To compete on a world stage, both at the 2032 Olympics and beyond, it is crucial that Queensland invests in sustainable growth and sustainable businesses. Government commitments to 50% renewables or to NetZero 2050 offer a good start; but given the volume of investment required to get to these targets, there is always more work to do.

The Olympics are a great opportunity, as a state and as a nation, to demonstrate a commitment to our low-emissions future and to provide accelerated investment into critical sustainable industries. We think these sustainable industries represent an enormous opportunity.

The 2032 Olympics are a chance for Queensland to invest in new infrastructure and assets, with a focus on renewable energy and long-term growth. Whether it is green hydrogen in Gladstone, a carbon-neutral airport on the Sunshine Coast or
a wind farm in Waterloo, our state’s regional and metropolitan can work together to diversify our economy and maximise our job growth in these emerging industries.

Support for sustainable investment can also improve operational practices, provide access to new markets, and increase our ability to withstand climate risks. These benefits are not just limited to the cities but also provide our regions with new income streams and growth opportunities.

Within the superannuation industry, we are acutely aware of how important it is to map the long-term investment horizons of our assets. To get to 2032, we need to start our investment programmes now, with an eye to how our world, our society and our technologies are developing for the future.