MAKING GLOBAL GOALS LOCAL BUSINESS

Australia 2021

ABOUT

MGGLB-Australia aims to drive local solutions to global challenges. Showcasing how responsible business 
practices can create new market opportunities and accelerate action to support the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this event will feature two days of panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with local and global leaders from business, government, civil society and academia. 

Attending In Person

MGGLB-Australia will take place at the State Library Victoria. 
By joining us in person you will get access to: 

  • All plenary sessions. 
  • Your preferred breakout session. 
  • Audience Q&A with speakers via the conference app ‘Chime Live’ by Encore. 
  • Extensive networking opportunities at the event lunches and during morning/afternoon tea breaks. 
  • The networking cocktail evening on 11 May
    (sponsored by L’Oréal Australia). 

MGGLB-Australia will implement a COVID-Safe plan that aligns with public health advice at the time of the event  

In the event that delegates are not able to travel to Victoria due to state or Federal government restrictions, face-to-face ticket types will be converted to virtual tickets and the GCNA will provide a refund for the difference in the ticket price.  

In the event that Victorian Government restrictions do not allow face-to-face events to take place due to COVID-19, MGGLB-Australia will be held entirely in a virtual format. All delegates who originally purchased face-to-face tickets will be provided with a refund for the difference in the ticket price.   

Attending Virtually

Participants can choose to attend MGGLB-Australia in a virtual capacity. By joining us virtually you will get access to: 

  • Discounted ticket prices. 
  • All plenary sessions. 
  • Access to the breakout session ‘A Planet Under Pressure: Reimagining Responsible Consumption’. 
  • Audience Q&A with speakers via the conference app ‘Chime Live’ by Encore.  
  • Networking opportunities with other virtual participants. 

MGGLB-Australia will be brought to virtual participants through the award-winning interactive hybrid event platform ‘Chime Live’ by Encore. Participants will need to ensure that organisation firewalls do not prevent them from accessing Chime Live. Onsite and virtual tech support will be available to any participant experiencing issues with the event platform. 

COVID-19 Safe Plan

The Global Compact Network Australia takes the health and safety of speakers, participants, and attendees of MGGLB-Australia seriously. The following mechanisms will be implemented to ensure a safe event for all:

  • Venue capacity will align with government standards.
  • Attendees who are unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to stay home and contact us for virtual login information.  
  • Speakers, attendees and staff members will be registered for contact-tracing purposes. Un-registered attendees will not be permitted to enter the venue.
  • Contact surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in accordance with government guidelines.
  • Venue staff will be trained in accordance with state and federal Food and Safety Guidelines, and COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. 

You can access a copy of our comprehensive COVID-19 Safe Plan here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at secratariat@unglobalcompact.org.au if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting a safe and enjoyable event for all. 

State Library Victoria

      SPEAKERS

Louise Adams

Louise Adams

Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon; CEO of the Year, CEO Magazine

Salvatore Bernabei

Salvatore Bernabei

CEO, Enel Green Power; Head of the Global Power Generation Division and Head of Africa, Asia and Oceania, Enel

Linda Brown

Linda Brown

President and CEO, Torrens University Australia; CEO, Strategic Education Australia and New Zealand

Kate Carnell AO

Kate Carnell AO

Director, Beyond Blue; Board Member, Australian Made Campaign; Former Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman; Former Acting Member, Climate Change Authority

           Dr. David Cooke

Dr. David Cooke

Chair, Global Compact Network Australia

Zoe Daniel

Zoe Daniel

Journalist

Brooke Donnelly

Brooke Donnelly

CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris

Group Chief People Officer, Ramsay Health Care

Michelle Hutton

Michelle Hutton

CEO, Edelman Australia; Vice Chair, Edelman Asia Pacific

Usman Iftikhar

Usman Iftikhar

CEO, Catalysr

Terence Jeyaretnam

Terence Jeyaretnam

Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

Chair, UWC International; Former President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Natalie Kyriacou OAM

Natalie Kyriacou OAM

Founder and CEO, My Green World; Board Advisor, Women Leaders Institute; Management Consultant, PwC

Ming Long AM

Ming Long AM

Chair, AMP Capital Funds Limited; Deputy Chair, Diversity Council Australia; Non-Executive Director

