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Welcome

The Sustainability Leaders Summit is an executive level event uniting sustainability decision makers from the region’s most influential companies.

The Summit features an ambitious, outcomes-focused agenda with over forty frontline perspectives from the highest levels of sustainability practice in Australia.

Over two days of case-based exploration and international vision, more than 200 of the nation’s leading corporate sustainability executives will explore the macro and micro issues shaping the sustainability journey with a collective purpose: to transform business for the better.

Why attend?

  • For over a decade we have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate
  • Your experience is at the heart of the Summit. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
  • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focused agenda.
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Gain access

// 12 Keynotes
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 200+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Daniella Foster
Vice President & Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Consumer Health
Bayer (USA)
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Professor Steve Evans
Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability
Cambridge University (UK)
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Vanessa Wright
Vice President, Global Sustainability
Pernod Ricard (FR)
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Andreas Ahrens
Head of Climate
Inter IKEA Group (SE)
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Dr Stefanos Fotiou
Director, Environment and Development Division
United Nations (TL)
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Andrew Parker
Group Executive, Government, Industry and International Affairs
Qantas Airways
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Susan Mizrahi
Chief Sustainability Officer
Australia Post
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David Benattar
Chief Sustainability Officer
The Warehouse Group (NZ)
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Kylie Macfarlane
General Manager, Corporate Responsibility
Commonwealth Bank
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Troy Powell
Head of Sustainability
Orica
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Sarah Clarke
Group General Manager, Sustainability and Reputation
Mirvac
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Simone Looi-Britton
General Manager, Sustainability and Public Policy
Veolia Australia and New Zealand
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Siobhan Leach
Group Sustainability Officer
Ramsay Health Care
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Sue Panuccio
National Environment Manager
Ramsay Health Care
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Andrew Petersen
Chief Executive Officer
Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia
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Janette O’Neill
Group Head of Sustainability
QBE Insurance
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Jaana Quaintance-James
Chief Sustainability Officer
Global Fashion Group
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Eloise Bishop
Head of Sustainability
Country Road Group & David Jones
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Riccardo Rizzi
Director Sustainability IFM, Energy and Sustainability Services, Australia
Jones Lang LaSalle
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Amanda Visser
Group Head of Sustainability
The Star Entertainment Group
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David Inall
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Dairy Farmers
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Ryan Swenson
Head of Sustainable Development
Officeworks
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Ricky Bridge
Group General Manager Environment and Sustainability
Downer
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Penny Barker
Head of Environment, Sustainability and Community
Caltex Australia
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Amy Hogan
National Manager- Group Sustainability
Stockland
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Matthew Nicholas
Head of Major Projects & Sustainability
Tennis Australia
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Jane Rotsey
General Manager, Safety, Sustainability and Environment
Sydney Airport
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Margaret Stuart
Head of Corporate and External Relations
Nestlé
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Jeremy Goodman
Director, Supply Chain
Carnival Australia
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Sally Townsend
Head of Sustainability
Blackmores
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Corin Millais
Manager, Ethical Business Strategy
Teachers Mutual Bank
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Kiera Flynn
Sustainability Manager
L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand
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Sessions

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021
  • 08:25Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 08:55Opening Ministerial Addresss

  • 09:05Keynote

    Sticking to our Knitting: Qantas and Social License
    Andrew Parker
    Group Executive, Government, Industry and International Affairs
    Qantas Airways
  • 09:30Outlook Session

    Business Imperatives: Defining Your Sustainability Agenda

    Climate’s primacy as a mainstream political and economic issue is challenging businesses to reconceive established operating models. This session sets the tone for the Summit, as we discuss the rising influence of sustainability practice over the corporate agenda. We will consider how corporations are navigating an increasingly hostile climate debate and uncover whether extreme ideas about sustainability are as popular in the real world as they are on Twitter.

