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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2025 Speakers

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Danielle Mulder
BBC Group Director of Sustainability

BBC (UK)
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Danielle Mulder
BBC Group Director of Sustainability

BBC (UK)
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Margaret Stuart
Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainability

Nestle Oceania
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Margaret Stuart
Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainability

Nestle Oceania
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Kate Dundas
Australian Country Network ED

UN Global Compact
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Kate Dundas
Australian Country Network ED

UN Global Compact
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Amanda Bartley
Head of Sustainability

Medibank
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Amanda Bartley
Head of Sustainability

Medibank
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Clare Anderson
Director, Sustainability Performance

Worley
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Clare Anderson
Director, Sustainability Performance

Worley
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Ronni Kahn
CEO & Founder

OzHarvest
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Ronni Kahn
CEO & Founder

OzHarvest
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Rebecca Jacobsen
Head of Community & Sustainability

Foxtel Group
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Rebecca Jacobsen
Head of Community & Sustainability

Foxtel Group
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Paolo Bevilacqua
Group Head of Sustainability

Frasers Property
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Paolo Bevilacqua
Group Head of Sustainability

Frasers Property
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Fiona Messent
Executive Manager, Climate Change

Qantas
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Fiona Messent
Executive Manager, Climate Change

Qantas
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Michelle Degenhardt
Global Sustainability Officer

Flight Centre
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Michelle Degenhardt
Global Sustainability Officer

Flight Centre
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Brooke Sprott
Head of Sustainable Business & Communications

Unilever
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Brooke Sprott
Head of Sustainable Business & Communications

Unilever
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Fiona Walmsley
General Manager Sustainability

Virgin Australia
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Fiona Walmsley
General Manager Sustainability

Virgin Australia
Fiona Walmsley is the General Manager of Sustainability at Virgin Airlines. She joined Virgin in June 2023, after over 7 years as the General Manager of Climate & Environment at Woolworths Group, during which she played a key role in transforming the business into a best-practice leader in sustainability. She has been working in sustainability-related roles for more than 20 years, including many years in professional services, and was as a Director in Deloitte’s Sydney Sustainability Services practice. Holding both undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in engineering, she enjoys working on complex, interconnected problems.
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Richard Pittard
Chief Sustainability Officer

Australia Post
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Richard Pittard
Chief Sustainability Officer

Australia Post
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Olivia Whitaker
Sustainability Manager

L’Oreal
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Olivia Whitaker
Sustainability Manager

L’Oreal
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Michael Lambden
Head of Sustainable Futures

Melbourne Water
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Michael Lambden
Head of Sustainable Futures

Melbourne Water
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Hollie Hynes
GM Sustainability & Environment

Laing O'Rourke
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Hollie Hynes
GM Sustainability & Environment

Laing O'Rourke
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Troy Powell
Head of Sustainability

Orica
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Troy Powell
Head of Sustainability

Orica
Troy Powell is a sustainability leader having accumulated over 24 years of experience across sectors including mining, manufacturing, diversified industrials, telecommunications, and private advisory. He is currently the Head of Sustainability at Orica Limited, where he leads a global team to design, embed and execute sustainability strategies to drive competitive advantage and impact.

Troy has a strong track record of performance integrating ESG strategies into corporate governance, strategy and operations, giving rise to innovative business models, employee and stakeholder benefits, differentiated products and lower operational footprints.

Troy holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management. He is a director of Chemistry Australia and has been recognised as a Top 50 ESG Leader by FS Sustainability in 2023 and 2024. He is passionate about the role of markets, finance and technology in enabling a net zero economy.
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Kate Carroll
Head of Sustainability

Decjuba
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SPONSORS

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Event Partner | ey.com
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Diamond Partner | southpole.com
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Platinum Partner | capgemini.com/au
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Platinum Sponsor | aws.amazon.com
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Gold Partner | edgeimpact.global
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Gold Partner | coremarkets.co
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Official Carbon Offset Partner / Silver Partner | strive.stxgroup.com
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Bronze Partner | atticus.tech
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Exhibition Partner | fairsupply.com
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Associate Partner | talentnation.com.au
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Associate Partner | talesca.com.au
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Associate Partner | landcareaustralia.org.au
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Associate Partner | foresight.com.au
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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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With over 1200 experts in over 37 countries, South Pole helps realise decarbonisation pathways, based on a thorough understanding of climate risks and opportunities, as well as the highest emission reduction standards.

