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You may not have made it to our 2012 International Green Awards Asia Pacific Summits, however you have not missed out.
 

Over 600 attendees joined us at 5 events across Australia in August 2012 to hear best practice case studies from an array of  usiness and community leaders - who are all profiting from their sustainability strategies and programs. 

Our special thanks to our speakers and major sponsors Industry RE and Renewablelogic - who along with International Green Awards and MOSS made this event series possible.

We ask that you make good use of these resources to continue the cross fertilisation of ideas and sharing of best practice. In doing so, please honour and respect the materials provided and if you share them with others, fully credit and reference them.  

Enjoy! 

To help set the scene for the Summits, here's the introduction to the International Green Awards by Iain Patton, Founder and CEO of the International Green Awards. See the video from the 2011 Grand Prix Winner Unilever a video from Jonathan Porritt - Co-Founder Forum for the Future, Author and Broadcaster talking about the Awards along with a short video of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Sir David Attenborough in 2011.

TOWNSVILLE International Green Awards Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summit Speaker Presentations.

How to build a business case and turn Sustainability from a cost centre to a profit centre.DR MARTIN BLAKE International Sustainability Advisor, Professor of Sustainable Business and MOSS Strategic Advisor shares his internationally renowned Case Study from Royal Mail and the UAE Oil Fields (demonstrating the profit in energy management) and how Integrative Design is providing massive savings on new builds 
(United World College Singapore Case Study).

Welcome to the era of Hero Brands. MATT PERRY Co-Founder and Partner Republic of Everyone, award winning (including 2011 International Green Award) brand communications agency, share learnings from the recent Rio Earth Summit and how brands are now taking centre stage in sustainability.

The Story of a Building. IAN ATKINSON Professor eCommerce and Divison of Research & Innovation JCU, SCOTT MILLS Science Mob Inc and
 TONY & SHARYN DENYER (building owners).

Townsville Solar City. IAN CRUICKSHANK Ergon Energy Solar City Townsville Manager shares his experiences in helping our community save money through practical energy efficiency and building smart community based energy grids.

The Making of a Smart City. CATHERINE CARUANA-MCMANUS IBM Australia Smarter Planet and Cities Executive discusses IBM's Smarter City approaches where cities are seen as "systems of systems" and where through citizen engagement and smart technology analytics we uncover the otherwise hidden patterns in sustainability.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain. DAVID STALLAN Corporate Express NQ Regional Manager although unavailabel on the day shares - How a leading company found the "soul in staples" and built sustainability into all stages of business operations in a sea of environmental certification.

Stockland Australia in Townsville.  RAMANA JAMES National Environmental Sustainability Manager Stockland shares how sustainability value has been delivered in Townsville through North Shore and Stockland Townsville.

A Mayors perspective on a sustainable city.Mayor of Townsville CR. JENNY HILL

Schools as Green Enterprises.CLAYTON CARNES Microsoft World PiL Board Member and Principle of Hermit Park School (Microsoft World Mentor School).

Local champions -PONIE DE WET; ADAM CONNELL; KEN BELLAMY & SUSAN GHELLER share their stories.
Local champions -DR DAVID PETERSON; MICHAEL LUNN; FRANK DELLMEYER & MARK MILLER share their stories.

Build a green economy and help your bottom line with CSR. MOSS CEO ANNE-MAREE HUXLEY shares details on the emergence of the green economy and how activating your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can dramatically improve your bottom line.

Local champions -Kith n Kin BARRY WHITEHEAD, Fuji Xerox BRENT MILLAR, ICT JOHN WILLIAMS & MARK ROBINSON share their stories.

Taking Your Ideas from Zero to Hero. Equities Director JOHN RIVETT shares his views on how to pick a winning invention, commercialise it, manage the risk, source funds and help build a green economy.

BRISBANE International Green Awards Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summit Speaker Presentations.

Business Essentials for success. DR MARTIN BLAKE DBA, MBA, BSc - International Sustainability Advisor, Professor of Sustainable Business and MOSS Strategic Advisor. Discover how YOUR BUSINESS can save money with zero upfront costs and gain a competitive advantage by performance managing and being transformative rather than transactional in your approach to business innovation and efficiency. Martin is best know for deploying the largest change management program in Europe post WWII where he and his team took the UK's largest single employer Royal Mail from losing £1m a day to making £1m a day - along the way reducing their energy spend by 45% with zero up front capital and winning them over 85 national and international awards for CSR and Sustainability. (Royal Mail is the largest single employer in the UK employing about 1% of the working population handling around 75 million items a day with 113,000 collection points - 28 million delivery addresses - 12,000 retail outlets - 33,000 vehicles travelling 1.8 million miles a day using 135 million litres of diesel annually.) Martin and his team were also the first to take the theoretical Margin Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) and deploy it at an enterprise level.

How to build a business case and turn Sustainability from a cost centre to a profit centre. Martin shares his now internationally renowned Royal Mail Case study as well as case studies from the United World College, UAE Oil Fields and the blue economy - debunking myths, outlining business essentials for energy management and showing how you can use Marginal Abatement Cost Curves and Internal Rate of Return Curves to build a sound business case.

Australian Best Practice. Three great Australian companies share their success stories and what they see as the key ingredients for a profitable, long lasting and robust business as we transition to a low carbon economy.

