UNiting Business LIVE Australia Sustainability in Action

Australia's leading UN sustainability conference for business

  • DATE: 30-31 October 2024
  • VENUE: Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21, 26/32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
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About the event

Australia’s leading UN sustainability conference for business leaders and changemakers.

Over two days, UNiting Business LIVE Australia: Sustainability in Action will unite global and local business leaders, changemakers and world-renowned sustainability champions to move beyond sustainability pledges to providing tangible, actionable solutions.

UNiting Business LIVE Australia offers a unique opportunity to learn from business leaders and changemakers that are solving systemic problems, and to connect with Australia’s leading directors, executives and sustainability professionals. Join us to learn what’s next in sustainability leadership.

This year, UNiting Business LIVE Australia takes a deep dive into climate and nature and its intersections with social and governance issues (the E, S and G in ESG).

UNiting Business LIVE Australia delivers sustainability in action — Australia’s leading UN sustainability conference for business, progressing the Australian sustainable business agenda via the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles.

Lead, Learn, Connect – our conference pillars

Through the three conference pillars – lead, learn and connect – the 2024 UNiting Business LIVE Australia conference and annual dinner provides specialised streams designed to support Australian business leaders as they drive sustainability action across sectors.

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Lead: Position your business as a sustainability leader, setting benchmarks and inspiring a ripple effect of positive change across your sector.

Learn: Propel your career and your company’s sustainability agenda forward with cutting-edge knowledge, insights and technical guidance from those at the forefront of change.

Connect: Cultivate a vast network of like-minded professionals, thought leaders and changemakers dedicated to shaping the future of sustainable business.

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Who attends:

UNiting Business LIVE Australia attendees represent every part of the sustainability value chain including senior decision makers, sustainability practitioners, technical specialists, advisors, communications professionals, small and medium enterprise leaders, government, civil society and academic leaders. These are our changemakers.

  • C-suite and boards – dedicated sessions that capture emerging opportunities in sustainability; exclusive spaces to connect with fellow executive leaders; training and guidance on sustainable governance.
  • Sustainability professionals and changemakers – practical tools and provocative conversations that deliver impact; extensive time to connect, network and collaborate with cutting-edge sustainability changemakers; regenerative spaces for sustainability leaders fighting for change.
  • Small and medium enterprise leaders
  • Government, civil society and academic leaders

Why attend:

  • Drive impact throughout your organisation and beyond as you collaborate with C-suite, board members, investors, political leaders and sustainability professionals
  • Network with global and regional leaders from business, government, civil society and academia
  • Attend plenary sessions with our most transformational sustainability experts
  • Breakout to concurrent lead and learn sessions, including workshops designed to equip you with the tools, technical guidance, strategies and key insights necessary to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within your organisation.
  • Engage with world-renowned sustainability leaders through dedicated audience-directed Q&As.
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Previous conference highlights:

  • 302 Delegates
  • 23 Partners
  • 30 Speakers
  • 91.66% rated the forum as moderately, considerably and extremely valuable

“It was a great combination of new and interesting ideas and reminder of what we know. The challenge is always to leave people with something more to do, someone more to meet and something new to think and I do think you achieved that, so thanks.” Delegate comment

Why UNiting Business LIVE Australia matters

Join Australia’s leading UN sustainability conference for business leaders and changemakers.

As we pass the milestone of the halfway mark to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Australia’s leading UN sustainability conference for business addresses the rapidly shifting landscape of sustainability.

Held just one month after the UN Summit of the Future, UNiting Business LIVE Australia will be centred on expediting the impact of the private sector, including action-oriented outcomes from the Pact for the Future.

Recent years have brought both ample reasons for despair and moments for optimism. Sustainability risks for corporates and investors continue to rise, as we simultaneously fall short on meeting the SDGs and observe increases in climate emergencies and humanitarian crises. However, there remains optimism, hope, empowerment and – perhaps most importantly – action.

We believe in the ability of the private sector to act and deliver crucial impact for sustainability. This year’s UNiting Business LIVE Australia: Sustainability in Action conference – and annual dinner – moves beyond pledges and transforms business operations and investments, both in and for, a truly sustainable planet.


Day 1: Wednesday 30 October 2024

8.00am - 5.00pm

Program coming soon

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Leadership Dinner (invitation only)

The Leadership Dinner will occur on Wednesday 30 October after the Welcome Reception at Jones Bay Wharf for a select group of executives, board members, and investors. A two-course dinner will be served, along with the opportunity to meet Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact.

This is an exclusive invitation-only event.

Day 2: Thursday 31 October 2024

8.00am - 5.00pm

Program coming soon

6.30pm - 10.30pm

UN Global Compact Network Australia Annual Dinner

The UN Global Compact Network Australia Annual Dinner will form the Gala Dinner of Uniting Business LIVE Australia.

The dinner will occur on Thursday 31 October at the end of the conference at Darling Island, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW (8-minutes walk from Jones Bay Wharf). The evening will include pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a two-course meal.

All delegates are invited to attend.

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Partnership enquiries

For all partnership enquiries please contact: partnerships@unglobalcompact.org.au
Natasha: 0409 790 530
Abdul: 0433 159 345

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