5-6 MARCH 2025
PULLMAN ALBERT PARK | MELBOURNE
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ELEVATING INFLUENCE ACCELERATING IMPACT

Over two days, the Sustainability Leaders Summit will bring together over 300 of the nation’s leading corporate sustainability executives to explore the challenges and opportunities behind the ultimate goal of transforming businesses 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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300+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Justine Rowe
Chief Sustainability Officer

Telstra
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Justine Rowe
Chief Sustainability Officer

Telstra
Justine Rowe is Telstra’s Chief Sustainability Officer. As a transformational changemaker, Justine and her team are responsible for the delivery of policy advice, stakeholder management and community initiatives across regulatory, sustainability and regional affairs. Justine’s experience merges significant experience in legal and external relationship management. In her career at Telstra she has supported CEO, Andy Penn as Chief of Staff, led the Strategic Policy and Transformation group in Sustainability, External Affairs and Legal, along with leading a global team of lawyers as Legal Executive and Business Partner for Telstra Enterprise. Justine is also proud to be on the board of the Telstra Foundation, Telstra’s purpose-led philanthropic arm. Prior to Telstra, Justine worked in-house in the electricity sector after starting her legal career in private practice. Born in Perth, Justine studied law at the University of Western Australia. She has a personal passion to inspire and develop diverse and engaged teams committed to positively impacting our planet, business goals and broader communities.
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Mirja Viinanen
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

IKEA Australia
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Mirja Viinanen
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

IKEA Australia
With over 20 years’ experience in the home furnishing retail sector, Mirja's journey at IKEA began in 2011 in Germany. She relocated to Asia in 2014 to take up a management opportunity with IKEA Japan, before returning to Germany as Country Deputy Retail Manager, while also leading the transformation process of Service Office corporate services for IKEA Germany. Moving to Australia to step into the role of CEO in September 2021, with leadership experience from the biggest IKEA retail market globally, Mirja’s focus has been on accelerating the transition as an omni-channel retailer and increasing accessibility for more Australians to shop with IKEA, wherever and however they choose. Mirja leads the integration of the sustainability agenda into the core of the IKEA business in Australia.
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Siobhan Toohill
Chief Sustainability Officer

Westpac Group
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Siobhan Toohill
Chief Sustainability Officer

Westpac Group
As Westpac’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Siobhan leads the Group’s sustainability strategy, with a particular focus on climate change, human rights and the emerging area of natural capital. Siobhan is passionate about the capacity of business to realise positive social and environmental impact and the integration of ESG – and through this, create long-term value.

Over her career Siobhan has held a wide range of governance roles, including currently as Co-chair Banking Board for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), member of the Steering Group (the key governance body) for the Net Zero Banking Alliance, a board member of the Greater Sydney Parklands, and former deputy chair of the Green Building Council of Australia.

Siobhan has been recognised as an AFR 100 Woman of Influence (Board and Management Category) and has been recently awarded the Chief Executive Women’s Transition Leadership scholarship.
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Siobhan Leach
Group Sustainability Officer

Ramsay Health Care
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Siobhan Leach
Group Sustainability Officer

Ramsay Health Care
Siobhan Leach is the Group Sustainability Officer for global health care provider, Ramsay Health Care. Ramsay Health Care provides quality health care through a global network of clinical practice, teaching and research. Employing over 88,000 staff, Ramsay Health Care’s global network extends across eight countries, with more than 11 million admissions and patient visits cared for in over 500 locations. Working with the global sustainability leads, Siobhan’s role is to deliver the Ramsay Cares sustainability strategy across three sustainability pillars of: caring for our people, caring for our planet and caring for our community. Siobhan has worked in sustainability and environmental management for over 20 years and has a wide range of experience in sustainability strategy, reporting and governance. Siobhan is excited to be working in the health care sector at this challenging time helping to deliver stronger communities, healthier people and a thriving planet.
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Cate Harris
Group Head of Sustainability

Lendlease
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Cate Harris
Group Head of Sustainability

Lendlease
Cate has more than 20 years of experience in designing, delivering and managing sustainability strategies across public and private sectors, including serving as the executive director at the UN Global Compact Network Australia.

As Group Head of Sustainability, Cate has led the refresh of Lendlease’s sustainability strategy, including a new strategic framework, best practice implementation of the Task Force for Climaterelated Financial Disclosure’s (TCFD) recommendations, and the co-creation of Lendlease’s industryleading sustainability targets.

