1-2 MARCH 2023
CROWN MELBOURNE
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DELIVERING IMPACT

Over two days, the Sustainability Leaders Summit will bring together more than 300 of the nation’s leading corporate sustainability executives to delve deeply into the challenges and opportunities behind the ultimate goal of transforming business for the better.

The Summit features an ambitious, outcomes-focused agenda with over forty frontline perspectives from the highest levels of sustainability practice in Australia. From the macro and micro issues that challenge businesses in their transition to sustainability, to the opportunities that are there for businesses that can take a forward and leadership position, the Summit is an exclusive, executive-level event that will unite the sustainability decision makers from the region’s most influential companies.

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.

Gain Access

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35+ Industry Speakers
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2 Powerful Days
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Executive Learning Agenda
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12 Keynotes
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2023 Speakers

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Paramita Das
General Manager, Global Marketing & Development

Rio Tinto (US)
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Paramita Das
General Manager, Global Marketing & Development

Rio Tinto (US)
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Emma Stewart
Chief Sustainability Officer

Netflix (US)
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Emma Stewart
Chief Sustainability Officer

Netflix (US)
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Shamina Singh
Founder & President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Executive Vice President Sustainability

Mastercard (US)
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Shamina Singh
Founder & President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Executive Vice President Sustainability

Mastercard (US)
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Roger Sharp
Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer

Bupa
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Roger Sharp
Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer

Bupa
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Jaana Quintance-James
Chief Sustainability Officer

Global Fashion Group
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Jaana Quintance-James
Chief Sustainability Officer

Global Fashion Group
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Siobhan Toohill
Chief Sustainability Officer

Westpac
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Siobhan Toohill
Chief Sustainability Officer

Westpac
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Andrew Buay
Vice President, Group Sustainability

Optus
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Andrew Buay
Vice President, Group Sustainability

Optus
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Ryan Swenson
Head of ESG & Corporate Affairs

Officeworks
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Ryan Swenson
Head of ESG & Corporate Affairs

Officeworks
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Heidi Hauf
Regional Sustainability Lead Asia Pacific

Boeing
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Heidi Hauf
Regional Sustainability Lead Asia Pacific

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Lee Stewart
Head of Corporate Sustainability

Fonterra
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Lee Stewart
Head of Corporate Sustainability

Fonterra

At a Glance

Outlook Session

Roles and Responsibilities: Striding Towards a Sustainable Future

Social and environmental sustainability have become a mainstay of both our political climate and economic reality. This Session adopts a macro-lens to assess the state of the circular economy and the sustainability progress we are making as a nation. We’ll explore the respective roles of government and industry, weighing consumer sentiment against policy directives, to better understand our evolving responsibilities as leaders of industry. Delegates will gain a sharper outlook on the wider forces at play to reposition their own businesses as a force in equitable, sustainable recovery.

 

Leadership Session

Taking Ownership: Championing the Social Dimensions of Sustainability

The pandemic has demonstrated the influence we wield as leaders. To navigate this ongoing crisis, advance commercial outcomes, and build business and personal resilience, leaders must steel their resolve and invest time and resources in social sustainability efforts. In this Session, we’ll hear how business leaders are identifying and managing business impacts on employees, customers, communities, and the value chain at large, and explore the outcomes that flow from a renewed social license to operate. The objective of this Session is to bring life to a new leadership mandate for you and your team, with a strong focus on implementation.

 

Supply Chain Session

Confronting Complexity: Maximising the Impact of Sustainable Supply-Chain Practices

Any meaningful conversation on transforming business for the better must acknowledge the complexity of sustainability in supply chains. We understand that it takes considerable resources and concerted, collaborative effort to improve sustainability across your entire supply chain. This Session provides practical insight on how to best direct your resources and efforts for the greatest impact, further developing your central-planning muscles. From identifying circularity challenges through to interconnecting data and integrating manufacturing and procurement practices, we will explore the steps businesses are taking to improve visibility and traceability in supply to inform sustainable decision-making.

 

Technology Session

Advanced Capabilities: Powering Sustainability Through Technology Innovation

The pandemic inspired the rapid adoption of technology, condensing digitisation into a timeframe previously thought impossible. Now, businesses must sustain this urgency and intensity in the sustainability space, deploying and integrating technology to inform more meaningful decision-making. In this Session, we’ll hear how businesses are leveraging data and analytics, and technology more broadly, to enable transparent processes and impactful decisions across the business. Attendees will be rewarded with a clearer picture of the partnerships and tools industry leaders are utilising to transform their businesses for the better.

 

Stakeholder Engagement Session

Securing Sustainability: Minimising Risk and Elevating Reporting

The rise of climate-related financial risks and increased wariness from investors and insurers alike have propelled environmental, social and governance issues to the top of the corporate agenda. In this Session, we’ll draw on key perspectives from internal and external stakeholders alike to explore climate-related financial reporting and disclosure, from strategy development and regulatory requirements through to measuring and tracking financed emissions. Attendees will be armed with strategies and systems for reporting on key environmental and social sustainability risks to improve the security and transparency of their business operations.

 

People Session

Passion and Purpose: Amplifying Sustainability Within Your Organisation

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of corporate authenticity, aligning with companies that reflect their own values. This Session is not concerned with fabricating appeal or marketing sustainability. It is about building an authentic culture, with sustainability at the core, that inspires employees and informs how consumers connect with your business. In this Session, we’ll explore how to amplify sustainability within your business and deliver on the pursuit of purpose. Attendees will gain insight into the methods leading businesses have used to inspire commitment to sustainability at every stage of the corporate hierarchy.

 

Future Session

Vision for the Future: Accelerating Sustainability Transformation

For many businesses, the abrupt chaos of the pandemic hindered long-term ambitions as a survival mindset came to the fore. Now, having had time to adapt and reflect, we can see that pandemic presents a rare opportunity for deep business model innovation. In this Session, we’ll explore how leaders are sharpening their long-term vision for sustainable business, as well as the tangible strategies set down to meaningfully accelerate towards this reality. We’ll hear how businesses are defining sustainability strategies against long-term value for stakeholders; leveraging business ecosystem to find new opportunities and avenues for growth; approaching change management challenges to cultural integration; and reconfiguring operations to fuel transformation.

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SPONSORS

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2022 Event Partner | ey.com
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2022 Diamond Sponsor | thoughtworks.com
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2022 Platinum Sponsor | geotab.com.au
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2022 Platinum Sponsor | resourceco.com.au
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2022 Official Offset Partner | tem.com.au
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2022 Gold Sponsor | edgeenvironment.com
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2022 Destination Partner | melbournecb.com.au
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2022 Destination Partner | visitmelbourne.com
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2022 Associate Sponsor | banksiafdn.com
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2022 Associate Sponsor | talentnation.com.au
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2022 Associate Sponsor | bcsda.org.au
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2022 Associate Sponsor | apco.org.au
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EY teams help to support organisations understand and respond to the risks and opportunities associated with sustainability and ESG.  Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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“Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. We are 10,000+ people strong across 48 offices in 17 countries. Over the last 25+ years, we’ve delivered extraordinary impact together with our clients by helping them solve complex business problems with technology as the differentiator. Striving for positive social change is at the core of our purpose and culture, and we help amplify the work of our partners at the forefront of social movements. In 2021, Thoughtworks co-founded The Green Software, to help reduce carbon emissions from the use of software by creating a trusted ecosystem of people, tools and practices for building green software.”

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Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the cloud and providing data-driven analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Processing billions of data points daily, Geotab helps businesses improve and optimise fleet productivity, enhance safety and achieve stronger compliance. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com/au.

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ResourceCo is a global leader in waste recycling, extracting maximum value from materials otherwise destined for landfill. A pioneer in delivering carbon abatement, we work with organisations to progress the circular economy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future. With over 30 years of experience and 60 million tonnes of materials repurposed, we are leading the sustainability transformation.

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TEM is Asia Pacific’s largest and most trusted carbon offset provider. We empower business to achieve carbon neutrality and deliver extraordinary impact by supporting verified, life-changing carbon offset projects worldwide.

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Edge is a leading full-spectrum sustainability consultancy. We combine science, strategy and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take ambitious action. Our mission is to create a world where unsustainable is unthinkable.

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Come and meet in Melbourne, Australia’s knowledge capital. A city of great minds and a place where the world’s brightest thinkers gather to inspire, innovate and deliver real change. Let Melbourne Convention Bureau help you deliver an outstanding business event and powerful event legacy.

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Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay is Melbourne; the city where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed.

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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.

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Carbon Neutral and BCorp certified, Talent Nation is Australia’s leading sustainability and environmental executive search and recruitment specialist.
Having been at the forefront of sustainability recruitment since 2012, Talent Nation brings the experience, sector knowledge and deep industry contacts that enables us to accelerate impact by placing the right person in the right role, every time.

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The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia) is the national peak body representing forward-thinking companies and organisations that are working towards the transition to a sustainable Australia. Our mission is to accelerate this transition by making sustainable business more successful.

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The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. APCO works with governments, businesses and other organisations from across Australia’s large and complex packaging value chain to develop the insights, resources and programs that are needed to build a sustainable national packaging ecosystem. In 2018, APCO was endorsed by government to lead the delivery of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets and ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To achieve this goal, APCO is working closely with government and industry to deliver a range of sustainable design, recycling, waste to landfill reduction and circular economy projects. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading product stewardship organisations with a strong national and global collaborative network, APCO is committed to reducing the environmental impact of packaging on Australian communities by moving towards a circular economy

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Why Get Involved

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


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Venue/Accommodation Details

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Crown Promenade Melbourne:

Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC, 3006, Australia.

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 02/12/2022)
$1495 + GST
$4485 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 03/12/2022)
$1695 + GST
$5085 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to sustainability executives, please email jessicaef@connectmedia.com to register.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: team@connectmedia.com
Tel: 61 2 8004 8590

 

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

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We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

 

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

 

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