Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

The Victorian Chamber is committed to being a leader in the ESG movement and we know it will help you navigate your business for ESG outcomes. ESG and the ongoing challenges and opportunities will be a major focus and we will work across this space in ways that will empower, inspire and educate Victorian business into the future.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Policy statement

The Victorian Chamber’s ESG Policy Position responds to the growing demand for business to meet ESG reporting requirements.

Current trends in consumer demand, supply chain fragility and the growing wave of regulator expectations mean that Victorian businesses can no longer ignore the role ESG policies play.

Victorian businesses, particularly small, medium, and family-sized enterprises (SMFEs), need support to understand the challenges and opportunities ESG presents.

If action is taken, Victorian businesses can be world leaders in implementing ESG policies.

Download our ESG Policy Position

Our ESG initiatives 



  • 6 Star Green Star Design rating and 5 Star NABERS Energy rating of our Head Office at 150 Collins Street
  • End-of-trip facilities for our staff to ride, walk or take public transport to work
  • Recycling at Head Office



  • VCCI Giveback Program, a staff CSR initiative
  • Cultural awareness training and recruitment of indigenous staff
  • Actively employing and retaining employees with disability
  • Upholding gender pay equity



  • ISO270001 certification
  • Values-based culture
  • Proactive approach to policy and procedure development
  • Strong governance and risk-management processes

How we help business

Why ESG is good business

The Victorian Chamber will host a breakfast event on Wednesday 22nd March at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating, with the aim of raising awareness and educating Victorian businesses on ESG and why doing good is good for business.

World Chambers Congress

Melbourne will host the 14th World Chambers Congress (WCC), co-organised by the Victorian Chamber. Melbourne’s unique 2025 WCC program will have an ESG theme that will empower, inspire and educate international and domestic chambers to lead business into the future.

Chamber Change

The Victorian Chamber is proud to deliver Chamber Change, a program that helps women in business mentor, network, empower and grow alongside each other. 

Member spotlight 

Sunified solar
Sunified: Benefits of renewable energy on manufacturing

Australia needs to take action to reduce emissions from this sector if it is to meet its international obligations on climate change.

Yarra Valley Vines
Yarra Valley Water: supporting communities and sustainability

YVW is currently working on a 50-year strategy about projecting the future and ensuring we have water security in the long term.

Geoff Gourley
Apricot Consulting: Driving positive change 

Apricot is a global consulting firm that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define and build a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Arcadis Whitepaper
Arcadis: ‘Prosperity beyond profit’ to boost sustainability’

Since 2015, Arcadis has published a Sustainable Cities Index (SCI) benchmarking the performance of 100 cities across the globe. 

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