IX Summit Syndey-2021: 21-22 September: ICC, Syndey

IX Summit Syndey 2021

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WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. Founded in 1961 we are active in over 100 countries and have close to five million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources. “WWF® and ©1986 Panda Symbol are owned by WWF. All rights reserved.”
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BCSD Australia is a CEO-led organisation of more than 40 Australian businesses and non-governmental bodies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and acting on climate change.

The Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet is an international collaborative effort focused on identifying champions; incubating ideas with catalytic potential; leveraging private finance at mega-scale for public good; and garnering lessons learned and replicating success on a planetary scale. Climate change poses a direct threat to all life on Earth. Its impacts are being felt earlier and with greater intensity than ever before in recorded history. The latest IPCC Report predicts an increasing possibility of the planet reaching 1.5°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels by 2030. The top 300 pension funds in the world manage about US$18 trillion in assets. Just 5% of these funds being earmarked for nature positive investments would release US$900 billion for long term investments in nature-based solutions with transformative impact. While there are several significant supply side conversations (Principles of Responsible Investment, Principles of Responsible Banking, and the Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance to name a few) currently underway, there is hardly any credible demand side effort to develop shovel-ready nature-positive projects with system-scale potential to absorb the benefits of a shifting financial landscape. The Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet is an international collaborative effort focused on identifying champions; incubating ideas with catalytic potential; leveraging private finance at mega-scale for public good; and garnering lessons learned and replicating success on a planetary scale.

Principal partners


Headquartered in Melbourne, ANZ is a top 4 bank in Australia, the largest banking group in New Zealand and the Pacific, and among the top 25 banks in the world by market capitalisation.We offer a range of banking and financial products and services to around 10 million business clients and retail customers, and employ over 50,000 people worldwide. ANZ’s experience across the full range of banking products and services has been shaped by 180 years in the industry. Our strong local relationship with companies, investors, partners, regulators and governments, can connect you to a wide network in the world’s fastest growing markets. We provide an extensive network of banking specialists and experts spanning 33 markets around the world, including an on-the-ground presence in 14 markets across Asia. To find out more about how we can support your business, visit anz.com/institutional, or contact an ANZ Representative.

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Australian Ethical is Australia’s original and leading ethical investment manager. A veritable veteran of the responsible investing industry, we’ve been proving that money can be a force for good since 1986. Today we offer a range of award-winning financial products that deliver competitive returns for our customers and meaningful real-world outcomes for people, planet and animals. To find out more, go to www.australianethical.com.au

Lead Partners


BlueScope is a provider of innovative steel materials, products, systems and technologies, headquartered in Australia with operations spread across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and throughout Asia. We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of painted and coated steel products, and with our strong expertise in steel we provide vital components for houses, buildings, structures, automotive and more. Our global networks are another great strength at BlueScope. With more than 160 operations and sales offices across 18 countries, we employ over 14,000 people and serve thousands of customers every day.   Our strong partnerships and networks are built on BlueScope's most loved and recognised product brands, such as COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steels, LYSAGHT® steel building products, and Butler® and Varco Pruden® engineered buildings.

At PwC Australia, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 155 countries with over 284,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.au

Polestar is an electric performance vehicle brand committed to improving the society we live in by accelerating the move to sustainable mobility. The Swedish brand’s moonshot goal is to create the world’s first truly climate-neutral car by 2030, without offsetting by planting trees. Its philosophy is ‘Designing Towards Zero'. It’s not just a concept meticulously executed in the design studio, it’s a mindset, and one that is championed throughout the business. Innovation will help Polestar achieve its climate goals. But so will its people. Polestar’s head of sustainability, Fredrika Klarèn, will be joining the summit to talk about the brand’s commitment to ethical sourcing, circularity and transparency. Polestar Australia will officially launch in November 2021 with the all-electric Polestar 2 performance fastback. https://media.polestar.com/au/en

Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges. As Australia’s leading LNG operator, we operated 6% of global LNG supply in 2020. We have set clear targets to reduce our net emissions in line with our aspiration to achieve net zero by 2050. We are working to improve our energy efficiency, offset our emissions, reduce our emissions intensity, and explore options for lower carbon energy. Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability, and our success is driven by our people.
Pincent Masons

Pinsent Masons is a full service international law firm. We work with leading global companies to increase sustainability and to meet ambitious net zero targets through low carbon projects, decarbonised operations and optimised supply chains. In 2021 we were are awarded the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific Award for Sustainability.

