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How is Australia performing in the global movement to achieve the 17 Global Goals?

How will this change the world?

Does it really matter for Australia?

What am I going to get out of this?

Why are some of us really attuned to this, whereas some of us cannot relate to this, at all?

Come and join us as we take you along our Sustainable Development Goal’s journey over the past 12 months on what we have learnt and why we really care!


Event Registration

8:00am – 8:25am
Breakfast available for guests 

8:25am – 8:35am
Acknowledgement to Country by Rebekah Williams, Indigenous Inclusion Consultant, Australia Post.

8:35am – 8:40am
Welcome Address

8:40am – 8:50am
Keynote address on SDG 17 – strengthen partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.

Success in achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda requires all of us to deepen our commitment and engagement to work together in creative new ways. How is Australia collaborating across sectors in working towards achieving our 2030 targets? What can we do as individuals to assist this?

The Department of the Environment and Energy is implementing a co-designed approach to grow environmental partnering to deliver better outcomes. The co-designed process that led to this approach focused on partnering to bring the efforts of stakeholders together to better manage our environment. Hear more about this through Karen Moloney, Director, Partnerships, Department of the Environment and Energy.

8:50am – 9:00am
Is Australia on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? 

John Thwaites, Chair at Monash Sustainable Development Institute will report on the SDGs: Transforming Australia, the first analysis of Australia’s SDG performance. 

9:00am – 9:15am 
Warm up with your Host Craig Reucassel

Play along with Craig as he tests your knowledge on the SDGs through our “Pick a Goal, Any Goal” quiz 

9:15am – 9:35am 
Update on the inaugural Banksia Ignite SDG Challenge on Carpooling 

Carpooling presents a massive opportunity for cities to reduce congestion and carbon emissions and make it easier and cheaper for people to get around.Through Banksia Ignite Transurban wanted to generate ideas that will significantly increase the use of carpooling on toll-roads. 

Hear how Transurban and the final team are bringing the concept of carpooling to life in Australia.

9:35am – 10:05am 
SDG 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Panel discussion with insights from leading organisations and individuals moderated by Craig Reucassel.

10:05am – 10:25am 
SDG 14 – Conserve & sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

Panel discussion with insights from leading organisations and individuals moderated by Craig Reucassel.

10:25am – 10:55am
SDG 11 – Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Panel discussion with insights from leading organisations and individuals moderated by Craig Reucassel.

10:55am – 11:05am 

11:05am – 11:15am
B Lab Partners with United Nations Global Compact to Develop Online Platform for SDG-Focused Impact Management

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require business action. Business, in turn, needs a road map to integrate the Goals into management, planning and target setting processes in order to make meaningful progress.

B Lab and the UN Global Compact Network are working together to create and drive adoption of a platform for businesses to assess, compare and improve their contribution to the SDGs. Learn more about this through Alan Dayeh, Board Member, B Lab Australia & New Zealand.

11:15am – 11:35am 
SDG 10 – Reduce inequalities within and among countries

Panel discussion with insights from leading organisations and individuals moderated by Craig Reucassel.

11:35am – 11:55am 
SDG 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Craig Reucassel will be joined on stage by Laura Ryan from Mentally Friendly for a Q&A on how the public, community, and private sectors might best work together to transition to new type of sustainable economy that maintains at its core the wellbeing of our environment, people, and society.

11:55am – 12:15pm
What is being achieved under the SDGs and where to from here? 

Join us for an exhilarating conversation with Professor John Thwaites, Chair at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Kylie Porter, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia as they guide us on what is needed to progress the SDGs. 

12:15pm – 12:25pm 
d’Arcy Lunn, Founder, Teaspoons of Change, an inspiring advocate for the SDGs guides us on the individual actions each of us can take to support our 2030 targets. 

12:25pm- 1:45pm 
Networking Lunch 


Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste.

In 2017 Craig hosted the War on Waste on ABC TV a four-part series looking at issues such as fast fashion, food waste, and disposable coffee cups. This phenomenal program won the team the most prestigious award given by the Banksia Foundation in 2017 – the Banksia Gold Award.


Laura Ryan

Strategy Director, Mentally Friendly

John Thwaites

Chair at Monash Sustainable Development Institute

d’Arcy Lunn

Teaspoons of Change

Alan Dayeh

Board Member, B Lab Australia & New Zealand

Karen Moloney

Director, Partnerships, Department of the Environment and Energy

SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production

Lea Maguero

Environment & Sustainability Manager, BioPak

Edda Hamar

Cofounder of Undress Runways

Ryan Oostryck

Environment Manager, Sodexo

SDG 14 Life Below Water

Sarah Beard

Producer/Impact Producer, BLUE the Film

Alexander Webb

Senior Marcomms Manager - Oceania, Marine Stewardship Council

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities

Jonathan Cartledge

Interim CEO, Green Building Council of Australia

Peter Maganov

Sustainability Manager, Randwick Council

Terry Wilson

Former Environment/World Heritage Manager, Lord Howe Island

Justin Frank

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

SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities

Jane Kern

Senior Corporate Affairs Consultant, Bank Australia

Carole Cooper

Executive general manager - Peopleworks

Peta Granger

Co-Director of Lush Australia and New Zealand