Welcome to MOSS

Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) is an Australian based NFP industry body for individuals, corporations, governments and not-for-profit organisations interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability, founded in 2005 by  Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley). It fosters responsible business practices across Australia through education, training, networking, tools and advice - driving sustainability, zero waste, innovation and competitive business success. 

The World Economic Forum suggests 80% of the US$3.2 trillion global consumer good sector is lost irrecoverably each year due to the current inefficient 'make, take, waste' model.  How much is that worth to your business, community or economy?

Our goal is to inspire visionary change in society, providing the know how and tools to transition to a regenerative economy. MOSS assists organisations embrace sustainability as a core component of strategy, operations and supply chain. What ever your role - if you have an interest in, or responsibility for any aspect of CSR or Sustainability - MOSS is here to help you innovate and prosper! Learn more...


Become a Member

Learn - Grow - Prosper. Wether you are just starting out or are an industry veteran - MOSS is here to help you and your organisation grow and prosper as we transition to a low carbon economy.

Learn from industry experts and your peers, discover best practice, even become a Sustainability Leader.

We provide a plethorea of benefits such as mentoring and 24/7 access to our Members Only Resource Centre with >1000 reports, videos and podcasts to aid your business case and professional development. Resources to help 
you make the best decisions for your business. 

For convenience and ease of navigation we've listed topics under the 4 key impact areas of Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment. 


The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them, so join us to discover new opportunities to improve your economic, social and environmental performance, create jobs and build healthy vibrant sustainable communities - so there is enough for all, forever!


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MOSS supports the Blue Economy

When most people think about the environment or sustainability they think green - but for many it's considered too expensive and because of what is often a linear approach, green has proven to have many unintended negative consequences.

 A new business model that focuses on systems integration, inspired by nature with zero waste that underpins a more sustainable approach to economic development has emerged.  It's called the  The Blue Economy and its shaping a new way to do business.

The Blue Economy is creating jobs (millions of them), solving problems, teaching us to be more entrepreneurial and collaborative working with what we have, opening the door to innovation led by physics, inspired by nature - building on the green economy - but doing it in a systemic way, with new business models and innovation, where there is zero waste, multiple new revenue streams and multiple benefits including building capital in all it's forms. Through a systemic approach, standing on the shoulders of the Green Economy, the Blue Economy provides us the principles, methodologies, business models and technologies to deliver win:win solutions to a changing economic landscape in which resource depletion and social costs are untenable and unsustainable.

Its 100+ game changing innovations are set to generate 100 million new jobs in the next 10 years. These mostly disruptive and outcompeting models draw on the decennial works and the latest bodies of knowledge, research, experiments, and successful businesses of pioneering entrepreneurs, scientists and economists worldwide. 

MOSS CEO Anne-Maree Huxley is now one of only 25 people world wide qualified as a Blue Economy Expert. 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, manufacturer, miner, farmer, government, NGO, business advisor, sustainability consultant, small business or a multinational company - you need to know about the  The Blue Economy to enable you to achieve your business goals in a way that reduces costs, builds resilience and generates value, whilst building capital in all it's forms.  

Call MOSS to discover how Anne-Maree Huxley can help your economic, social and environmental performance by embedding Blue Economy Principles into corporate strategy or by implementing some of the blue economy technologies, or attend one of our workshop to discover how the Blue Economy can help you Do Better Business. 


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Education, Training, Tools, Resources and Recycling

MOSS provides an array of tools, workshops, audits, mentoring and consulting services to support C Suite Managers, Boards and consultants. Our latest events include  How to improve Sustainability Communication strategy, skills and storytelling ability Workshops and Doing Business Better - an introduction to the Blue Economy that allows one to take a deep dive into the latest wave of sustainability innovation - that's generating jobs (millions of them), turning waste into revenues streams, saving millions through the use of ground breaking technologies and delivering a new way to problem solve some of the greatest issues of our time (locally and globally).  
Seeing the rules of the game have changed - you will find both provide great support to achieve your economic, social and environmental goals.

We've spent a lot time searching for the worlds best tools as well as collaborating with industry experts to develop tools that will help transition organisations to a low carbon economy and produce more robust and profitable businesses. Tools that will help organisations measure and reduce your water, waste, resources and energy use. Tools that helps local governments and developers in the early stage of planning and design of precincts, buildings and associated infrastructure. Tools that help educate schools and local communities on sustainability and tackle the challenge of climate change. Tools that will help mainstream and embed sustainability and assist reporting. Even tertiary qualified mentoring programs to help disadvantaged youth and nationally accreditated Stakeholder Engagement programs. To learn more - call us today on 03 987 99886.

Join a discussion, workshop or webinar and explore thought leadership and specialist views on a raft of topics. Whether you want to understand how to Comunicate Sustainability or Build Resilience into your Business, MOSS can assist you.  Check out our events program here or talk to MOSS about designing a program specifically for your needs. Note MOSS is currently in hibernation for the beginning of winter planning a new range of resourses and courses to support individual and company growth, so don't dispair that there's not a large range of events currently posted.  All will be revealed soon!

There's a plethorea of free resources available on our CSR and Sustainability Links page. Find out what others are doing in the world of CSR, ESG and Sustainable Development and much much more...or join and gain full access to our Member Resource Centre with hundreds of reports and programs to aid your business case, policies or program development to address areas of interest such as diversity, supply chain management, sustainable marketing and greenwashing, ethics, human rights management and much much more. 

If you still want more...We are not big on reinventing the wheel, so rather than have our own book store or book review check out the latest array of book on CSR and Sustainability from CSR Wire covering a wide range of topics including books on sustainable investing, guidebooks on running a sustainable and ethical business, MBA guides and much more. 

"The challenges we face with climate change are not challenges at all, but incredible opportunities. In fact, I believe it to be the greatest wealth creating opportunity of our generation as we move to a post-carbon economy." Jose-Maria Figueres, Businessman, Former President Costa Rica, and Chairman Carbon War Room. 


Become a CSR leader

"If you want to build a business to last, you must take Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. Talented employees demand it, informed customers expect it, and longterm investors will require it. Embedded in the business, CSR can be a source of creativity and innovation, leading to new products and services, access to new or under-serviced markets, or even new business models."

If you want information about Careers in CSR and Sustainability - refer here

Discover who's providing leadership in the CSR and Sustainability space. 



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Industry News

Pope urges citizens to keep politicians accountable and to save the planet from climate change. Pope Francis is the first pontiff that has placed environmental causes at the heart of his papacy, denouncing what he sees as a throwaway consumer culture and rampant, market-driven economies.

The European Union has hit its carbon-cutting targets six years early according to new data.

Investors care more about sustainability than many executives believe according to a new MIT report Investing for a Sustainable Future.

UN World Environment Day Awards winners announced. Congratulations to all finalists and winners. It's an inspirational program that continues to show what's possible.

You may not own, or drive your vehicle in 10 years - and and this is why... 

NSW puts 10c deposit on cans and containers. Due to commence in July 2017, it aims to curb litter and follows on from a long terms SA program.  More...

SustainAbility release Global Trends and Opportunities for 2016 and beyond.

State of Green Business 2016. This report takes the pulse of corporate progress in sustainability in the US and around the world. Check out the top 10 trends for 2016, Video interviews with key sustainability leaders and much more.

The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics. This ground breaking report provides a vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste, and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the systemic shift needed.

Closed loop, cradle to cradle, next-gen recycling? No matter what you call it, companies are already jockeying for position in the trillion-dollar material reuse market. 

Tackling climate change NOW could save $1.8 trillion. Tackling climate change is expensive. But not as expensive as doing nothing!

10 brilliant tips for Sustainability Teams from Richard Gilies Veteran UK Sustainability Manager. 

How cities are innovating towards a circular economy.

A wealth of flows. It's time to move towards a circular economy - a regenerative model based around feedback-rich flows allied to new circular economy business models. The economic advantage lies in designing out waste, enabling access over ownership, using materials in cascading systems and radical resource productivity with the prospect of rebuilding capital and resilience.

Is blue the new green? MOSS CEO shares insight into the Blue Economy with Eco-Business and the Singapore Economic Development Board. More...  

There is a shift afoot as Leaders place Company Values on the Same Level as Profits. More... 

Can cities lead the way in maximizing nature's value? In recent decades, an increasing number of companies, governments and organizations have been thinking seriously about this complex issue of sustainability and have developed increasingly innovative ways to quantify and assess the value of nature's services - our natural capital  Read more...

One principle of the Blue Economy is to replace something with nothing - so great to see Scott's eliminate the cardboard centre in their toilet paper  Saving them a small fortune...

100 Innovations Proving Potential for sustainable cities.Discover the top 100 innovations leading sustainable development in 151 countries.

6 ways to move beyond zero-waste. Moving beyond zero waste requires a wholesale rethinking on what waste is and how it should be addressed. To help with the transition, Bill McDonough provides 6 thought provoking opportunites.

A global study by MIT Sloan Management Review suggest 90 percent of executives think sustainability is essential, but only about half are addressing the most material sustainability issues they face.  More...

Order Within Chaos: A New Business Paradigm Inspired by Nature. The economic, social and environmental volatility now facing business means organizations have to operate in a dynamically transforming landscape. Organizations inspired by nature are resilient, optimizing, adaptive, systems-based, values-based, and life-supporting.  Biomimicry is a foundation stone of the Blue Economy. Discover the fundamentals...

Resource productivity (which is key to the Blue Economy) could meet up to 30% of the global demand for natural resources by 2030 if we have a resource revolution.  Learn more...

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