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Kristine Dewar designs and delivers innovative carbon management and sustainability services
Kristine Dewar designs and delivers innovative carbon management and sustainability services
The announcement of the Federal Government’s Carbon tax led to an immediate surge of interest in how to reduce carbon emissions, according to business sustainability analyst Kristine Dewar.
 
According to Ms Dewar the carbon-pricing mechanism is encouraging Australian businesses to think about ways to improve business sustainability and reduce their carbon tax liability. 
 
“I have already provided policy advice to one of my clients, and it’s likely that an increasing number of businesses will seek advice and analysis about the impacts of this policy development,” she said.
 
In her job at Carbon House (now Ensight), Ms Dewar designs and delivers innovative carbon management and sustainability services across a range of areas.
 
She helps businesses achieve profitable green solutions by tailoring sustainability and carbon management projects to suit their individual needs.
 
“Currently, I’m managing National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) and Smart Energy Savings Program reporting and compliance for our clients,” Ms Dewar said.
 
“This also involves undertaking eco-efficiency audits and leading the development of the second iteration of DERM’s Business Sustainability Roadmap and factsheet series,” she said.  
 
Ms Dewar graduated with first class honours and credits her UQ degree with preparing her for ‘green’ business.
 
“The opportunity to complete an industrial placement and honours research in my final year was a valuable experience, which gave me the focus needed to pursue a career in business sustainability,” she said.
 
“In my experience, UQ graduates are highly sought after. Graduates of the Environmental Management program are known for having a broad understanding of a range of environmental issues and a professional background gained through the industrial placement program that other graduates often don’t have.” 
Ms Dewar has held positions in both private and not-for-profit organisations in a range of industries including insurance, retail, mining, and natural resource management, and has also been involved in academic research.
 
Since 2007, she has been involved with Landcare Queensland – starting as a Project Officer while studying at UQ and then becoming a board member early this year.  
 
“As a board member, I get to be involved strategic decisions about how the organisation supports and resources the volunteer Landcare network in Queensland,” she said.
 

 

Last updated: Jan 29, 2014