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VISION AND MISSION

The prize has been launched by, Environmental Music Limited, a new not-for-profit that aims to supports the environmental movement by engaging, energising and activating diverse audiences through music.
By accelerating the cultural shift we help ensure there is broad public support for the adoption of ambitious climate action at the scale and speed required.

Our model for reach and impact is based on collaboration.
We’re incredibly lucky that amazing people and organisations are helping to shape the prize and bring this idea to life. 

MUSIC AMBASSADORS

STU MACKENZIE

Mackenzie has been the chief songwriter, vocalist and co-lead guitarist of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard since their formation in 2010. He also occasionally plays bass, keyboards, sitar and flute, and was originally a drummer. 

Since their 2012 debut, this Melbourne-based collective have populated their ‘Gizzverse’ with their own trippy cocktail of garage-psych rock, proggy jams, thrash metal and world music.

They have released 23 albums in 10 years - a massive discography that makes them one of the world's most prolific bands, and which along with their highly energised live performances and extensive touring have earned them legions of committed fans throughout the world. 

NIDALA BARKER

Nidala won this new award created in partnership with Byron Writer's Festival and had the opportunity to 

Driven by her relentless hope in humanity, NIDALA’s work dedicates itself to creating reconciliation; of ourselves with our emotions, of our daily lives with our natural environments, and of Indigenous wisdom with innovative ideas.

Whether it be through her music or her workshops, she reminds us of our belonging in this world, and helps us to step bravely into our shared responsibility to protect it.

Born of the Aboriginal Djugun [ju-g-oon] people of the Kimberley, her words are anthem for open hearts and raised fists.

She hold a Master’s of Sustainability from the University of Sydney carried by her time in the jungles of northern Colombia and urban farms in Sydney, as well as a double degree in Public Policy and Social Justice Law from Macquarie University.

She has worked for major organisations like the Big Issue and Greenpeace, as well as in farming cooperatives and nature mentoring programs.

She sits on the Board of Green Music Australia.

Musically, she self-produced and self-released her first single 'Howl at the Moon' in late 2019, and in 2021 produced a fundraising carbon neutral EP named ‘Colours of my People’ featured in publications such as Rolling Stones and the ABC.

In 2020, she collaborated on ‘Our Song’ with Tambah Project and fellow artists Billy Otto and Kyle Lionhart.

Her contribution to that project and her unique voice as a sustainability and First Nations leader saw her awarded the 2022 Environmental Prize for ‘Emerging Environmental Songwriter’ that was created in collaboration with Byron Writers Festival.

Nidala was gifted a one week writing retreat, where she wrote several new climate songs for her upcoming album, and was also invited to perform and speak alongside internationally acclaimed thought leaders and authors - A.C. Rawling, Damon Gameau and Tim Hollo.

MONTAIGNE

"Concerned about climate change and the way we're destroying irreplaceable ecosystems, I've been on a massive personal journey: getting informed, changing my lifestyle, going to protests, speaking out and supporting great organisations and people along the way.

In 2019 I brought that into my music and wrote 'READY' as a call-to-arms. It features incredible school climate strikers who are literally fighting for their future.

I'm proud to be a Music Ambassador for The Environmental Music Prize as it's the opportunity to reach out to my peers and for us to bring people together. We can use our voices in a powerful way that reminds others of the beauty of the world and that also helps the scientists and environmental organisations who deserve more attention.”

L-FRESH THE LION

Born and raised in South West Sydney, L-FRESH The LION is one of Australia’s most important hip-hop artists. From live music venues, stadiums & arenas, to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, his music is a powerful statement which speaks of purpose. 

An ARIA Award nominee, Double J Artist of the Year Nominee and multiple album of the week honours on radio stations across the country, L-FRESH is known for his unwavering strength, forever rising mentality, and ability to move a crowd.

He has shared messages of empowerment, determination and courage across the globe and was selected to represent Australia as one of YouTube’s global Creators for Change. And performed multiple times on Indian national TV for the hit reality music show MTV Hustle.

His song 'MOTHER' was selected as a Finalist in the 2022 ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE.  

As a result, he was invited by Groundswell Giving to learn about climate impact on the Great Barrier Reef in a special trip to Herron Island Research Centre. 

