Welcome to IBECC 2022

Join us in Cairns, Queensland, Australia for the inaugural International Business, Environment & Climate Conference (IBECC) from 31 August – 2 September at the Cairns Convention Centre. Addressing the IBECC theme of sustainable business and investment on the road to net zero, you will have the opportunity to hear from global leaders and experience the following:

  • an in-depth analysis of the complexities of ESG reporting

  • how to drive sustainable business growth

  • connect and network with your peers; business leaders, financiers, and investors from around the world


Sustainability is fast becoming one of the most important issues facing investors and businesses today and sustainable business practices are now imperative.


Why is sustainability so important to business and investment and what does it mean? IBECC will help delegates navigate the need for sustainable investment and business decision making and provide examples of best practices.

In addition to a compelling line-up of presenters, this unique three-day conference will provide an opportunity to experience first hand the impacts Climate Change is having on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and what innovative restoration projects are in place to protect and manage coral reefs.

Cairns is the only place in the world where two natural UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites sit side by side: the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. This spectacular region boasts the largest number of eco-certified operators in Australia and is the perfect host destination for IBECC.


The conference will be held both in-person and in virtual format, so it will remain accessible to those who are unable to attend in person.

Why should you attend IBECC?

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I am an

  • Hear from and contribute to discussions on Investing in ESG and sustainable projects

  • Aligning investor goals with higher-purpose projects

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I am a
Financier/ CFO

  • Financing sustainable growth

  • Identifying and selecting sustainable investment opportunities

  • ESG Investing and long-term performance

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I am a
Company Director/ CEO

  • Director’s role in establishing and achieving commitments and corporate sustainability responsibilities

  • Leadership and challenges promoting sustainable practices

  • Deep-dive into the ESG planning, reporting and measuring and what is required from you as a director

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I am a
Governance/ Legal representative

  • Latest developments in ESG, corporate reporting, impact measurement, and legal compliance

  • Aligning business outcomes with net-zero commitments

  • Measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of investments 

IBECC 2022 MC: Stan Grant

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ABC Indigenous Affairs Editor, TV Presenter & Journalist


Stan Grant is the Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a multi-award winning current affairs host, an author and an adventurer.​

Read more about the IBECC MC

Key Dates

Now open


15 March 2022

Speaker abstract submissions open


11 May 2022

Speaker abstract submissions close

End of July 2022

Final program released


31 August 2022

Conference commences

In the spirit of reconciliation, IBECC are committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, water and seas and their rich contribution to society.


The lands on which we hold our Cairns event on has significant cultural heritage value to the Yirrganydji and Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people. It is important that these values are acknowledged, and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage is recognised and preserved.


We acknowledge those of the past, the ancestors whose strength has nurtured this land and its people, and First Nations people of the present for their leadership and ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures. 


IBECC recognises it is our collective efforts, and responsibility as individuals and communities to ensure equality and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all aspects of society and everyday life.