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Australia began 2023 with a sense of cohesion in its climate politics and policies that hasn’t been seen for decades. A recently legislated emissions reduction target of 43% below 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero by 2050, means Australia is now truly on a pathway towards national decarbonisation. New policies and improvements in low-carbon technologies will play a role — but will they be enough to get Australia to where it wants to be?

Join us for BNEF’s inaugural Sydney Forum where we will bring together our analysts, clients and key stakeholders to discuss the risk and opportunities in the low-carbon transition, what it could look like and what else needs to be done. BloombergNEF will present our global and local findings from our New Energy Outlook, BNEF’s long-term scenario analysis on the future of the energy economy covering power, transport, industry, and emerging technologies.

In the second part of the Forum, we will present research and host a panel on a new area of importance for BloombergNEF – biodiversity. This section will cover topics like biodiversity markets and finance, nature reporting and the land challenges that come with a decarbonising world.


BloombergNEF X The Hawthorn Club Executive Women Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Invitation only. Please contact Selina Li at wli333@bloomberg.net

Guest Registration

8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:10 am

New Energy Outlook – Global Findings

9:10 am – 9:30 am

David Hostert
Head of Economics and Modelling and Lead Author of BNEF’s New Energy Outlook, BloombergNEF

New Energy Outlook – Australia Findings

9:30 am – 9:50 am

Leonard Quong
Head of Australian Research, BloombergNEF

New Energy Outlook – Hydrogen Deep Dive

9:50 am – 10:00 am

Sahaj Sood
Australia Associate, BloombergNEF

New Energy Outlook – Clean Energy Deep Dive

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Tushna Antia
Large-scale Renewable Energy Analyst, BloombergNEF

Audience Q&A

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Morning Tea

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Biodiversity Markets and Finance Outlook

10:50 am – 11:10 am

Hugh Bromley
Head of Sustainable Agriculture, BloombergNEF

Biodiversity Finance Panel Discussion: “What are the challenges of scaling up biodiversity finance and what actions must we take?”

11:10 am – 11:50 am


Kobad Bhavnagri
Global Head of Strategy, BloombergNEF

Closing Remarks

11:50 am – 12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


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Nerida Bradley

Chief Impact Officer

As Chief Impact Officer, Nerida leads GreenCollar’s policy development and is responsible for measuring and tracking organisation impact against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She brings extensive legal, governance, project development and stakeholder engagement experience. Prior to joining GreenCollar, Nerida led organisations in the not for profit sector and teams in various government agencies. She also has considerable business management, strategy and corporate experience.

Nerida has worked across many parts of Australia and is guided by a drive to see large-scale environmental improvement become accessible and beneficial for people, business, regional and indigenous communities and the economy more broadly.

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Elizabeth O’Leary

Executive Director, Head of Agriculture and Natural Assets
Macquarie Asset Management (MAM)

Elizabeth is Head of Agriculture and Natural Assets for Macquarie Asset Management (MAM). Under her leadership, MAM Agriculture and Natural Assets has become one of Australia’s largest diversified agriculture portfolios. The platform has invested heavily in the development of methods of measuring, reducing, and removing greenhouse gas emissions across its existing operations while expanding MAM’s investment strategies into natural climate solutions to increase carbon storage in landscapes and wetlands.

She has 20 years of experience in several senior corporate positions across Macquarie.

Elizabeth is a board member of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a member of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, and a member of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Agriculture and Food Group.

She contributes to several not-for-profit initiatives and is currently a Director of the Australian Climate and Biodiversity Foundation.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

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Dr Ryan Wilson

Branch Head for Biodiversity Markets
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

Dr Ryan Wilson leads the Biodiversity Markets branch in the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). Prior to this Ryan led the development of the Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package, trialling ways to establish a biodiversity market for private landholders.

Ryan has held international and domestic policy roles for a number of years in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He represented Australia and supported our global engagement on agriculture and food security, through the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the G20, OECD and APEC. In domestic policy Ryan has contributed to food and agriculture industry policy as well as plant health policy and programs with Australian industry sectors. Ryan’s volunteering roles have included mentoring and chairing of two not-for-profit boards.

