IX Summit Sydney 2022

IX Summit Sydney 2022

Australia's Global Climate Summit

Accelerating action for a net zero, nature positive future 

130+ Speakers | 300+ Impact Tech Founders | 1000+ Participants | Impact Tech Pitch Theatre | Australia's Must-Attend Climate Event of the Year with LIVE sessions from COP 27

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. 






  • Live in-person and virtual hybrid sessions
  • Pre-summit national side events
  • Live, sessions from UNFCCC COP27 in Egypt
  • 100+ speakers from businesses, governments, investors, and innovation agencies
  • 1,500+ participants, in person and virtual
  • 200+ impact and climate tech startup founders


  • Meet solution exhibitors
  • Plenary and parallel sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops
  • Indigenous economists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and solutions
  • Asia Pacific regional trade and business meetings
  • Delegations from New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and China
  • Investor lounge
  • Venture capitalist / FO's / PE
  • Institutional investors
  • Super funds
  • Finance managers
  • Sustainability finance
  • Green Investors
  • Superannuation funds

IX 2021 keynote sessions +More Videos

HubSpot Video
Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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Johan Rockstram, Professor Potsdam Institute
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Andrew Forrest & Ketih Tuffley, Vice Chairman, Global Co-Head, Sustainability, Citi
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Maria Mediluce, CEO We Mean Business Coalition
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Veena Sahajwalla, Inventor, Scientia Professor, UNSW
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Sir Richard Branson and Mike Cannon Brookes


“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.” 

Tim Reed

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.”

Rachel Lord

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.”

Mike Cannon-Brookes

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.”

Matt Kean

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.”

Jacki Johnson

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.”

Keith Tuffley

Managing Director, Vice Chairman & Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group, Citi


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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.”

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.

Connecting the bilateral business community. ACBC is a national not-for-profit membership organisation with branches in every State and Territory. We have a network of over 20,000 organisations and a membership of over 700 focused on furthering Australia-China trade and investment.

Impact X serves as a catalyst for early stage technology companies, established market leaders and investors to improve society, restore natural resources and create the sustainable systems of the future.

Acknowledgement of Country

Impact X respects and acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their rich cultures and connections to land, sea and community. Together, we commit to building a sustainable future together.


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