UNSW conducts sustainable procurement study

UNSW conducts sustainable procurement study

A research team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School is conducting a joint-global research project on local governments’ purchasing, procurement and waste management.

The research comes as part of the PLUS Alliance composed of UNSW, Arizona State University (ASU), and King’s College London (KCL).

The study aims to better understand the barriers and facilitators of effective purchasing, procurement, and waste management for local governments, including the social, economic, and environmental implications.

The team has already conducted research in several countries including US and Japanese local governments. They are now looking to Australian councils to participate in the project for comparative Australian data.

The team is inviting local government professionals (e.g., managers, directors, and officers) to participate in an anonymous and confidential 15 -20 minutes online-survey. They are specifically targeting professionals from the following fields of expertise:

  1. Finance
  2. Procurement
  3. Waste management
  4. Public works
  5. City Planning
  6. Environment/environmental compliance
  7. Sustainability

The aim is to collect data from local governments with 10,000 or more residents in all states and territories. To participate in the survey, click here.