CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS THROUGH THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Maria Atkinson AM in conversation with Caitlin Trethewy (HKS’18)

Climate change and the transition to low emissions energy sources is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st century.  In many sectors the transition will drive fundamental changes to technology and business models.  Join us for a conversation with international recognised sustainability strategist Maria Atkinson AM.

Maria Atkinson is an experienced C-Suite Executive and Non-Executive Director across business, government, and non-profit organisations. She was the Founding CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia, overseeing the development and launch of the Green Star environmental rating system for buildings that is widely used today. She was Lendlease’s Global Head of Sustainability for 6 years, and the Eastern City District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission. Her career on Boards is extensive including organisations such as The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Bingo Industries, QIC, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Today, Maria is Chair of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction and an advisor to Powerledger, a fast-growing tech start-up that has developed a world-first blockchain enabled energy trading platform.

This conversation will be facilitated by Caitlin Trethewy. Caitlin graduated from Harvard Kennedy School in 2018, she is currently Head of Virtual Power Plant Operations at AGL Energy.

DATE: Wednesday, 22nd February

TIME: 12-2pm

VENUE: AGL Offices, 200 George Street (Building has EY signage on top).

COST: $30 pp, which will include drinks and sandwiches

 

Please note: Attendees will be registered for a visitors pass and should check in at the reception desk on the right side of the security gates, and then take the elevator to AGL Reception on Level 24.