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Hosted by The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics, join an Agribusiness Fireside Chat on ‘Carbon today and Biodiversity by 2030’ with a panel of industry experts.
05/12/2023 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Old Quadrangle Building, North entrance (Main campus), Building 150, The University of Melbourne Parkville

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Carbon Today and Biodiversity by 2030

On behalf of The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics it is with great pleasure that we invite you to an Agribusiness Fireside Chat. Join us for celebratory drinks, a robust panel discussion and an evening of engaging conversation with our guest speakers, industry partners, supporters and colleagues.

The topic of the evening will be ‘Carbon today and Biodiversity by 2030’ discovered through a fireside chat with a panel of industry experts:

  • Rachel Morgain, Deputy Director, Melbourne Biodiversity Institute
  • Naomi Soderstrom, Professor of Sustainable Accounting (Faculty of Business and Economics)
  • Bill Malcolm, Agricultural Economist (School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences)
  • Josie Zilm, Agribusiness Executive at NAB

The conversation will be moderated by:

  • Richard Eckard, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre

Sustainability is at the heart of Australian farming and the Australian Agricultural Sustainability Framework communicates the goals of the agricultural industry.

While the industry is currently absorbed in net zero emissions today, biodiversity is the next big thing coming around the corner and the industry is not prepared. Sustainability is a long game. Farmers, bankers and accountants have focused on net zero but overlooked biodiversity.

This fireside chat creates awareness of the role of biodiversity in sustainable farming and champions for early adoption. In the chat we discuss how it is defined, how it is measured and how it is accounted for and disclosed, but most importantly how can the industry start action towards net zero but with a focus on biodiversity on the horizon.

The University of Melbourne gratefully acknowledges support for this Agribusiness Fireside Chat from the Samuel and June Hordern Endowment.

For further information or to specify any access requirements please email Vaneta Leventis at fbe-lectures@unimelb.edu.au

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