Chair of Europe's leading business-environmental coalition, the
Aldersgate Group, will speak to delegates at a major
sustainability conference in Noosa this July and conference
organisers, the Noosa Biosphere, couldn't be more delighted with
Greg Livingstone from the Noosa Biosphere said that securing Peter Young from the Aldersgate Group as a speaker was a significant step as they finalise the conference program in the coming weeks.
"The Aldersgate group is a coalition of international businesses, environment groups and key individuals all working together with the common belief that sustainability can and will have a positive impact on the economy.
"Their partnership model involves businesses as prominent as Pepsico, BT, Jaguar/Land Rover and Microsoft working alongside peak environmental agencies such as WWF and Friends of the Earth.
"The Aldersgate group is an excellent example of collaboration for environmental sustainability. The organisation works on the principle that high environmental standards will be a major part of future economic growth and international competitiveness -- as opposed to the counter argument put forth by some commentators."
The Aldersgate group has been very prominent in European media of late as leading commentators on the international sustainability debate, particularly on topics such as green banking and policy development.
"We are all on the edge of one of the biggest fundamental changes since the industrial revolution," continued Mr Livingstone.
"Communities and businesses working together need to be on the front-foot and work out how to make the most of these opportunities, as opposed to being caught up in the wash."
The Noosa Conference is called Communities for Sustainable Futures: A dialogue and this event will be held from the 24-27th of July, 2011 to challenge businesses, policy-makers and other attendees to take up the dialogue to develop meaningful change for their communities.
"This conference will be an essential opportunity to learn from and converse with Australia's leading thinkers and we look forward to being part of the journey," said Mr Livingstone.
For more information about the conference go to www.noosabiosphere.org.au and for more information on the Aldersgate Group go to www.aldersgategroup.org.uk.
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