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Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. #Get The Future You Want

 

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For 14 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 76 Availability Zones (AZs) within 24 geographic regions, with announced plans for nine more Availability Zones and three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Japan, and Spain. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.

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We are a full service global impact consultancy.Combining science, strategy and storytelling in partnership with motivated leaders, organisations and industries to reimagine sustainability for positive impact.

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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.

For over 40 years we’ve supported our customers fleet needs and are committed to working together towards a regenerative future through fleet electrification.

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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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Ensure the accuracy and integrity of any corporate statement with Atticus’s verification software. Trusted by 16,000+ professionals globally, Atticus makes it easy to verify regulated documents—quickly, collaboratively, and securely.

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Benevity is the leader in corporate purpose software, empowering companies to better attract, retain and engage today’s workforce, embed social action into their customer experiences and positively impact their communities.

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ResourceCo is a global leader in the recovery and remanufacturing of primary resources, extracting maximum value from materials otherwise destined for landfill. We work with governments, communities and multinational companies to progress the circular economy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future.

Since we began, our philosophy has been simple: that the material we handle, the tyres we recover and the waste we collect will not simply go to landfill, but be remanufactured into useful and valuable products.

Today, that’s the case for more than 80% of the material we handle. That requires a creative and agile culture and makes us a valuable company, as well as a significant contributor to the global effort of our time.

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BraveGen by ESP: Carbon accounting and utility management software trusted by corporations across Australasia for over a decade to accurately measure and manage sustainability data for mandatory disclosures.

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Blue Connections IT provides innovative HP technology, services, and solutions to help customers solve digital transformation in a sustainable way. Both organisations aim to drive meaningful and significant change to the people, planet, and community of our world.

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Nasdaq supports corporates at every phase of their sustainability journey with Nasdaq Metrio™ for end-to-end data management and reporting, enterprise-grade AI research tool Sustainable Lens™ and ESG advisory services.

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Nearly half of all companies still use spreadsheets to manage ESG data.

Fair Supply is Australian-made, German-designed ESG software that closes the ESG risk management and compliance capability gap.

Using your basic business data, combined with awarding-winning supply chain mapping technology, Fair Supply enables organisations of any size to be accountable for their sustainability impact throughout their entire supply chain.

Understand your ESG risks rapidly. Navigate reporting obligations confidently. No deep expertise and big budgets required.

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Carbon Neutral and BCorp certified, Talent Nation is Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand’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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Watershed is the enterprise sustainability platform. Companies like Airbnb, Carlyle Group, Everlane, YETI, and BBVA use Watershed to measure, report and act on their emissions, so they can produce audit-ready carbon footprints that drive real reductions.

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ACT helps organizations meet increasing environmental action expectations from regulators, customers, and investors, with transparency and confidence through expert-backed, end-to-end decarbonization solutions to measure, mitigate, and disclose their carbon footprint.

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ENGIE Impact partners with companies to accelerate decarbonisation at pace and scale, with its comprehensive engagement model from strategy right through to implementation. ENGIE Impact is part of the ENGIE Group, a global leader in the transition toward a carbon-neutral economy through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions.

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SLR is a global leader in full spectrum sustainability solutions: providing clients with strategic advice and on the ground support, partnering with them in Making Sustainability Happen.

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MRA is the leading waste strategist specialising in best practice circular waste reduction interventions. We provide a tailored sustainable waste strategies with actions and targets to achieve in sequential stages.

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Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are companies independently verified by global not-for-profit, B Lab, for meeting high standards of environmental and social performance, accountability and transparency. Over 8,000 B Corps, employing 750,000+ workers in 96 countries and across 162 industries, are proving that it’s possible to benefit people, planet and communities alongside making a profit. Find out more at www.bcorporation.com.au (if possible please link to https://bcorporation.com.au/what-bcorp/)

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Energy, ESG and Sustainability Advisory and Recruitment. Talesca was established to partner with businesses that want to drive meaningful change that will deliver a better global future.

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One of the country’s most recognised and trusted environmental NGOs, Landcare Australia, develops corporate partnerships which create tangible impact for local communities, biodiversity and carbon sequestration while supporting business outcomes including net zero pathways, enhanced employee engagement and supporting action towards the UN SDGs.

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Foresight was founded with the vision to create real impact. We are a dedicated independent Australian-owned climate change and sustainability consultancy that provides advisory and assurance services covering reporting, assurance, risk management and strategy across the full sustainability value chain. 

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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
$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.

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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