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The Forum:
The Banksia Ignite ‘Burning Bright’ Forum will explore, highlight and showcase the ‘fires of action’ that are re-shaping our society towards sustainable growth and how action in leadership by business, government and the Australian community are creating change. Expert sustainability innovators will share their insights as well as draw from the knowledge and expertise in the room – you. This is an opportunity to interact with our team to collectively discuss, review and learn what will take us into a glowing ‘Burning Bright’ future.

Why Now:
In 2015 the UN Sustainable Development Goals were introduced to herald prosperity and protection for all people and the environment by 2030. The ‘Global Goals’ were not intended to be a firecracker, ignited once a year, but to establish a constant burn. What is required now after their introduction? How can these Goals create global, national and local growth? Since their inception, is Australia keeping the fire burning bright? Is that light beginning to dim?

Attendees will:
Meet leaders and industry innovators in sustainability programs willing to share and discuss best practice; evaluate and understand current developments in policy and practice initiatives around sustainability; learn strategies to improve design and execution of sustainability goals; establish ‘big picture’ perspective; collaborate with industry colleagues and establish relationships that assist your own sustainability goals.

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Christine Holgate

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australia Post

Graz van Egmond

CEO, Banksia Foundation

Jodi Boylan

Executive Producer, War on Waste

Bruce Jeffreys

Founder, Dresden Optics

Cate Harris

Acting Executive Director, UN Global Compact

David Ireland

Chief Innovation Officer, Thinkplace

Ashleigh and Jaine Morris

Co-Founders,Circular Experiment

Justin Frank

Director Marketing, Communications and National Key Accounts, SUEZ Australia & New Zealand

Kate Vines

Director Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Climate-KIC

Ken Richards

Managing Director, Leaf Resources

Ole Neustrup

Deputy Head of Mission, The Embassy of Denmark

Reece Proudfoot

Innovation Strategist, WWF

Rowan Foley

General Manager, Aboriginal Carbon Fund

Simon Robinson

Director, Corporate Citizenship

Stephen Choi

Executive Director, Living Future Institute of Australia

Tom Schroder

Director Marketing and Communications, South Pole

Joshua Bishop

Head of Sustainable Food, WWF-Australia

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