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.

Gain access

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


Kevin Rabinovitch
Global Vice President Sustainability
Mars (USA)
Daniella Foster
Vice President & Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Consumer Health
Bayer (USA)
Edena Low
Vice President, Supply Chain Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Sustainability
Mattel (HK)
Amanda Banfield
President Australia, New Zealand and Japan
Mondelez International
Andrew Parker
Group Executive, Government, Industry and International Affairs
Qantas Airways
Susan Mizrahi
Chief Sustainability Officer
Australia Post
David Benattar
Chief Sustainability Officer
The Warehouse Group (NZ)
Kylie Macfarlane
General Manager, Corporate Responsibility
Commonwealth Bank
Troy Powell
Head of Sustainability
Tanya Baini
Group Head of Sustainability & Government Relations
Coca-Cola Amatil
Sarah Clarke
Group General Manager, Sustainability and Reputation
Simone Looi-Britton
General Manager, Sustainability and Public Policy
Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Heidi Westlake
Group Manager, Sustainability Strategy
Origin Energy
Vivienne Bower
Jaana Quaintance-James
Chief Sustainability Officer
Global Fashion Group
Riccardo Rizzi
Director Sustainability IFM, Energy and Sustainability Services, Australia
Jones Lang LaSalle
Amanda Visser
Group Manager Sustainability, The Star Entertainment Group, Chair, Sustainable Destination Partnership
David Inall
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Dairy Farmers
Georgine Roodenrys
Executive Director, Climate Change Policy
Department of Environment & Science, Queensland
Ryan Swenson
Head of Sustainable Development
Kaushik Sridhar
National Sustainability Manager
Regis Healthcare
Amy Hogan
National Manager- Group Sustainability
Penny Barker
Head of Environment, Sustainability and Community
Caltex Australia
Corin Millais
Manager, Ethical Business Strategy
Teachers Mutual Bank



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.



The Cost of Consumption: Aligning Sustainability and Business Objectives

Is it possible to wholeheartedly pursue a sustainability agenda without cannibalising your organisation’s profitability? And how are leaders making a systematic, business-case for sustainability, rather than relying on social and ethical arguments? This session addresses the seemingly contradictory responsibilities of fueling short-term growth through consumption and pursuing a far-sighted commitment to sustainable practice. We’ll hear how this dialogue plays out at the heights of corporate leadership, and see what it takes to implement a profitable sustainability framework.



Towards Transparency: Forging a Credible Path to Progress

Today’s business climate is embroiled with heightened transparency. Institutions that once acted as though impervious to public scrutiny are attracting the ire of regulators and consumers alike, and now climate-orientated financial disclosure has been cast into the light. In this session, we will debate best practice on measuring and reporting systematic climate risks, with the intention of developing and implementing actionable business responses.



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.



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 leaving a lasting impression on consumers and permanently shifting behaviour remains a considerable challenge. In this session, we will discuss how businesses are driving consumer expectations by assuming responsibility for influencing more sustainable, ethical purchasing decisions.



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.



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 readily overstated. In this session, our panelists will candidly confront the reality of building supply chains for a sustainable future, confronting enduring roadblocks and exploring the emerging technologies that may dissolve them.



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



Official Airline Partner


Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Summit, being held on the 4 & 5 August.

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 2020.


Register Here

Pricing and Discounts Launch Registration
(until 6/03/2020)
Early Bird Registration
(until 05/06/2020)
Standard Registration
(from 06/06/2020)
1 Delegate $1,195 + GST $1,495 + GST $1,795 + GST
4 Delegates (includes 1 FREE) $3,585 + GST $4,485 + GST $5,385 + GST
8 Delegates (includes 2 FREE) $7,170 + GST $8,970 + GST $10,770 + GST
12 Delegates (includes 3 FREE) $10,755 + GST $13,455 + GST $16,155 + GST

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

  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    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. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. 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.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 when full refunds will be issued. 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.

    Photography and Video:

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd in any medium to any part of the world. By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. 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.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

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  • 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.