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Tue, 01 Dec


Online Event

Your Building Blocks For a Sustainable Future (webinar)

Join us for an engaging webinar as Family Business Australia and New Zealand partners with the United Nations Association of Australia’s New South Wales and Victorian Divisions to bring you an introduction to the SDGs and their potential to bring real commercial benefits to your family business.

Your Building Blocks For a Sustainable Future (webinar)
Your Building Blocks For a Sustainable Future (webinar)

Time & Location

01 Dec 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Online Event

About the event

In the 75 years since the United Nations was founded, the human race has not had to deal with the set of challenges that we are facing right now. But together, we can overcome them.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Combine them and they become a set of solutions to the biggest problems that the world is currently facing.


- Dr Ameeta Jain, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University Dr Ameeta Jain is a Senior Lecturer in Property and Finance at Deakin University. Ameeta's primary research interest is corporate social responsibility (CSR). She also has an emerging area of interest in the changes in the CSR space brought about by the Global Reporting Initiative and, more recently, the UN SDG. She has a secondary stream of research in regional resilience. She has published widely in internationally ranked journals and book chapters.

- Joshua Karras, Executive Manager, UNAA NSW Having graduated from the University of New South Wales with an Undergraduate Degree in Vision Science, Joshua quickly came to develop a passion in communication and international Public Health. Joshua’s primary focus is to drive cross sectoral partnership and collaboration to deliver real world results, which maintain relevance on a local, state, national and international scale. Joshua is responsible for developing and executing a range of events which align with the objectives and targets of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

- Sophie Arnold, Executive Manager, UNAA Victoria A former metropolitan media journalist, Sophie worked as a media adviser to Victorian Government Ministers and Premier Joan Kirner before running a successful media and communications practice for two decades. Sophie joined UNAA Victoria as Executive Manager in February 2016 and has overseen the alignment of the organisation’s education and events programs to focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the introduction of small group study tours to the UN in Geneva and New York.

- Andrew Petersen, CEO, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSDA) Andrew has, for over 20 years, helped businesses understand the reality that environmental and sustainability issues have moved from the fringes of the business world to the top of shareholders' agenda. As the concept of sustainability has gained traction among senior management, employees, regulators and customers, Andrew's extensive experience has guided businesses to identify and manage environmental and sustainability risks and to foresee and maximum the value of opportunities arising in the rapidly changing regulatory and business environment.

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