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Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley) is a highly regarded business and community leader with a focus on new disruptive innovation, technologies and business models that drive Sustainable Development. A visionary thinker and industry leader, Anne-Maree’s presentations are dynamic, engaging, inspiring and inciteful as she provides insight, thought leadership, tools and cutting edge solutions to address some of the greatest economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.
Her deep belief in sustainability resonates through her powerful and meaningful stories of change and transformation. She creatively shows us that sustainability is not just an aspiration – it is a practical reality that is sweeping our businesses, communities and governances systems.
After a career most people could only dream about launching beauty pageants, radio stations and beer through to being part a small team who created the world’s largest multisport event in history with 23,680 athletes aged 25 – 101 from 78 countries competing in 30 sports at 110 venues – then ultimately leading the PR efforts for Samsung through the Sydney 2000 Olympics that saw them rise at that time from obscurity to the no 4 mobile phone provider in the world, Anne-Maree turned her focus to conscious capitalism, corporate responsibility and sustainable development where business, government and community take into account the social, environmental and economic impacts of doing business.
In 2005 she hosted Australia’s Inaugural Corporate Responsibility Summit and subsequently founded Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) www.moss.org.au an industry body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Australia. MOSS supports Australian business through education, training, networking, tools and advice to drive sustainability and competitive business success.
Anne-Maree was a Founding Director of the Carbon Trade Exchange – the world’s first end to end electronic platform for trading voluntary and regulated carbon credits, and is now focusing on systems thinking and innovation through the Blue and Circular Economies to enable SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY and GROWTH for virtually every part of the economy. It’s 100+ innovations inspired by nature with zero waste, are set to generate 100 million jobs in 10 years.
To date the Blue Economy has seen over €4 billion in investment and the creation of an estimated 3 million jobs with innovation and technology that is as diverse as it is PROFITABLE, DISRUPTIVE and GAME CHANGING from turning thistles - yes a waste that we spend millions trying to kill with expensive toxic chemicals - into value oils (the Sardinia Refinery has seen $600m in revenues in it’s first year); coffee waste into a valuable substrate to grow mushrooms, make textiles, even prevent your shoes from becoming smelly - through to MAKING PAPER WITHOUT WATER or TREES water using mining and building waste.
Anne-Maree is an experienced public speaker, MC, facilitator, teacher, trainer and mentor. She’s developed over 100 presentations and or training program and spoken at over 200 events to more than 30,000 representatives of business, government, academia and civil society in Europe and across the Asia Pacific Region.
Anne-Maree has been recognized three years running as one of the 100 GlobalSustainAbility Leaders by ABC Carbon of Singapore, was involved in establishing the global principles of “How to Communicate Sustainability” as part of Green Growth Leaders in Copenhagen in 2011; has hosted various delegations to the UNFCCC, has judged many environmental awards programs including the UN World Environment Day Awards, International Green Awards, International Quarry life Awards and the Australian Campuses for Sustainability Green Gown Awards; is a former President of the Sponsorship Marketing Association; was one of the first 150 people in the world to be trained by Former Vice-President Al Gore as a Climate Leader; and now is a global champion of the latest sustainable development concepts – as one of only 45 Blue Economy Experts worldwide.