Supporting partners


CSIRO is Australia's national science agency. We solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO has a long history in conducting research to help Australia respond to a changing and variable climate, and in building the social, economic and environmental resilience of our nation. CSIRO's Climate Resilient Enterprise Mission, in development, will build a national climate risk capability for business and industry. It will enable Australian enterprise to disclose and respond to climate risk, whilst identifying adaptation and transition options; thereby building resilience across the economy.
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At Deloitte, we are driven to create an impact that matters at every opportunity. Over our 175-year history, we have built a reputation for impactful delivery across audit and assurance, consulting, financial and risk advisory, tax, and technology services. We recognise the economic and commercial risks inaction on climate change poses to our society, economy, communities and businesses. Our multi-dimensional approach addresses the breadth of perspective needed to deliver breakthrough solutions and we are focused on partnering with our clients, to create truly sustainable businesses.

Edge is a leading sustainability consultancy focused on Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Our teams are based in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Chile. We exist to help our clients create value from tackling one of world’s most fundamental challenges: creating truly sustainable economies and societies. We do this by combining science, strategy and storytelling in a way that gives our clients the confidence to take ambitious action, and do well by doing good. We support our clients by working across six areas: 1) Sustainability leadership and communications. 2) Sustainability strategy. 3) Carbon and climate resilience. 4) Circular economy and lifecycle thinking. 5) Sustainable and ethical procurement. 6) Sustainable delivery. In bringing together these diverse services, we are perfectly placed to guide clients from first steps to sustainability leadership, and from strategy through to on-the-ground implementation.
South Pole

At South Pole Australia, we support our clients on their climate journey and strive to create positive impacts on climate, ecosystems and communities. Our presence in Australia spans all areas of expertise – from consulting and marketing, to sales and carbon project development. We help our clients assess their climate risks and opportunities, measure and reduce their environmental impact, source renewable energy and carbon offsets, and support sustainability projects that transform lives around the world.

QIC is a long-term specialist manager in alternatives offering infrastructure, real estate, private capital, liquid strategies and multi-asset investments. It is one of the largest institutional investment managers in Australia, with A$85bn (US$65bn) in funds under management1. QIC has over 800 employees and serves more than 115 clients. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, QIC also has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. For more information, please visit: www.qic.com

AgriFutures Australia is uniquely placed to lead cross-sectoral research into rural issues of national and global significance. We generate research, information and tools that support an innovative, adaptive and valuable agriculture sector. A key area of investment is in climate-related collaborations and carbon research. Our research is designed to fill gaps in knowledge, deliver innovative and novel approaches to solvable problems and explore new market pathways for producers to collaborate in carbon markets.

Holcim is a market leader in the integrated supply and manufacture of building materials and solutions, operating in Australia since 1901. Recently, Holcim launched its low carbon concrete brand, ECOPact and ECOPact Zero – which are low carbon and carbon neutral concrete products that combine the best qualities of conventional concrete, while reducing the concrete's embodied carbon.

Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship.

