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Leeanne Rodgers

MEET YOUR HOST

Introducing the host of the 28th annual Banksia Sustainability Awards. Dr. Adam Bumpus Senior Lecturer in Environment and Innovation, University of Melbourne ABC Scientist in Residence, 2016 Adam’s work focuses on the business, policy, and communication pathways to an aspirational low carbon future. He works on how clean energy entrepreneurship can be scaled up, how communications can assist business in combating climate change, and how mobile technologies can make communities more resilient in developing countries. He is one of the winners of the 2016 Top 5 Under 40 Australian Broadcasting Corporation competition to find talented science communicators, and one of their 2016 Scientists in Residence. Adam started his career in corporate advertising for climate solutions, hosted the first Climate Change TV series for the UN climate meetings, and has produced film, radio, and TV media across the world to promote solutions to climate change. He co-founded the sustainable development communications...
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A Dynamic and Inspiring Awards Launch. By ANDREW BLOCK

Like all Banksia functions, the recent 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards Launch at Ernst & Young in May was dynamic and inspiring. Conversations among attendees ranged from sustainable mobility programs to how disruptive technology fuels the purpose economy. But beneath it all was a message the wider business community needs to hear; that sustainable practises are not just for specialists, big corporates or environmentalists. Sustainability can and should be part of every Australian business and community, large or small. It doesn’t require a working group of experts in sustainable development or corporate social responsibility. The proof was right there in the line up of panellists – each a former Banksia Sustainability Award winner with plenty to say about the benefits of being involved with our program. Kalleske Wines – a family run winery in South Australia that produces award-winning organic wines and has embedded sustainable practises across its entire operations. “Entering...
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