Climate change action – yesterday, today and tomorrow

Climate change action - yesterday, today and tomorrow

Oct 1
Join Sustainability Victoria CEO, Claire Ferres Miles and Trustees from across the country for a discussion on the state’s climate action plan.
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Claire Ferres Miles, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Victoria

Event Overview

Join Sustainability Victoria CEO, Claire Ferres Miles, for a discussion on its climate change action – initiatives underway and ideas for the future, including: 
  • Behavioural science to drive state-wide behaviour change, and lessons from COVID applied to climate change;
  • Healthy Homes – social justice and climate resilient housing;
  • Recycling Victoria – delivering a new circular economy;
  • Zero net carbon construction; and
  • Communities leading their own climate transition.
Roundtable start times:
SA/NT: 10.40am
WA: 9.10am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Claire Ferres Miles
Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Victoria

Claire was appointed CEO Sustainability Victoria in November 2019 and was previously City of Melbourne’s Director City Strategy and Place. She has held executive roles in Transport for London, Victorian Government, Local Government, and in the private sector, and is highly regarded for her collaborative leadership, authentic community engagement and innovative partnerships. Claire has been recognised as an IPAA Victorian Fellow (2019) and a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’ (2017). Claire is an optimistic leader driven by curiosity and purpose, she is passionate about leading teams to achieve public value, positive impact and deliver tangible outcomes for our community, with significant achievements in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning – to ensure our future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.

Meet the host

Dana Nelson
President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, BGIS

Dana Nelson joined BGIS as the President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific in August 2019. In this role she leads a team of 1,500 people who deliver solutions in facilities management, technical services, project delivery, professional services, asset management, workplace advisory and real estate services. She oversees a portfolio of large Government, PPPs and major private sector clients including Department of Defence, Casey Hospital, Edith Cowan University, NSW Police, MCEC, Telstra, Rio Tinto, BP, Virgin Airlines and Western Power. Dana is an energetic leader with a strong agenda to retain and attract great talent. She is a passionate relationship builder, focused on long term strategic customer relationships and high performing diverse, creative workplaces. Throughout her career she has been responsible for delivering growth, and leading significant transformation programs to drive profitability.

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