TIM BUNKER Managing Director, Nursery Traders. Redefining industry sustainability - embracing the opportunity.
Nursery Traders distributes millions of plants into the environment biennially - contributing to some of Queensland's prized green public and private spaces.Driven by a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in everything we do, over 20 years they have devised six pioneering sustainability projects to achieve our vision of becoming entirely water and energy self- sufficient.
Nursery Traders' five water-recycling projects saved the business an estimated 59,067,820 litres in 2011 alone - taking water savings to an unprecedented 98.52 per cent. In February 2010 they commissioned the largest privately owned solar power generation system in Queensland, installing 228 photovoltaic solar panels. Generating over 160,684 kWh of green energy to date, the system has made the business a net-generator.Nursery Traders has invested 30 per cent of all its capital expenditure in sustainability initiatives over the past twelve years. Their investment of time, energy and capital is now yielding big rewards - and proving that it is possible to profit sustainably.

CHRIS WALES National Safety & Environment Manager, CATER CARE GROUP PTY LTD.
To Be or Not To Be? Sustainable Environmental Systems, Targets & Resources. Whose future is it anyway? As Shakespeare once said
"To Be or Not To Be"; these are simple questions with global consequences in developing a local, national and international community that is ... Sustainable, Economical & Profitable. The effect of SRAC & Cater Cares MACC & RONA in resetting a new 'Green & Sustainable' benchmark within the mine site accommodation village facilities management practices. While valuing integrity, personal excellence and mutual respect amongst communities amongst which we live and work, here we will review the initiatives Cater Care has developed and implemented to not only improve local communities but also to provide a green sustainable future. The case study will take us through the process undertaken to measure the carbon footprint of a mine site accommodation village, to the emissions per person per day and per meal produced.

BEN ALLEN General Manager for Sustainability, Stockland.
The importance of defining, measuring and reporting the value sustainability delivers. Stockland has been named 3 years running in the Corporate Knight Global 100 most sustainable companies and achieved Dow Jones Sustainability Index Real Estate Super Sector leadership this year. A key contributor to this leadership has been the ability to define, measure and report the value that sustainability delivers for key stakeholders and the business. Hear from Stockland on their approach and the tools (Return on Investment, Social Return on Investment and more traditional research) they use to quantify this value in support of the business case for sustainability.

Discover how sustainability is building "Hero Brands"

MATT PERRY Founder and Partner, Republic of Everyone.
Republic of Everyone had been leading brand communication around sustainability across Australia for a numbers of years winning various awards along the way including a Bronze International Green Award in 2011. As a result of their participation in the recent Rio Earth Summit and seeing brands take centre stage in leading sustainability - they will share their take on the direction of brands.

You've heard of Challenger Brands? Welcome to the era of the Hero Brand. With seemingly impossible challenges like climate change, population growth and deforestation threatening our and our children's future, brands have a critical role to play in solving real world issues simply too big for the rest of us. Hero Brands behave differently to ordinary brands and now they hold a place far closer to their employees' and customers' hearts.

BOYD, Strategic Account Manager QLD Government, Corporate Express.
A hero in Supply Chain Management. Elizabeth shares how Corporate Express, a leader in sustainability, implements sustainability considerations at all stages of business operations. Go step-by-step through a supply chain from sourcing of products to navigating a sea of environmental certifications. Hear case studies and tips on how to leverage a supplier's work to help you reach your own sustainability goals.

ALISON ROWE Global Executive Director Sustainability,
International Business FUJITSU LIMITED, a hero brand with a quantified vision to 2100. Discover how Fujitsu's consistent, genuine and long term Sustainability strategies paying dividends for customers.
Fujitsu aim to reduce GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons, over
the four year period 2008 to 2012. They also have a long term quantified sustainability vision taking them to 2100, with target milestones set to the year 2020. Sustainability is a guiding principle for how they work with customers and within society as a whole. Their approach is strategy lead and is not only about reducing their own environmental impact, it is about helping their customers do the same. Fujitsu acknowledge both the need to adapt to the impacts
of climate change and to deeply integrate sustainability across their global business". A must attend session for hearing about how sustainability is part of the business and not just an add on."

BILL HAURITZ AM Founder and Director of The Woodford
Folk Festival and Executive Director of its parent, The Queensland Folk Federation.
Woodfordia's 500 Year Plan. Organisers of the Woodford Folk Festival aim to build a festival and a home for its work that will pass through generations. The festival promotes the notion that our lore underpins our cultures and that its expression is critical to the human spirit. As commercial culture reaches ever more deeply into our lives, our values and ideas are sometimes being subverted and shallowed. The Woodford Folk Festival itself has undergone fundamental change caused by the very thought that it might survive the ebbs and flow cycles that effect us all as individuals and our communities.In its 27 year history, the festival
has built into one of our nation's largest and most respected. It is housed on its 500 acre property, Woodfordia which is emerging as a beautiful parkland dedicated to the Arts, Humanities and Lore and underpinned by a strong environmental focus.

For many years, organisers have talked of a 500 year plan, a notion that 
an ethic might sustain the organisation. The plan is a set of principles that organisers hope will be a beacon that lights a well lit path to their futures and a base for it's cultural contributions. Bill shares these principals and discover what the International Green AwardsTM thinks makes the Woodford Folk Festival, a hero even in Queensland.

Home grown success stories to address sustainability challenges

EMMA-KATE ROSE General Manager, Food Connect Brisbane.
Food Connect is a social enterprise connecting city people to seasonal, chemical-free produce direct from local farmers. It has led the way in transforming the local food system through paying farmers a fair price, employing marginalised youth and people with disabilities, and engaging over60 volunteers around Brisbane to act as pick up points for customers. With a focus on ecological agriculture, family farms and strong local communities, Food Connect has evolved its model over 7 years and is now replicated in at least ten other locations in Australia and New Zealand. Local Sustainable Food Systems: an overview of issues and possibilities.

