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Member Only Events: ESG - a growing issue for boards
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Date Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Time 03 Nov 17:00 - 03 Nov 18:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 03 November 2021

WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session usually for WOB members, but occasionally for the wider network. It's a facilitated, friendly environment for members to meet, network, share and learn - online.

ESG - A growing issue for boards


Environmental, social and governance or ESG is the hot topic of the moment. Regulators, shareholders, board members, investors, financiers, communities and other key stakeholders are holding companies that fail in their ESG obligations to account, and are demanding a clear agenda, open reporting and auditing.

Join Claire Braund, Executive Director, WOB Australia as we discuss how important ESG is on your board.

It will be a relaxed and informal session with an agile agenda to encourage you to: 
  • meet others in the network (with attendee details provided post WOBChat for you to follow up);
  • ask questions;
  • meet special guests; and
  • meet new members in other states
This event is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Full, Corporate, Global Members and Champions.

Guest panelists:

Kylie Charlton 

Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments
Venture Partner, Giant Leap Fund
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Unitus Capital
Chair, Australian Government supported Emerging Markets Impact Investement Fund
Member, BetaShares Responsible Investment Committee
Advisory Board Member, Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific
Sessional Lecturer, Social Investment and Philanthropy, Centre for Social Impact


Kylie joined Australian Impact Investments in 2014 and has worked in Australia and internationally at the intersection of mainstream capital markets, impact investment and philanthropy for over 15 years. Kylie is a Venture Partner on the Giant Leap Fund, co-founder of Unitus Capital, Chair for RIAA’s Impact Investing Forum, working group member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018.

Prior to transitioning her career into impact investment, Kylie spent 11 years in commercial and investment banking.

Kylie graduated in Commerce at University of Canberra and has an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in England.

Alison Rowe

Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy Australia
Chair, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)
Non-Executive Director, TNC Limited
Non-Executive Director, Nature Conservation Water Fund
Non-Executive Director, Great Cumbung Unit Trust

Previous board roles include: Chair, Future Business Council and Non-Executive Director, Bioregional Australia, Climate Alliance, Environment Victoria and One in Five

Over the last two decades Alison has dedicated herself to environmental sustainability, including global responsibility for strategy development, delivering transformation programs, commercialising new business models, community development and advocacy.

Across her work in energy, transport, infrastructure and technology in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Alison has led with a strong focus on values, relationships and collaborative partnerships.

She is a Member of Women on Boards and the Australian Institute for Company Directors. She completed the Business and Environment program through Cambridge University, holds an Masters in Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and is a Williamson Fellow. 

Event Logistics

  • WOBChat will be run through Zoom, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone.