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Sustainable Finance Forum

Closed session for members of technical working groups, working group observers and SteerCo members to build mutual understanding of issues.

Introduction & Acknowledgement of Country
Jacki Johnson, Co-chair, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative

Session 1: International Sustainable Finance Progress

• United Kingdom, Akhil Abraham Senior Policy Adviser – Political and Global Issues, Climate Change, British High Commission Canberra

• European Union: Chris Lee, CEO of Climate-KIC Australia

• Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative, Dr Keith Lee, Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance,

• Green Climate Fund: Dr Zsuzsa Banhalmi-Zaka, Lecturer in Corporate Environmental Management, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University

Session 2: Climate Risk

• Update the Climate Science – Professor David Karoly, Leader of the Earth Systems & Climate Change Hub, Australian Government National Environmental Science Program

• National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework - Sally Kuschel, Emergency Management Australia, Department of Home Affairs

Session 3: Sustainable Development Goals

• SDG indicators, progress and practice - Fabienne Michaux, Advisory Board Member, Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing
• Australian Government Social Impact Investing Taskforce - Sally McCutchan CEO Impact Investing Australia

Session 4: Finance Sector Issues

• Anna Skarbek, CEO Climate Works, ASFI Steering Committee members. Finance sector momentum towards net zero emissions
• Geoff Summerhayes, Executive Board Member, APRA: climate change and prudential risk
• Finance sector diversity - Natasha Kronouer, Principal Consultant Frontier Advisors

Session 5: Discussion and Closing Remarks

• Jacki Johnson, Co-chair, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative
• Simon O’Connor, Co-chair, Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative
• Phil Vernon, member of ASFI Steering Committee

ASFI Parliamentary Open Afternoon Tea

Informal opportunity for networking with invitations to MPs, Senators and Advisors

ASFI Parliamentary Briefing

Co-Chairs of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, Jacki Johnson and Simon O’Connor, will provide a presentation followed by a panel discussion and Q&A open to MPs, Senators, and advisors

Panel Discussion
Anna Skarbek, CEO, ClimateWorks
John Dawkins, former Australian Treasurer and former Cbus Trustee

ASFI Cocktail Function, Kurrajong Hotel, Barton

Open networking opportunity featuring Senator Andrew Bragg and Dr Daniel Mulino MP.

Technical Working Group Meetings

Opportunity for formal working meetings of the technical working groups at various locations around Canberra (includes DFAT and ANU) (for those TWGs that wish to convene)

ANU Public Lecture: Developing an Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap

T2, Cultural Centre Kambri, Building 153, University Avenue, The Annual National University

Jacki Johnson and Simon O’Connor, Co-Chairs Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative

Adjunct Professor Bob McMullan, Climate Change Institute
Dr John Hewson AM, Professor and Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU (member of ASFI Steering Committee)
Professor Bruce Chapman, ANU College of Business and Economics

Panel moderator:
Professor Israr Qureshi, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and ICT for Development (member of ASFI Technical Working Group), ANU College of Business and Economics

Please register separately for this event at: roadmap-registration-75969899013