Human Capital - Best Practice

Green Globe Award celebrates commitment to support staff and students achieve

Charles Sturt University Sustainability at Charles Sturt manager Ed Maher and former student Anika Molesworth won the 2018 Green Globe Sustainability Champion and Young Sustainability Champion awards this year - a fantastic recognition of the pathways and support to both staff and students to realise passion and commitment to living and working in a more sustainable university, community, region, country and world.  Well done Ed and Anika!

"Receiving a Green Globe award is a great privilege and provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate sustainability achievement in the company of many brilliant individuals and highly-committed organisations. It is thanks to the commitment of Charles Sturt University and the community organisations that I am involved in that has allowed me to be recognised with a Sustainability Champion Award." - Ed Maher, Manager Sustainability at Charles Sturt.

"People working in Australian agriculture are making meaningful contributions to vibrant and resilient futures for all of us. This Green Globe Award recognizes the challenges that farmers are faced with and the effort being made in food security, environmental conservation and climate adaptation. This Award is for all rural Australians demonstrating leadership, commitment, innovation and ensuring sustainable farming futures in NSW." - Anika Molesworth, Founder, Climate Wise Agriculture and 2018

Best Practice

A message to our students and staff

Human capital is our most important resource in achieving sustainability at Charles Sturt University and we have developed systems to engage and develop students and staff.

The Human Capital framework addresses three critical areas:

  1. Recruitment
    Our recruitment processes position sustainability at the heart of joining Charles Sturt University and encourage students and staff to play their part in the University’s diverse, sustainable community.
  2. Recognition
    We all share ownership in Charles Sturt University’s commitment to sustainability. Staff and students who foster positive behaviour change will be recognised and rewarded, through Charles Sturt’s achievements, performance reviews and sustainability awards.
  3. Professional development
    Staff (in particular middle and senior management) have opportunities for professional development to pursue their interest in sustainability and further inspire a rewarding culture change at Charles Sturt University.


(Same as Staff Engagement)

Champion Position Campus
Jennie AndersonExecutive Director, People and Culture Wagga Wagga
Julie ClearyExecutive Director, Division of Student Administration Wagga Wagga
Jacqueline ClementsExecutive Director, Division of Student ServicesBathurst
Jenny McIntyreFaculty Administration Manager - FoSWagga Wagga
Sandra SharphamAssociate Director, Brand and Performance Marketing Bathurst
James CardiffDirector, Market Strategy and PlanningOrange

Progress toward best practice

This framework was benchmarked with the Staff Engagement framework on 23 May, 2016 and this graph shows our progress toward best practice across the eight activity areas.

The below graph illustrates our progress towards best practice across the eight (8) activity areas.  The orange bars reaching four (4) highlight best practice and the lower bars in blue indicate Charles Sturt University’s current baseline ratings.

Human Capital & Staff Engagement 2018 progress towards Best Practice