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Sustainability Development Business Forum by Symphony 7

  • Friday, August 07, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom

Our Partner organisation, Symphony 7, is hosting this event.  Our Centre for Optimism member Julie Green is one of the panellists and fellow member Frank Wyatt is the moderator.

Book Directly https://events.humanitix.com/sustainability-forum

How can you meet the growing sustainability expectations and demands of customers with a profitable and sustainable business model?

Companies have viewed sustainability as a matter of corporate and brand positioning, with little consideration to its strategic importance. 

However, this perspective has changed. Companies have realised that their ability to grow, attract the right staff and business partners, retain customers rests with their responses to the challenges on the sustainability agenda. 

Defining how businesses can meet the challenges can be daunting. Sustainability can encompass a broad range of issues that affect business. 

Join the live webinar that will address these issues and way forward with industry examples

During the session you will join your pre-selected focus topic in a  breakout room, where deeper discussion and practical examples will be shared with subject matter experts.

FOCUSED SESSIONS WITH REAL OUTCOMES YOU CAN USE
Through the registration process you will be asked to nominate which of the below topics you would like to explore in more depth. 

1. Sustainable cities and communities- Alex Coslovich Director of Products ABB is an Electrical Engineer/MBA with over 30 years experience, working for blue chip market leaders such as ABB and NHP

Alex will discuss the foundations for a future of smarter, reliable and emissions free mobility particularly in the transportation arena.

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2. Life on Land - Julie Green, a Director of RACV, RACV Finance, Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery, Greening Australia, Bendigo Health and Maldon Hospital and on the advisory Board of Redgrid

Julie Green will cover how all businesses can impact on sustainability with a paradigm shift in thinking.

She will explore Life on Land by inviting Brendan Foran, CEO Greening Australia to outline their 2030 goals. Also showcase their work with Woodside on land restoration creating carbon credits, as a market based solution. In addition, their actions on land is protecting the Great Barrier Reef, which has a massive economic benefit, through increasing water quality by 97% and restoring wetlands.

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3. Responsible consumption- John Engelander, founded Planet Earth Cleaning Company over 25 years ago

Responsible Consumption” is to consider how stuff is made, to decide if the impact is meaningful or meaningless. Our planet can’t keep giving more than we take. Products are born using a certain amount of energy, water and waste. How resource intensive will vary from product to product.  Our choices have impacts.  Being mindful in one's decision making process for making the best sustainable choice is responsible.

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4. Life below water- Graham Robertson has 40 years of business experience, 23 years of which were leading Australia and New Zealand operations of global and locally owned companies as a CEO/Managing Director. 

The ocean is the planet's largest biosphere, making up over 70% of earth surface, is home to up to 80 percent of all life in the world and generates 50% of the oxygen we need survive and thrive.

The ocean acts as a carbon sink absorbing 23% of annual CO2 emissions generated by human activity and captures 90 % of the additional heat generated from those emissions that regulates our climate

Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.

The value of ocean assets (fisheries, mangroves, reefs, seagrass, shipping, productive coastlines, carbon capture, etc) is worth $24 trillion USD.

Every year, an estimated 5 to 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enters the ocean, costing  us roughly $13 billion per year. What can we go to reduce that cost and improve our livelihood?

REGISTRATION FEE

$25 Per person registered will be donated to the Marine Mammal Foundation. 

The Marine Mammal Foundation is a not-for-profit charity with the aim to be a leading Australian marine mammal conservation organisation, protecting the marine environment through applied research, education and community engagement. 


Event Panelists:

Chief Moderator: Frank Wyatt

Frank Wyatt began his career as a teacher. He is now a nationally recognised specialist in innovative strategic and business model thinking. He brings together teams of expertise and excellence to drive opportunity and growth through business innovation, leadership, collaboration and strategy in start-ups to medium and large companies. 

He’s also the facilitator of several Strategic Think Tanks and Forums and founder of several companies including Enterprising Partnerships Pty Ltd and the ‘registered charity’ iGen Foundation Ltd

Web site www.enterprisingpartnerships.com.au  www.igenfoundation.com.

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/frank-wyatt-9313741

Panelist: Alex Coslovich

Topic: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Alex  Coslovich Director of Products ABB is an Electrical Engineer/MBA with over 30 years experience, working for blue chip market leaders such as ABB and NHP

Alex successfully established new business opportunities during this career, be it expanding product ranges or forming new Service and Manufacturing business units as well as designing and managing industry first interactive sustainability centre

A self-confessed petrol head now embracing the superior performance possibilities of EVs – ludicrous acceleration, lower centres of gravity improving cornering and with no emissions! 

Web site https://new.abb.com/au

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/alex-coslovich

Panelist: John Engelander

Topic: Responsible consumption

John Engelander, founded Planet Earth Cleaning Company over 25 years ago. His green thinking inspired him to create Eco Bin, a colour coded waste separation system.

His “waste not” approach to life led him to consider the more profound issues, such as encouraging us all to be more conscious of our consumption. John has a plan. That plan has a vision: “Halve the world's carbon output within 12 months”.  

In 2007, John completed his certificate in Sustainability Advocacy at Swinburne University.  He believes, “when you look after the planet, you look after yourself”.   When we influence others to take responsible actions there is a ripple effect.  And that's part of doing good by being good. 

Web Site theplanetearth.com.au 

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/johnengelande

Panelist: Julie Green

Topic: Life on Land

Julie Green, a Director of RACV, RACV Finance, Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery, Greening Australia, Bendigo Health and Maldon Hospital and on the advisory Board of Redgrid.

This follows a successful Executive career in infrastructure, transport, utilities and healthcare, delivering major change agendas in the public and private sectors. Alongside her professional career, Julie has been an advisor to “For Purpose” entities over the last twenty years.

She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of Leadership Victoria. She lives in Maldon Victoria.

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jgjuliegreen

Panelist: Graham Robertson

Topic: Life below water

Graham Robertson has 40 years of business experience, 23 years of which were leading Australia and New Zealand operations of global and locally owned companies as a CEO/Managing Director. 

Graham has more recently provided advice on strategic thinking, leadership development, organisation alignment, business development and leadership coaching for “top team” management and “emerging” business leaders to business owners and their CEO’s.  He is also on several SME Advisory Boards. 

Graham has a passion for sustainability, especially the marine environment and the marine mammals that call it their home. In 2015 he joined the Marine Mammal Foundation (MMF) as Board Chair. MMF’s philosophy, “what we do today, creates a better tomorrow”, is now part of his DNA as he endeavours to leave a positive legacy for his grandchildren.

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/graham-robertson-6828931

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