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  • Shining a Light on Human Rights in the Built Environment at TRANSFORM 2020

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    4 Mar 2020 6:26 pm

    Update – In the interest of public health and the developing situation regarding COVID-19 virus,  TRANSFORM 2020 will be moving online. Click here for more information.

    TRANSFORM is the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) flagship conference on sustainability in the built environment.

    From 24-25 March there will be a mix of inspirational, thought-provoking plenary sessions and interactive, deep-dive breakout sessions. GBCA will be pushing the conversation further and accelerate change for a more sustainable built environment.

    Todd Sampson, the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, will be giving the Keynote Address – Brain power and making change happen. He will examine how we are all capable of more than we realise, and that modern science is showing us how. There will also be a Ministerial Address delivered by the Hon. Matt Kean, MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment.

    On Tuesday 24 March, our Standards & Technical Manager, Judith Schinabeck, will participate in a panel discussion – Human rights: what action can/should business or civil society play? Other panellists will include Francesca Muskovic (Property Council of Australia), Dean Kuch (Thinking Works) and Justine Nolan (UNSW Law).

    The panel will explore:

    🔸 Modern Slavery Act: Beyond compliance, why?

    🔸 How far do we have to go down the supply chain? How you practically do that in terms of contracts with suppliers?

    🔸 How do we manage when modern slavery is identified in our domestic and international supply chains? What is our role as an influencer to work on a transition plan?

    🔸 The role of collaboration

    Also as part the Modern Supply Chains stream, Kylie Porter (Global Compact Network Australia) will discuss identifying risks and enhancing positive impacts, Dr Arne Geschke (University of Sydney) will examine the social and environmental impacts of global trade, and Ro Coroneos (Lendlease) will share Lendlease’s journey to sustainable supply chains.

    Don’t miss out on this excellent event – click here to register now.

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