Robin Mellon

Robin Mellon

CEO, Better Sydney

Ashleigh Morris

Ashleigh Morris

Co-Founder and CEO, Coreo

Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo

CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Rodrigo Pizarro

Rodrigo Pizarro

Managing Director, L’Oréal Australia

Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Co-Founder and Chair, IMAGINE

Kylie Porter

Kylie Porter

Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia

Chris Reed

Chris Reed

Managing Director, Neometals

Shelley Reys AO

Shelley Reys AO

Djirribul woman; CEO, Arrilla Indigenous Consulting; Partner, KPMG

Sanaka Samarasinha

Sanaka Samarasinha

Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Fiji MCO responsible for 10 countries in the Pacific

      Murray Saylor

Murray Saylor

Managing Director, Tagai Management Consultants

      Kathryn Sforcina

Kathryn Sforcina

Head of Global Strategy, IV.AI; Non-Executive Director, Farmbot; Author, Digitalizing Sustainability (Nov 21 Launch); Senior Expert, UNEP, UNFCCC, UN IGF and UNDRR

        Gary Smith

Gary Smith

CEO, BioPak

      Ciara Sterling

Ciara Sterling

CEO, Thriving Communities Partnership

Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

Head of Regenerative Design, Mott MacDonald

Katherine Teh

Katherine Teh

Managing Director, Futureye

James Thornton

James Thornton

CEO, Intrepid Group

Sasha Titchkosky

Sasha Titchkosky

CEO, Koskela; AFR Woman of Influence

Ted Tolfree

Ted Tolfree

CEO, Crisp and Macedon Ranges Produce

Sophia Hamblin Wang

Sophia Hamblin Wang

Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Carbonation International

Daniel Ziffer

Daniel Ziffer

Reporter, The Business and ABC News

      SPEAKER BIOS

AGENDA

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 – Day 1 Agenda

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Registration and Lunch

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Opening Ceremonies and Welcome to Country

Master of Ceremonies: Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney (In Person)

Kylie Porter, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia (In Person)

2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Defining Responsible Leadership in the Decade to Deliver

The path to 2030 and delivering the SDGs will require ambitious and authentic leadership. Businesses will need to have the courage to stand up and stand out, even if it means standing alone. Doing so can create greater trust in key stakeholders, drive sustainable business returns and build resilient leadership teams.
This session will include a keynote speech followed by a facilitated discussion on the values required of business leaders in the Decade to Deliver

Keynote: Sanaka Samarasinha, Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Fiji MCO responsible for 10 countries in the Pacific (Virtual)

Panel:

Louise Adams, Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon; CEO of the Year, CEO Magazine (In Person)

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, Chair, UWC International; Former President and CEO, Global Fund for Women (Virtual)

Sanaka Samarasinha, Resident Coordinator, United Nations, Fiji MCO responsible for 10 countries in the Pacific (Virtual)

Facilitator: Kathryn Sforcina, Head of Global Strategy, IV.AI; Non-Executive Director, Farmbot; Author, Digitalizing Sustainability (Nov 21 Launch); Senior Expert, UNEP, UNFCCC, UN IGF and UNDRR (In Person)

3:30pm – 4:00pm 

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Building Back Greener: Leadership in Action

Over a year since COVID-19 was recognised as a global pandemic, most institutions have recognised that we cannot go back to ‘business as usual’. Instead, the economic recovery should focus on policies that trigger investments and behavioural changes that reduce the likelihood of future shocks and increase society’s resilience to shocks. In addition, business and governments need to support a recovery that enables us to achieve net zero before 2050, that builds resilience to climate impacts, regenerates our biodiversity and increases the circularity of supply chains. Well-designed recovery approaches will allow businesses to catalyse the shift to investment in low-carbon technologies and support decentralised electricity systems. This session will include a keynote address and a facilitated discussion on the crucial role that businesses play in building back greener and the leadership needed to deliver on the SDGs.

