We believe that climate change is a serious governance issue for Australian not-for-profits. It affects everything from workforce planning to funding to the safety of people and physical properties. It has to be understood, planned for, responded to. It’s the board’s responsibility to ensure the organisation – and its constituents – are ready.
ICDA, with the strong support of the Community Directors Council, believes that now is the time to act. We are embracing the responsibility we have as the nation’s key peak body for community leaders to help the not-for-profit sector find a pathway to a safe and prosperous future.
This report presents our findings from a survey-based research program conducted from February 23 to March 8 2022. A total of 570 Institute of Community Directors Australia members took part in the survey. The survey focused on the appetite and opportunity for not-for-profits to transition to carbon-free technologies.
The results suggest that climate change mitigation represents a significant economic opportunity both for organisations that embrace the change and for organisations that assist with the transition.