Dr Belinda Wade

Dr Belinda Wade is a Lecturer in Sustainability and Strategy within the University of Queensland Business School and a leader of the school’s research hub the Business Sustainability Initiative. Belinda teaches courses on Corporate Sustainability, Strategies for Sustainability and Innovation and is leading a team to develop on-line executive education in climate change risk. Belinda maintains an active research presence examining organisational adaptation to sustainability issues and transitions to climate change. Recent research has highlighted decarbonising actions taken within contrasting Australian industry sectors, capabilities which can promote greater adaptation to market changes, and, the potential for circular principles to be applied to water management. Belinda’s research is driven by industry problems and she actively publishes results in industry reports and popular media to extend her research reach. In addition to academic publications Belinda is a regular columnist on sustainability issues publishing in Entrepreneur Magazine, Smart Company and The UK Newspaper, and was recently featured in ABC Radio National’s Future Tense program. Prior to entering academia Belinda worked within major energy providers, in a mix of commercial analytical, trading and managerial roles in both traditional energy and environmental product markets. Belinda currently sits on the steering committee of Future Earth Australia.