Our food production system is broken. So broken, it's difficult to imagine what a genuinely sustainable food system might look like. Most of us now know what we don't want it to look like: anything remotely resembling the industrial food production model, with its disease outbreaks, degraded farmland, farmer suicide, polluted ecosystems and toxic, poor quality food. But what does it look like? The usual, idealistic picture people draw of this sustainable food system is of an organic food system, with tidy rows of crops, trees heavy with stone fruit, cows grazing contentedly in pastures and not a whiff of chemical in the air. This organic food system sounds and looks organic in a narrow sense of the term: it's been relieved of chemical use. But it probably shares one very particular trait with the industrial food production model: its food travels thousands of kilometres to reach us. How we might be able to achieve greater carbon impact through a more localised sustainable food system is the topic of this presentation.

DAVID BAGGS President, Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) and CEO of GreenTag / EcoSpecifier.
Productivity through green procurement. Figuring out which product is greener and which products will deliver the best indoor air quality to drive
your HR productivity has been a major hurdle to date that needed a scientific degree and a lot of research time. David will show you how to drive easily, simply and cheaply drive meaningful and robust sustainability best practice procurement outcomes in your organisation using the Global GreenTag Green Product Certification and Rating system, an International Green Awards Finalist service from 2011.

Innovation, Education and Investment

JOHN RIVETT Managing Director Kixstaart Equities.
How to take your ideas from zero to hero. John, a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and Barrister knows and understands risk better than most. John will share insights into commercialisation and risk management of innovation, how to source funds and build a green economy.

DR NIALL DORAN Zoologist, Former Policy Advisor, Director of 
the Bookend Trust and 2012 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year.
How to inspire not terrify future generations who want a play a problem solving role in sustainability. In 2007, Dr Doran left a secure government job to establish the Bookend Trust, a philanthropic environmental education initiative funded by himself and colleagues. Bookend seeks to inspire, not terrify, students of all ages with the need to solve environmental problems and to build careers doing so. A must attend session for anyone who has a responsibility for employee engagement, HR and or delivery of sustainability policy.

SYDNEY International Green Awards Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summit Speaker Presentations.

Business Essentials for success

MARTIN BLAKE DBA, MBA, BSc - International Sustainability Advisor, Professor of Sustainable Business and MOSS Strategic Advisor.
Discover how YOUR BUSINESS can save money with zero upfront costs and gain a competitive advantage by performance managing and being transformative rather than transactional in your approach to business innovation and efficiency.
Martin is best know for deploying the largest change management program in Europe post WWII where he and his team took the UK's largest single employer Royal Mail from losing £1m a day to making £1m a day - along the way reducing their energy spend by 45% with zero up front capital and winning them over 85 national and international awards for CSR and Sustainability. (Royal Mail is the largest single employer in the UK employing about 1% of the working population handling around 75 million items a day with 113,000 collection points - 28 million delivery addresses - 12,000 retail outlets - 33,000 vehicles travelling 1.8 million miles a day using 135 million litres of diesel annually.) Martin and his team were also the first to take the theoretical Margin Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) and deploy it at an enterprise level.

How to build a business case and turn Sustainability from a cost centre to a profit centre. Martin shares his now internationally renowned Royal Mail Case study as well as case studies from the United World College, UAE Oil Fields and the blue economy - debunking myths, outlining business essentials for energy management and showing how you can use Marginal Abatement Cost Curves and Internal Rate of Return Curves to build a sound business case.

Australian Best Practice
Discover how some of Australia's innovators are saving money, growing their bottom line putting themselves on the map (or was that the dinner table?) Award winning case studies by Sydney City Council, Focus Press and Yalumba.

ALLAN JONES MBE, I.Eng, FIET; FRSA, Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change, City of Sydney
Moving Sydney Towards a Sustainable Low Carbon Future.
Sustainable Sydney 2030 is a practical plan for a city reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and deriving its initial needs from low carbon resources whilst at the same time establishing a decentralised energy, water and waste infrastructure to enable future energy and water needs to be derived from wholly renewable resources by 2030. This concept can be applied to any community in Australia or indeed in the world.
At Woking and in London Allan Jones was able to tease out the real issues and barriers to a sustainable future through the actual implementation of a decentralised green infrastructure, including trigeneration, renewable energy, fuel cells, renewable gases from waste and recycled water. This model is now being adapted to help to deliver the targets in Sustainable Sydney 2030. Join Allan and discover:
- Sustainable Sydney 2030 - Green Infrastructure Plan.
- Island Sydney - Decentralised Energy, Water and Waste Master Plans.
- Showing by Doing - Implementing decentralised energy, water and waste projects on its own buildings and operations.
- Implementing Australia's first city-wide trigeneration decentralised energy network.

DR CECIL S. CAMILLERI Manager, Sustainable Wine Programmes - Yalumba Wine Company, 2011 International Green Awards Gold Medal WinnerYalumba's Commitment to Sustainable Winemaking. As a wine business operating in the rural environment for over 160 years The Yalumba Wine Company understands the significance of sustainable business activitiesas an intrinsic aspect of wine quality. In order to substantiate this approach
to quality the wine firm is implementing a brand stewardship programme
that reflects authenticity, due diligence, product safety and credible environmental management. By addressing those activities that have a significant environmental impact Yalumba ensures its employees and other stakeholders a healthy and productive life in an environment that is safe, aesthetically pleasing and ecologically functional. Yalumba is also committed to working co-operatively with its various stakeholders to help them minimise their environmental impacts by adopting clean technology and best practice procedures, including the disposal of product packaging in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

LOUISE PASTRO Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement
 Lead - Focus Press.A thought leader in green strikes gold. When Focus Press decided to adopt sustainability, the Sydney printing firm re-wrote its business plan, marketing strategy, management systems, job descriptions, and business policies to
ensure they all aligned with the company's ambitious goals.
Between 2001 and 2010 Focus Press reduced electricity use by 53 per cent, reduced water use by 96 per cent and reduced waste-to-landfill by 95 per cent. The bottom line: in less than 10 years, Focus Press, a carbon neutral printer 
has saved more than $1 million. It's not rocket science nor tree hugging - all just good business!

