As the entire world works towards achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, Australia has been ranked fourth-last in the world, according to The Climate Change Performance Index. Despite the nation’s wealth of natural and economic resources, Australia is underperforming.
193 members of the UN General Assembly agreed upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in September 2015, during a historic UN Summit.
“We’ve lost decades of action and squandered opportunities for an economic adaptation that would have preserved a decent quality of life for future Australians,” says Dr Paul Read, Research Fellow at Monash University and a member of Melbourne’s Sustainable Society.
Thankfully, large-scale corporate initiatives, standout sustainability ambassadors and a groundswell of grassroots activists are accepting of the transformation and have committed to take up the cause.
In this regard, now in its fourth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics, revealing their secret to success under monthly themes.
With a focus on Sustainable Solutions, this month’s talk series features three outstanding sustainability crusaders making waves for a better future. Vogue’s sustainability editor, Clare Press, is a sustainable fashion crusader, podcaster for Wardrobe Crisis, and author of a new book about activism, Rise & Resist, How To Change The World ; Rodd Simpson, an Inaugural Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, and Associate Professor of Architecture, Design and Planning at UTS and University of Sydney; CEO and Founder of Ozharvest, Ronni Kahn is an international food waste speaker, United Nations Environment Partner, and member of the Federal Government’s National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.
Traversing all aspects of business across disciplines of design, film, innovation, technology, finance and marketing, Insight has previously featured speakers such as Susie Porter, Del Kathryn Barton, Vince Frost, Jan Chapman and Counsellor Jess Scully.
Book here to hear from climate changemakers at The Office Space. Insight is hosted on Tuesday 30th October
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