Dr Phillip Lawrence has been working in the corporate sector in Europe, Asia and Australia for more than 35 years. He holds a Masters of Management by Research from the University of Technology Sydney which focused on ecological modernisation theory. This body of theory explores how industrial society is modernising and as a result reducing environmental damage. Now at Sydney University, he is researching ecological modernisation theory as it relates to the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region. This theory proposes that organisations can employ more efficient technologies in their operations to improve their business performance. Energy is a significant area of opportunity for improvement. Phillip’s consulting work is mainly focused on energy waste, efficiency and renewable energy. Phillip has worked with some businesses in the Australian wine industry regarding their long-term energy strategy. Phillip will address Future of energy for industry in Session 10 on Wednesday.