Directors’ Briefing: A Changing Climate for Directors

Tue 27 Feb 2018
6.00pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.30pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Ernst & Young
8 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC


Single Members: A$100.00 Non-members: A$125.00

Terence Jeyaretnam

Partner, Climate Change and Sustaniability Services Ernst & Young

Terence is a Partner with EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability team based in Melbourne. He was the Executive Director and Founder of Net Balance until its acquisition by EY in 2014. Net Balance (and Net Balance Foundation) was regarded as Australia's largest standalone sustainability and climate change practice, twice rated along the way by BRW as one of the fastest 100 growth companies in Australia. Terence is an environmental and sustainability advisory and assurance specialist with over twenty years’ experience in advising governments and corporations on sustainability issues. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Queensland’s Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development. Terence is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia. In 2005, Terence was named as one of the top 10 most influential young engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Helen Millicer GAICD

Principal, One Planet Consulting

Helen Millicer is committed to creating a successful future. She holds several positions, including non-exec Director roles as national President of ATA, Alternative Technology Association, which advocates for sustainable living and represents over 6500 households, and Director for the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (covering ¼ of Victoria). She is also Expert Panel member for the Victorian Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund, and the National Recycling Strategy Manager for the Vinyl Council of Australia.

Helen also manages her own consulting practice, having recently completed projects for the ACT and Victorian Governments, Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and Australian Industry Group among others on sustainability strategies, market research and program design. She engages via her regular column ‘Future Focus’ in Business Environment News, presents at conferences and seminars, and for the UN Global Cities Program to visiting Chinese government delegations on sustainable futures.

Prior to this, Helen was Manager of Sustainability Programs (energy, water and materials) for PACIA, now Chemistry Australia for companies including Dow, BASF and Nufarm. Helen has successfully led and been engaged in innovation, strategy planning and execution, change management and communications.

Helen holds qualifications in business management from Monash University, carbon accounting from Swinburne University, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has just won a Churchill Trust Fellowship.

Is climate change a governance issue?

EY’s annual survey of institutional investors shows an increasing demand for nonfinancial reporting and highlights the significant importance that investors place on climate change, environmental, social and governance factors. In addition, APRA have recently announced the need for organisations to address climate change in their reporting, saying there are now some climate risks that are distinctly ‘financial’ in their nature.

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion where we will discuss:

• Emerging sustainability risks that directors need to consider
• How sustainability reporting requirements may be addressed
• Evolving governance challenges within climate and sustainability changes – what are the director’s liabilities?


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Contact details

Veronica Mansueto
Members and Directors Coordinator
T. 03 9425 4200