff engagement modules. Alongside this, Change2 also has a Change2 Network which is a free central resource on sustainability that brings together individuals, business, government and NGOs.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Net Balance is an organisational stakeholder of the GRI, the world’s most widely-used sustainability reporting framework. Net Balance Director, Robyn Leeson, is also an elected member of the GRI’s Stakeholder Council.
For more information go to www.globalreporting.org
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Based in Washington D.C., the GHGMI provides training on the principles, concepts and techniques required to manage and credibly account for GHG emissions. Net Balance is working with GHGMI to develop and deliver a series of accredited online training courses focusing on the Clean Energy legislative package. There are four courses – focusing on Australia’s carbon price mechanism, the Carbon Farming Initiative, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, and audit and verification requirements. These courses will be available online and will be launched in June 2012 – in time for the introduction of the carbon price. They will complement the existing online education program run by GHGMI, which can be explored here.
To more information go to www.ghginstitute.org
Impact EMS is a simple and affordable web-based environmental tracking and sustainability system for businesses of all sizes. It was founded out of a desire to provide an affordable environmental tracking and carbon management solution to businesses with a single location, right through to multi-location and global organisations. Impact EMS has not only been developed to assist businesses to improve their environmental performance and achieve cost savings, but a portion of profits from the system will also be directed to not-for-profit organisations Sustainable Table and the Net Balance Foundation.
For more information go to www.impactems.com.au
IWDA (International Woman's Development Agency)
IWDA is the only Australian development organization entirely focused on women’s rights and gender equality. IWDA’s vision is for a just, equitable and sustainable world where women have a powerful voice in economic, cultural, civil and political life. IWDA is secular, not-for-profit and works in national and international partnership to create positive change. Net balance supports IWDA through mutual knowledge exchange and support for programs which empower women throughout Asia and the Pacific.
For more information go to www.iwda.org.au
Swinburne University National Centre for Sustainability
We partner with the National Centre for Sustainability (NCS) Swinburne to deliver accredited GRI training on sustainability reporting.
For more information please click here
EfficientCarbon is a consulting firm focusing on providing specialist solutions to companies in the areas of Sustainable Development, Climate Change strategy, Carbon Management, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
For more information, please visit www.efficientcarbon.com
Rajeev is an independent New Delhi based consultant working in the sustainability and climate change areas. He specialises in program development, project management and climate change strategy. Net Balance works with Rajeev to deliver projects locally in New Delhi.
For more information visit Rajeev's Linkedin profile
Cambridge Partners is a Sri Lankan based consultancy specialising in carbon accounting, education and research and sustainable development solutions. Net Balance partners with Cambridge Partners to deliver projects locally in Sri Lanka.
For more information go to www.cambridgepartners.com.au
We partner with Action Sustainability, a not-for-profit social enterprise in the UK set up to lead and inspire sustainable procurement.
For more information go to www.actionsustainability.com
Net Balance partners with CorporateRegister.com, the global online sustainability resources website. The CorporateRegister.com CR Report Directory is the world's largest online directory of company issued Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Environment reports from around the world. The directory is continually updated with new reports and companies.
We partner with nef consulting, the consulting arm of the new economics foundation in London, to deliver Social Return on Investment training in Australia.
For more information go to www.nef-consulting.co.uk
Trucost has collected the world’s most comprehensive data on corporate environmental impacts, including carbon, water, waste and air pollution and has developed a leading-edge model for assessing the environmental impacts of supply chains.
For more information go to www.trucost.com