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.To learn more, please visit www.msci.com
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Accelerate zero champions

Climate Works

ClimateWorks Australia bridges research and action, to achieve the system-level transitions required to reach net zero emissions across Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. We act as trusted advisers, creating evidence-based solutions and influencing decision-makers to reduce emissions at scale. Co-founded by the Myer Foundation and Monash University in 2009, ClimateWorks is an independent non-profit working within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
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As Australia’s leading seed investment group, Investible fuses instinct with insight to back the world’s next generation of game-changers. Over the last decade, Investible has distilled the complexity of early-stage investment into a comprehensive and consistent process that de-risks portfolios. Combined with a unique structure that enables its network of investors to co-invest alongside its Funds, Investible is achieving returns in the top quartile of early-stage investors globally. Investible is committed to building a more sustainable world through its Investible Climate Tech Fund — a venture capital fund that will back early-stage companies working on climate technology, the all-new growth, co-working and commercialisation hub Greenhouse, and as a signatory to the IGCC's Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative — an international commitment representing over $43 trillion to support the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.
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Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.
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Beyond Zero Emissions is an internationally recognised think tank. We show through independent research and innovative solutions how Australia can prosper in a zero-emissions economy. To inspire political leadership and accelerate policy change, we publish research on technological solutions that unlock huge economic potential for industries, regions and communities. Our expert research is the springboard from which we showcase and facilitate lighthouse projects, which spurs policymakers to scale and replicate successful models. Our much-lauded COVID-response piece, The Million Jobs Plan, showed how in just five years, renewables and low emissions projects can deliver 1.8 million new jobs in the regions and communities that these are needed most. For its work Beyond Zero Emissions has won multiple international awards, including Prospect Magazine’s Best International Climate Change and Environment Think Tank in 2020 and Best International Energy Think Tank 2018.

APCO is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. APCO is the agency charged by government to deliver Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets and make all packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To achieve this goal, APCO is working closely with government and industry to deliver a range of sustainable design, recycling, waste to landfill reduction and circular economy projects. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading product stewardship organisations with a strong national and global collaborative network, APCO is committed to reducing the environmental impact of packaging on Australian communities by moving towards a circular economy.

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.  The only farmer-led organisation that specialises in climate action, we support farmers to build climate and energy literacy and advocate for climate solutions both on and off farm.  We are independent, non-profit and non-partisan.
NSW Circular

NSW Circular is a NSW government-funded body with environment, economic and social goals embedded into its work, delivering for government organisations, and empowering industry and people. NSW Circular was created by the Office of NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and is hosted by UNSW Sydney. Their mission is to deliver a zero-carbon circular economy in NSW by:- Providing transparent and open data to the market - Helping deliver new circular economy markets, infrastructure and services - Working collaboratively with businesses, government, researchers and individuals to remove barriers and scale the circular economy - Empowering people to promote circular behaviours and change.
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The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISC) is Australia and New Zealand’s authority on sustainable infrastructure projects and assets. ISC’s purpose is to ensure all infrastructure delivers cultural, social, environmental and economic benefits.    The Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme is mandated by the most progressive delivery agencies and asset operators across Australia and New Zealand with over $165 billion infrastructure (by CAPEX) undertaking the rating. ISCA represents more than 170 individual companies, departments and associations with a combined annual turnover of more than $47.4 billion.    We support our sector with training and capacity building, connecting suppliers of sustainable products and services with projects through ISupply, and through advocacy that advances policy, standards and specifications toward a low carbon, resilient, inclusive infrastructure future.
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Be Syd

BESydney promotes Sydney as the pre-eminent Asia-Pacific business visitor destination and acquires strategic business events that deliver economic and social impact for Sydney, NSW and global communities. We are independent and not-for-profit, supported by the NSW Government, City of Sydney and industry.   We have the connectivity to help bring your business event to Sydney.  Within Australia, we connect you with our Team Sydney partners who will work with you to create an outstanding business event.  On the global stage, backed by experience and built on relationships, we work with our clients to achieve their objectives and deliver enduring legacies.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we focus on getting things done efficiently and with the greatest positive impact for conservation. We’re a trusted organisation working in 70 countries around the world on innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Australia, visit natureaustralia.org.au.

