Call for national $20M association grants program on climate change

ClimateWise Associations has submitted a proposal to the Australian Government calling for a $20M funding scheme and agreement to establish Australia’s high-impact national capacity-building program targeting associations. By accepting our recommendations and allocating these funds in the 2024 federal budget, the Australian Government will mobilise Australia’s associations to become active…

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Why associations should help SMEs reduce energy use

All businesses have a part to play in decarbonising the economy and small businesses (SMEs) have a major role. However, SMEs have unique needs that must be considered and associations are extremely well-placed to help meet those needs.  Associations are one of the main ways that SMEs receive and exchange…

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Overcoming barriers to better SME energy use

In 2023, Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) commissioned research into how small businesses engage with the energy sector. This relates to issues including decarbonising, engaging in and benefiting from government energy policies The research also covered how those who support SMEs advocate for small business in the policy space, and this…

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New ESG associations guide from Canada

Canadian standards body, CSA Group has released a special publication to help associations embrace their potential and foster their ESG leadership. This excellent publication complements ClimateWise Associations’ program and provides guidance that’s also relevant in Australia.

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