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YOU ARE INVITED TO AEGN’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE!

To achieve a sustainable environment with a stable climate – at the scale that is needed – we need to re-imagine our economy. To find new ways to use less, extract less, exploit less. To protect, regenerate and re-use. To create and back the businesses and economic models that will deliver such a world, and to understand the urgency with which we need to leave old models behind. To measure and put a price on the value of nature’s services in order to create a fairer, more efficient and productive economic playing field. Philanthropy can accelerate and energise this transition – with ideas, knowledge, advocacy, collaboration, influence and investment.

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ELLEN DORSEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WALLACE GLOBAL FUND, USA

Ellen

Ellen has served as Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund since 2008.  The foundation focuses on environmental protection, the advancement of democracy and human rights, and corporate accountability. She orchestrated the foundation’s shift to mission-related investing, contributing to a new wave of socially responsible investing in an era of climate change. Ellen also launched Divest Invest Philanthropy, a global network of 130 foundations using their investments, as well as their grants, to address climate change.

THE PROGRAM
8.45AM: WELCOME TO COUNTRY

8.55AM: WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE

Amanda Martin, CEO, AEGN

9.05AM: KEYNOTE: PHILANTHROPY ENERGISING THE GREEN ECONOMY

How to build the foundations to transform our economy.

Ellen Dorsey, CEO, Wallace Global Fund, USA, Co-founder, Divest Invest
Sue Mathews, Mullum Trust (moderator)
Trevor Thomas, Managing Director, Ethinvest (panelist)

9.45AM: HOW GREEN IS MY ECONOMY?
What does a sustainable economy look like for Australia? How do we get there and where should we concentrate our efforts? What are the structural, philosophical and political barriers at play? Where are the best opportunities?

Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute
Romilly Madew, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
Peter Cosier, Director, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

10.45AM: MORNING TEA
11.15AM: HOW TO FUND SEISMIC CHANGE
An expert funder panel share why they are inspired to fund in areas that integrate the economy and the environment, projects they’ve backed, lessons learned and what they see as the big opportunities ahead.

Catherine Brown, CEO, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (moderator)
Sue McKinnon, McKinnon Family Foundation
Bruce Lourie, President, Ivey Foundation

12.15PM: WHERE WILL WE BE IN 2023?

AEGN announces its five-year strategy including new website and enhanced member services.

Amanda Martin, CEO, AEGN

12.30PM: LUNCH

1.30PM: SIX BY FIVE BY AMAZING

Do you ever feel a bit puzzled by references to the ‘new’ economy? Bedazzled by the modern vernacular? Confused about how it all pieces together? Sit back and relax as we demystify six powerful economic movements shaping our new economy and catapulting our world from brown to green.

Clare Ainsworth Herschell, Next Generation Development Manager, Art Gallery NSW
Dan Madhavan, CEO, Impact Investment Group
Claire Marshall, Project Co-ordinator, New Labs, Creative Clusters, UTS
Rich Gilmore, Country Director, The Nature Conservancy
Hanna Ebeling, Head of Portfolio Management, Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA)
Andrea de Almeida, Executive Director, B Lab Australia and New Zealand
Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

2.30PM: ENGOs SHAPING THE GREEN ECONOMY

Members showcase the environmental initiatives being pioneered by leading environmental NGOs. Learn about new ideas designed to shape and accelerate our green economy and reach ambitious sustainability targets.

3.30PM: AFTERNOON TEA
4.00PM: INVESTMENTS, ADVISERS & INTERMEDIARIES
How to find the advisers, intermediaries, aggregators, project developers, deal makers, investment clubs, clearinghouses, individual investments and managed funds that are accelerating the new economy.


James Shultz, CEO, Green Collar Group
Jacqui Courtney, Business Development Manager, SEFA
Caroline Vu for The Impact Club, Chief of Staff, Impact Investment Group
Simba Marekera, CRO, Brightlight Advisory and Investment Management
Jessica Roth, Director, Social Impact Hub
David Knowles, Head of Philanthropy & Social Capital, Koda Capital
Vanessa Lesnie, Principal Consultant, Social Outcomes
Dan Madhavan, CEO, Impact Investment Group
Richard Case, Managing Director, Artesian Venture Partners
Katerina Kimmorley, Associate Director, Innovation Fund, CEFC
Kylie Charlton, CIO, Australian Impact Investment
Kerry Series, CIO, 8 Investment Partners
Euan Friday, General Manager Water, Kilter Rural
Alexander Austin, CEO, Infradebt

5.00PM: MEMBERS TAKING ACTION!
Join in this lively facilitated session to determine what AEGN and its members can achieve together to accelerate this important agenda.
5.30PM: COCKTAILS
6.30PM: DINNER AND SPEAKER
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN?

venue

MONDAY 19 MARCH
3.00PM – 5.00PM:
The launch of Divest Invest Australia, a new initiative created by a group of AEGN members and hosted by The Australia Institute. Panel discussion including:

  • Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global Fund
  • Bill Hartnett, Local Government Super
  • Julian Vincent, Market Forces
  • Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute

Sydney Theatre Company – Large Balcony
Pier 4/5, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney

5.30PM to 7.30PM:
Welcome cocktail party for AEGN conferenceSydney Theatre Company – Large Balcony
Pier 4/5, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney
TUESDAY 20 MARCH
8.00AM to 5.30PM:
AEGN 10th Anniversary ConferenceView by Sydney
Pier 2, 13 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney
5.30PM to 9.30PM:
AEGN 10th anniversary cocktails and conference dinnerView by Sydney
Pier 2, 13 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney
TICKET PRICES AND BOOKINGS

CONFERENCE (including welcome cocktail party)
$595

DINNER
$110

**This event is open to grantmakers only