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Sustainability Drinks

9/4/2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Optimistic about the ability of organizations, people and technology to apply advanced technology and innovation for the creation of a sustainable society, Alison leads the strategy and execution of Fujitsu International Business Group‘s sustainability plan. Alison works in close collaboration with Fujitsu headquarters in Japan in harmonizing the sustainability strategy across group and developing the company wide strategy. Since her appointment in 2007, she has been expanding the sustainability consulting practice which she originally established whilst serving as Executive Director Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia, and rolling out the company’s sustainability solutions portfolio across each of Fujitsu’s Global Business Group regions. Today, she leads a truly global practice and heads the company’s global sustainability community.

She is the author of a series of sustainability papers, including “Is The Cloud Green?”, “IT Sustainability: The Global Benchmark 2010, 2011 and 2012”, “Sustainability: Our Heritage, Your Future” and “Sustainability Perspectives”, as well as an avid social media commentator (see @fujitsu_green on Twitter and Sustainability@fujitsu on LinkedIn and Facebook).

At Fujitsu, she has been a key contributor to Fujitsu’s sustainability strategy since she joined in 2007. She played a pivotal role in creating and implementing a blueprint strategy and plan to integrate sustainability into the entire Australia and New Zealand business.

She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Williamson Community Leadership fellow. She is also currently serving as a Board member for Environment Victoria and the Latrobe University External Sustainability Advisory Board.

Alison has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, a Graduate Diploma in Technology Management from University College Dublin and is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge, Business and Environment Program. Alison was recognized for her contribution to climate change risk from the Climate Alliance by being awarded the 2013 Business Person of the year. Hear Alison talk about her experiences of integrating sustainability into a large global corporate.

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