Salvatore Bernabei, CEO, Enel Green Power; Head of the Global Power Generation Division and Head of Africa, Asia and Oceania, Enel (Virtual)

Facilitator: Ming Long AM, Chair,  AMP Capital Funds Limited; Deputy Chair, Diversity Council Australia; Non-Executive Director (In Person)

5:00pm – 7:00pm 

Cocktail Reception – Sponsored and Curated by LOréal Australia

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 – Day 2 Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:10am

Welcome Back

Kylie Porter, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia (In Person)

Dr. David Cooke, Chair, Global Compact Network Australia (In Person)

9:10am – 9:45am

Moving Beyond Incrementalism: Confronting Complexities, Unlocking Collaborations and Speaking Out

From the devastating impacts of climate change, heightened human rights risks, widening inequalities and an unprecedented global health crisis, business leaders are being called upon to lend their voices and influence to solve the worlds greatest challenges. We know that we cannot achieve the SDGs without the private sector and that collaborative action among businesses will be crucial to spurring the scale and speed of change necessary to deliver the 2030 Agenda. This session will explore why business leadership on the SDGs is so critical to driving transformative change and unpack how the actions of those courageous enough to speak out can tip an entire industry.

Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair, IMAGINE (Virtual)

Facilitator: Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney (In Person)

9:45am – 10:00am

Sustainable Development at a Crossroads: Ambitious Business Action for the SDGs

With a deadline of 2030, the countdown clock to the SDGs is ticking faster than we are acting. We know that the world is not on track to deliver this global agenda for sustainability. Urgent and radical action is needed to scale ambition and transform lives, businesses, economies and environments. While the magnitude of the challenge is immense, this session will highlight the progress made to date and give a call to action to Australian businesses to rise to the challenge posed by the Decade to Deliver.

Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact (Virtual)

Facilitator: Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney (In Person)

10:00am – 11:00am

Overcoming the Inequality Virus: Leaving No One Behind

2020 laid bare the structural inequalities embedded into our economies, political systems, justice systems and daily lives. In 2021, we have the opportunity to rebuild more inclusive societies and align our economy to sustainable and resilient outcomes. But unless progress accelerates, the core promise of the SDGs – to leave no one behind – will remain a distant goal by 2030. The promise of an inclusive and equitable Australia is one that rests on meaningful engagement with our First Nations people, reinforced by ambitious business and government action to create structural changes across our society. This session will unpack the opportunities for business to listen to, learn from, and act in partnership with Australian First Nations people to build a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Shelley Reys AO, Djirribul woman; Arrilla Indigenous Consulting; Partner, KPMG (In Person)

Murray Saylor, Managing Director, Tagai Management Consultants (In Person)

Sasha Titchkosky, CEO, Koskela; AFR Woman of Influence (In Person) 

Facilitator: Linda Brown, President and CEO, Torrens University Australia; CEO, Strategic Education Australia and New Zealand (In Person)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Pathways to Decarbonisation: Innovation and Opportunities

There are decisions and actions we can take today that put us on the path to a green and inclusive future. Significant technological advances and ongoing innovation mean that the attainment of a decarbonised economy by 2050 is possible for Australia. But it is the real actions taken in the next ten years, not the ambitions set for the next 30, that will enable businesses and societies to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This session will explore how businesses can harness existing technologies and opportunities, take radical action to decarbonise their operations and supply chains, and prepare for a netzero future.

Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals (Virtual)

Amanda Sturgeon, Head of Regenerative Design, Mott MacDonald (In Person)

Sophia Hamblin Wang, Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) (In Person)

Facilitator: Katherine Teh, Managing Director, Futureye (In Person)

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Group 1 – Tipping Points: Prioritising the SDGs for a Sustainable Recovery

In 2020 the Australian economy recorded its deepest economic slump in modern history. While some thrived, many businesses were forced to pause, take stock, and often, evolve their strategy and operations to meet the demands of a changing business landscape. In 2021, we have the opportunity to reboot our economy and make profound changes across all sectors to recover in a way that prioritises sustainable development and the delivery of the SDGs. Drawing on the lessons learned from times of crisis, this session will explore how businesses can ensure that the building blocks of todays recovery can set us on a resilient and sustainable path to 2030.

Kate Carnell AO, Director, Beyond Blue; Board Member, Australian Made Campaign; Former Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman; Former Acting Member, Climate Change Authority (In Person)

Colleen Harris, Group Chief People Officer, Ramsay Health Care (Virtual)

James Thornton, CEO, Intrepid Group (In Person)

Facilitator: Zoe Daniel, Journalist (In Person)

Group 2 – A Planet Under Pressure: Reimagining Responsible Consumption

Approximately eight million metric tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans every year – the rough equivalent to one garbage truck worth of plastic being emptied into our oceans every minute (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce). And yet, we have the knowledge and the tools to reimagine and reinvent an economy that is fit for the 21st century and no longer exists in opposition to our planetary boundaries. This session will bring together leaders on responsible consumption to unpack how businesses can drive the radical changes necessary to transition to a circular economy and mitigate the current levels of environmental degradation that are endangering the very systems on which our collective future depends.