Cate is also a director on the global board of ResponsibleSteel and on the Advisory Committee of Lendlease’s FutureSteps, which addresses housing stress in Australia. She was recently named in Financial Standard’s 50 most influential ESG leaders.
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Sven Wiltink
Global Senior Director Sustainability

Radisson Hotel Group (BE)
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Sven Wiltink
Global Senior Director Sustainability

Radisson Hotel Group (BE)
Sven Wiltink is Global Senior Director Sustainability for Radisson Hotel Group (RHG)– developing the Sustainability program in the group’s 1,250+ hotels in operations & development in 95 countries around the world.

Sven has been with Radisson Hotel Group since 2007, started as trainee in Iceland, after 9 years of operational experience in various hotels he started in 2016 in the Responsible Business team in Radisson Hotel Group HQ in Brussels, Belgium.

Together with his team, he leads the group’s Net Zero transformation based on approved Science Based Targets, actively involved in the development of our pathway to net-positive hospitality, implementation of Hotel Sustainability Basics for all its hotels and keeps team members around the world engaged in everyday Responsible Business actions.

He is coordinating the annual sustainability reporting process and currently leading the digital transformation of sustainability data management, both for internal and external stakeholders.

Additionally, he is actively representing Radisson Hotel Group in membership organizations such as WTTC, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, GBTA, UNEP One Planet network and GSTC. Sven is member of GBTA’s sustainability committee since October 2021 providing global leadership and support to help balance the social, economic and environmental impact of members’ business travel programs. Sven is also member of the senior advisory council of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance since October 2023.
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Penny Barker
General Manager, Sustainability

Stockland
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Penny Barker
General Manager, Sustainability

Stockland
Penny is Stockland’s General Manager, Sustainability. She is responsible for setting Stockland’s ESG Strategy and ensuring effective integration across the business, together with effective engagement and reporting on outcomes to stakeholders. She also supports and advises the business on execution in an evolving and complex market.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainability and environmental leadership, spanning a range of sectors including government, property, infrastructure, transportation and energy. She holds deep experience in climate transition planning and disclosures and is passionate about collaborating to accelerate net zero and circular economy outcomes in a way that is fair and equitable for communities.
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Tim Rodsted
Head of Sustainability

BlueScope
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Tim Rodsted
Head of Sustainability

BlueScope
An experienced sustainability and climate change leader, Tim has been responsible for the design and implementation of BlueScope’s sustainability strategy, sustainability reporting and supports investor engagement on BlueScope’s management of ESG risks and opportunities. Tim leads BlueScope’s participation in the development of the ResponsibleSteel International standard and certification scheme. Prior to joining BlueScope, Tim was a Senior Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services team. Tim established EY’s New Zealand Climate Change and Sustainability Service practice in 2015, now considered one of NZ's leading integrated sustainability service providers.
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With a 20+ year legacy in sustainability and ESG services, EY combines deep technical skills across a breadth of business issues to help business create value for sustainability as well as help sustainability create value for business. Working in this way ensures we help protect and create value for all stakeholders and to build a better working world. We call this value-led sustainability, and it’s everybody’s business.

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CORE Markets is an end-to-end climate solutions and technology partner for business. We provide software and services to help you reduce emissions, model your commercial and climate position, comply with climate disclosure requirements, and connect to global carbon and clean energy markets.

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Oracle is delivering value to people, the planet and your bottom line, through pioneering data, insight and innovative technology solutions. Learn more here

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Custom Fleet is Australia and New Zealand’s premier fleet management organisation.

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Strive by STX, the climate action arm of STX Group, empowers global organizations to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities by offering tailored decarbonization solutions and guidance on evolving climate liabilities.

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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.

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Zoe Baptist  – Account Manager
Tel: 0403 967 480
Email: zoeb@connectmedia.com

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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

Venue/Accommodation Details

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PULLMAN MELBOURNE ALBERT PARK

Grand Ballroom, 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004.

Click here for more information.

 

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
$1795 + GST
$2195 + GST
$6585 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 23/11/2024)
$2395 + GST
$7185 + GST

Delegate Registration is strictly for in-house Sustainability Executives and Professionals from consumer or government facing organisations. If you are a Service Provider to sustainability executives, please email zoeb@connectmedia.com to discuss your involvement.

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GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Zoe Baptist  – Account Manager
Tel: 0403 967 480
Email: zoeb@connectmedia.com

 

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

 

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