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Climate Change: Generating Business and Organisational Responses

21st Mar 2013 8:30am-8:00pm


The University of Sydney is organising a one-day symposium on 21 March 2013 from 8.30am - 5.00pm in the Holme Building exploring the organizational and governance issues surrounding climate change. Climate change represents one of the greatest social, economic and political challenges facing humanity, requiring new forms of governance and leadership within the private and public realms. As key actors within our globalised economy, the modern business corporation is both a major contributor to our current path of unsustainable greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a key source of innovation necessary in transitioning to a low-emissions future. This includes not only the development of more environmentally sustainable products and services, but also their role in policy debates surrounding energy and carbon emissions regulation. The objective of the symposium is to build an increasingly multidisciplinary discussion around the emerging business role in responding to climate change and to develop conversations which span the academic and practitioner worlds.

This free event includes presentations from leading practitioners and researchers:

  • John Dryzek, Australian National University, "Deliberative governance in the public and private sectors"
  • Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Western Australia,"The psychology of climate change denial"
  • Greg Bourne, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, "Climate change and business: why, how, when, and if to act?"
  • Tim Nelson, AGL "Renewable energy, AGL and the importance of policy certainty"
  • Emma Herd, Westpac Institutional Bank "Climate change and financial services"
  • Tony Coleman, Lonergan Edwards & Associates Ltd, "Low Carbon Australia - Reflections"
  • Christopher Wright, The University of Sydney "Corporate environmentalism, emotions, identity and climate change"
  • Susan Benn & Ken Tann, UTS Business School "Organisational learning and sensemaking: Understanding responses to climate change"
  • Sally Russell, Griffin University "'What about me?': Engaging employees in climate change responses"
  • Panel: Andy Hoffman, University of Michigan and Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy

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To register please contact Michelle St Anne