The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School's most recent Thought Leadership Webinar in partnership with KPMG disucussed: Planting the seed – strategies reshaping business success within ecological limits.

Did you know Australia already overshot its ecological budget by 22 March 2021? This means we’ve consumed more ecological resources than the country can regenerate in a year.

A key trend of strategic planning that considers the Earth’s limited resources is gaining momentum in the corporate world. Innovative organisations are moving to new business models, industry partnerships and collaborations to redefine what success looks like.

Business disruption during the pandemic has meant enterprises are reassessing what KPIs really matter for longevity. Factors such as staff wellbeing, resilience-building and finite resource planning are vital for long-term business success. Profit can no longer be used as a key metric of success when taking a forward-focused approach.

So, how do enterprises succeed within ecological limits?

Strategies to implement now

We looked at business sustainability and risk-planning strategies you can implement right now with United Nations PRME Director for UQ Business School, Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel, and KPMG climate change expert Cameron Reid.

Thought-provoking expert panel 

Cle-Anne and Cameron was joined by a panel of thought-provoking experts to discuss how organisations can balance their environmental ledgers in the same way they balance their budgets to build successful business within ecological limits.

Our experts:

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from our experts on how you can change the game and build organisational resilience well into the future.


About Thought Leadership Series

Join us for our dynamic Business School Thought Leadership Series, which presents alumni and industry friends with the latest business topics and issues impacting their careers.


In partnership with KPMG, The Thought Leadership Series showcases cutting-edge academic research paired with practical industry advice. The events also provide UQ alumni and industry guests with the opportunity to network over drinks and canapés. The Thought Leadership Series was developed in 2016 and has been delivered tri-annually in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne ever since, featuring topics including cybersecurity, marketing through virtual reality and resolving conflict in the workplace.

In response to industry and education challenges, UQ Business School, KPMG and our respected industry partners have collaborated to develop a Thought Leadership paper. The report explores how to build business resilience through customer and community, cyber security, ESG, infrastructure and supply chains.

View full report here 

"The Thought Leadership Series topics bring awareness for how economy and ecology are linked, and my views and knowledge about our society's ecological limit are both challenged and informed by these sessions."

Reg Gulley, Executive Director, Zero Positive for Schools.

“The thing I love about the Thought Leadership Series is you get really digestible, applicable information. It’s not a lecture, it’s short, sweet and relevant.”

Chris Hurn, Director & Co-Founder, Effigy Consulting (UQ MBA Graduate, 2017)