    Riccardo Rizzi
    Director Sustainability IFM, Energy and Sustainability Services, Australia
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Margaret Stuart
    Head of Corporate and External Relations
    Nestlé
  • 10:20Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 10:50Partner Keynote

  • 11:20Leadership Session

    The Cost of Consumption: Aligning Sustainability and Business Objectives

    Is it possible to wholeheartedly pursue a sustainability agenda without cannibalising your organisation’s profitability? This session addresses the seemingly contradictory responsibilities of fueling growth through consumption while committing to sustainable practice. We’ll hear how this dialogue plays out at the Board level, and see first-hand what courageous leadership looks like in sustainability.

    David Inall
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Dairy Farmers
    Ricky Bridge
    Group General Manager Environment and Sustainability
    Downer
    Eloise Bishop
    Head of Sustainability
    Country Road Group & David Jones
  • 12:10Lunch Welcome Remarks

  • 12:15Lunch & Networking

  • 13:10Keynote

    Sustainability at the Core: Shaping a Collective Response to Climate Crisis
    David Benattar
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    The Warehouse Group (NZ)
  • 13:35Stakeholder Engagement Session

    Towards Transparency: Forging a Credible Path to Progress

    Today’s business climate is embroiled by heightened transparency. From severe reputational damage to litigation emerging as a credible threat, climate-orientated financial disclosure has been cast into the light. In this session, we’ll hear from leading experts on how your organisation can measure and report on systematic climate risks, and ultimately develop and implement actionable business responses.

    Amy Hogan
    National Manager- Group Sustainability
    Stockland
    Jane Rotsey
    General Manager, Safety, Sustainability and Environment
    Sydney Airport
  • 14:25Platinum Keynote

  • 14:40Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:05Keynote

    Positive Tomorrow, Means Circular Today
    Susan Mizrahi
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Australia Post
  • 15:30Culture and Strategy Session

    Cultures Uncovered: Unleashing the Power of People

    To truly infuse sustainability at the heart of your organisation, employees must align with – and unite behind – a shared corporate vision. But how do you build sustainability as a genuine commitment, rather than a scripted response to market forces? In this session, we’ll discuss the psychology behind culture, unpack the tools and strategies that enable constructive dialogue, and hear what it takes to live and breathe sustainability as an anchor of corporate identity.

    Simone Looi-Britton
    General Manager, Sustainability and Public Policy
    Veolia Australia and New Zealand
    Jaana Quaintance-James
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Global Fashion Group
  • 16:20Keynote

  • 16:45Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:50Close of Day One

Wednesday, 17th March, 2021
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments, & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:05Keynote

  • 09:30Consumer Session

    Advocacy at Scale: Influencing the Social Agenda

    Sustainability is on the consumer mind. We are holding ourselves and the brands that represent us to higher levels of accountability.  But creating a lasting impression on consumers and permanently shifting behaviour remains a considerable challenge. In this session, we will discuss the ways in which businesses are educating and influencing consumers to make more sustainable, ethical purchasing decisions.

    Sarah Clarke
    Group General Manager, Sustainability and Reputation
    Mirvac
    Kylie Macfarlane
    General Manager, Corporate Responsibility
    Commonwealth Bank
    Ryan Swenson
    Head of Sustainable Development
    Officeworks
    Penny Barker
    Head of Environment, Sustainability and Community
    Caltex Australia
  • 10:20Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 10:50Diamond Keynote

  • 11:15Partnership Session

    Allied for Advantage: A Collaborative Response to Shared Challenges

    Any individual organisation has only so much influence over the global carbon footprint. A collective response is required to elevate meaningful yet isolated impacts into outcomes of greater significance. In this session, we’ll observe that the sustainability journey is better not walked alone; uncovering how companies can effectively align behind shared suppliers and the end-consumer to reform business practices and deliver CSR initiatives of substantial value.

    Amanda Visser
    Group Head of Sustainability
    The Star Entertainment Group
    Corin Millais
    Manager, Ethical Business Strategy
    Teachers Mutual Bank
    Matthew Nicholas
    Head of Major Projects & Sustainability
    Tennis Australia
  • 12:05Keynote

    Growth vs. Impact - Gaining buy-in from the Board
  • 12:30Lunch Welcome Remarks

  • 12:35Lunch & Networking

  • 13:30Platinum Keynote

  • 13:45Supply Chain Session

    Carving New Pathways: Ushering in a New Era of Supply

    As the dimensions of sustainability shift, businesses are reexamining and reengineering their supply pathways to create long-term value while mitigating regulatory, operational and financial risks. The complexity of this task is not easily overstated. In this session, our panelists will candidly confront the reality of building supply chains for a sustainable future.

