We're proud to announce that AGL's very own Dr Tim Nelson has been appointed to the board of Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) in recognition of his significant sustainability and business experience across a number of sectors. Dr Nelson will join other board members to assist sustainable business in Australia in meeting the substantial challenges and opportunities ahead.
Sustainable Business Australia's CEO, Andrew Petersen, said that Dr Nelson's experience will be valuable in helping SBA in its key objective of "transforming Australia’s primary economic systems across energy, food supply, land management, cities, manufacturing, agile and mobile workforces, lifestyles and consumption. There’s a clear path to a more sustainable Australia but much is to be done by business, government and the community.”
Also appointed to the SBA board was Jacqueline Fegent-McGeachie, Director - Global Communications Strategic Projects at Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Dr Tim Nelson is the Chief Economist at AGL Energy Ltd. At AGL, Dr Nelson leads the company's public policy advocacy and AGL’s sustainability strategy. In 2015/16, Dr Nelson led the development AGL's Affordability Initiative, AGL's revised Greenhouse Gas Policy and Strategy and the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) concept. He is a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group.
Dr Nelson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University and has had around thirty papers published in Australian and international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented at conferences in Australia and throughout Asia and Europe. He holds a PhD in economics for which he earned a Chancellors Doctoral Research Medal and a first class honours degree in economics. He is also a qualified Chartered Secretary (AGIA and ACIS).
SBA was established in Australia in 1991, and is the peak body for support and advocacy for sustainable business activities in Australia. In 2014 SBA was appointed Australia’s Global Partner for World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). For more information on the work of SBA, see www.sba.asn.au.