Dr Leeora Black

Founder & Managing Director


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Leeora D. Black, PhD is a globally recognised CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years’ experience in helping organisations adapt to their changing environments.


A driving force in the field of corporate social responsibility in Australia, Leeora is known for her pioneering work on stakeholder engagement, as much as her ability to analyse and solve complex CSR and management issues.


Leeora works with senior managers and executive teams to create effective corporate and stakeholder strategies and build management capabilities. She is passionate about nurturing the development of the CSR profession and she works to transfer knowledge and skills to facilitate continuous improvement for clients and colleagues both during and after engagements.

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Professor Malcolm McIntosh

International Leader

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Malcolm pioneered the teaching of corporate responsibility and sustainability in business and management schools in the UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and has been involved in publishing numerous books and articles in this area and producing documentary films for the BBC.


He has been a Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Global Compact, and has worked for UNEP, the ILO and UNDP and many global corporations, including Shell, BP and Pfizer and has served on the stakeholder advisory boards of ABB, the BBC and AccountAbility. He has also worked for a number of INGOs and been an adviser to the governments of the UK, Norway and Canada on CSR public policy.

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Ramana James

Head of Group Shared Value


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Ramana has a long career in sustainability and shared value.  He established the Corporate Responsibility function at Vodafone Australia in 2003 and led environmental practice across 26 countries for Vodafone Group during two secondments as the Group Environment Manager, based in the UK.  Ramana then transitioned across to the property industry where he worked with Stockland for more than 5 years.  He led a team responsible for an integrated sustainability strategy and the introduction of shared value across commercial property, residential development and retirement living.  He joined IAG in mid 2014 as the Head of Group Shared Value and now leads a team within Group Strategy that is responsible for developing and executing IAG’s organisational wide shared value activity.

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Andrew Pettifer

Principal, NSW Region Leader


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Andrew is leader of the Sydney Buildings Group and NSW Region Leader for Arup, a global firm of consultant engineers, planners and designers. As well as being actively involved in projects Andrew works with the Sydney office leadership team to develop business, showcasing the impressive range of services Arup provides to the built environment. He is passionate about the firm’s values and how they differentiate Arup as a great place to work and a socially responsible employer.

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PANEL DISCUSSION What is the next step for CSR?

Embedding CSR into your organisation

A strategic approach to CSR is increasingly important to your company’s core business. It can bring benefits in terms of risk management, cost savings, access to capital, customer relationships and innovation capability.

This conference will help you look at new and innovative ways to increase your CSR strategy in order to improve your business success both internally & externally.

You will hear insights on:

  • Reporting, evaluation & measurement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Employee engagement
  • Creating shared value

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  • How to measure impacts & outcomes of CSR initiatives

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  • How to build internal support & understanding for CSR approaches

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  • How to build stronger relationships with stakeholders

Day 1

Shannon Carruth

Sustainability & Community Impact Manager

ING Direct

Jackie Allender

Senior Consultant


Rebecca Kotow

Head of Community Engagement


Day 2

Ro Coroneos

Head of Social and Community Strategy

Lend Lease

Ramana James

Head of Group Shared Value


Mark Reading

Corporate Responsibility Partner


Simon Robinson


LBG Australia


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