The mission of the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) is to facilitate the transition to a circular economy in Australia. This can only be achieved with one of the most significant collaboration efforts ever undertaken. The ACE Hub aims to be the ‘one-stop shop' for all things circular in Australia – a platform for sharing information and inspiration, and for celebrating the efforts of all those working towards this vital transition.
The Gaimaragal Group

The Gaimaragal Group was established to lead social change and create social impact by bringing together like minds and like spirits. We want to create a new story of connection and wellbeing for all people. Our aim is to facilitate the voice for our Elders, empower youth, provide two-way cultural translation to bring everyone together.
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Humanity has seen tremendous growth in general increase in prosperity over the last 200 years. This has come at the cost of the environment. We need to stop the find ways to live in harmony with our planet, quickly. Technology plays a key role in helping us get to sustainability.Climate Salad aims to help those that are building technology solutions to climate problems get more customers, find great people and grow to their full potential. Vision: Climate Salad massively contributes to climate action by helping companies building products to solve climate challenges to get connected to customers, talent, and investors. Mission: By 2030, Climate Salad will significantly impacted 1,000 climate tech companies by getting them a customer, a team member or an investor. climatesalad.com

The Centre for Policy Development (CPD) is an independent, bipartisan Australian policy institute. We develop long-term policies to lift the wellbeing of current and future generations. We seek to create, to connect, and convince on the policy challenges and opportunities that matter most for Australians over the long run. Our vision is a society that expands opportunity and social justice, an economy that is clean, innovative, and productive, a government that is active and effective, and a country that is respected for its leadership and cooperation. Our create-connect-convince model enhances the policy process by:- Focusing on long-term policy development that can outlast short-term political cycles, creating space for policymakers to share knowledge and test ideas outside their usual roles, connecting insights from across jurisdictions and systems, and from policy, research, and practice.

The Insurance Council of Australia is the representative body for the general insurance industry of Australia. Our members represent approximately 95 percent of total premium income written by private sector general insurers, spanning both insurers and reinsurers.Our work with our members, consumer groups and all levels of government serves to support consumers and communities when they need it most.We believe an insurable Australia is a resilient Australia – and it’s our purpose to be the voice for a resilient Australia.
Black Nova

Black Nova Venture Capital is an early stage venture capital limited partnership championing the next generation of B2B technology startups in Australia and New Zealand. Investing in ambitious founding teams at pre-seed, seed and series A funding.

GECA is a not for profit working with organisations committed to continuous improvement in their sustainability, such as through our multi-sector ecolabelling program. GECA is widely recognised by government agencies and green building schemes such as Green Star, WELL, ISCA and NABERS. Our database of GECA certified products and services, provides procurement professionals and consumers with an independent, reliable and credible way to make environmentally, healthier and ethically preferred choices. geca.eco
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G Transition exclusively dedicates its resources to the marketing needs of clean businesses. We work with Clean Tech Companies, Eco-Friendly Businesses and Non-For-Profit Organisations.We help our partners become leaders in their industry by leveraging the digital channels to establish trust and credibility, educate their market, and build customer acquisition systems that generate sales and revenue growth. Our mission is to become the leading digital partner for responsible organisations and help sustainable initiatives emerge, grow and get the visibility they deserve, regardless of their size or area of influence.To learn more about us, visit gtransition.com

Impact X Summit Sydney is an official side event to the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF). The annual WCEF presents the world’s leading circular economy solutions with business leaders, policymakers and experts participating from around the world. WCEF Side Events present circular economy solutions from around the globe and attract an international audience. They address specific topics related to the circular economy and the role circularity plays in the economies of the future, as well as in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crisis. We encourage you to participate in this year’s #WCEF2021 on 13-15 September. Read more and register: www.wcef2021.com
Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

The Aboriginal Carbon Foundation (AbCF) catalyses life-changing, community prosperity, through carbon farming. ... With a strong culture of innovation and collaboration, the AbCF supports carbon farming projects and connects communities who supply carbon credits, with organisations seeking to offset their carbon pollution.


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