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Science Based Targets | Roadshow | Melbourne

20 Aug

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Event Details

The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and accelerating globally. Every sector in every market will be transformed. Leading businesses recognise the opportunity – and the imperative – to be a part of the solution.

Globally, over 569 companies are taking ambitious climate action aligned with the latest science and 222 companies have approved Science-Based Targets.


Join the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) partners, Global Compact Network Australia and WWF, as they discuss the SBTi, and Frasers Property Australia as they provide an overview of their Science-Based Target (SBT) journey, including how they secured internal buy-in, overcame challenges, and their plan to meet targets through strategies like renewable energy.

Frasers Property is one of Australia’s most diversified property companies focusing across all property sectors including apartments, land & houses, industrial, commercial, retail and shopping. Frasers is now the fourth Australian organisation, and the second in the Australian property sector, to have its targets approved by the global SBTi.

Under the approved targets, Frasers Property has committed to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% per square meter, and its scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% per square meter, by 2028.

You’ll also hear from our special guest, SBTi Global Business Lead and a member of the SBT Steering Committee, Alexander Farsan. Alex brings a wealth of experience of working with companies on SBTs both as a consultant and as a member of the SBTi team.

The breakfast is particularly relevant for organisations just getting started with SBTs. It is a chance to engage with an Australian company that has set ambitious targets towards a zero-carbon future and understand both the challenges they have faced internally and the challenges that will likely arise from their residents, tenants or purchasers in achieving these targets.


  • Marine Calmettes, Sustainability Manager – Corporate and Investment Property, Frasers Property Australia
  • Alex Farsan, SBTi Global Business Lead, WWF
  • Monica Richter, Senior Manager, Low Carbon Future, WWF
  • Corinne Schoch, Senior Adviser, Global Compact Network Australia
  • Josh Martin (Facilitator), Senior Manager, EY

Register for the Breakfast here


This workshop will specifically explore:

  • Latest updates, global trends and the increasing importance of climate change for business and investors over the last few years;
  • Exploring the criteria, validation protocols and updated criteria recently released by the SBTi;
  • Working through available sector specific tools and their relevance to business and incorporating the latest science from the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees C;
  • Addressing the Scope 3 challenges and opportunities through a prior survey to identify hotspots; and
  • Through some local and global case studies and supported by several technical experts address supplier engagement, tenant engagement, procurement and policy choices, product and service design, business model innovation, customer engagement and investment engagements.

Participants attending the workshop will have the opportunity to share their experience and learn directly from technical experts and other companies going through the SBT setting process. Through a facilitated interactive discussion, companies will identify barriers to the adoption of SBT, as well as levers and tactics to overcome these barriers.

Workshop presenters:

  • Alex Lewin, Manager, EY
  • Maisie Auld, Senior Consultant, Edge Environment
  • Peter Holt, General Manager, Energetics
  • Rob Sims, Senior Manager, Group Sustainability and Energy, Dexus
  • Alex Farsan, Global Lead – Science Based Targets, WWF-International; SBTi Steering Committee member
  • Monica Richter, Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF-Australia
  • Corinne Schoch, Senior Adviser, Global Compact Network Australia

To encourage open discussion, the workshop will be held under the Chatham House rule.

Register for the Workshop here

Community of Practice:

Beginning in 2019, the Global Compact Network Australia in partnership with WWF has been working to support the take up of the Science Based Target setting by Australian companies. This breakfast forms part of a series of events seeking to engage Australian businesses and supporting companies better understand the initiative and explore good practice across the globe.

GCNA Registration Information:

Please note that registration is strictly on an invitation only and ‘first come, first served’ basis. Seats are limited so please do manage these registrations internally before registering.

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