Measuring Impact: How business accelerates the SDGs

Measuring Impact: How business accelerates the SDGs

The GCNA and RMIT are hosting a roundtable discussion on the SDGs - the various reporting trends and frameworks, the results of research into how the top ASX150 are reporting on the SDGs, how business can track and measure progress against the SDGs and hear from sectoral leaders on the SDGs.

The Global Compact Network Australia in partnership with RMIT University is pleased to invite you to a networking lunch, followed by a roundtable discussion where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with a number of experts who will highlight global SDG trends and unpack the various reporting frameworks
  • Hear from RMIT as they present the results of their research and share how the top 150 ASX companies are reporting against the SDGs
  • Understand what businesses can do to track and measure progress on the SDGs
  • Unpack what business tools, impact measurement and sustainability reports exist and how they can support this process
  • Explore key examples from across the academic, civil society and government space and draw from their experiences in measuring impact
  • Share knowledge and ideas with other sectoral leaders on how to identify, action and report on SDG practices and their impacts
  • Identify the key challenges and opportunities that will emerge as result of measuring, monitoring and evaluating the business contributions to the SDGs


Keynote Speaker: Meg Jones, former Chief, Economic Empowerment, UN Women

Expert Panel Speakers:

  • John Purcell, Policy Advisor Corporate Regulation, CPA Australia
  • Julia Bilyanska, Director Sustainability and Risk Assurance, KPMG
  • Molly Hariss Olson, CEO Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand; Member of Board of Directors, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Rod Glover, Professor & Director at Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
  • Nava Subramaniam (Facilitator), Professor of Accounting, RMIT University
16 August 2019


16 August 2019


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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.