    Troy Powell
    Head of Sustainability
    Orica
    Jeremy Goodman
    Director, Supply Chain
    Carnival Australia
    Sally Townsend
    Head of Sustainability
    Blackmores
  • 14:35Keynote

    Planning Ahead: A New Lease on Sustainability
    Daniella Foster
    Vice President & Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Consumer Health
    Bayer (USA)
  • 15:00Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:10Close of Summit

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Sponsorship

www.tem.com.au

As Australia’s largest voluntary carbon offset specialist, TEM empowers brands to take action on climate change while managing carbon risk. Our technology suite BlueHaloTM seamlessly integrates carbon offsetting solutions for people and products on the move – connecting environmentally conscious customers with high-impact environmental projects that deliver extraordinary benefits to people and the planet.

www.banksiafdn.com

The Banksia Foundation is a well-established not-for-profit organisation dedicated to working with industry and community to create an array of platforms to focus attention on the recognition of excellence in sustainability.

www.bcsda.org.au

BCSD Australia is a CEO-led organisation of more than 40 Australian businesses and non-governmental bodies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and acting on climate change.

www.edgeenvironment.com

Edge can help you accelerate your sustainability journey with tailored, innovative and evidence-based solutions. We identify opportunities for you to deliver triple bottom line benefits based on a commitment to genuine life-cycle thinking.

www.tkblueagency.com

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TK’Blue makes managing the environmental impact of your transport, a lever for your economic performance

Methodology & tools to measure and monitor the reduction of CO2 / GHG emissions and negative externalities of freight transport

The Sustainability Leaders Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Summit is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community.

Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with sustainability professionals, the Sustainability Leaders Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

 

Angel Gomez – Commercial Director
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectmedia.com

Flights

 

Official Airline Partner

 

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2021 Sustainability Leaders Summit, being held on the 16 & 17 March.

Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal below.

When booking, use the allocated code SLS20 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline.

With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Melbourne, Australia for the Sustainability Leaders Summit in 2021.

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Pricing and Discounts Early Bird Registration
(until 11/12/2020)
Standard Registration
(from 12/12/2020)
1 Delegate $1,195 + GST $1,495 + GST
4 Delegates (includes 1 FREE) $3,585 + GST $4,485 + GST
8 Delegates (includes 2 FREE) $7,170 + GST $8,970 + GST

* Please note if you are a Service Provider to sustainability executives, email angelg@connectmedia.com to register.

Capacity for the Summit is strictly capped to 150 delegates. Register now to secure your place.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Pass:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Digital Pass:

    A digital pass is valid for the use of 1 user and provides access to live content, inclusive of all keynotes, and sessions. The pass also includes access to approved speaker presentations/on demand content; this will be available to you via email in the week following the event. Please note: Sharing of speaker presentation’s is subject to approval from the guest speaker. Access must not be shared by multiple user’s or redistributed in any way. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny access to anyone who is found violating the above terms.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card. All prices and promotions are valid at the time of purchase only and may not be redeemed after the point of purchase.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event. Where Connect Media is unable to run the event in the next 12 months (from the date of the event), you will be entitled to a full refund. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements.

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectmedia.com.

    Cancellation Policy:

    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration. Where Connect Media is required to reschedule the event in the interest of the event partner’s and guests, your pass will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates. Should Connect Media be unable to offer, deliver or fulfil any engagement within 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

    Event Delivery:

    In case of a change in government restrictions and advice, Connect Media reserves the right to make the decision to deliver the event completely digital, or completely in person. Should you hold a different pass, you are entitled to move your registration to digital/in person, or receive a credit for the following edition of the event.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@connectmedia.com. To view our full privacy policy please visit: https://connectmedia.com/privacy-policy/.

     

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectmedia.com

    Can I transfer my pass?

    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectmedia.com

    How do I receive my delegate pass?

    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    Is media registration available?

    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of sustainability professionals.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees.