Building Sustainable Businesses
Free Breakfast Business Briefing

Jun. 24 2019

Bureau Veritas in partnership with FACCI (the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry) invites you to join us for our next Business Briefing on 'Building Sustainable Businesses'


Building Sustainable Businesses

We are on the forefront of a global change in terms of business and corporate approaches to sustainability and environmental practices across all industry sectors.

While talk of developing ‘sustainable’ businesses has become increasingly commonplace, it is not uncommon for business leaders to find themselves at a loss for understanding how they may implement new systems into their current businesses to enhance their sustainability performance and reduce their social and environmental impact.

In our second event of this series, we discuss the benefits of implementing sustainable business practices for businesses and corporate organisations and some of the tools available to aid delivery of best practice.


Kat Sayers – Environment Practice Lead, Bureau Veritas
Topic: Building Sustainable Business Practices

Kat will be speaking on emerging trends across the sustainability field and some of the factors influencing these changes. Kat will discuss broadly why thinking about sustainability is important in a business context and measures that may be implemented to enhance business sustainability performance.

Kat currently works with Bureau Veritas as the Environmental Practice Lead and is located in the Port Melbourne head office. Kat delivers projects in the fields of stakeholder engagement, sustainable development assessment, environmental compliance and corporate social responsibility auditing.


Geoff Earl – Director, MinterEllison
Topic: Sustainable Finance

Geoff will be speaking on green and sustainable finance, how it has evolved in Australia and the trends and challenges facing the industry. He will consider the role of sustainable finance in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals through both public procurement processes and private financings.

Geoff is a partner in the Capital Markets and Corporate Group at MinterEllison, Australia’s largest law firm, specialising in corporate and structured finance.


Marian Gruber – Director, ZOOiD
Topic: Assurance of Sustainability Reports

Understanding your organisation’s sustainability risk is integral to becoming a responsible business in today’s new wave of responsible business. Through sustainability reporting, value can be created for employees, customers, consumers and the community. In this presentation, Marian will describe how recognize what a sustainable business is, and how, through reporting, businesses can communicate their impacts more transparently, and reduce their overall business risks.

The session will review the available sustainability reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other frameworks that will help your organisation build a sustainable business practice.

Marian Gruber is the Director of ZOOiD, one of Australia’s longest standing sustainability focused small businesses, established since 2004. ZOOiD is the longest serving Certified Training Partner of the Global Reporting Initiative in Australia/New Zealand.

Date/Time: Tuesday 9 June 2019, 7.30am - 9.30am
Location: International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Free refreshments will be provided at the end of the session.

Unable to attend? Register you interest in one of our future Environment & Sustainability events here