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On June 15th, 2018 Banksia Ignite was held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Sydney. The event ran from 8:45am until 4:30pm.

The goal of the event was to introduce and bring the SDGs from a static, academic and corporate environment into a collaborative, practical and progressive open forum.

The event was created to create discussion, open dialogue and partnerships going forward around the 17 SDGs throughout the entire Australian community, not just business and government. This would then foster, support, encourage and grow partnerships that deliver good practice around the SDGs in Australia and establish a commitment in identifying areas that individuals, collectives and organisations can work towards over the next year around the SDGs.

150 attendees

from all over Australia came to Banksia Ignite at Vivid Sydney

23 presenters

Representing Government, Business and Community from all over Australia participated and contributed to the Banksia Ignite program and session work

Highlights of the event included:

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP gave the Key Note Address and launched Australia’s Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals

The Australia Post Special Edition Stamp Pack was launched by CEO, Christine Holgate

Contributions from Rowan Roley to bring the Indigenous perspective into the spotlight and highlight carbon fund initiatives and innovative practices

The Board of Influence detailed individuals’ commitment to achieving a goal around one or more of the 17 SDG over the next year

The National SDG Website was officially launched by Cate Harris, Compact Global Network Australia

Through Climate Kic, WWF and Energy Lab attendees were educated and informed about the innovation and incubator process and provided with current examples

The launch of the Transurban Car Pooling Challenge


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