Climate Change and Sustainability Forum

Climate change issues and the development of responsible leadership will be discussed at a unique business forum held at the NAB Docklands by La Trobe University on the 1 March 2011. 

melbourne docklands Chaired by La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) Professor Carol Adams, the Forum is a partnership between the Committee for Melbourne, the UN Global Compact Local Network, the Office for the Commissioner of Environmental Sustainability and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.  The forum will focus on the need for cooperation between business, academics, public sector and NGO’s to stimulate urgent action and radical transformation in areas of climate change and sustainability.

‘The Forum provides a unique chance for perspectives to be shared as the word ‘future’ is no longer applicable to climate change discussions.  It is today’s issue and responsible leadership must start now, not in a generation’s time.  The education of those who will confront these issues is paramount to try and minimize the size of the problems they are left to deal with,’ said Professor Adams.

Featured speakers at the Forum will include Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Professor Kate Auty.  La Trobe luminaries Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson and Professor Robert Manne, Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Professor Kate Auty, business leader Peter Coad (Group Climate Change committee, NAB) and Don Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Conservation Foundation

Panel discussions will include, ‘the prospect of actions by governments and business following the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun,’ ‘the making of climate change responsible leaders’ and ‘Business responses to climate change’ and include the launch the UN Principles Social Investment. Andrew Macleod, CEO of the Committee for Melbourne.
For a program on the business forum or to register for the Forum please visit

The Leadership for Climate Change and Sustainability Forum will be held on the 1 March 2011.

To arrange a media pass please contact:

James Ayers
Sustainability Communications Officer
T: 9479 5614
M: 0421 497 325

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