Discover how sustainability is building "Hero Brands"

SCOTT MATYUS-FLYNN Head of Strategy, Republic of Everyone.
Republic of Everyone had been leading brand communication around sustainability across Australia for a numbers of years winning various awards along the way including a Bronze International Green Award in 2011. As a result of their participation in the recent Rio Earth Summit and seeing brands take centre stage in leading sustainability - they will share their take on the direction of brands.

Welcome to the era of the Hero Brand. With seemingly impossible challenges like climate change, population growth and deforestation threatening our and our children's future, brands have a critical role to play in solving real world issues simply too big for the rest of us. Hero Brands behave differently to ordinary brands and now they hold a place far closer to their employees' and customers' hearts.

AIDAN MULLAN Sustainability and Lean Manager, Interface.
Interface-the ultimate hero. Interface is a global leader in the design and manufacture of modular carpet. In 1994, Interface founder Ray Anderson challenged the company to pursue a bold new vision, "Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is, in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits - and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence." For Interface, this journeyis guided by their goal of Mission Zero® - a promise to eliminate any negative effect the company has on the environment by 2020.Working towards Mission Zero has required a monumental shift in the way the company operates, moving away from the traditional linear industrial model of 'take-make-waste' and adopting a cyclical model, mimics nature and the principle of biomimicry.

Today, Interface is a billion-dollar corporation, heralded by Fortune magazine as one of the "Most Admired Companies in America" and part of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." It has also been named as one of the world's most sustainable companies by the 2012 GlobeScan Sustainability Survey. Discover Interface's sustainability journey and how the company uses biomimicry in product design and why sustainability is good for business.

PAUL O'BYRNE Director Community Programs, Sydney Theatre Company.
Meet a hero of the Theatre World. Sydney Theatre Company as the premier theatre company in Australia, has been a major force in Australian drama since its establishment in 1978. Under the leadership of current Artistic Directors, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, in 2008 the Company embarked on
an ambitious and multifaceted environmental sustainability project called Greening The Wharf, arguably the most comprehensive program undertaken by a major theatre company globally.The program encompasses infrastructure projects, Company-wide behavioural change, environmentally responsible theatre production, community engagement and education. Aided by generous support from an array of partners, STC has invested in solar energy, rainwater harvesting, energy efficiency measures and best practice waste management.Greening The Wharf continues to transform the beautiful, heritage-listed Wharf building, a NSW Government facility on iconic Sydney Harbour, into an inspirational example of environmental leadership in the 21st century.

CHELSEA FORD Regional Sales Director NSW/ACT Corporate Express.
A hero in Supply Chain Management. Chelsea will share how Corporate Express, a leader in sustainability, implements sustainability considerations at all stages of business operations. Go step-by-step through a supply chain from sourcing of products to navigating a sea of environmental certifications. Hear case studies and tips on how to leverage a supplier's work to help you reach your own sustainability goals.

ALISON ROWE Global Executive Director Sustainability, International Business FUJITSU LIMITED a hero brand with a quantified vision to 2100.
Discover how Fujitsu's consistent, genuine and long term Sustainability strategies paying dividends for customers. Fujitsu aim to reduce GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons, over the four year period 2008 to 2012. They also have a long term quantified sustainability vision taking them to 2100, with target milestones set to the year 2020.

Sustainability is a guiding principle for how they work with customers and within society as a whole. Their approach is strategy lead and is not only about reducing their own environmental impact, it is about helping their customers do the same. Fujitsu acknowledge both the need to adapt to the impacts
of climate change and to deeply integrate sustainability across their global business. A must attend session for hearing about how sustainability is part of the business and not just an add on.

The hidden social, cultural, environmental and financial benefits of carbon management and embedding sustainability.

MARK HITCHCOCK Director BHI Architects. Australian Architects provide C+8 sustainable design for China's Changxing Green Urban Community. In the Context of global environmental and economic challenges relative to China, BHI's concept delivers an opportunity for the city of Changxing to use the C+8 Concept to develop
a sustainable community for its future growth. C+8 achieves the delicate balance between environmental, cultural and social issues and the economic viability of sustainable cities.It is this balance which is the heart of the design - integrated at the 4 levels of sustainability. Discover the C+8 elements of design and how an Australian firm is driving sustainable development in China.

DR FATIDA RUGRUNGRUANG Carbon Specialist and Former Research Scientist from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.
The Hidden Profitability of Carbon Management. Discover how a large food manufacturer (flour mill in Singapore) where carbon footprint assessment resulted in an energy reduction program and turned by-product into a valuable raw material for another green business partner and how a major producer of cement substitute material (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) - where the use of "carbon metrics" was able to provide a consistent and transparent means of differentiating their products in the market.

Innovation, Education and Investment. What it will take to win the hearts, minds and wallets of employees, consumers and investors?

JOHN RIVETT Managing Director Kixstaart Equities.
How to take your ideas from zero to hero. John, a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and Barrister knows and understands risk better than most. John will share insights into commercialisation and risk management of innovation, how to source funds and build a green economy.

