As the world is becoming more aware of the growing impacts of climate change, environmental management and sustainability are coming to the fore of business interests. Good business management is now embracing environmental, social and corporate governance. But how do we best skill our teams and bring them up to speed with this new way of working?

Join 100+ environmental, social and governance leaders and explore best practice in sustainability education in an innovative and interactive 2 day hybrid event in 2022, held physically in Sydney and online.

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Hours of Quality Content

Learn and share ideas on sustainability education best practice through an in-depth interactive program of case studies, keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, interactive roundtables, and networking sessions


Keynote Presenters

Hear a broad range of expert insights from global and local sustainability and environmental and social governance thought leaders and engage with them directly through our immersive hybrid physical and online event program


Sustainability Leaders

The ACBI Sustainability Education Summit will bring together 100+ environmental management, sustainability and education and learning and development managers virtually and face to face to meet, network, and exchange ideas over the two days


The summit will explore what best practice in sustainability education looks like on a deeper level, addressing issues including:

  • What are the key environmental management, social, and sustainability issues that are most relevant to particular organisations or job function areas?
  • How are these focus areas changing as our broader social awareness of local and global environmental and social governance issues shifts and changes?
  • What is the role of global climate change as a driver here? What is the real potential for different kinds of organisations to take practical action combating climate change as part of their corporate social responsibility endeavours?
  • What are the essential skills in environmental, social and corporate governance that different staff need?
  • Which training methods work best in which organisational contexts?
  • How does a particular program of environmental management and sustainability education fit into the broader context of the overall learning and development program?
  • How can organisations create a culture of environmental, social and governance responsibility and sustainability awareness?


Hear about the latest developments in sustainability education from our high-level international and local presenter line-up

Stefanos Fotiou

Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Dr Rabia Ferroukhi

Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Samah Elsayed

Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Education, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Dr Rodolfo Lacy

Director, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Masaaki Nagamura

Fellow, International Initiatives, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc, a division of SwissRe Group

Anthony Ogilvie

Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Interflow

Michael Wilkins

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings

Dr Jodi York

Chief Impact Officer, Kilara Capital

Miguel Oyarbide

Sustainability Manager, Australia Post

Vicki Stylianou

Group Executive Advocacy and Policy, Institute of Public Accountants

Erin Merrin

Head of Humanities Education, All Saints Anglican School Ltd

Diana Barnes

Environment and Community Coordinator, Centennial

Niki Carey

Senior Sustainability Programs Coordinator, North Sydney Council

Matthew Tendam

Manager, Environment and Planning, Aurecon

Carmelo Fedele

Head of Sustainability, International Grammar School

Benjamin Bryant

Manager Environment and Sustainability, Icon Water

Ryan Swenson

Head of Sustainable Development & Government Relations, Officeworks

Ruby Diaz

Manager Environmental Sustainability, Linfox

Sue Martin

NSW President, Australian Association for Environmental Education

Rory Martin

Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property Australia

Advisory Board

Event development is being led through the advisory support of sustainability and environmental management leaders including:

Kate Temby


Affirmative Investment Management

Julie-Ann Clark

Global EHS Data & Reporting Manager


Miguel Oyarbide

Sustainability Manager,

Australia Post

David Hoffmann

Senior Project Officer - Energy and Sustainability

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Kate Burgess

Australia Editor - Infrastructure & Energy

Acuris Global

Jon Ward

Manager - Group Manager Safety & Environment

Visy Industries Pty Ltd

Anita Steli-Gajdos

Sustainability Manager

Alinta Energy

Jules Livingstone

Change Strategy - Technology Portfilio Office

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sushant Uppal

Environmental Waste & Compliance Officer

Walgett Shire Council

Sam Strachan

Project Officer Strategy and Performance

Liverpool Council

Jo Holman

Events & Communications Manager

Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Ltd

Jacob Betros

Manager – Beef Sustainability

Meat & Livestock Australia

Angela Dodson

Sustainability Officer Waste

Tamworth Regional Council

Matthew Stephenson

Operations Sustainability & Environment Manager

John Holland

Anthony Ogilvie

Environmental and Sustainability Manager


Alison Knoblauch

Environment Sustainability – Senior Sustainability Specialist, Resource Efficiency


Partner with us around this exciting new initiative

Do you offer leading edge technology solutions or consulting services that help environmental or sustainability managers better measure, analyse, and report on their key environmental and sustainability metrics, or generally reduce their environmental or climate impact?

Or do you provide training and education services focussed on environmental management and sustainability in a corporate or organisational context?

We’d  love to work with you to promote your organisation, build your brand recognition, connect to more potential clients and create the best possible sustainability education summit and in-house training program  together. For more information around partnership opportunities, please contact Alicia Boyd – alicia.boyd@acbi.edu.au

Who Will You Meet?

The ACBI Sustainability Education Summit will bring together environmental management, sustainability and education and learning and development managers from the following roles:

– Environmental Manager – Environmental, Social and Governance Manager – Sustainability Projects Manager – Head of Environmental and Sustainability – Climate Risk Manager – Climate Manager – Environmental Health and Safety Manager – Waste Manager – Energy and Facilities Manager – Sustainability and Corporate Education – Environmental Education – Sustainability Education – Corporate Education Manager – Corporate Responsibility Manager – Learning and Development Manager – Transformation Manager

Across the full breadth of sustainability impact exposed industries and organisations including:

– Mining – Agribusiness – Infrastructure – Metallurgy -Manufacturing -Transport -Banking – IT and Telecoms – Local Government – Energy – Insurance and Reinsurance – Impact Investors – Superannuation – Credit Reporting Agencies – State and Federal Government – NGOs


The summit will explore what best practice in sustainability education looks like on a deeper level, addressing issues including:

Meet and connect with 100+ other passionate sustainability, environmental, social and governance and learning and development practitioners

Hear about the latest developments in sustainability education from our high-level presenter line-up

Learn about the diversity of sustainability education focussed initiatives happening around Australia and the world

Take part actively in an immersive hybrid event centered on interactive discussions, break out roundtable sessions, idea generation and innovation, and hands-on workshops

Develop peer-informed solutions to your sustainability education challenges which you can apply in your own organisation

Take away practical tools to improve your sustainability education program

Join the critical discourse around the future of sustainability education