Dr Belinda Wade

Belinda Wade


Industry Professor


Business School

Areas of research & interest:

  • Climate change

Research Institution:


Belinda Wade is an Industry Professor within the University of Queensland Business School. Belinda's research promotes organisational progress on climate and sustainability issues with a focus on decarbonisation and organisational climate transitions. Her recent research has highlighted decarbonising actions taken within Australian companies, best practices in climate reporting and management, and the potential for circular principles to drive sustainable business models. Major projects include collaborations with Princeton University under the Rapid Switch initiative (focus on decarbonisation) and the Future Fuels CRC (hydrogen adoption). Driven by corporate challenges Belinda actively publishes industry reports and editorials within popular media to extend the reach of her research in addition to traditional academic publications (recent works in Journal of Business Ethics and Nature Climate Change). Belinda has been the lead author on several industry reports including the recent examination of the climate performance of the Australian superannuation sector and the perception of future fuels (hydrogen) by the Australian public. Editorial articles can be found in Entrepreneur Magazine (online), SmartCompany, and The UK Newspaper. Belinda has been featured in media including ABC Radio National’s Future Tense program, articles by AFR, Courier Mail and Nine News. Through her career Belinda has worked extensively within industry, consulting and academia. These positions include within major energy providers Tarong Energy (now Stanwell) and Energex Retail, Australian leading consulting firm Aurecon and academic positions with the University of Queensland where she established and led the Business Sustainability Initiative. Qualifications