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Implementing Sustainability and Regenerative Practice in Your Business

Recent research has shown that companies actively engaged in sustainability practices have experienced an exponential increase in profitability over time, making sustainability and regenerative practices the future norm for businesses!

Join us for an insightful session, where our panelists will share their unique perspective and practical insights on this important topic. We’ll be discussing:

  • The strategic approach to implementing sustainability and regenerative practices in your business, it’s importance and how it leads to success.
  • Tools, practical strategies, and expert insights to empower your organization, fostering a positive impact on the environment and ensuring long-term resilience.
  • Success stories that showcase the tangible benefits of adopting sustainable and regenerative practices.

Let’s explore together how small changes can lead to significant, positive transformations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Implementing Sustainability and Regenerative Practice in Your Business


Event Moderator

Dr Vikki Schaffer

Senior Lecturer, Tourism, Leisure and Events, School of Business and Creative Industries

Short Bio

With a trans-disciplinary approach aimed at increasing theoretical and practical outcomes, Vikki Schaffer takes a highly collaborative approach, in both teaching and research, by working with industry, government, and community at all levels (SDG17). Sustainability, innovation, regenerative and design thinking underpin her work, reflected in her role as the School of Business and Creative Industries Sustainability Lead. Vikki is a passionate scholar and researcher, community member and volunteer, who enthusiastically strives to develop and share her knowledge and expertise to support inclusive industries that values people, places and environments.

Event Speakers

Matt Stoeckel

Matt Stoeckel

CEO at Visit Sunshine Coast

Short Bio

Matt CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) joined the organisation in 2021 after almost five years at the helm of Tourism Fiji. He brought his experience in developing distinct brands for destinations and learnings from managing Fiji’s tourism industry (which contributes close to 40% of the national GDP) to the Sunshine Coast. Matt shares a passion for tourism and has a deep understanding of its role in the local economy and fabric of the community. As a destination marketing professional, he’s always looking forward and seeking new ways to make the Sunshine Coast shine!

Sharon Wright

Sharon Wright IMLa

Program Associate, The Sunrise Project

Short Bio

Sharon has a diverse background across state and local government, local radio, youth mentoring and sustainable development programs, having setup numerous social enterprises both in Australia and the UK. She is passionate about social justice, Indigenous rights and reconciliation and protecting our environment to secure a sustainable future for our next generation. She is currently Program Associate for the Australian Energy Transformation Team at the Sunrise Project.

Jacqui Atique

Jacqui Atique

Chief Executive Officer, Ecollaboration Ltd

Short Bio

Jacqui is a highly experienced environmental and program management professional. She has worked for State and Local Government, the not-for-profit sector, and environmental consulting. Jacqui's diverse skills include extensive experience and knowledge in legislation and compliance, stakeholder engagement, environmental consultancy, project management and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

Jacqui is a confident public speaker and facilitator and enjoys drawing on peoples passion and motivations for environmental protection and restoration. In addition to Jacqui’s science qualifications, she has studied leadership, public relations and communications and is particularly interested in the study of behavioural change, specifically behaviours associated with sustainability and climate change.

Recently awarded Sunshine Coast Sustainable Business Woman of the Year, Jacqui's passion is working collaboratively to improve the resilience of the natural environment whilst having the opportunity to lead and inspire others.


A$25 for Members and Non-Members

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Event Overview


March 22, 2024


7.30am – 9.00am AEST



A$25 for Members and Non-Members

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