Think and Drink

17 May, 2018 - 17:15 to 19:30
UQ Brisbane City, Ground Floor, 293 Queen Street, Brisbane, 4000

UQ Business School invites all Postgraduate Business School students to attend an interactive Think & Drink event exploring 'Climate Change as a defining issue for strategic management' on Thursday 17 May 2018

Climate change and resource scarcity are reported as key megatrends shaping the global economic environment, so how are organisations actively managing the issue? This sustainability focused Think & Drink considers whether climate change is a defining issue for organisational strategic management or whether corporations can continue to follow a business as usual approach.

This is an exclusive event for all 18+ UQ Business School postgraduate students. Please ensure you register your attendance by Thursday 10 May 2018 as places are limited. 


About the speakers

Sara Parrott

As a corporate affairs professional, Sara has more than twenty years' experience in corporate responsibility, stakeholder relations, communication and marketing, with both corporate and community organisations, holding staff and board positions.

Sara recently became Executive Manager of Suncorp Group's new corporate responsibility function, leading the development of environmental and social responsibility strategy group-wide. Previously, Sara worked for resources giant Xstrata, global investment firm Babcock & Brown and accounting firm Ernst & Young, leading the implementation of sustainability policy, social impact management, stakeholder engagement and community investment at regional, national and global levels.

Sara has held executive and management roles in advocacy, communications and marketing in the community sector with Australia's largest social enterprise and childcare provider Goodstart Early Learning, international development agency TEAR Australia and the human services agency Uniting Church Queensland.

Sara is on the Board of Climate KIC Australia, the National Steering Group of LGB Australia New Zealand and the Queensland Steering Committee of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia. Sara volunteers her professional skills in Australia and overseas to support international relief and development agencies.

Professor Andrew Griffiths

Professor Griffiths was appointed Executive Dean in December 2016. He had been Dean of the UQ School of Business since 2012. UQBS is recognised as a world-leading provider of business and management education and research.

He is an internationally-recognised leader and pioneering scholar in organisations, business strategy and climate change and has managed strategic change, innovation and corporate sustainability for leading national and international organisations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Professor Griffiths sits on the board of the State Library Queensland, Queensland Futures Institute and is on the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce.

As Executive Dean reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Griffiths oversees academic and administrative matters in the faculty's schools of business, economics and law.