And was invited to discuss his view and activism at the 2022 NEXUS Australia Summit at Carriageworks.

Heidi Lenffer

Heidi is a songwriter/performer from the band Cloud Control and the founder of FEAT. Live – an artist-led climate action movement for the live entertainment industry to accelerate Australia's roadmap to 100% renewable energy.

Since 2019, FEAT. has raised $7 million from a community of high-profile artists including Vance Joy, Regurgitator and Julia Stone and overseen the complete construction of Brigalow Solar Farm in rural Queensland.

FEAT. has won industry recognition with Heidi being the recipient of both the 2019 Triple J 'You Done Good’ award and the 2019 SMAC of the YEAR. Heidi's focus for 2022 is rolling out a 1.5% sustainability surcharge ~ the 'Solar Slice' ~ across ticketed events of Australia's largest festivals and tours, to implement a range of carbon reduction measures and minimise the industry footprint.

Anna Lunoe

"Music has the power to open minds and inspire change as it echoes through our bodies and over this amazing planet.

The Environmental Music Prize will encourage storytellers to delve into this topic more fully. Sometimes we need reminders to stretch into new spaces.

I truly believe that creativity that inspires change is the most essential art there is, and the most important art to make. I hope my fellow creative community consider it a calling."

STRATEGIC ADVISORS oN SHORTLISTING COMMITTEE

Edwina Floch

In this time of exponential change, Edwina is interested in identifying catalysts that will rapidly shift the attitudes and behaviour that affect the world's biggest issues. She co-founded of Le Rosé Bleu, a French social-impact wine that raises awareness of ocean plastics and funds education and prevention initiatives in partnership with Plastic Oceans Foundation. She is on the Australian Committee of NEXUS and a member of Groundswell Giving. For the last three years headed Strategic Relationships at Documentary Australia Foundation, a not-for-profit that enables important social and environmental stories to access philanthropic funding and build strategic impact campaigns that empower audiences to take action.

Berish Bilander

Composer, pianist and leader of a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the music scene reduce its environmental impact and use its influence to accelerate climate action. He has toured extensively with his own ensembles and as a freelance musician for bands like Vika and Linda Bull, and dedicated his activist life to climate and social justice – fighting back toll-roads, supporting renewable energy programs and campaigning alongside people seeking asylum.

David Ritter

The decisions of our politicians and business leaders today will decide the scale of damage we face from the climate crisis and our prospects for future flourishing. No country around the globe is yet reducing emissions at the speed required to limit warming to 1.5C.

The good news is - we have the solutions we need to combat this planetary emergency. The report identifies that multiple low-carbon technologies have rapidly progressed since the previous IPCC assessment and confirmed what we already knew - renewables, backed by batteries, are now cheaper and more reliable than coal or gas and are ready to power our country.

JESS SCULLY

Jess Scully is an author, curator and community representative who uses creativity to support and inspire everyone to get involved in shaping a sustainable and inclusive future.

 

As Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney from 2019 to 2022 and as a Councillor at the City of Sydney since 2016, Jess champions a more innovative and creative way of building cities and shaping a positive future; she advocates for new models to address the housing crisis and support a more inclusive economy, to embed culture in everyday life and revive Sydney's nightlife, and open up politics to younger and more diverse people, to expand who plays a role in shaping the life of the city.

 

Jess was the founding director of Vivid Ideas, Australia’s largest creative industries event; and has worked as a policy advisor, a public art curator, cultural strategist, radio host and magazine editor. She is currently a World Bank consultant contributing to sustainable urban development outcomes in Indonesia. 

 

Her first book, Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World, was published by Pantera Press in August 2020. Glimpses of Utopia explores projects from around the world empowering people and communities to build a future we can be excited about: from participatory democracy to power bottom-up decision making, to for-purpose finance drawn from ancient traditions, structures for fairness in land use and collaborative city-making, and much more. Glimpses of Utopia was shortlisted in the Australian Book Industry Awards in 2021.

 

Jess is passionate about promoting and incubating solutions for climate action, the creative economy and social justice in Sydney and cities around the world.

