The news is currently imbued with news of the acceleration and detriments of climate change. It has been forecasted that at the current rate of climate change, by 2030 many Australian homes will become uninsurable.
Saxton Speakers has a range of speakers advocating for environmental sustainability and raising awareness of the issues and impacts of climate change.
Engage one of our top environment, climate change, and sustainability speakers for your next conference or business event!
Natalie is an award-winning social entrepreneur, CEO, Board Advisor, and Environmental and Social Growth Driver at PwC. Highly regarded for her authentic leadership in the environmental and social spaces, her passion and expertise lie in exploring the intersection of environmental, social, commercial and economic issues. Natalie advises world leaders on environmental and social policy and driven the expansion, growth and impact of a range of social enterprises and non-profits around the world.
Dr Anika Molesworth is a thought-leader on food systems and climate change, is a researcher in international rural development and a sought-after keynote speaker. With a passion for vibrant farming communities and healthy ecosystems, Anika’s TEDx talk was aptly titled, “Farmers are key to a better future.” She is a Founding Director of Farmers for Climate Action – a national network of over 35,000 Australians undertaking climate change action. Awards include the Young Farmer of the Year, and the Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist. As a young, female farmer and scientist tackling the world’s biggest challenges, Anika is smashing the status-quo and inspiring thousands through engaging and empowering conversations and actions. Her infectious optimism and inspiring message have led her to meet royalty and global political leaders, taking her around the globe, including to Antarctica!
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE is the Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace.
In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.
Beyond their ground-breaking work in the sustainability sector, Ashleigh and Jaine have incredible personal stories that are guaranteed to resonate with your audience. Having taken unconventional education and career journeys on their path to founding, Coreo Ashleigh and Jaine have encountered and overcome mental health challenges and addiction and demonstrated powerful resilience as they worked to find their purpose and make a real change in the world.
Clare is Vogue’s first-ever sustainability editor and is also the first Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular Initiative. An international expert on sustainable and ethical fashion, Clare has spoken at fashion conferences around the world. In addition, she is the author of 3 books, including “Wardrobe Crisis, How we went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion”, and “Rise & Resist, How to change the world”. A passionate advocate for the circular economy and sustainable, ethical fashion, she is the industry’s go-to journalist on the subject, globally.
Sam Mostyn has enjoyed a diverse career across business, politics, science and the arts, international development, not-for-profit sector, indigenous reconciliation and sport. Sam now serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban, Mirvac, and chairs Citibank Australia. She is Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia and for the past 4 years, Sam has been the President of the Australian Council for International Development. In 2005, Sam became the AFL’s first ever female Commissioner. Sam talks about the key pillar for driving change, the role of sport in society and breaking free from ‘binary’ world views. She is an expert in the area of corporate governance. Her corporate roles have encompassed human resources and culture change, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and corporate sustainability.
Vanessa is a pioneering marine biologist and science communicator who was recently named one of Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence for 2019. Vanessa's breakthrough research on whale snot (yes, you read that correctly) and her innovative use of technology are just some of the many reasons she is taking the world by storm earning her the moniker of sustainability warrior.
Fabian Dattner is an entrepreneur, lateral thinker, writer, speaker and corporate trainer. She runs some of the largest leadership programmes in Australia and has had remarkable success stories with many major Australian companies. Fabian is humorous, inspiring, outspoken and deeply committed to change and to the individuals who bring it about.
At age 12, Jade completed the trek to Everest Base Camp. In April 2016, Jade became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree. That year she was recognised by Australian Geographic Society as Young Adventurer of the Year. In June 2017, Jade made history again by completing the 550km traverse of the Greenland icecap unsupported and unassisted – the youngest woman ever to do so. Jade is also passionate about raising awareness concerning the impact of climate change on the Earth's beautiful and fragile polar regions.
Arron Wood is a sustainable business expert and former Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Melbourne, and is a News Ltd Telstra Micro Business Award winner.
At the pulse of what makes Melbourne an incredible city, Arron is Chair of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and currently serves on the South East Water Board, and previously Chaired the Melbourne Ecocity World Summit Advisory Board and was a member of the Fisherman’s Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee.
In 2020 Arron was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to local government, to the environment, and to the community of Melbourne.