ANZISM sustainability awards

ANZISM – Sustainable Management Award Winners.

The Australia & New Zealand Institute of Sustainable Management (ANZISM) ( is proud to commemorate the 2018 United Nations Day by announcing the Inaugural Winners of the 2018 Sustainable Management Awards.

In the United Nations – Secretary-General’s Message for 2018, António Guterres, said “United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples”. Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path .. on United Nations Day, let us reaffirm our commitment:

# To repair broken trust    # To heal our planet     # To leave no one behind     # To uphold dignity

for one and all, as united nations.“

The ANZISM 2018 winners, this year, demonstrate the management of the diversity of the initiatives being undertaken to meet the challenges in addressing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The use of sustainable management principles has delivered positive benefits in each of these projects, as well as, benefits to the initiative’s partners – communities, institutional, business and environmental stakeholders. The “value” of these projects has developed the integration of sustainable principles into the “business norm”.


  • ASIA-PACIFIC AWARD Winner and INTERNATIONALLY FUNDED PROJECT / INITIATIVE CATEGORY: Ecosystem-based Climate Change Adaptation for Communities in the Solomon Islands (Honiara and Wagina Island) – A project conducted by BMT on behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

The project was undertaken within the Solomon Islands, to understand the linkages between socio-economic and ecological systems and processes in the context of climate change. It assessed the condition of ecosystems and evaluated the environmental goods and services and how they are contributing to social resilience. Climate change and non-climate threats that impact on the intricate social-ecological systems and the services that they provide were then evaluated. The project outputs were robust planning documents to inform the design and selection of tailored climate change adaptation interventions using an EbA approach. The initiative dealt with the goals of SDGs 2, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, and 15.

  • RESEARCH CATEGORY: Developing infrastructure Financing Sustainability with Hybrid of Deep Discount Project Bonds and Land Leases. A Research Initiative undertaken by Dr. Ir. Lukas Beladi Sihombing and the team at the University of Indonesia.

The Research sought to identify an alternative solution in infrastructure financing sustainability, particularly in toll road, with a hybrid of deep discount project bonds and land leases. This hybrid model should be able to solve three main problems:

  • Limitations in fund allocations for the state budget for land acquisition.
  • an inability to have long-term financing,
  • Banking limitations in the borrowing tenor period.

The purpose of the research was to obtain the critical success factor; to build a deep discount project bond and land lease hybrid financing model, as well as develop institution and policy factors. The Research dealt with the goals of SDGs 8, 9, 11 and 17.

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY: Development of E-light portable efficient renewable power and lighting unit to meet flexible needs. Submitted by “inseries electronics” P/L.

A need was identified for a reliable, robust unit that could provide high quality portable renewable power and lighting in any location and in any circumstances. Recent, disasters had highlighted the need within the emergency response sector as well as recent United Nations research that indicated that almost one billion people, globally, do not have access to electricity. These needs and the growing influences of SDG compliance has made the “E-light” unit a vital tool of power and light solutions. Its development seeks to address issues across many SDGs including 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

The success of each of these initiatives has highlighted the business, community and environmental benefits of sustainable management principles and will hopefully prompt further integration of these principles across business, community and institutional initiatives.

“Together, Sustainable Change can be achieved and embody the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples””