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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


Melbourne, 3-5 March 2025


About the programme

Werribee Mansion

Designed for those specifically charged with driving sustainability in their organisation, this programme provides access to the latest data on the global challenges facing us, tools and frameworks for action, and bold business responses from around the world. Participants explore the strategic implications for their own business, and effective approaches to engage all levels of the organisation.

Over the course of the Programme participants will work towards learning objectives that cover systems thinking, the strategic challenge and response and the leadership required to motivate and embed change.

The workshop is held at the Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, a former seminary adjacent to the famous Werribee Mansion built in the 1870s. Only half an hour from Melbourne airport or CBD, the venue feels completely secluded, set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens. The 4.5 star hotel combines Victorian grandeur with modern facilities including 17m indoor pool. All rooms are ensuite.

The seminar is residential and attendance for the duration is required. All accommodation and meals are included. 

Location and Map

Delegates must make their own travel arrangements to and from the venue. For a map and directions, please visit the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park website.


Faculty and contributors

Each Programme is facilitated by an expert faculty of business and policy leaders, academics and influential thinkers, with a focus on those who have a demonstrated history of being a practitioner in the Sustainability space.

Previous contributors and faculty include:

  • Michael de Soyza, Director Climate Change and Sustainability, EY, and former Head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Affairs and Head of Group Corporate Office, Dialog Axiata;
  • Andrew Sellick, Principal Sustainability – Global Infrastructure, QIC;
  • Eloise Bishop, former Head of Sustainability, Country Road Group & David Jones
  • Paul Gilding, Author and Fellow, CISL, and Former Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Jenny Gray, CEO, Zoos Victoria
  • Ian Ellison, Senior Associate, CISL and former Chief Engineer – Sustainability, Jaguar Land Rover


Programme fees

The fee of $5,950 (+ GST) covers cover seminar materials, accommodation and all meals during the seminar. Fees do not include travel costs. For more information on our global fees structure please click here.



“I registered for this course to gain a better understanding of how to influence all aspects of the business in sustainability. I have come away with more tools, a deeper understanding and a clear direction on how to guide, influence and lead.”
Environment Manager, Hobart Airport

 “I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone working in sustainability – the insights gained, and the peer learning opportunities are fantastic.”
Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, ANZ

“The programme has given me the tools and knowledge to be bolder and more ambitious about making change in our business to create value through sustainability.”
Group Sustainability Manager, Goodman Fielder


EY Australia Climate Change and Sustainability Services

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

EY's Climate Change and Sustainability Services are embedded across all our services, geographies and industries.

EY's integrated and multidisciplinary team, drawn from our deep bench of subject matter professionals, will help you identify the right people to bring to the table and develop customised recommendations that are innovative and effective.