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David Hostert

Head of Economics and Modelling and Lead Author of BNEF’s New Energy Outlook

David Hostert heads the Economics and Modelling research group at BloombergNEF, focussing on scenarios for the transition to a low-carbon economy. He is the lead author of the New Energy Outlook, an independent set of credible and consistent scenarios anchored in real-word sector and country transitions, for use by corporations, financial institutions and policy makers.

David previously led the European research group and the global wind research teams at BloombergNEF. He holds degrees in philosophy, economics and environmental policy from the University of Cambridge and the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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Leonard Quong

Head of Australian Research

Leonard Quong the Head of Australian Research at BloombergNEF where he leads a team of experts to examine the future of energy, transport and industry in the Australian market.

Leonard joined BloombergNEF in 2013 where he has since published over 60 research papers covering technology, investment, economics and policy. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours in photovoltaic and solar energy engineering from the University of New South Wales.

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Sahaj Sood

Australia Associate

Sahaj Sood is a research associate at BloombergNEF, with a focus on Australian power markets. He has been at Bloomberg since 2018, joining as a Data Analyst prior to his current role with BloombergNEF.

Sahaj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Economy from New York University.

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Tushna Antia

Large-scale Renewable Energy Analyst

Tushna Antia is an analyst with BloombergNEF, based in Sydney, where she focuses on Australian large-scale renewable energy. Her research encompasses the rapidly changing landscape of utility-scale wind and solar, policy analysis and corporate clean energy procurement.

Tushna holds a double degree in Commerce and International Studies from Deakin University.

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Hugh Bromley

Head of Sustainable Agriculture

Hugh Bromley leads BloombergNEF’s Sustainable Agriculture research team. Hugh has more than a decade of experience helping companies and policymakers navigate the energy and ecological transition.

Hugh has previously led BNEF’s consumer research, understanding how new technologies like alternative proteins, solar PV and batteries can disrupt markets. Before that he lead clean energy research for North America, and produced analysis on distributed energy, utility strategy, and carbon markets within the firm’s Australia research team. Prior to BNEF, Hugh worked as an energy consultant focusing on smart-grid and distributed technology integration. He holds a BE (Hons) in photovoltaic engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Kobad Bhavnagri

Global Head of Strategy

Kobad Bhavnagri is a leading expert on the energy transition. He is the Global Head of Strategy for BloombergNEF, an international research provider specialising in the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. He helps develop new capabilities and business opportunities for the company, and has expertise across hydrogen, clean power, transport, industry, buildings and agriculture.

Kobad is a trusted advisor to senior decision makers around the world, and has held numerous roles with BNEF, including leading its work on industrial decarbonization, hydrogen, Asia-Pacific energy economics and managing its Australian business. He has authored over 100 publications spanning energy policy, economics, finance and technology since joining the company in 2010.

Kobad is also a Non-Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales and a member of the Australian Government’s Energy Industry Roundtable. He has worked in the energy and finance industries since 2003 as an engineer, management consultant and analyst, and has a first class honours degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

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Megan Green

Business Development Manager

Megan is a business development manager at BloombergNEF, leading client relations and business development for Australia. Prior to her move to Canberra in 2021, Megan was a BNEF commercial associate in Tokyo and looked after clients across various industries including automotive, oil & gas, power, mining and policy makers.

Megan holds a Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science degree at Sophia University, Japan.

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Selina Li

Commercial Head, Australia & New Zealand

Selina joined BloombergNEF in 2015. With more than 8 years’ experience, she had exposure to our clients across Government, Buy-side, Sell-side and Corporations including in Australia & Greater China.

Prior to BloombergNEF, Selina was with HSBC’s Commercial Banking business. Selina holds a Master Degree of Information Management and a Bachelor of Business & Economics.

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Jeremy Bridle

Account Manager

Jeremy Bridle works on the Commercial and Client Engagement Team at BloombergNEF covering Australia and New Zealand. Jeremy previously worked in commodities trading and analysis in Australia and Latin America.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney.

When & Where

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
8:30 am – 12:00 pm AEST
Networking lunch to follow

Bloomberg Sydney
1 Bligh St, Level 27
Sydney NSW 2000