WHAT I DO
Local Government have a huge contribution to make when it comes to the achievement and delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and opportunity to reap multiple benefits by integrating the goals to drive transformation, integrating existing plans and engage their diverse stakeholders.
It seems an unlikely coupling, girls’ education and climate change solutions, but the Drawdown project showed that educating girls is one of the most powerful levers available for avoiding damaging climate emissions. There are many, many, reasons for this, so I’d like to share a my family story about how three generations of girls’ education had transformational effects for us, our families and communities – and why educating girls and empowering women is the No.1 solution to climate change.
Over a 3-week period, three events were held by Humanity in Business, a series of in-depth panel discussions with senior leaders and change makers, challenging the role of big business in our society. Why are these conversations so relevant and why now?
Privileged to be audience to Malala Yousafzai as she travels the world championing the cause of girls education. Sydney celebrated her and learned from her as she shared her vision and her story. Its an important time for women and girls all over, as we re-define the role of women in leadership and find our collective voice. A huge thanks to Malala and her family for travelling to Australia to be with us on this history-making journey.
Too clunky, too dreamy, too ambitious? So many criticisms of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the world’s biggest to do list holds much value and much promise.
Australia’s performance against the SDGs is examined here in light of the recent Global Responsibilities report (SDG country index), and the Voluntary National Review (VNR).
Plastic bag bans and reducing single use bag usage is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough. The recent Australian reduction in single use bags has been met with outrage and in this article I attempt to explain why.
Councils are key to sustainable development for local communities, but change can be hard to drive and strategy hard to implement. Read more for my recommendations for overcoming these challenges.
Its time to change the human vs nature gap, which seems to be so common in our everyday language, and move to listening and dialogue.
Time off for renewal and reinvention.