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Businesses and Sustainable Growth: a conversation with leading academics and industry professionals from the UK and Australia

Date 09.11.2021
Time 9:00am (GMT), 8:00pm (AEDT)
Location Online
Date: 09.11.2021 Time: 9:00am (GMT)
Date: 09.11.2021 Time: 8:00pm (AEDT)


The Universities of East Anglia (UK) and Deakin University (Australia) are pleased to invite you to this panel discussion, focussing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the impact of these on business. We welcome participation from anyone with an interest in the UK / Australia Season and in strengthening our future collaborative partnerships between our nations. Questions in advance can be submitted when you register. During the session, questions can also be asked via the chat functionality for consider during the discussion.

We are excited to announce that this event will also involve a live illustrative drawing by UK-based digital artist Rebecca Osborne. Rebecca will join as a participant with her camera on, so audience participants will be able to watch the drawing develop during the discussion. An audio transcript, moving illustration and feedback summary referencing some of the questions raised will be made available after the event.

Please join on Tuesday 9 November at 09:00 GMT or 20:00 AEDT for Melbourne.  Please check local start time

We look forward to seeing you virtually.


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    Panel Session Chair: Dr. Arvind Yadav – Associate Professor in Business Strategy, Norwich Business School
    Arvind joined Norwich Business School in May 2011. Prior to this Arvind worked as a Lecturer in Strategic Management and International Business at the Nottingham Trent University.
    After completing my MBA in Marketing from Birla Institute of Management Technology, India, Arvind was awarded PhD (A longitudinal study of competition and performance in the UK grocery retail industry) in 2008 from the Loughborough University.

  • Deakin AcademicFara Azmat is an Associate Professor in Deakin Business School, Australia. Within the domain of social responsibility, her research interest includes: UN SDGs alongside social inclusion, and social entrepreneurship. She is the research theme lead and one of the contributors of the Blueprint (BP) for SDG integration by Business Schools.

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    UEA Academic: Dr. Konstantinos Chalvatis – Professor of Sustainable Energy Business, Norwich Business School and Academic Chair of Climate@UEA
    Konstantinos is an energy engineer with postgraduate studies in environmental and energy policy and management. He has been with UEA since 2007, initially as a PhD student at the School of Environmental Sciences and currently as Professor in Sustainable Energy Business (at Norwich Business School), Associate Dean for Innovation in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Academic Director for ClimateUEA, UEA’s umbrella initiative for Climate research.

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    UK Industry Rep: Dr Peter Ellington – Founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA)

    Peter founded Triple Bottom Line Accounting in 2009 after a successful career, with roles including Financial Accountant, Management Accountant and Commercial Director. He managed the management accountant corporate services division at Aviva through major transitions, introducing Activity-Based-Charging systems to achieve continuous cost control. His FTSE 100 career culminated as Commercial Director at Vodaphone, where he was responsible for the commercial aspects of major outsource accounts.

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    Australia Industry Rep Miguel Oyarbide Sustainability Manager at Australia Post

    Miguel has 15 years’ experience working in corporate sustainability in Australia, the UK and Spain. Since joining Australia Post in 2016 as Sustainability Manager, his main focus is on impact measurement and reporting. Through the delivery of the 2020-22 Group Corporate Responsibility Plan, Miguel supports Australia Post alignment with the UN SDGs and the further integration of sustainability into core business model, operations, and value chain.

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    UK Industry representative: Julia Glenn 

    Julia is the current Design & Innovation Lead at Healthy Aging Challenge Fund at UK Research & Innovation. Before graduating from UEA with an MBA in 2012, Julia Glenn enjoyed a global career in investment banking in both equities and fixed income VP roles. Since her MBA, Julia has worked with various amazing companies over the past nine years with a common theme to bring about inclusion. Throughout that time, she has also continued work as an associate tutor at UEA and is now also studying for an MSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence from the University of York