Accelerating action for a net zero, nature positive future
Climate change and biodiversity loss are deeply interconnected challenges and achieving net zero will only be possible with an integrated ‘net zero, nature positive’ approach.
To address this, the Impact X Summit Sydney 2022, with the theme, accelerating action for a net zero, nature positive future will present an expanded three day agenda of dialogue, workshops, and side events, designed to accelerate action for a net zero, climate positive future. Click here to download the 2021 Outcome Report.
The world’s most promising and exciting innovations will be centre stage, to connect with investors, buyers, and partners needed to scale.
Join us as leaders from businesses, governments, investors, C-Suite executives and innovation agencies gather to accelerate action towards a nature positive future. Click here to download the draft agenda.
“The momentum of change is overwhelming. If we don’t steer into this change, the Australian economy will be 3.4 trillion dollars worse off by 2070. In contrast to the opportunity. Somewhere in the order of 30 – 50 billion dollars a year in new export revenue could be earned by 2040 – if we act NOW.”
President, Business Council of Australia
“Long term investments that are purely designed to rip off money from clients don’t tend to work. In the long run, companies only survive and thrive when they are providing services and products that are wanted by the clients and that are in general good for society.”
Senior Managing Director, Chair & Head of Asia Pacific BlackRock
“We have to take stronger action to move away from (fossil fuels). Otherwise, our customers are going to do that. If you look at all of their international announcements, goals and targets, they are all going to move away from us anyway. So we’re just going to drive into a brick wall if we don’t start doing that transition ourselves.”
Co-founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Atlassian
“In NSW we understand the work that we do now until 2030 will fast track our shift to net zero. Just last month NSW increased our interim target. We had previously set a goal of achieving a 35% cut in emissions on a 2005 baseline by 2030. Now, we are aiming for a 50% reduction. Our confidence comes from the fact that we have a clear set of plans for critical sectors of the economy.”
Treasurer, Minister for Energy & Environment, NSW
“It is difficult to persuade governments in Australia to levy a carbon tax. But if every company was asked to put aside a certain amount of money to invest in clean energy depending on how much carbon they are emitting, enormous amounts of money would be invested in Australia in trying to create a clean energy revolution.”
Sir Richard Branson
Founder, Virgin Group & Co-Chair, The B Team
“Australian First Nations cultures are amongst the oldest, continuous cultures on earth. For millennia, we – this continent’s first climate scientists – have existed as the human element of the lands and waters that defined our countries. 1788 marked the imposition of a system which threatened to eradicate these structures and has gone on to put the very habitability of this planet in jeopardy.”
June Oscar AO
“Finance has to take a leadership role in making sure that we embed it in our strategy but also understand the culture and the leadership that it takes to mobilize capital for a transformed society. To make sure it is integrated into our business practices.”
Co Chair, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
“It is not the availably of the resource, like in fossil fuel, which will determine who is successful and who isn’t in the green industry future. What will determine that is simply the leadership of those countries. We can turn a poor resource into a really exciting project with great national leadership.”
Andrew Forrest AO
Chair & Founder, Fortescue Metals Group, Fortescue Future Industries, Mindaroo Foundation & Tattarang
“We’re so well-endowed in renewable energy resources but we are a big country and we do have to get the energy generation onto the grid and we still need investment in the infrastructure to optimize that...We’re fantastic at taking what’s going on in the rest of the world and optimizing it here.”
Jillian Broadbent AC
Non-executive Director, Macquarie Group
“There is literally hundreds of billions of dollars that are spent on oil, gas, coal subsidies. We’ve only got something like 8 – 9 % of global carbon being properly priced. So there is a double distortion occurring in the economic system because of all the gas subsidies but also the absence of properly pricing the negative externalities of fossil fuels into the system itself.”
Managing Director, Vice Chairman & Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group, Citi
Draft agenda available now.