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Program - Resource Efficiency & Sustainability in the Workplace

Resource efficiency and sustainability at the workplace. Thursday 27 February

27 February, 2014

Venue: Level 3, 10 Spring Street, Sydney
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Time Session Speaker
8:30 - 9:00am Arrival
Tea & coffee served
9:00 - 9:15am Welcome Professor Lucy Taksa
Head of the Department
of Marketing and Management
Macquarie University
Professor Ray Markey
Director of the Centre
for Workforce Futures
Macquarie University
  The Big Picture Issues
9:15 - 10:15am

Organisational practices linked with higher energy efficiency

Anna Skarbek
Executive Director,
Climate Works

Climate change politics - four seasons in one day

Marcus Priest
Senior Lawyer,
Sparke Helmore

Sustainability: a political economic perspective

Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell
University of Sydney

Questions & Answers Panel
  Corporate Social Responsibility
10:15 - 11:15am

Business sustainability in an unsustainable world

Professor Chris Wright
University of Sydney
CSR and stakeholder engagement: the importance of employees Associate Professor Suzanne Young
La Trobe University
A strategic approach to sustainability Professor Suzanne Benn
University of Technology Sydney
Questions & Answers Panel
11:15 - 11:35am Morning Tea
11:35am - 12:15pm Results from the Project of the Centre for Workforce Futures Dr Joe McIvor
Centre for Workforce Futures
Macquarie University
Dr Chris F Wright
University of Sydney
Professor Ray Markey
Centre for Workforce Futures,
Macquarie University
12:15 - 12:25pm Discussion of results

Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury
University of Sydney

Dr Louise Thornthwaite
Centre for Workforce Futures
Macquarie University

12:25 - 12:35pm Questions & Answers Panel
12:35 - 1:15pm Lunch  
1:15 - 2:00pm

Role of Peak Organisations

Mark Goodsell
NSW Director
AI Group
Tony Maher
National President
CFMEU Mining Division
Questions & Answers Panel
2:00 - 3:45pm

Industry / Regional Case Studies

Catherine Bremner
Global Head of Environmental Sustainability 
Tony Sheldon
National Secretary
Transport Workers Union
Tim Nelson
Head of Economics, Policy & Sustainability
AGL Energy
Katrina Skellern
Former GreenJobs Project Manager,
RDA Illawarra
Arthur Rorris
South Coast Labour Council
Questions & Answers Panel
3:45pm Wrap-up & close