Program Information

About the Program

FDSB – Sustainable Business Australia has been designed specifically for faculty from business, engineering, economics, and international studies. The program will provide the participants an in-depth understanding of how Australian universities, government, and businesses are flourishing and leading the way in innovation and technology relative to green business and sustainability. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore Australia’s unique cultural heritage and witness the sustainable use of the limited resources of the Australian landscape.

The program comprises lectures, discussion sessions, company visits and cultural excursions. Participants will have the opportunity to network with academics and business leaders of green and sustainable business. Speakers will be drawn from business, government, mass media, and academics.

This program is an eye-opening experience to understand how Australia is incorporating sustainable development strategies for environment and economical well being. Download a brochure for more information.



January 3 – 13, 2018

These dates include travel time to and from the U.S. and assume a departure from the US to Sydney on January 1 and from Brisbane to the US on January 13. The actual program begins on January 3.


Australia: Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane

Intended Audience

Business faculty from two- and four-year college and universities currently working in, or interested in, incorporating Green Business content into their curriculum.

Past Participant Comments

“Excellent program. I understand the concept of sustainability so much better now. Understanding the breadth, concepts, and language of sustainability is empowering.”

” A truly transformative learning and professional development opportunity. I’m eager and ready to integrate ideas on sustainability, “Carbon Literacy”, and related metrics immediately into my undergraduate and graduate courses.”

“Overall, this was a fantastic experience. Top notch: the best one I have had the pleasure of participating in. UQ is way ahead of the curve.”