DR NIALL DORAN Zoologist, Former Policy Advisor, Director of the Bookend Trust and 2012 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year.
How to inspire not terrify future generations who want a play a problem solving role in sustainability. In 2007, Dr Doran left a secure government job to establish the Bookend Trust, a philanthropic environmental education initiative funded by himself and colleagues. Bookend seeks to inspire, not terrify, students of all ages with the need to solve environmental problems and to build careers doing so. A must attend session for anyone who has a responsibility for employee engagement, HR and or delivery of sustainability policy.

DERMOT O'GORMAN International Green AwardsTM Judge and CEO WWF Transforming markets for sustainability and the role of business leadership. Global trade and economic development have improved the lives of billions of people around the world. But it has come at a high cost to our environment. As global demand for food, fibre, water and fuel increases, so will the impact on our planet's natural resources - but only if we keep doing things the same way. The threat to our environment and biodiversity is not just linked to consumption and consumer demand, but also to how companies do business. Decisions businesses make about how and where they source the materials needed to manufacture their products have a huge impact. The transformation of global markets for soft commodities is a focus for WWF and is one of our primary initiatives. WWF offices around the world are trying to find ways to work with business and industry to find solutions to reduce our human footprint and promote sustainable trade.

MELBOURNE International Green Awards Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summit Speaker Presentations.

Business Essentials for success

DR MARTIN BLAKE DBA, MBA, BSc - International Sustainability Advisor, Professor of Sustainable Business and MOSS Strategic Advisor.
Discover how YOUR BUSINESS can save money with zero upfront costs and gain a competitive advantage by performance managing and being transformative rather than transactional in your approach to business innovation and efficiency.
Martin is best know for deploying the largest change management program in Europe post WWII where he and his team took the UK's largest single employer Royal Mail from losing £1m a day to making £1m a day - along the way reducing their energy spend by 45% with zero up front capital and winning them over 85 national and international awards for CSR and Sustainability. (Royal Mail is the largest single employer in the UK employing about 1% of the working population handling around 75 million items a day with 113,000 collection points - 28 million delivery addresses - 12,000 retail outlets - 33,000 vehicles travelling 1.8 million miles a day using 135 million litres of diesel annually.) Martin and his team were also the first to take the theoretical Margin Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) and deploy it at an enterprise level.

Martin shares his now internationally renowned Royal Mail Case study as well as case studies from the United World College, UAE Oil Fields and the blue economy - debunking myths, outlining business essentials for energy management and showing how you can use Marginal Abatement Cost Curves and Internal Rate of Return Curves to build a sound business case.

Australian Best Practice
What are the ingredients for a profitable, long lasting and robust business as we transition to a low carbon economy.
Discover how leading Australia's companies are saving money, growing their bottom line, improving the supply chain and putting themselves on the map (or was that 
the dinner table?) Award winning case studies by Corporate Express, Linfox, Focus Press, Yalumba and Plarre Ferguson Bakehouses.

DAVID McINNES PSM Group Manager, Sustainability Linfox - the hero of logistics.
Discover how Linfox, a multinational logistics company, has achieved a remarkable 37% reduction in the rate of greenhouse emissions generated by the company. Using a recognised change management methodology applied to reducing its rate of greenhouse gas emissions Linfox has achieved both positive environmental and economic outcomes, through behaviour change, technology improvements, changes in energy sources and elimination of unnecessary activities in the supply chain. The challenge of implementing these changes has been magnified by the Asia Pacific base of Linfox which operates in 10 countries with 6 major language groups.Linfox has set a target of achieving a 50% reduction in the rate of Greenhouse emissions by 2015, it is more than half way to achieving this target and is an example of what is possible with clear leadership, structured planning and implementation which engages the whole workforce.

SHAUN JARVIS Corporate Express Regional Sales Director - Victoria & Tasmania.
Case studies and tips on how to leverage a supplier's work to help you reach your own sustainability goals. Discover how Corporate Express, a leader in sustainability, implements sustainability considerations at all stages of business operations. Go step-by-step through a supply chain from sourcing of products to navigating a sea of environmental certifications. A must attend for all Procurement & Sustainability Managers.

LOUISE PASTRO Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement Lead - Focus Press.
A thought leader in green strikes gold. When Focus Press decided to adopt sustainability, the Sydney printing firm re-wrote its business plan, marketing strategy,management systems, job descriptions, and business policies to ensure they all aligned with the company's ambitious goals.
Between 2001 and 2010 Focus Press reduced electricity use by 53 per cent, reduced water use by 96 per cent and reduced waste-to-landfill by 95 per cent. The bottom line: in less than 10 years, Focus Press, a carbon neutral printer has saved more than $1 million. It's not rocket science nor tree hugging - all just good business!

DR CECIL S. CAMILLERI Manager, Sustainable Wine Programmes - Yalumba Wine Company and 2011 International Green Awards Gold Medal Winner. Yalumba's Commitment to Sustainable Winemaking. As a wine business operating in the rural environment for over 160 years The Yalumba Wine Company understands the significance of sustainable business activities as an intrinsic aspect of wine quality. In order to substantiate this approach to quality the wine firm is implementing a brand stewardship programme that reflects authenticity, due diligence, product safety and credible environmental management. By addressing those activities that have a significant environmental impact Yalumba ensures its employees and other stakeholders a healthy and productive life in an environment that is safe, aesthetically pleasing and ecologically functional. Yalumba is also committed to working co- operatively with its various stakeholders to help them minimise their environmental impacts by adopting clean technology and best practice procedures, including the disposal of product packaging in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

RALPH PLARRE Owner of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses and Sustainability Advocate - an enthusiastic 3rd generation baker in a family business that now spans 4 generations and 110 years. Plarre Ferguson Bakehouses Making life sweet. Over a 45 year baking career, Ralph helped grow the family business from 5 shops into a rapidly expanding 50 store franchise bakery chain in suburban Melbourne, Geelong & Ballarat. This iconic Melbourne Bakehouse seesthe environment and sustainable business growth as the primary issue for business and community into the future. They saw an opportunity to not only reduce their own environmental footprint but to help create an infectious awareness in their stakeholders about how they too can help improve the world we live in. Discover how sustainable business practices are saving them money, building their reputation and growing their business. Sweet!

