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26 February – 1 March 2023

Duration and format

Three and half day residential seminar


The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park


The standard residential fee is $8,850 + GST. For more information about our fees please visit the dedicated page.

Selection criteria

  • Appropriate seniority of position
  • Typically more than 15 years' experience
  • A high level of proficiency in the English language – this is important so as to derive maximum value, participation and enjoyment from the programme
  • Ability to pay the fees, or to identify a sponsoring institution

How to apply

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on.


Programme overview

Since 1994, The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme has helped over 3,300 senior executives translate complex sustainability trends into strategic business decisions.

Building on the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement on climate change, the seminar will explore economic, social and political developments affecting business. Join leading experts to discuss how sustainability issues are shaping regulation, markets and supply chain and how your organisation can manage this changing context.

This cohort of the programme, benefits for the global curriculum and insights from the Steering Committee as well as local context. Regional experts and contributors are brought in to address and discuss local issues to ensure the Programme is of best possible value to delegates.


Influencing over 3,300 leaders from 1,500 organisations in 100 countries

Each seminar involves a senior delegation drawn from a range of functions and sectors, with all delegates selected on the basis of their seniority and sphere of influence and responsibility for decision-making, thereby ensuring a strong peer network. 

The learning approach is based on a journey from challenge to opportunity, facilitated by the knowledge provided by our expert faculty of practitioners and academics. In Australia, the faculty is led by Paul Gilding, one of our Fellows, who is a highly respected independent writer, adviser and advocate for sustainability.

Read more about who should attend.


How do we deal with participants from the same industry?

The seminars provide a safe space for delegates to share and co-explore challenges and ideas relating to their personal and professional context. All discussions are treated as confidential and are conducted under the Chatham House Rule. For some of the more sensitive conversations, attendees from competing organisations are allocated to different syndicate groups, however, there is nothing to prevent these individuals engaging in active debate and sharing of ideas – in our experience, delegates appreciate the opportunity to interact with their peers on a shared sustainability agenda.

Read more about our previous delegates.


Access cutting-edge research and engage with a global network

The programme gives senior executives the knowledge, confidence and commitment to lead change at an organisational and individual level. With access to the latest research and thinking from the University of Cambridge and leading experts from our network, you will leave the seminar inspired to take leadership and create an enabling environment for sustainable business – identifying new opportunities for investment, innovation and collaboration.

Direct association with the programme and exposure to influential decision-makers within our 16,000-strong alumni network will support your reputation as leaders in business sustainability. Connect with peers and access the latest thinking through our newsletter and social media networks.  

Read testimonials from our delegates


World-class faculty and contributors from business, policy and academia

Each programme is facilitated by an expert faculty of business and policy leaders, academics and influential thinkers. Recent seminars have included:

Paul Gilding

CISL Fellow, independent
writer, corporate advisor and advocate for action on climate change. Former CEO of Greenpeace international


Jonathon Porritt

Co-Founder and Director Forum for the Future. A renowned figure in the world of corporate sustainability for over 40 years



Sam Mostyn AO

Non-Executive Director on
boards including, Mirvac,
Citibank, and Transurban and multiple non-government organisation including President
of Chief Executive Women

Professor Will Steffen

Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University and a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden. Member of the Climate Council of Australia.


Learn more about our exceptional Fellows and Senior Associates.


How to apply

Approximately 35 delegates are selected to attend each seminar. All nominations are subjected to a robust vetting procedure to achieve the right balance on each seminar between industry sectors and between business, government and NGOs.

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on.

Please note that you will need to complete the online application form in one sitting, so please ensure that you have all required information with you.


Fees, terms & conditions

We invite organisations to commit to sending one or more senior representatives for three years, thereby ensuring that the understanding built through the course is seeded throughout the organisation. Organisations making this commitment will become ‘Founding Corporate Members’ of the programme in Australia. 

Fees: The residential event fee is A$8,500 plus GST for delegates for one year. 
The seminar is delivered in Australia, in collaboration with EY Australia Climate Change and Sustainability Services.

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EY logoThe seminar is delivered in Australia in collaboration with EY Australia Climate Change and Sustainability Services.




Founding Corporate Members of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme in Australia

Founding Corporate Members


Corporate Members of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme in Australia


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"Overall I feel very enriched both personally and professionally and more equipped to be a knowledgeable influencer. Absolutely inspiring and refreshing."

Executive Director Operations, Nestlé Australia Ltd

Taking leadership, taking action and not just talking about it

Simon Mackenzie, Group CEO of Vector, New Zealand's largest distributor of electricity and gas, describes how CISL has helped to build leadership and embed sustainability across his organisation – from deepening the understanding of its leaders on the sustainability agenda to helping its board set a strategy to help Vector become a long-term, sustainable business that all staff understand and subscribe to.