IX Summit Sydney 2022

IX Summit Sydney 2022

Hosted & supported by

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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.
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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.
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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.

Principal Partner

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As part of one of the world's largest financial services companies with a presence in nearly 100 countries, Citi Australia has been providing financial services to Australian corporations, institutions and governments for more than 30 years. Recognised for its innovative range of global products and services, Citi today counts more than one thousand local corporate and institutional clients as valued customers.

Lead partners

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At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.Established in 1985, Microsoft Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”), the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential. Headquartered in Sydney, Microsoft Australia has seven regional offices across the country. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies enable millions of Australian partners and customers to innovate in new ways.
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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.
Sydney Water

Sydney Water is the proud custodian of a 130-year legacy of providing safe, high-quality water to people in and around Sydney for drinking, bathing, recreation and sustenance. However, the days are long gone when covering basic requirements defines us as an organisation and meets the expectations of our growing community. Sustained economic success is reliant on businesses that can offer climate, resource and supply chain resilience. It is also reliant on businesses that are focused on resource productivity. Sydney Water is committed to investing in new technologies and projects that will drive the local circular economy, along with reducing waste and increasing our ability to manage valuable resources.
Bain

Change makers define the future. Across 64 cities in 39 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 2% of all companies. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.
Universities Climate Alliance

Climate change presents the world with both an enormous challenge to overcome and an opportunity to collaborate, share knowledge and invest in our future: this is the core work of universities, and the drive which unites the 56 members of the International Universities Climate Alliance. Established in April 2020 and convened by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, these leading climate research universities come from every continent, encompassing thousands of the world’s most accomplished climate researchers, including hundreds who have worked as authors of reports for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Supporting Partners

LMS

LMS Energy
LMS Energy is Australia’s largest and most experienced specialist biogas company. The recovery of biogas from organic wastes reduces carbon emissions and provides a reliable source of renewable energy. Each year, LMS’ projects reduce over 4.5 million tonnes of carbon from being emitted into the atmosphere, making LMS Australia’s largest carbon abater. As of 2022, LMS owns and operates 50+ biogas projects across Australia, generating more than 500GWH’s of renewable energy. LMS projects are changing the face of the waste management landscape and support core company goals of protecting the environment and supporting the transition to a zero carbon, circular economy.
CEFC

CEFC
The CEFC has a unique mission to accelerate investment in Australia’s transition to net zero emissions. We invest to lead the market, operating with commercial rigour to address some of Australia’s toughest emissions challenges.We’re working with our co-investors across renewable energy generation and energy storage, as well as agriculture, infrastructure, property, transport and waste. Through the Advancing Hydrogen Fund, we’re supporting the growth of a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry. And as Australia’s largest dedicated cleantech investor, we continue to back cleantech entrepreneurs through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund. With $10 billion to invest on behalf of the Australian Government, we work to deliver a positive return for taxpayers across our portfolio.
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Australian Ethical
Australian Ethical is Australia’s original and leading ethical investment company. We were founded in 1986 on one simple insight – that the power of financial markets could be harnessed to bring about social change. Three decades later and we remain committed to investing for a better world. Today we manage more than $6 billion through a range of award-winning investment products that make a positive impact while delivering competitive returns for our customers.
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Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) is an Australian based global clean-tech company, unlocking the value of carbon by transforming emissions into valuable materials. Founded in 2012, MCi’s mission is to contribute to the pathway to zero emissions by removing 1 billion tonnes of CO2 (please us subscript 2 here) from hard-to-abate industries by 2040. MCi was named the #1 Best Cleantech at COP26 in Glasgow, with CEO Marcus Dawe and COO Sophia Hamblin Wang named in the Top 100 Green Power Players, published by The Australian.
Climate Revive

Climate Revive is a team that seeks to revive all ecosystems to full health by working with landholders or businesses to implement regenerative projects.Climate Revive will primarily aim to generate carbon credits or apply for other relevant environmental schemes (such as Reef Credits or government grants) in order to create multiple income streams for your business or project. www.climaterevive.com
ARENA

Our purpose is to support the global transition to net zero emissions by accelerating the pace of pre-commercial innovation, to the benefit of Australian consumers, businesses and workers.
New Forests

New Forests
New Forests is a global investment manager of nature-based real assets and natural capital strategies, with AUD 8.73 billion in assets under management across over 1 million hectares of investments. We manage a diversified portfolio of sustainable timber plantations and conservation areas, carbon and conservation finance projects, agriculture, timber processing and infrastructure. We aim to generate shared prosperity for our clients and the communities in which we operate and accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. New Forests’ vision is to see investment in land use and forestry as central to the transition to a sustainable future. To achieve this vision, New Forests’ investment strategies support the role of forests as nature-based solutions, provide sustainable wood fibre for the growing circular bioeconomy, and contribute to the sustainable development of regional economies and rural communities. Headquartered in Sydney, New Forests is a Certified B Corp and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Africa and the United States. www.newforests.com.au
WSP

WSP is committed to halving the carbon footprint of our designs and advice by 2030. As one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, we bring together 4,300 talented WSP Changemakers across Australia and are backed by 55,000+ globally. Partnering with our clients and industry, we deliver a holistic view of Net Zero. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable and future ready engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. How can we partner with you to accelerate your Net Zero journey? Meet our experts at the summit or visit our website: https://www.wsp.com/en-AU/campaigns/net-zero
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AgriFutures Australia invests in research, leadership, innovation and learning to support industries that do not have their own research and development function, new and emerging industries, and the issues that affect the whole of agriculture.
Climate Active

Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between Australian businesses and the Australian Government to drive voluntary climate action. The brand represents Australia’s collective effort to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions to lessen our impact on the environment.Climate Active and the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard support and guide businesses as they account for and reduce carbon emissions.Climate Active certification sends a clear signal that a business is serious about addressing climate change and is committed to sustainability, innovation and industry leadership. It’s about making good decisions today, for a more sustainable tomorrow.Our carbon neutral certification is one of the most rigorous in the world. www.climateactive.org.au

Exhibitors

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Sphera
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. sphera.com
Trellis

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Trellis Technologies is a software and data as a service company that specializes in the collection, validation, and interpretation of data which helps to gain full visibility and insight into organisations environmental impact and related spend. Trellis is utilised by large businesses, local councils, schools, universities, stage government departments, and community service organisations to measure and reduce consumption, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions, providing the tools for them to prosper and grow in an efficient and sustainable way.
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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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