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Innovation for Sustainable Development

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 – $20

In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day, join the UNAA Young Professionals Qld for our first speaker event of 2021 – a panel discussion on the technologies and innovations that will be crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Technological progress is key to finding lasting solutions to some of our most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges, and investment in infrastructure and innovation is a critical driver of economic growth and sustainable development. In Queensland there are a number of initiatives aiming to support innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups that are using tech to address some of our biggest challenges in achieving the SDGs.

Be part of the conversation around SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, as industry leaders share from their experience and take your questions! We’ll be discussing current barriers to innovation, the technologies that will pave the way to achieve the SDGs, and the thriving start-up space here in Queensland.


🔹 Leanne Kemp – Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and recently finished tenure as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Everledger’s mission is to increase transparency and trust with technology. Leanne is a prominent figure in the technology sector, co-chairing the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Manufacturing and the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group. Leanne has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Future Environment at the Queensland University of Technology and Blockchain Advisory Board Member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

🔹 Craig O’Kane – Craig O’Kane MBE is the Director of the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and is passionately focused on the UN SDGs. As the first of its kind in Australia, the mission of The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur is to cement Queensland’s reputation as Australia’s #startupstate with the talent, community, outcomes and deal flow to prove it. A former fund manager and British diplomat, Craig brings a broad perspective across the private sector and government. He has extensive knowledge of Australia’s technology ecosystems, with a particular focus on impact investing.

🔹 Camille Socquet-Clerc – Camille is the founder of Bloom Impact Investing, a fintech startup on a mission to empower people to invest in green portfolios to grow their wealth, whilst making a positive impact on the planet. Bloom offers green investment portfolios, backing profitable companies decreasing carbon emissions at scale. But Bloom is not just a financial product, it’s also a community of people using their money power for good, gathering every month to learn about impact investing and sustainable finance.


– Venue: The Precinct start-up space in Fortitude Valley
– Light refreshments provided
– Dress code is business casual
– Registration essential

Doors open at 6pm!


As always, we at the UNAA respectfully acknowledge that this event will be hosted on the land of the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and fully commit to working together now and in the future. 


April 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15 – $20
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UNAA QLD Young Professionals


The Precinct
Level 2 / 315 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia
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