Dr Simon Divecha

Dr Simon Divecha
 Position PhD Student
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Email simon.divecha@adelaide.edu.au
 Mobile +61 4 1164 6428
 Location Floor/Room 6 09 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I have two decades of experience creating environmental change, addressing climate futures and, leading programs that today create the conditions for the growth of sustainable organisations and societies.

    I've worked extensively on environmental, social, community and business issues, at the international, national and local levels. This includes major programs and projects with national and international companies as well as directing international activities across business, government and non-government organisations (in leadership and CEO positions). In particular, my experince focuses on leading complex change initiatives that deliver health, climate change and sustainability results. I specialise in applying integral and meta theory for practical impact and has a depth of experience across multiple sectors. This includes advising the board and senior management extends across large multinationals (such as IAG), international fora and multilateral institutions (such as APEC) as well as applying this to enable transformational solutions (e.g, Health sectors).

    My PhD explored the impact of climate change on business strategy, culture and collaboration in two major international companies. I argue effectiveness requires understanding the many different ways in which people make sense of the problems, working with, and designing for, current circumstances and opportunities, while simultaneously drawing from a broad range of global knowledge - I build and use meta-theory to assist us to do this.


    Ph: +61 (0)411 64 64 28 | T: twitter.com/simondivecha | F: facebook.com/simon.divecha |  W: www.greenmode.com.au

  • Awards & Achievements

    I recieved the University of Adelaide’s Doctoral Research Medal for outstanding research at PhD level (2014) for my thesis entitled “A climate for change: An exploration towards Integral Action Loops to apply our knowledge for sustainability success”.

    Thesis cover


    Harvard, China and Australia joint climate change symposium

    In the world of hard climate science, carbon pricing schemes and emissions targets you could be forgiven for thinking that human attitudes are of lesser importance. Nothing is further from the truth. ... Read about the resarch for this Symposium here.

     Science + Humanities



    2009 - Next Generation Leadership Program, Australia-Korea Korea - One of 10 Australian's chosen to participate in Green Growth exchange.

    2007 - Australian Davos Connection Future Summit Leadership Award Melbourne - Award from Sir Ninian Stephens for outstanding leadership in the community.

    2007 - Commonwealth Study Conference India / Singapore / Malaysia - Participant - one of 18 Australians selected to attend this 4 yearly event.

    2006 - Integral Institute Colorado USA -Received scholarship to participate in Integral Sustainability Workshop.

    2001 - Sydney Leadership Program Award Sydney/NSW - Sydney Leadership brings committed leaders from business, government and the community sector together to examine complex interdependent issues and solutions.


  • Publications

    DIVECHA, S. 2009. Common Pool Resource Principles and Development in Business Responses to Climate Change. Workshop on the Workshop 4. Indiana University Bloomington.

    DIVECHA, S. 2002. Detailed Ok Tedi Analysis. Mineral Policy Institute Website. Mineral Policy Institute.

    DIVECHA, S., RAKOVA, U., OAKWOOD, M. 2000. Cyanide Crash - Tolukuma Gold Mine Cyanide Spill in Papua New Guinea. Mineral Policy Institute, Greenpeace, Environmental Law Centre PNG.

    DIVECHA, S., 1998. Down to Earth - A Plain English Guide for Earthworks Community Waste Program. Auburn Development Network, Environment Protection Authority NSW.

    DIVECHA, S., COBBING, M., VALLETTE, J. 1994. The Waste Invasion of Asia - Hazardous Waste and Policy Alternatives in Southeast Asia. Greenpeace.

    COBBING, M., DIVECHA, S. 1993. Export of Lead Batteries to non-OECD Countries. Greenpeace.

    BARCLAY, B., DIVECHA, S. 1992. Silent Spring - 30 years on. Greenpeace.

    DIVECHA, S., BARCLAY, B. 1992. Organic Cotton - New Business and Environmental Change. Greenpeace.

    DIVECHA, S. 1991. The Clean Production Alternative - Hazardous Waste Out of Water. Greenpeace.

    DIVECHA, S., LISLE, P., MCRAY, S. 1990. Nufarm - Dioxin Pollution. Greenpeace.


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