Menzies Oration – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)? Scaling for Impact

Menzies Oration - Paul Tracey - Postcard Final
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Menzies Oration - Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)? Scaling for Impact

Sustainable Development Goals: Scaling for impact

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

‘Agenda 2030’ was established in 2015, with all 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) committing to an ambitious global agreement to pursue sustainable development and reach a new economic equilibrium by the year 2030. This transformational agenda was framed around 17 goals with 169 targets – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Menzies Foundation in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, is delighted to announce that Professor Paul Tracey will deliver the 2021 Menzies Oration.

Paul Tracey is Professor of Innovation & Organisation and Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge University.

Offering further insight, an outstanding global panel will respond to Paul’s oration with a particular focus on progress to date and the important role impact investment must play in reaching these goals.

Executive Director of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre Prof Colin McLeod will be the MC for the evening as well as leading the discussion with the esteemed panel which includes:

  • Professor Alex Hanant, Professor of Practice, Yunus Centre, Griffith University, Queensland
  • Naina Subberwal Batra, Chairwomen and CEO, Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore
  • Mark Ingram, Chief Impact Officer, Brightlight Impact, Melbourne
  • Gayle Peterson, Director, Oxford Impact Investing and Social Finance Programmes, England, UK


With a vision to raise the profile and importance of ‘outstanding’ leadership for Australia, Menzies Foundation encourages Australians to reflect on leadership, build their own leadership capability and take leadership roles in the community.

Working to create a vibrant future for all Australians by identifying leadership challenges and building collaborative, catalytic initiatives to address these challenges.


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Melbourne Connect Superfloor
Wednesday, 18 August, 17:30
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