Discover how sustainability is seeing the emergence of "Hero Brands"

BEN PEACOCK Author, Cancer Survivor, Advocate of Mens Health and Co-Founder Republic of Everyone.
Republic of Everyone had been leading brand communication around sustainability across Australia for a numbers of years winning various awards along the way including a Bronze International Green Award in 2011. As a result of their participation in the recent Rio Earth Summit and seeing brands take centre stage in leading sustainability - they will share their take on the direction of brands.

Welcome to the era of the Hero Brand. With seemingly impossible challenges like climate change, population growth and deforestation threatening our and our children's future, brands have a critical role to play in solving real world issues simply too big for the rest of us. Hero Brands behave differently to ordinary brands and now they hold a place far closer to their employees' and customers' hearts.

SHANEEL DEO Vice President Sales and Market Development, Interface.Interface the greatest hero of them all. Interface is a global leader in the design and manufacture of modular carpet. In 1994, Interface founder Ray Anderson challenged the company to pursue a bold
new vision, "Be the first company that, by its deeds, shows the entire world what sustainability is, in all its dimensions: people, process, product, place and profits - and in doing so, become restorative through the power of influence." For Interface, this journey is guided by their goal of Mission Zero® - a promise to eliminate any negative effect the company has on the environment by 2020.Working towards Mission Zero has required a monumental shift in the way the company operates, moving away from the traditional linear industrial model of 'take- make-waste' and adopting a cyclical model, mimics nature and the principle of biomimicry.

Today, Interface is a billion-dollar corporation, heralded by Fortune magazine as one of the "Most Admired Companies in America" and part of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." It has also been named as one of the world's most sustainable companies by the 2012 GlobeScan Sustainability Survey. Discover Interface's sustainability journey, how the company uses biomimicry in product design and why sustainability is good for business.

ALISON ROWE Global Executive Director Sustainability, International Business FUJITSU LIMITED a hero brand with a quantified vision to 2100.
Discover how Fujitsu's consistent, genuine and long term Sustainability strategies paying dividends for customers. Fujitsu aim to reduce GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons, over the four year period 2008 to 2012. They also have a long term quantified sustainability vision taking them to 2100, with target milestones set to the year 2020.Sustainability is a guiding principle for how they work with customers and within
society as a whole. Their approach is strategy lead and is not only about reducing their own environmental impact, it is about helping their customers do the same. Fujitsu acknowledge both the need to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to deeply integrate sustainability across their global business ". A must attend session for hearing about how sustainability is part of the business and not just an add on."

Home grown success stories driving the sustainability agenda.

ANDREW TULLOCH Head of Business Development and Strategic Planning, Better Place Australia.
Better Place Australia is preparing to launch a fully integrated, customer-focused solution for electric car drivers, powered by 100% renewable energy. Electric cars will deliver significant and immediate reductions in Australia's greenhouse gas emissions - for each and every petrol car that is replaced by a renewably powered electric car, almost 4 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere will be avoided each year. Additionally, the emergence of a new, high volume customer for green electricity with strong growth prospects is expected to spur further investment in the renewable energy sector.

Australia's driving patterns are well suited to electric cars and Better Place Australia will build a charge network that places the country at the forefront of the global transition. The Better Place solution makes driving an electric car affordable and convenient by providing drivers with charge spots at home or work, access to a network of public charge spots and battery switch stations, leasing for switchable batteries and 24x7 customer care.

CHRIS GERBING Farm Services Victoria, Dept of Primary Industries.
From Climate Change to Climate Dogs - lessons for communicating.
Communicating climate and carbon issues to rural Australia can be challenging.
The DPI Victoria climate extension team has presented 800 face to face sessions to over 20,000 people in the past four years, and in the process have uncovered key lessons for engaging around climate and carbon issues. Through a combination of market research, engaging with farmers, developing new networking and capability development programs - the team have been at the forefront of developing services and products which aim to help farmers to make decisions around climate and carbon issues. The team also developed the successful "ClimateDogs" animation series as part of their science communication program. Come and hear some of the secrets of the program and approaches which better connect with rural Australia.

LOU ZARRO Economic Development, Yarra Ranges Council.
Yarra Ranges Sustainable Business Program offers local businesses the opportunity to seize the profit that is to be made by embracing sustainability. Developed by Yarra Ranges Economic Development Unit for the needs of its local businesses, this leadership program empowers companies to use new tools and thinking to drive environmentally sustainable practices in their businesses that consider people, planet and profit.Key tenets of the Program are: Challenging local businesses to be 'first movers' in 
the business community on sustainability; fosters a Sustainable Business Leadership Network of previous Program participants across the municipality, with a view to sharing best practice; engages businesses with key thought leaders on sustainability energising the efforts of these small and medium enterprises which are contributing to a sustainable future; acts as an incubator to harness and share profitable initiatives for local businesses in the sustainability field.

