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Transitioning to Net Zero Emissions

  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • Schneider Electric, Level 2, 99 King Street Melbourne
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To meet our collective objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius we need to make significant changes. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall by about 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero around 2050.

Global warming is in large part, an energy issue. In Australia, the electricity and stationary energy (fuels like gas consumed directly rather than used for

electricity) sectors account for more than half our emissions. Yet energy is a hallmark of modern living. We are continually consuming it as we work, play, create, eat and live.

As more businesses, organisations and groups pledge their commitment to net zero emissions, we need to understand the pathway to get us there, particularly in how we will meet our energy requirements.

Join us for this event as our panel discuss:

  • Improving transparency and renewable energy use
  • Using energy more efficiently
  • Smarter procurement of energy
  • The role of the built environment in moving to carbon neutral
  • Moving beyond carbon neutral to carbon negative

Event partner - Schneider Electric


Vanessa Petrie - CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions

Vanessa is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions. She has extensive experience leading policy, strategy and infrastructure planning, specialising in sustainability. Well known for being a collaborator, Vanessa brings people, knowledge and ideas together to spark the change we need in a zero carbon world.

Vanessa joined Beyond Zero Emissions in early 2017, and in that time has partnered with her team to successfully launch Rethinking Cement, Electrifying Industry, The 10 Gigawatt Vision, Collie at the Crossroads, Zero Carbon Communities Guide and the 2018 Australian Local Government Climate Review.

Prior to joining BZE, Vanessa worked in diverse roles across State and local Government.

Vanessa is a Board Director of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group, and a committee member of Climate Emergency Darebin and The Ross House Association. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Environment from Melbourne University.

Lubey Lozevski - Program Director, AgBioEn

Lubey is a transformation leader with experience spanning strategy, business consulting and delivery across Australia and Asia Pacific and whose passion for driving successful outcomes is evidenced in the management and growth of large business portfolios over $1BN.

Having worked in a number of large consulting firms including PwC, Deloitte and IBM, Lubey has provided strategic consulting advice across key business areas including Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement, Human Resources, Customer Experience and Marketing. 

Lubey’s global experience has enabled him to manage a delivery portfolio and transformation agenda both in Australia and in Asia Pacific for leading companies including; Telstra, Energy Australia, Defence, Medibank, Centrelink, Woolworths, ANZ Bank, DBS Bank Singapore and China Communication Services Corporation as well as Banorte Bank in Mexico.

An early proponent of digital and cognitive capability, Lubey’s transformation experience has been augmented advising and applying these capabilities to help clients achieve operational excellence and find new sources of competitive advantage. He is currently a Director of AgBioEn which will be Australia’s first fully integrated renewable energy and fuels companies.

Robert Goodliffe - Managing Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Robert has been a cornerstone of ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s quiet evolution into one of the most diverse, people focused architectural practices in Australia. Guided by the practice mission to impact tomorrow and create vibrant communities that are sustainable socially, environmentally and financially Robert has led their senior living and care sector and made significant contributions to their education, residential and community infrastructure sectors.

His work in practice management has helped define the culture, vitality and resilience of ClarkeHopkinsClarke. He is responsible for strategically managing the growth and operations of the business, which now has studios and Melbourne and Surry Hills, NSW. During his three decades as Partner, ClarkeHopkinsClarke has grown exponentially, won over 60 industry awards and now services eight diverse sectors.

A progressive thinker, constant learner and active collaborator, Robert seeks out ways the business can make a positive impact through and beyond their project work. Under his leadership, ClarkeHopkinsClarke has certified carbon neutral and as a B Corporation, formalising its commitment to ethical business leadership.

Lisa Zembrodt - Director, Operations – Energy Markets - Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric

As Director, Operations at Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services division in Australia, Lisa is passionate about leading clients in the journey from passive to active energy management. Through supply-side energy management services including trading and Risk Management; Energy Sourcing/Procurement; Research, Forecasting & Analytics; and bespoke Solutions Consulting, Lisa and her teams drive value for clients by reducing spend, protecting budgets, improving sustainability and environmental impact, and improving strategic decisions, including renewables investment decisions.

She came to Schneider Electric US from Ernst & Young in 2006 to forecast global gas, oil, oil products, and electricity markets. She built new products and services and led global project teams during her tenure. She then led global Fortune 500 clients in building and implementing corporate energy price risk hedging/trading strategies for exposures in North American oil, oil products, and gas; European oil products, gas, and electricity; and Asian oil products and electricity. After forming and leading Schneider Electric’s Global Research & Analytics team, Lisa moved to Australia to lead post-merger integrations. She subsequently joined the Pacific Zone ESS operations to lead the Markets and Strategy teams and to help drive significant growth in the key Pacific Zone region. Lisa is passionate about energy markets, thinking strategically, and coaching & developing her teams to think innovatively to create more value for Schneider's clients. She speaks regularly at industry conferences and contributes to industry journals and newswires.

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.




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