In an unprecedented collaboration, the PRI together with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) held a full day conference in Melbourne, exploring the issues and opportunities of sustainable finance in shaping a resilient and sustainable Australian economy. In addition, we were pleased to present the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative inaugural roadmap.

Close to 300 professionals from the finance industry came together to hear from leading Australian experts, practitioners and corporations. The theme ‘Towards a Resilient and Sustainable Economy’ was echoed by delegates throughout the event.


Please click below to download some of the presentations from the conference:


You can also find links to useful materials on the topics that were presented below:

Keynote 1: Update on ASFI and the NZ Sustainable Finance Forum

ASFI: Progress Report

Plenary 2: SDGs - The State of Play

Global Compact Network Australia ASFI Progress Report

1. The Sustainable Development Goals

2. Government policies, the private sector and SDG1

3. Reality Check: Raising Ambition and Impact

4. Winya - Greg Welsh Presentation

5. Indigenous Business Australia - Jonathan Kneebone Presentation

6. Octopus Investments - Sam Reynolds Presentation


Plenary 4: Australian Human Rights

1. PRI: A blueprint for mobilizing finance against slavery and trafficking

2. ACSI & RIAA: Modern Slavery Reporting Guide

3. ACSI: Modern Slavery, Risks, Right and Responsibilities

4. Australian National Contact Point: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 

5. Attorney-General’s Department: Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 


If you would like to read a summary of the conference by the event host National Australian bankclick here