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Events Archive 2012

Australian Sustainability Conference & Exhibition
8-9 November 2012, Sydney
SBA was the Strategic Advisory Partner for the Australian Sustainability Conference & Exhibition (ASCE). ASCE combined a diverse exhibition and seminar program with an interactive multi-streamed conference designed to deliver practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions for business. The conference program covered contemporary issues - Building & Construction; Waste & Recycling; Energy & Technology; Business Strategies; Transport & Logistics; Water Management. ASCE attracted decision-makers from a wide range of businesses and industries looking for sustainable solutions.

SBA CEO Andrew Petersen at EPLA Annual Conference
19 & 20 October 2012
The Conference addressed issues relevant to all persons interested in environment and planning law in NSW and focussed on aspects of practice in the Land and Environment Court.

Valuing the Earth's Natural Capital Sustainability Leadership Seminar
20 September 2012
NAB's Head of Sustainability, Governance and Risk, Enterprise Risk, Rosemary Bissett, was the Keynote Speaker at the UNAA's Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Valuing the Earth's Natural Capital Sustainability Leadership Seminar, hosted by NAB in Melbourne.

Did we get the future we wanted? Post-Rio+20: Outcomes and Processes
28 August 2012, Melbourne
An SBA business-government forum in Melbourne that examined the outcomes of the 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Beyond the Games: Building a bigger legacy from major sporting events
26 July 2012, Sydney
The start of London 2012 Olympics was celebrated with SBA, the Committee of Sydney, Arup and Lend Lease who spoke about Australia's contribution to the 2012 Games.

Post-RIO+20: Outcomes and Processes
24 July 2012
At SBA's Post-Rio+20 business forum & networking event, members and guests heard directly from panellists and SBA's CEO who were all at the Rio+20 Conference.

Contaminated Land - New Requirements Forum
18 July 2012, Brisbane
This forum considered the impact of new national rules that apply to assessment and management of contaminated lands on various stakeholders, including consultants, landowners and local government.

Publication of Environmental Monitoring Data
26 June, Sydney & 27 June, Newcastle
This event addressed getting websites ready for publishing monitoring data for Environment Protection Licence holders.

Equip Series: Environment Management Workshop
20 June, St Leonards
An intense 1-day workshop designed for managers, and senior personnel to come up to speed on the practicalities of environmental management. It dealt with the typical issues covered day-to-day by environmental managers. The course was well suited for managers who have been recently given environmental responsibilities.

Contaminated Land - New Requirements Forum
13 June 2012
This Forum considered the impact that the Assessment of Contaminated Sites National Protection Measure (ACS NEPM) changes that will have on various stakeholders including consultants, landowners and local government. The Forum covered: Changes to the ACS NEPM's reference papers; Estimated impact of the ACS NEPM; Overview of the legal risk of managing contaminated land and transfer liabilities; and Contaminated soil management options.

Are the Australian Greens too progressive for sustainable business?
7 June 2012
This was the inaugural event in SBA's "Courageous Conversations" series, to engage Australia's political leaders with business, creating a path to sustainable business certainty. The keynote speaker was Senator Christine Milne.

How does Climate Science make Business Sense?
15 May 2012
An SBA Business Forum with The Climate Commission on the business of evaluating and quantifying climate science. Participants found out how climate science informs business planning and action - bypassing the politics. Keynote speakers were Professor Will Steffen and Gerry Hueston.

Incident and Emergency Action and Reporting Laws
11 May 2012
A forum and workshop which dealt with new pollution, safety and emergency reporting and incident response legislation recently introduced in NSW. The forum focussed on views from government, stakeholders and experts on the new requirements. The workshop covered environmental laws on immediate reporting, incident response and publication of monitoring data.

Should Australia embrace the Blue Economy? SBA Forum
3 April 2012
At a time when Australia is agonizing over the hollowing-out of its manufacturing industry in the face of the mining boom, a different way of looking at the world may be necessary. The keynote speaker at this forum was Dr Gunter Pauli (founder of Global ZERI Network) and panellists were Miriam Lyons (CPD), Ben Waters (GE) and Rob Coombs (InterfaceFlor).

Opportunity Green
28 & 29 March 2012
Supported by SBA, this two-day event in Melbourne concentrated on accelerating sustainable business initiatives. Keynote Speakers included SBA's CEO Andrew Petersen.

NSW Waste Reform Conference
27 March 2012
A topical conference on the latest developments in waste policy and management. Issues covered included the Review of the Waste Levy by KPMG, Waste to Energy Policy paper due out soon, and waste infrastructure assistance. Featured key stakeholders from State and Local Government, waste industry and experts in taxation, environmental law and more.

SBA Bio-CCS Group
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Over 50 members and guests attended an SBA Bio-CCS Insights Briefing in Sydney by senior KPMG specialists who helped to demystify the Australian Government's Sustainability Grants and R&D Tax Incentives, following the Government's introduction of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism and several new grants programs.

Environment Management Workshop
14 & 15 March 2012
This intense two-day workshop was designed for managers and senior personnel to come up to speed on the practicalities of environmental management. It dealt with the typical issues covered day-to-day by environmental managers. The course was well suited for managers who have been recently given environmental responsibilities.

7 - 9 March 2012
At EcoForum this year, SBA ran a conference and forum on 8 March: 'Sustainability in the Asian Century', with keynote speaker Professor Malcolm McIntosh, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith Business School. Speakers and business panel participants included GE's Ben Waters, Fujitsu's Lee Stewart and Global Renewables John Lawson.

Dangerous Goods Workshop
1 March 2012
A practical half-day introductory workshop designed to get supervisor and managers up to speed on storage and handling of dangerous goods laws covering DG classification, packaging, labelling, National OH&S regulations and the use of Australian Standards.

GHS workshop
1 March 2012
The UN's Globally Harmonised System for chemical classification and labelling, designed to get supervisors and managers up to speed on the expected changes which can affect regulatory acceptance of products under regimes operating the GHS.

Applied Energy Efficiency
6 and 13 February 2012
Carbon Training International offered a two-day training course in Sydney as part of their Carbon Management Masterclass series. Also scheduled for other capitals and regional centres in February/March, the course helped public and private sector managers, small business owners and finance/business analysts to deliver tangible business benefits through energy efficiencies.

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