Events

CitySwitch hosts regular free information sessions, workshops and site tours across Australia for CitySwitch Signatories and their guests. Recent topics have ranged from funding sustainable office upgrades, lighting and data centre technology, through to the benefits of activity based working.

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

Seminar and building tour - Australian Nursing and Midwifery...

CitySwitch signatory, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch), are hosting a seminar and building tour at their Melbourne head office.

Past events

Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15 - Sydney

Thursday 5 November, 2015
Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney

25 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Australian Climate Leadership Summit will provide a forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate strong climate leadership and help to begin a new climate conversation.

Why

The summit aims to:

  • Provide a platform for Australian businesses to highlight their leadership on climate change
  • Show how many leading businesses are already taking strategic and operational decisions to transition to a low carbon economy, and how this transition is generating competitive advantage
  • Provide a forum to facilitate business collaboration and knowledge-sharing on climate action
  • Connect businesses with governments creating the conditions for a low carbon economy
  • Connect Australian businesses with the global context of business action on climate change
  • Demonstrate the strong growth opportunities from the transition to a low carbon economy

Who

The summit will be attended by senior representatives from:

  • Major Australian businesses: CEOs, board members and senior executives
  • Australian operations of companies headquartered overseas
  • Institutional investors – asset owners, asset managers, insurance companies and banks
  • Industry associations
  • Governments creating the conditions for a low carbon economy
  • NGOs and academics creating pathways to a low carbon economy

What

The summit will include:

  • Stories of strong climate leadership – CEOs and senior business executives will share how and why businesses have made climate commitments, and their learnings of key enablers and barriers
  • A new conversation on climate change: How should we drive the transition to a strong low carbon economy? How should we manage the transition of carbon intensive industries? What will the new low carbon society + economy look like?
  • Examples of creative disruption from within mainstream business and from innovative start-ups
  • Case studies from states, regions and cities that are leading action and creating a stable policy environment to stimulate low carbon investments
Ultimately, the Summit will consolidate the increasing alignment on climate action across diverse sectors and help to shift the conversation towards how Australia can exploit the tremendous opportunities that arise from the low carbon, future economy.

Speakers
  • Andrew Vesey, CEO, AGL Energy
  • Miles George, Managing Director, Infigen Energy
  • Clover Moore, Lord Mayor, City of Sydney (invited)
  • Dermot O’Gorman, CEO, WWF-Australia
  • Keith Tuffley, Managing Partner and CEO, The B Team (Switzerland)
  • H.E. Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia
  • John Connor, CEO, The Climate Institute
  • Anna Skarbek, CEO, ClimateWorks Australia
  • James Day, Director – Australia & NZ, CDP

For more information and to register visit climate-leadership.org



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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.