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After his Masters of Environmental Management Randall secured a place in the  Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellowship Program
After his Masters of Environmental Management Randall secured a place in the Centre for Sustainability Leadership Fellowship Program

Business and the environment may seem like oil and water but UQ graduate Randall Williams, is hoping his acceptance into the Centre for Sustainability Leadership (CSL) Fellowship Program will help him to change that.

“I’ve long held an interest in corporate responsibility and how companies—both large and small—can nurture the environments in which they operate, engage their local communities and lead as corporate citizens.”
Randall’s interest in sustainable business developed while studying a Master of Environmental Management at UQ and prompted him to apply for the fellowship.

Accepting only 25 participants a year in Melbourne and Sydney, the CSL program brings together leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds to develop the skills, networks and knowledge needed to be effective in forging a more sustainable future.

 “We have a great group of people, with a range of young professionals with experience within corporations, government departments, not-for-profits and grassroots activist groups,” Mr Williams said.
“I’m excited to share ideas with a group of innovative and like-minded people”.
“Drawing on the formal knowledge I gained from my recent studies at UQ, I can share, develop and apply solutions to sustainability problems through my growing network.”
He’s not afraid to ask the big questions.
“How can companies better prepare themselves for looming resource shortages, global population and geopolitical power shifts and potential climate change impacts? How can they most effectively reduce their risks and concurrently gain strategic competitive advantages?”
To find the answers, the CSL Fellowship program emphasises teamwork and mentoring.
“In the coming weeks, we’ll be paired with a mentor who will act as a ‘critical friend’, offering guidance, skill sharing and inspiration during our progress through the program (and hopefully well beyond). CSL has access to a broad range of experts in the sustainability field.”
At the end of the program, participants have not only gained valuable leadership skills, close relationships with his team and mentors, but also a place in the 200-strong network of alumni already creating change in the world.

Last updated: Sep 17, 2012