Green and Sustainable finance is not only a leading topic of discussion in financial centres as countries pledge their willingness to meet global sustainable development and climate objectives, it now offers an attractive investment opportunity for international and Australian companies.
Liz Bossley, author, carbon trader and expert witness in the UK will talk about the state of the EU carbon market, outlook for the Durban talks and the background to the registry thefts in the EU.
Rosemary Bissett, Head of Sustainability at the NAB will talk about why the NAB decided to go carbon neutral and the impact this decision had on staff engagement. Climate Alliance will be releasing this fascinating story on the day. This is mandatory reading for anyone interested in mobilising staff engagement.
On May 5, 2011 Climate Alliance hosted a very successful seminar that considered the risks from sea-level rise to businesses with assets located near Port Phillip Bay. Dr John Church was the Keynote speaker and he provided an overview of the state of the science that supports the current projections. Representatives from the legal, insurance, mapping and transport industries contributed to a very informative and insightful afternoon.
The conference included the presentation of the inaugural 2010 Climate Alliance Leadership Awards.
The theme of the conference was Climate Change – the Upside of Action.
The Round Table is being organised by Climate Alliance Limited, a not-for-profit, membership based company that engages with Australia’s company directors and communicates the opportunities and risks of climate change. Our goal is to make it easier for Australian directors to inform themselves about this important issue.
Four presenters will speak about the challenges Sustainability Managers face in large companies.
Climate Alliance Limited was formally launched in November, 2009. On the 17th November, Mr Ivan Deveson AO was the keynote speaker in Melbourne. On the 18th November, General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Retd) was the keynote speaker at the launch in Sydney. Both events included a video message from Mr Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company.