The Australian has published the third edition of The List: Australia’s Top 100 Green Energy Players, recognising the leaders who are driving significant sustainability change,
The reveals the top 100 innovators, developers, investors, policymakers, environmentalists and energy gurus who are bringing about positive environmental change.
It also showcases the depth of talent helping to drive Australia’s green future, from pioneers who have spent decades advocating for meaningful climate action to the rising stars making a real impact.
Edited by The Australian’s associate editor, Helen Trinca, The List: Australia’s Green Energy Players is also guided by an advisory panel with deep industry knowledge. The panel includes Simon Currie, Energy Estate founder and Clean Energy/Hydrogen Expert; Zoe Whitton, managing director and head of Impact, Pollination; and Perry Williams, business editor at The Australian and former editor of The List.
Trinca said: “Putting this magazine together we had a lot of lively discussion with our expert panellists about who makes the list, along with canvassing the wide range of initiatives and ideas that the commitment to reducing global emissions has had, and is having, on our lives.
“There are immense opportunities for the nation as we move towards a decarbonised economy and a greater sophistication and maturation of the ‘green industry’.
“Advocacy and activism are morphing into advice and assistance in transforming business and lives: The List rankings are shared among carbon-reduction brokers, seaweed farmers, battery developers, waste recyclers, solar specialists, lithium processors and software producers, to name a few. Indeed, it’s increasingly clear that a green economy is generating new businesses and jobs at a rapid pace.”
Along with The Green List, the issue looks at green energy, innovations, thinking and motoring. It draws on the knowledge and expertise of The Australian’s specialist journalists.
Rural reporter Charlie Peel looks at the development of products designed to limit the methane emitted by ruminants, senior reporter Tansy Harcourt digs deep into the nation’s red rubbish bins and suggests all that gunk can help meet renewable energy targets, and senior business reporter Eli Greenblat captures what the big chains are doing to meet consumer demands and save the planet.
The issue is supported by key advertisers including KPMG, Audi, Commonwealth Bank, Polestar, Jaguar Land Rover, Omega and Rolex.
The List: Australia’s Green Energy Players features the following categories, with some of the key players in each category included below:
• Agriculture – Elizabeth O’Leary, global chair, Agriculture and Natural Assets, Macquarie Asset Management; Sam Elson, CEO, Sea Forest
• Bioenergy – Heidi Hauf, global sustainability leader; Shahana McKenzie, chief executive, Bioenergy Australia
• Carbon – Skye Glenday and Josh Harris, co-chief executives, Climate Friendly
• Finance – Sam Reynolds, managing director, Octopus Investments; Kara Frederick, David Finn and Jeff Phillips, partners, Jekara Group
• Hydrogen – Andrew Forrest, founder, Fortescue Future Industries; Daniel Kim, CEO, Ark Energy Corporation
• Impact – Katherine McConnell, founder and chief executive, Brighte; and Andrew Bray, national director, Re-Alliance
• Innovation – Vince Allen, CEO and co-founder, Sundrive; Rose Amal, Scientia Professor, University of NSW
• Land – Cissy Gore-Birch, co-chair, Indigenous Carbon Industry Network
• Local Manufacturing Heroes – Marcus Dawe, chief executive and managing director, and Sophia Hamblin Wang, chief operating officer, Mineral Carbonation International
• Policy – David Pocock, Independent ACT Senator; John Grimes, CEO, Smart Energy Council
• Recycling – Jordy and Julia Kay, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders, Great Wrap
• Renewables – Andy Evans, chief executive, Oceanex Energy
• Technology – Robyn Denholm, chair, Tesla; Craig Wood, CEO, Vast Solar
The List: Australia’s Top 100 Green Energy Players is available online exclusively to subscribers at theaustralian.com.au and as a large-format magazine inserted into The Australian newspaper today, Friday November 10.