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Women for the Environment - Perth

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You're invited

to a special event on Friday 28 April

Bush Heritage Australia invites you to join us for a thought-provoking networking breakfast, featuring inspiring female business leaders providing their insights and guidance on nature-related risks, impact and opportunities, and in particular, nature-based disclosures.

Nature loss poses risks for business now and in the future, but tackling nature loss also presents considerable opportunities.

More than half of the world’s economic output is moderately or highly dependent on nature and there is growing recognition in the finance and business sector of the need to move beyond climate considerations and address nature-related concerns.

Defining how companies can assess, prioritise, measure, address and track their impacts and dependencies on natural ecosystems is a significant step in the right direction for creating strong biodiversity.

Date: Friday 28 April 2023

Time: 7.30am – 10am

Place: State Reception Centre, Frasers, King Park

Tickets: $68 per person; $650 for a table of ten

Our Panelists

Dr Renee Young

Program Director, Conservation and Restoration, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute

Portrait of Dr Renee Young

Renee specialises in ecological restoration of degraded lands, with recent projects showcased at The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15). Working with government, industry and research, Renee collaborates widely to ensure outputs are applied and readily implementable. She recently led the Western Australian restoration Economy project which includes a roadmap to support the growth of the industry to achieve better environmental outcomes for the state.

Larissa Taylor

Director, Savoir Consulting: ESG, Sustainability, Food and Agribusiness

Portrait of Larissa Taylor

Larissa is an ESG sustainability consultant and change maker working in green and blue agrifood supply chains, carbon and nature repair markets. Based in Perth since the beginning of 2021, Larissa has been freelancing on climate and nature risk turn-key projects for the energy transition, after upskilling through the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. 

Larissa specializes in ESG, climate and nature risk strategy formation, TCFD and TNFD aligned, natural capital and sustainability capacity building in trade exposed primary industries food supply chains. Larissa has previously worked as CEO of the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia, served on the Grain Trade Australia Trade and Market Access Committee, participated in free trade capacity building in Indonesian, Japanese and Indian markets.

Earlier in her career Larissa worked in business development and executive education at the University of Western Australia and agrifood research and finance at Rabobank Australia. Larissa also co-convenes or contributes to a number of climate action and agrifood leadership groups in Western Australia. She grew up on a mixed grain and livestock farm called ‘Stirling View’ on Noongar Boodja land at Tambellup in the Great Southern of Western Australia and has a passion for all things nature and gardening, especially botanic gardens.

Stephanie Ward

National Lead, Integrated Sustainability Solutions, KBR

Portrait of Stephanie Ward

Stephanie is a strategy and sustainability professional with over 20 years’ industry and consulting experience within the mining and resources, infrastructure, government, construction, and financial services sectors. 

Stephanie is experienced in advising government and major corporate clients across all elements of sustainability, ESG, corporate strategy, investment decision-making and projects / program delivery. Stephanie’s move into sustainability ~5 years ago was a purpose driven career pivot, based on a desire to improve the future for her young children and ensure they can enjoy the same prospects she did.

In the current environment where sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly critical to business success, Stephanie brings a combination of a strategic, commercial mindset coupled with proven sustainability experience to deliver outcomes that add significant value across the spectrum of environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Our Host

Meri Fatin

Portrait of Meri Fatin

Meri is an interviewer, facilitator, podcaster and broadcaster, with a background in radio production.  A chance opportunity to bring Christiana Figueres, the chief architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, to Perth in March 2020 irrevocably changed Meri's career focus. Later that year she was guest curator of the TEDxPerthCOUNTDOWN: WA Climate Leadership Summit, which led to her founding the WA Climate Leaders network, which inspires visionary WA leadership on climate action in this critical decade

Bush Heritage acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar Traditional Owners, upon whose land the event will take place. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

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