Rosemary Sainty


Currently assisting in the development of the national Learning & Teaching Sustainability website whilst undertaking a PhD in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Guest lecturer/casual teacher in the School of Management, UTS Business School. From 2008 Rosemary established the National Responsible Business Practice Project funded by the Australian Federal Government (through Treasury) based at St James Ethics Centre where she built a world first ‘HUB’ of international initiatives and local resources including the Australian focal points for the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the most widely used sustainability reporting framework. She was an expert member on the Standards Australia Committee for the Social Responsibility ISO 26000 draft standard. Her work received endorsement from the Federal Treasurer, the Business Council of Australia and HRH the Prince of Wales. Rosemary spent a further 12 months as elected Head, Secretariat, Global Compact Network Australia to grow the Network to become the strongest corporate citizenship movement in Australia incorporating many of Australia’s most prominent businesses across banking and finance, extractives, retail and professional services. More recently Rosemary was appointed to the newly created position of Director, Corporate Engagement for Transparency International Australia (TIA). Rosemary has published research articles and resources and spoken widely on corporate social responsibility and business ethics, both locally and internationally. She is a registered psychologist and has a Masters degree in Professional Ethics (UNSW).

Teaching Material


  • Project Coordinator - Learning & Teaching Sustainability website and Founding Australian Representative to the UN Global Compact at University of Technology, Sydney