Innovation, Education, Investment and Good Policy

DR DANYELLE GUYATT Investment Manager, Catholic Super.
How to invest in a long term sustainable way. While at Mercer in London, Danyelle led a major global study on evaluating the strategic implications of climate change for investment portfolios that was released in 2011. She is now at Catholic Super and will share the journey the fund is taking in making its portfolio more sustainable and resilient against the risks and better positioned to capture the new opportunities in transitioning to a low carbon economy. She will also share some questions that you can ask of your super fund manager around sustainability.

JOHN RIVETT Managing Director Kixstaart Equities.
How to take your ideas from zero to hero. John, a venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and Barrister knows and understands risk better than most. John will share insights into commercialisation and risk management of innovation, how to source funds and build a green economy.

DR NIALL DORAN Zoologist, Former Policy Advisor, Director of the Bookend Trust and 2012 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year.
How to inspire not terrify future generations who want a play a problem solving role in sustainability. In 2007, Dr Doran left a secure government job to establish the Bookend Trust, a philanthropic environmental education initiative funded by himself and colleagues. Bookend seeks to inspire, not terrify, students of all ages with the need to solve environmental problems and to build careers doing so.A must attend session for anyone who has a responsibility for employee engagement, HR and or delivery of sustainability policy.

BILL THOMAS PSM Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year 2011, Churchill Fellow 2012, Recipient 2012 United Nations of Australia World Environment Day Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment and Head of Sustainable Practices, Bentleigh Secondary Colleague. Bill Thomas has been a member of the teaching staff at Bentleigh Secondary College since 1985. In his capacity as Head of Sustainable Practice he has led the development and installation of many sustainable projects at the college and has willingly made himself available to assist others with their own sustainability journeys. Bill's achievements are remarkable in their scope and in their ongoing nature.

Bentleigh Sets New Standard. Bentleigh Secondary College (BSC) is a State Government school located in Melbourne's southeast. Sustainability has been a focus and driving force for our teaching and learning program as well as for our role in the wider community. This presentation will use narrative to document the BSC journey from a school with poor sustainability credentials to a multi-award winning 5 Star sustainable school, recognised at both state and national levels, that has become a beacon for others on their sustainability journey's. Due to privacy of the students, no presentation will be made available. Should you wish to get more information on the program at Bentleigh, please don't hesitate to contact Bill direct - he will be more than happy to share more details.

PERTH International Green Awards Business, Innovation and Sustainability Summit Speaker Presentations.

Business Essentials for success.

Discover how YOUR BUSINESS can save money with zero upfront costs and gain a competitive advantage by performance managing and being transformative rather than transactional in your approach to business innovation and efficiency.
DR MARTIN BLAKE DBA, MBA, BSc.International Sustainability Advisor, Professor of Sustainable Business and MOSS Strategic Advisor.
Martin is best know for deploying the largest change management program in Europe post WWII where he and his team took the UK's largest single employer Royal Mail from losing £1m a day to making £1m a day - along the way reducing their energy spend by 45% with zero up front capital and winning them over 85 national and international awards for CSR and Sustainability. (Royal Mail is the largest single employer in the UK employing about 1% of the working population handling around 75 million items a day with 113,000 collection points - 28 million delivery addresses - 12,000 retail outlets - 33,000 vehicles travelling 1.8 million miles a day using 135 million litres of diesel annually.) Martin and his team were also the first to take the theoretical Margin Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) and deploy it at an enterprise level.

How to build a business case and turn Sustainability from a cost centre to a profit centre. Martin will share his now internationally renowned Royal Mail Case study as well as case studies from the United World College, UAE Oil Fields, Marks and Spencer and the blue economy - debunking myths, outlining business essentials for energy management and showing how you can use Marginal Abatement Cost Curves and Internal Rate of Return Curves to build a sound business case.

Two Iconic Australian Brands Wesfarmers and Stockland share what they see as ingredients for profitable, long lasting and robust businesses in an era where investors, consumers, employees and communities demand greater transparency, engagement and accountability.

CAMERON SCHUSTER Sustainability Manager, Wesfarmers
Ensuring that Sustainable Business Practices and Reporting are part of what we do. Wesfarmers ensures that sustainable business practices are part of the way its' businesses operate -in December 2011 it was named
as Australia's Sustainable Company of the Year at the 11th Annual Australian Sustainability Awards. This is supported by an effective culture and a business model that empowers people and the business to continually improve. Cameron will discuss some of the activities Wesfarmers is undertaking as it pursues sustainable business practices and the reporting and measurement systems that support that progress.

AMANDA STEELE National Community Development and Partnerships Manager, Stockland The importance of defining, measuring and reporting the value sustainability delivers. Stockland has been named 3 years running in the Corporate Knight Global 100 most sustainable companies and achieved Dow Jones Sustainability Index Real Estate Super Sector leadership this year. A key contributor to this leadership has been the ability to define, measure and report the value that sustainability delivers for key stakeholders and the business. Hear from Stockland on their approach and the tools (Return on Investment, Social Return on Investment and more traditional research) they use to quantify this value in support of the business case for sustainability.

Innovation, Education and Investment -Essential elements to Grow a Green Economy.

DR NIALL DORAN Zoologist, Former Policy Advisor, Director of the Bookend Trust and 2012 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year Dr Niall Doran. How to inspire not terrify future generations who want a play a problem solving role in sustainability. In 2007, Dr Doran left a secure government job to establish the Bookend Trust, a philanthropic environmental education initiative funded by himself and colleagues. Bookend seeks to inspire, not terrify, students of all ages with the need to solve environmental problems and to build careers doing so. A must attend session for anyone who has a responsibility for employee engagement, HR and or delivery of sustainability policy.

