Sustainability Conference

National Sustainability in Business Conference | March 2018

The 2017 National Sustainability in Business Conference was held in Brisbane on the 23rd  and 24th of March.  With over 150 international and national delegates attending, the program included 9 inspiring and innovative keynote speakers and 40 concurrent presentations. They gave delegates critical tools, concepts and practices to integrate into their own sustainability planning processes.

The Association for Sustainability in Business Inc would like to thank those who participated in this year’s Conference; the speakers who provided very beneficial, powerful and thought-provoking presentations, the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and partners and our committee.

Program Committee

  • Ms Pauline Gregg, General Manager, Environment, Telstra
  • Mr Damien Giurco, Professor of Resource Futures and Director (Innovation) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ms Natalia McGregor, Environment & Sustainability Manager ANZ, Sims Metal Management
  • Mr David Malicki, Senior Team Leader, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Mr Alistair Coulstock, Director, Coulstock & Associates

Featured Speaker Highlights 2017

Mr Tony Wood

Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Zero-Emissions Energy: Dreams and Nightmares

Mr Peter Castellas

CEO, Carbon Market Institute

The 2017 Climate Policy Review – Optimising Australia’s Position in the Transition to a Zero Carbon Economy

What delegates said about the 2017 Conference

  • “An incredible line up of really knowledgeable presenters.  Loved the Workshop, it opened my mind to the real happenings around the globe that we are so insulated from.  I’m now enthused, and on fire!”
  • “I found the speakers passionate and knowledgeable”
  • “One of the best organized conferences I have ever attended!”
  • “For me everything was perfect and professional.  The speakers and their content were great”
  • “An inspiring couple of days, by the end my head was swimming with information and ideas!”

The Committee would like to thank the Featured Presenters 2017


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 2017


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

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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