Speakers


The Hon Matt Kean MP
Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW


Mike Cannon-Brookes
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Atlassian


Anthony Pratt
Executive Chairman, Visy


Sandra Martinez
Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Oceania


Cate Harris
Group Head of Sustainability & Global Head of Lendlease Foundation, Lendlease


Lee Hickin
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia


Dr Jonathan Woetzel
Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai


Kylie Freeland
Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability – ANZ, McDonald’s Australia


Sue Panuccio
National Environment Manager, Ramsay Health Care


Mirjam Groten
Chief Business Development Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Netherlands


Emily Woodland
Head of Sustainable Investment, Global Equities, AMP Capital


Simon O’Connor
Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Investment Association Australasia


Siobhan Toohill
Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac


Davina Rooney
Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia


Brooke Donnelly
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation


Andrew Gray
Director, ESG and Stewardship, AustralianSuper


Katie Boone
Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, International Convention Centre Sydney


Tess Herbert
Chair, Australian Beef Sustainability Framework


Gayle Sloan
CEO, Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia


Jan Gardberg
CEO, IKEA Australia


Susheela Peres da Costa
Head of Advisory, Regnan


Louise Herron AM
CEO, Sydney Opera House


The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for the Environment


Lisa Davies
Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald


John McDuling
National Business Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald


Pip Marlow
CEO, Salesforce Australia and New Zealand

Overview

The Sydney Morning Herald, in partnership with Informa Australia, is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Inaugural SMH Sustainability Summit will take place on 7 September 2020. This event will be delivered in a fully virtual format via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms.

The summit will identify challenges facing both Corporate Australia and the Public Sector and showcase exemplars of how they are responding to meet emerging expectations. As global citizens working for companies whose organisational impacts transcend geographic borders, sustainability is truly a business case for all.

With widespread fear and anxiety around increasing climate change & pollution plaguing our citizens, Australians are now, more than ever, looking to both our elected leaders and those representing organisations to establish regulations, policies and procedures to reduce our environmental impact and prevent irreversible damage.

The Sydney Morning Herald Sustainability Summit will open the discourse on lessons learnt, sustainability leadership, and the corporate commitments that need to be widely adopted to aggressively pursue carbon neutrality in Australia.

Due to the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we have made the decision to deliver The Sydney Morning Herald Sustainability Summit in a fully virtual format on 7 September via our online events and networking platform, Brella.

Check out a preview of our virtual delegate experience.

Agenda

7 September 2020

8:40

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

8:45

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

The Hon Matt Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW


CATALYSING ACTION


9:00

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS | Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

How could earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? After more than 10,000 years of relative stability – the full span of human civilisation – the Earth’s climate is changing. As average temperatures rise, climate science finds that acute hazards such as heatwaves and floods grow up in frequency and severity, and chronic hazards, such as drought and rising sea levels, intensify. A year-long, cross disciplinary research effort by McKinsey & Company sought to understand the nature and extent of physical risk from a changing climate over the next one to three decades, exploring physical risk as it is the basis of both transition and liability risks.

Dr. Jonathan R. Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative


TOWARDS ZERO WASTE


9:25

PANEL | Solving the massive plastics, packaging, and waste problem

  • Making a local and global commitment and staying true to your company promise
  • Addressing a lack of recycling facility infrastructure
  • Changing the game plan – where to begin and how to engage the team?
  • Collective responsibility
  • An analysis on operational impacts
  • Single-use plastics

Sandra Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Oceania
Anthony Pratt, Executive Chairman, Visy
Brooke Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
Gayle Sloan, CEO, Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia

9:55

CASE STUDY | Reducing the Impact of Hospital Waste

An overview of the key initiatives adopted across Ramsay Health Care Australia’s 72 Hospitals in reducing waste in materials, water, energy, food and medical equipment.

Sue Panuccio, National Environment Manager, Ramsay Health Care

10:15

Morning tea and networking break


REDEFINING “BUSINESS AS USUAL”


10:40

FIRESIDE CHAT | The case for business leadership on climate

At a time when Government action on climate and energy is falling short, Mike Cannon-Brookes will discuss how businesses can step up and lead the way. He’ll highlight Atlassian’s approach to sustainability and look at the expectations of employees and customers.

Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Atlassian
Moderated by: John McDuling, National Business Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

11:05

PANEL | Competitive pathways to net zero emissions for big industry

  • The role of governance & good risk frameworks
  • Finding opportunities through innovation and co-creation
  • Accelerating Australia’s energy transition
  • Supporting customers through transition

Tess Herbert, Chair, Australian Beef Sustainability Framework
Tony Lucas, Executive General Manager, Future Energy and Business Development, Origin Energy


ACCELERATING THE ENERGY TRANSITION


11:40

KEYNOTE | Business as a platform for change

Pip Marlow, CEO, Salesforce Australia and New Zealand

11:55

FIRESIDE CHAT | The network effect: The power of partnership

Meaningful business partnerships can empower the consumer and create an exponential impact. From the stratospheric rise in e-commerce to a growing desire to support local businesses, changing consumer behaviour is a key driver for businesses to embed sustainability in their long-term models. Far from the ‘elusive green consumer’ stereotype, increasingly customers are deciding with their wallets and are demanding that sustainable choices become the norm. This session will explore:

  • How businesses can leverage their networks and form long-lasting partnerships to create effective and scalable solutions
  • Why organisations need to remain purpose-driven in order to make commercially sustainable social impact

Senior Representative, Mastercard

12:15

Lunch and networking break


INVESTING IN SUSTAINABILITY


13:15

Ministerial Address

The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment

13:30

PANEL | Socially responsible investing

  • What does it mean to be ‘socially responsible’?
  • The need for clarity about what individuals are trying to achieve via their investments and distinguishing between ETHICS, ESG and IMPACT objectives
  • The “greenwashing” debate: reconciling non-financial with financial objectives
  • Why it’s important to consider not only the products, but the providers (banks, super funds, or financial advisers)
  • The benefits and pitfalls of using third party certified products and third party data as an analysis tool

Andrew Gray, Head of ESG, AustralianSuper
Simon O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Investment Association Australasia
Emily Woodland, Head of Sustainable Investment, Global Equities, AMP Capital
Susheela Peres da Costa, Head of Advisory, Regnan

14:00

Case Study | Successfully Scaling Programs

  • Developing our approach to climate change
  • Demonstrating our approach through our workplaces and energy
  • Harnessing sustainable finance to support transition
  • Supporting collaboration across companies

Siobhan Toohill, Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac

14:20

Afternoon tea and networking break


CLOSING THE LOOP ON CONSUMPTION


14:50

CASE STUDY | The next moonshot: Becoming carbon negative by 2030

Senior Representative, Microsoft

15:10

PANEL | Sustainable supply chains and waste management

  • Changing patterns of consumption and the impact on supply chains and logistics
  • Towards a circular business model, starting with diverting waste from landfill
  • Challenges and ingredients for success in greening your supply chain
  • Sustainable sourcing and using metrics effectively

Kylie Freeland, Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability – ANZ, McDonald’s Australia
Katie Boone, Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, ICC Sydney
Dr James Chin Moody, Founder and CEO, Sendle

15:45

CASE STUDY | Weaving sustainability into company vision, culture, and values

  • Revisiting the company vision and marketing strategy
  • Agile sustainability methodologies and consistently moving the marker
  • The road to a closed loop production model

Jan Gardberg, CEO, IKEA Australia

16:05

Sustainability reporting; no longer a nice to have for businesses

  • Sustainability reporting landscape and trends
  • How businesses can report effectively on sustainability
  • Integrating SDGs into reporting
  • Corporate transparency case study in Australia (and worldwide)

Mirjam Groten, Chief Business Development Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), The Netherlands
Delivered via video presentation


THE BUILD


16:25

PANEL | Sustainable buildings, cities and communities

  • Sustainability as a high-order priority for companies, builders, and various asset classes
  • How trends and expectations are contributing to market and policy transformation
  • Government led initiatives
  • Increasing stakeholder assurance
  • NABERS (Natural Australian Built Environment Rating System) and other rating systems: are they worth it, and the most effective ways to see results

Davina Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
Cate Harris, Group Head of Sustainability & Global Head of Lendlease Foundation, Lendlease
Louise Herron AM, CEO, Sydney Opera House

16:55

Closing remarks from the Chair

Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

17:00

End of Conference

Informa’s AllSecure Standards are our Commitment to ensuring our events are safe for everyone. We will take  measures including disinfecting equipment after use, limiting capacity, enforcing social distancing, and all other reasonably practicable actions, to keep everyone safe and healthy.

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When & Where

7 September 2020

A virtually delivered event

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