Ashleigh Morris, Co-Founder and CEO, Coreo (In Person)

Rodrigo Pizarro, Managing Director, L’Oréal Australia (In Person)

Gary Smith, CEO, BioPak (In Person)

Facilitator: Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) (In Person)

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Innovator Spotlight

What does innovation, business success and driving progress towards the SDGs look like? New mindsets, business models, and disruptive technologies, products and services play a key role in accelerating progress towards creating systemic financial, social and environmental value through the SDGs. Drawing on diverse experiences from the entrepreneurial startup world, this session will highlight the level of ambition, the values and the practical actions required to translate innovative ideas into transformative changes.

Usman Iftikhar, CEO, Catalysr (In Person)

Natalie Kyriacou OAM, Founder and CEO, My Green World; Board Advisor, Women Leaders Institute; Management Consultant, PwC

(In Person)

Ted Tolfree, CEO, Crisp and Macedon Ranges Produce (In Person)

Facilitator: Ciara Sterling, CEO, Thriving Communities Partnership (In Person)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Fireside Chat –Trust and Purpose: Licence to Compete

The world is changing at a rapid pace. The modern day workplace has undergone fundemental transformations and the future of the changing global business landscape is far from certain. For business to hrive in the Decade to Deliver, purpose beyond profit can no longer be optional – it will need to be built into every aspect of the business. This session will unpack the importance of authentically defining a business’s purpose beyond profit and how doing so can build resiliant and sustainable business models that generate both fundemental returns and social impact at scale.

Michelle Hutton, CEO, Edelman Australia; Vice Chair, Edelman Asia Pacific (In Person)

Terence Jeyaretnam, Partner, Climate Change and Sustaianability Services, EY (In Person)

Facilitator: Daniel Ziffer, Reporter, The Business and ABC News (In Person)

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Closing and Thank You

Master of Ceremonies: Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney (In Person)

Kylie PorterExecutive Director, Global Compact Network Australia (In Person)

EVENT SPONSORS

For all sponsorship and corporate participant tier member discounts, please contact: corinne.schoch@unglobalcompact.org.au

COCKTAIL SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

GOLD

$20,000

Executive team member speaking opportunity

Acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor on marketing collateral

Company spotlight on event webpage

Recognition as Gold Sponsor at Cocktail Reception

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Gold Sponsor on event webpage

Six in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

 

SILVER

$15,000

Executive team member speaking opportunity

Acknowledgement as Silver Sponsor on marketing collateral

Company spotlight on event webpage

Recognition as Silver Sponsor at Cocktail Reception

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Silver Sponsor on event webpage

Four in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

COCKTAIL

$15,000

Executive team member speaking opportunity

Acknowledgement as Sponsor on marketing collateral

Company spotlight on event webpage

Recognition as Cocktail sponsor

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Sponsor on event webpage

Four in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

 

BRONZE

$5,000

Recognition as Sponsor at Event Lunches

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Sponsor on event webpage

Two in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

LUNCH

(DAY 1)

$7,500

Acknowledgement as Sponsor on marketing collateral

Recognition as Lunch Sponsor

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Sponsor on event webpage

Two in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

LUNCH

(DAY 2)

$10,000

Acknowledgement as Sponsor on marketing collateral

Recognition as Lunch Sponsor

Access to full delegate list (without contact details)

Recognition as Sponsor on event webpage

Three in person complimentary registrations

Two virtual complimentary registrations

COMMUNITY PARTNER

$750

Acknowledgement as Partner on marketing collateral

Recognition as Partner on event webpage

One in person complimentary registration

One virtual complimentary registration

MEDIA PARTNER

$5,000

Recognition as Partner at Event Lunches

Recognition as Partner on event webpage

One in person complimentary registration

One virtual complimentary registration

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

 

  • Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (12-minute walk)
  • Marriott Melbourne, Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (7-minute walk)
  • Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (11-minute walk)

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