Wednesday, 28 August 2019
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Wesfarmers – Perth, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6000
The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and accelerating globally. Every sector in the market will be transformed. Leading businesses recognise the opportunity – and the imperative – to be part of the solution.
Globally, 612 companies are taking ambitious climate action aligned with the latest science and 232 companies have approved Science-Based Targets.
Join the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) partners, Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) and WWF, as they discuss the SBTi, and Energetics as they outline how their company is assisting leading Australian businesses to identify the physical and transitional risks associated with climate change, and support companies to align their strategic and operational practices with sustainable solutions.
Alongside advising some of Australia’s largest companies including supporting certain amongst them to successfully set a Science Based Target, Energetics have undertaken their own sustainability journey and have been carbon neutral since June 2008.
The lunch will be an opportunity to hear from:
Megan Born – Principal Consultant, Energetics.
Megan led the delivery of the SBT for an oil and gas client and works with many clients in mining, oil and gas and other heavy emitting industries.
Janelle Burston – Carbon and Energy Manager, Wesfarmers.
Janelle brings with her 10 years of experience at Wesfarmers and currently leads the business’ energy, carbon and decarbonisation strategy and governance arm.
Monica Richter – Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures.
Monica leads WWF’s Low Carbon Futures program focusing on Science Based Targets for large Australian companies and is Project Director for the Business Renewables Centre-Australia.
Corinne Schoch – Senior Adviser, Global Compact Network Australia. Corinne leads the GCNA’s environment and climate change program focusing on the Science Based Targets Initiative, Just Transition and the Circular Economy. She works collaboratively with businesses, civil society organisations, academic institutions and government across Australia to help mobilise action and implement climate change solutions.
This networking lunch is particularly relevant for organisations just getting started with SBTs. It is a chance to engage with an Australian company set at the centre of the conversation surrounding climate risk and transitioning to a sustainable business model via the SBT initiative. The lunch will also be an opportunity to connect with other sustainability professionals from a range of industries and participate in multi-sectoral dialogue on sustainable solutions for businesses.
Please note that registration is strictly on an invitation only and ‘first come, first served’ basis. Seats are limited so please do manage these registrations internally before registering. Register here.
This event is free for GCNA members and there is a nominal fee to cover costs for non-members.