Drive competitive advantage as a socially and environmentally responsible organisation
Conference Date
26th & 27th November 2019
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Book Now
Secure your place and get the best rates


Drive sustainable impact and create business value
Leading businesses understand the competitive advantage to be realised by making responsible and sustainable business practices at the forefront of organisational strategy. CSR is currently in a stage of evolution towards an integrated model that converges commercial and sustainable practices.

The inaugural Advancing CSR for Sustainable Futures conference will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across the private sector to showcase new ways of thinking and doing, when it comes to corporate responsibility and sustainability. This conference will unpack how organisations can leverage their capital and capability to influence sustainability and scale impact, all while realising the economic and business benefits of this.

What will you take away
  • Strategies for gaining executive & organisational buy-in
  • Growing with purpose, staff, customers and community
  • How to align your strategy with organisational purpose for sustainable impact
  • Approaches to report on impact and improve social accountability internally and externally
Who will attend?
Executive and Senior Leaders with responsibility for:
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Ethical Business Strategy
  • Shared Value
  • Social Impact
  • Partnerships
  • Community Engagement

Attend to learn:

  • Evolving and executing a CSR & sustainability strategy
  • Innovating with purpose to create and unlock new business value
  • Identifying & building effective partnerships for shared value
  • Measuring & reporting on your impact
  • Leveraging the economic value of sustainability

Key Speakers

Andrew Buay
Vice President, Group Sustainability
Lee McDougall
Executive Manager, Shared Value Strategy & Projects
Leigh Barnes
Chief Purpose Officer
Fiona Nixon
Head of Strategy & Communications
Bank Australia



  • Date: 9 Dec 2015  By: Ashleigh Morgan

    2015 has been a positive year for the Corporate Giving Committee, with Criterion getting involved in a variety of causes: Clean Up Australia Day On Sunday 8th March, Criterion took part in the 25th Annual Clean Up Australia Day. Collectively the team gathered over 15 bags of rubbish from Clovelly, rounding off the day with …

  • Date: 22 Sep 2015  By: Dr Leeora Black

    Stakeholder engagement is a foundation for organisational performance because it is the key to strengthening reputation and reducing social risks. For example, ACCSR’s research finds that every 10% improvement in stakeholder engagement delivers a 4.15% improvement in reputation. Improving stakeholder relationships is also the highest priority of CSR managers, according to the 2015 Annual Review …

  • Date: 16 Sep 2015  By: Rebecca Kotow

    While data and insights are crucially important for any organisation, working for a major financial institution makes this particularly so. And just like we must measure our financial performance and hold ourselves accountable to our shareholders for this – we are also accountable for the broader impact we have on society – to our shareholders, …

  • Date: 20 Aug 2015  By: Andrew Pettifer

    Each year the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility undertakes research into the best performing organisations in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Australia. And each year the list is packed with the best known names in the land; ABC, National Australia Bank, PwC Australia and Rio Tinto to mention a few. For the …