National Environment Conference

Posted on  05/08/2009  |  Media Centre

5th August 2009

Published on The Brunei Times

ONE of Australia’s big names in so-called sustainability solutions or practices that are deemed environment-friendly will speak at the National Environment Conference to be organised by Asia Inc Forum on Aug 19.

Anita Roper, chief executive officer of Sustainability Victoria, a sustainability solutions company will talk about how a green business can be good business.

“The question of sustainability has always been balanced with the question of economy. Will the economy fail if we fall back to alternative energy sources, and will it cost more to have green building?” These are some of the questions that forum speakers are going to answer, Asia Inc said in a statement.

Roper has been the CEO of Sustainability Victoria since July 2008. The company is a statutory authority of the Victorian Government in delivering sustainability programmes and practical advice to Victorian communities, households and businesses.

She has had more than 25 years of experience in working with business, governments and communities to turn sustainability concepts into effective actions.

She will be joined at the conference by a number of other distinguished speakers and experts including Wade Hughes, director of Public Strategies and Communication in the United States, Dr Jeremy Leonard, executive manager of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, and Djoko Prihanto, senior vice president of Surbana Corporation in Singapore.

Debbie Too
The Brunei Times