Forum 2011

Slides and presentations from Forum 2011

NBLF post-Forum reportThe 2011 Forum has often been the first to breakthrough old paradigms by engaging with influential thinkers including Kishor Chaukar Tata Industries, India; Simon Upton OECD; HRH the Prince of Wales; former Vice President Al Gore (2003); Ray Anderson Interface (1998); Paul Hawken author The Ecology of Commerce (2000); Jerry Porris author Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies; Don Tapscott author Wikinomics; Georg Kell United National Global Compact; Janine Benyus Biomimicry; Reverend Tim Costello World Vision Australia; Dame Julia Cleverdon UK and international climate scientist and author, Professor Tim Flannery. Click the report on the right to download.


Dear Colleague,

I have great pleasure in endorsing the 12th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development (NBLF), being held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June 2011 at Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.

Now more than ever we need a business led approach to solving the sustainability issues that face our nation, our region and the world. Business has the capability, the resources and the creativity to deliver new and innovative technologies and solutions that can deliver meaningful change.

The theme of this year's Forum is entitled, 'Business Leadership in the new Global Economy: the race is on'. I commend the leadership of the Forum for addressing this subject matter at a time when Australia as a nation is discussing its response to climate change. This year's Forum will prove to be an opportune focal point for putting forward the voice of business at this critical moment in our nation's history.

NBLF has a strong history of bringing business leaders together to focus on issues related to sustainability and has resulted in positive action and change among the corporate, government and NGO sectors in Australia.

I am delighted to support this year's National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development and welcome the important role it plays in driving the sustainable business agenda. As Chairman of Business for Millennium Development, I am especially encouraged to see the Forum assessing sustainability in the broader context of regional development and prosperity.

I trust that you will be able to attend and participate in this exciting Forum as we seek to identify market led responses to these pressing challenges.

To register for the event please visit

Yours Sincerely,

Simon McKeon,
Chairman, Business for Millennium Development
2011 Australian of the Year


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