Sustainability Conference

National Sustainability in Business Conference 2017

Renewables – Markets – Innovation – Opportunities – Capital

Following feedback from Association members and partners the “National Sustainability in Business Conference” has been reconvened, and will be held the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane from the 23-24 March 2017.

The National Sustainability Conference themed ‘Renewables – Markets – Innovation – Opportunities – Capital’ will address the need for sustainable business practices, and what this means in today’s ever-changing world.

The Conference will bring together Business leaders, SME’s, Academics and Practitioners from Australia and New Zealand while providing an opportunity to network with others who are building profitable and sustainable business models, services and products.

The conference will update delegates on a range of effective sustainable business practises including Renewable Energy and Carbon initiatives. We will examine Governments’ sustainability and business funding plans. Join us and discover new business opportunities and trends in the sector along with the findings of recent research.

“Sustainability is the single biggest business opportunity of the 21st century.” – Will Day, Former Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission (UK).

All participants will have access to the podcasts of program presentations (included in registration).  The program will feature over 50 presentations.

Green Screen Filming Available

To all delegates

In addition all delegates will have the opportunity to film a 3 minute presentation that will be broadcast through the Association’s social media channels. Contact the secretariat for details.


  • Trends, Policies and Strategies
  • Innovative Business Opportunities
  • Think Local First
  • Renewable Energy
  • Financial Impact
  • Innovation


  • 8 keynote presentations
  • 45 concurrent sessions
  • Networking opportunities

Workshop: The Long Future Executive Briefing

Introduced and presented by David A Hood AM, Chairman, The Long Future Foundation
Presented by Guy Lane, Executive Director, The Long Future Foundation

“Participation in this workshop will equip you with the knowledge, the tools, and the determination to make a difference in your business that will not only position your organisation as a leader in eco-restorative business practices, but ensure bottom line rewards, business longevity, and fun for you, your staff and your clients and stakeholders….”

Date: Wednesday 22 March, 1:30 – 5:30pm followed by an Exclusive Networking Function

Price: $195 per person including Certificate of Attendance, afternoon tea, exclusive Networking Function with drinks & canapes.

Featured Presenters


Dr Jennifer Alden

Health Broker, Growing Change and Chair, Bendigo Regional Food Alliance


Dr Paul Bannister

Projects and Advisory Services Director, Energy Action


Ms Anne-Marie Birkill

Partner and Executive Director, One Ventures


Mr Peter Castellas

Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Market Institute

Prof Damien Giurco

Professor of Resource Futures, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney


Ms Parrys Raines

Founder of Climate Girl, International Speaker, Entrepreneur, Board Director, Ambassador, Youth Advocate


Mr Tony Wood

Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute


Dr Melanie Kaebernick

Director, Carbon Neutral Program, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy

Business Partners


Who Attends Association Conferences?


  • Corporate executives
  • Environmental industry executives
  • Thought leaders, authors, opinion makers and agenda setters
  • Policy makers
  • Energy, climate change, natural resources, research and technology transfer practitioners
  • Media
  • Built-environment professionals
  • Major development banks, development organisations, and aid agencies
  • Academics
  • Insurance and financial institutions, and venture capitalists

This conference will bring together leading academics, thought leaders, opinion makers and industry experts to deliberate and discuss sustainability issues confronting Australia. The program will be designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion.

There will be a B2B exhibition for companies and entrepreneurs to promote their ideas, products and solutions to assist businesses and government departments achieve profitable sustainability. It will provide an avenue for emerging technologies and services that enable sustainability within business to be reviewed, discussed and promoted.

This Sustainable Education Forum will benefit businesses, individuals and government and provide viable sustainable business options to SME’s.

Like minded Associations or groups who want their members to have access to special discounted rates should contact the secretariat (E)

The conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc (a non-government not for profit organisation) and its partners.

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