PROF RAY WILLS Director Sustainable Energy Association, Former Policy Advisor, Partner Duda & Wills - formerly Smith and Duda
What does it takes to be an award winning company? Build a green business - walk the walk, maintain your brand by effort and commitment,
be evidence-based, be outcomes-focused, be prepared to adapt to market change, adopt best practice to establish your place in the market. So how do you do it?

Discover how sustainability is building "Hero Brands"

SCOTT MATYUS-FLYNN Head of Strategy, Republic of Everyone.
Republic of Everyone had been leading brand communication around sustainability across Australia for a numbers of years winning various awards along the way including a Bronze International Green Award in 2011. As a result of their participation in the recent Rio Earth Summit and seeing brands take centre stage in leading sustainability - they will share their take on the direction of brands.

Welcome to the era of the Hero Brand. With seemingly impossible challenges like climate change, population growth and deforestation threatening our and our children's future, brands have a critical role to play in solving real world issues simply too big for the rest of us. Hero Brands behave differently to ordinary brands and now they hold a place far closer to their employees' and customers' hearts.

CARLY HEWETT Strategic Account Manager, Corporate Express.
A hero in Supply Chain Management. Carly will share how Corporate Express, a leader in sustainability, implements sustainability considerations at all stages of business operations. Go step-by-step through a supply chain from sourcing of products to navigating a sea of environmental certifications. Hear case studies and tips on how to leverage a supplier's work to help you reach your own sustainability goals.

ALISON ROWE Global Executive Director Sustainability, International Business FUJITSU LIMITED, a hero brand with a quantified vision to 2100.
Discover how Fujitsu's consistent, genuine and long term Sustainability strategies paying dividends for customers. Fujitsu aim to reduce GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons, over the four year period 2008 to 2012. They also have a long term quantified sustainability vision taking them to 2100, with target milestones set to the year 2020.Sustainability is a guiding principle for how they work with customers and within society as a whole. Their approach is strategy lead and is not only about reducing their own environmental impact, it is about helping their customers do the same. Fujitsu acknowledge both the need to adapt to the impacts
of climate change and to deeply integrate sustainability across their global business ". A must attend session for hearing about how sustainability is part of the business and not just an add on."

The Green Economy.  Is it really happening and how do we get on board?

Prof. PETER NEWMAN John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Director - Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute. Peter is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ?Green Urbanism in Asia' (2012), 'Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change'(2009), 'Green Urbanism Down Under' (2009) and 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in theWhite House in 1999. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia's Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville. In late 2011 Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia.

The green economy has been described by OECD and the UN as 
the next major economic innovation wave. The first signs have been demonstrated in various businesses and projects but now the first data on the transition shows it is exponentially increasing and nations, businesses and communities need to rapidly invest in the new economy or they will not be competitive. Discover the first steps of how to get on board.

Home grown success stories driving the sustainability agenda.

KATHY ANKETELL Carbon Neutral Project Officer South Fremantle Senior High School.
Schools take the lead. When the Carbon Neutral Project (CNP) began in 2007 it was clearly defined; reducing carbon emissions through retrofitting, installing renewable energy and sequestration via tree planting. The projecthas now evolved into a project that is unique in Australia. It is multifaceted incorporates behavioural change, infrastructure retrofitting, carbon sequestration and information sharing with other schools. Engaging with staff and students and forming alliances with the broader community and business underpin the project.Discover the challenges and achievements of Australia's First Carbon Neutral School and learn how their application can also apply to your business.

GLENDA BLAKE Manager of Strategic and Organisational Development City of Joondalup and REBECCA MACCARIO Environmental Development Coordinator, City of Joondalup.
Joondalup takes a leadership role. Environmental management is a key role of local government and whilst the responsibility is shared with other spheres of government, local government has a unique opportunity to work directly with the community to raise the awareness of environment and sustainability matters and to demonstrate leadership in the sustainable management of the environment by considering environmental outcomes within decision making processes and operations.The City of Joondalup is committed to ensuring the long-term protection of the environment for future generations and has taken a coordinated, proactive and holistic approach to delivering various programs and adopting policies towards achieving improved environmental outcomes. This approach has been recognised as best practice for environmental management within the local government sector with the City winning the Local Government - Excellence in Overall Environmental Management category at the recent Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.

DAVID WARREN Partnerships & Communications Manager, Foodbank WA.
Bringing a second and third life for food waste otherwise destined for landfill. Foodbank of Western Australia was established in 1994 as a not-for- profit, charitable organisation serving as a link between the food industry and more than 1200 community organizations, schools and welfare agencies. Today, Foodbank is Western Australia's leading hunger relief charity, operating in Perth with five regional branches.Foodbank WA plays an important role in reducing the environmental footprint of the Western Australian food industry. Retailers and food manufacturers often have food that for a variety of reasons cannot be sold but is still safe to eat. Last year alone Foodbank WA distributed 2.5 million kilograms of good food that would have otherwise been dumped.Foodbank WA is the state's principle outlet for the food industry to reduce waste and landfill costs. Foodbank WA has developed strategies and partnerships to further reduce waste through the re-use and recycling of products no longer suitable for human consumption. Given that Foodbank WA was born from a desire to give food a "second life" and help people in need, it is therefore not surprising that Foodbank WA has taken a further step to reduce food waste by establishing a "third life" for food and packaging otherwise destined for landfill.

We trust this supports your sustainability journey!

Best regards
Anne-Maree Huxley - Founder and CEO MOSS &
Iain Patton - Founder and CEO International Green Awards

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