So good to attend Moral Fairground’s “Future is Now” Conference with the focus aptly being on Sustainability
Thank you to Susanna Bevilacqua and her wonderful team for being so determined to host this in-person hybrid conference to celebrate our ability to meet and collaborate on such an important message – Sustainability. So great to be back sharing ideas face to face and meeting new people.
Here are few highlights from my perspective.
David Ritter, CEO for Greenpeace gave an impassioned keynote that was in keeping with his message that we can feel both outrage and optimism at the same time about climate action. Great to hear leading Industries and large corporates are moving on targets to reach net zero emissions well before 2030. Some have agreed on 2025 target, with some wasting no time having already committed to meeting such targets before 2023.
This was reinforced in a panel discussion led by Ben Neville from Melbourne University. Great to learn from Gavin Smith, Chairman and President of BOSCH Australia that they’re already using 100% renewable energy and have very ambitious targets to drive down Scope 3 emissions.
It was helpful to have Sara Redmond – Neal and Amy Huva help us understand what is meant by Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Many representing Industry frequently made reference to this terminology around Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. I am curious to know if schools are talking about Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
It seems that those companies committed to reducing emissions also have increased levels of employee engagement and wellbeing.
So inspiring to see many Social Enterprises like CERES thriving in such challenging times and only more committed to making a difference with a huge focus on Sustainability that serves humanity in multiple ways. Also great to hear how SENVIC is helping support Social Enterprises across Victoria.
It was great to hear from Susan Mizrahi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Australia Post clearly articulate how they are aligning their approach to lowering emissions with the UN’s 17 SDGs. Such a great model.
Then so inspiring to hear the great collaboration going on between Transurban, Aurecon and Ability Works.
Then in the afternoon of day 2 we heard about the great work of Good Empire and Future Narrative.
Really good to attend Maria Simonelli’s workshop on Creativity.
Before the Awards Dinner we were then so fortunate to have Shantelle Thompson speak so vulnerably on the topic of the Warrior Heart.
Great way to close with an awards dinner that celebrated and acknowledged the work of numerous amazing Social Enterprises committed to making a difference and creating such impact.
So much respect for all those that shared their enterprises with us and to the finalists.
Special congratulations to Fungi Solutions Pty Ltd, Linkmate and Humantix.
Loved the work of and energy of Mosaik. Got us all up out of our seats dancing!
Hands down this was such a great conference and so timely as we look forward to a better 2022. Thank you again to Susanna Bevilacqua and the team at Moral Fairground for making this such a special event!