Clare Ainsworth Herschell

Clare is a connector and community builder who aims to educate, inspire and activate. With over 12 years experience in not-for-profit development and philanthropy, her work promotes the idea that ‘giving’ comes in many currencies, and helps people to harness their own unique power and purpose. She is now focussing her energies on the climate crisis. 

She is a member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the global Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Clare was Next Generation Development Manager for the Art Gallery of NSW. She is a Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, and on the Advisory Council for the Sydney Women’s Fund. She was a founding member of New Gen at Philanthropy Australia, and a delegate of the Nexus Global Youth Summit.

CLAIRE MOONEY

I work at triple j and in the triple j music team as our Group Music programmer and producer - programming the music you hear across triple j, triple j Unearthed and Double J. I also present our new music releases program TOPS every Friday night from 5:30 PM on Unearthed radio.

I am also on the board of The Push and volunteer with Wildlife Victoria.

TIM SILVERWOOD

Tim Silverwood is an award-winning environmentalist committed to reducing human impacts on the natural world. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the risks plastic pollution posed to our oceans and wildlife, co-founding the not-for-profit organisation ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ in 2009.

After ten years building Take 3 into a social movement and successful charity, Tim launched Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) in 2020 with his colleague Nick Chiarelli. OIO is Australia’s first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator helping people to start, grow and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean.

Tim’s focus and purpose with OIO is to transform ocean health through inspiration, innovation and good business. OIO's mission is to support and accelerate ocean impact businesses.

Tim’s achievements include being awarded the 2014 NSW Green Globe ‘Sustainability Champion’; featuring in the popular ABC series ‘War on Waste’ and starring as an ‘Ocean Guardian’ in the 2017 feature documentary ‘Blue’.

In 2011, Tim sailed 5000km across the North Pacific Ocean to study the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sharing his experiences through a popular TEDx talk on his return.

Tim is a passionate presenter, commentator and facilitator who has delivered over 300 talks and workshops to businesses, government agencies, schools, communities and conferences including South by Southwest Eco in Austin, Texas and the Our Ocean conference in Washington D.C.

A regular fixture in news and media, Tim delivers a firm, reasoned and insightful case for ‘business as unusual’ to create an abundant and sustainable future for Planet Ocean and its inhabitants.

GEMMA PIKE

Emma is well known by Australian audiences for the decade at the ABC’s Triple J where she acted as Assistant Music Director and across high-profile presenter slots, including the J Files and Big Day Out series. 

At Apple Music, she will guide a team of content creators who interview artists, review records, and power the digital music platform’s editorial campaigns.

They also provide stories for the Apple Music channel within Apple News, where music fans can find interviews with artists, music news and more.

TIM SHIEL

I champion creativity.
I make radio and other types of content for triple j and Double J.
I support and nurture a community of independent artists called Spirit Level.
I am extremely curious about tech, and sometimes I write music for indie games.
I start and facilitate conversations about music, tech and the future.

varsha yajman

Varsha is currently studying law/politics student at the University of Sydney and is a paralegal at Equity Generation Lawyers which conducts climate change litigation.

 

Coordinator at SAPNA South Asian Climate Solidarity, a South Asian climate justice organisation working to amplify the voices of South Asians in South Asia and in Australia.

 

Co-host of the podcast ‘Not to be Controversial’, aiming to create a community for young South Asians to feel represented and empowered.

 

2019-2020, she was an organiser for School Strike for Climate , assisting in mobilising 350,000 people across Australia.

 

2020, she was the schools co-ordinator for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, facilitating sessions on climate justice for high school students.

 

2021, she was listed as one of the 100 women resetting in the world by Women’s Agenda.

 

2022, she has been listed one of 30 individuals changing the world by 2030 by Urban List. 

 

She’s excited to be advising and helping select finalists in the 2023 Environmental Music Prize: 

"As a shared language across the world, music has the power to bring us closer to achieving climate justice by amplifying the voices of communities that are so often silenced."

Jojo Ferris

The Olympic Refuge Foundation was created by The International Olympic Committee to support the protection, development and empowerment of children and youth in vulnerable situations through sport.
Working in cooperation with the United Nations, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), international organisations, non-governmental organisations and other foundations, the Olympic Refuge Foundation supports projects across the world to:
- create safe, basic and accessible sports facilities in areas where there are refugees, a displaced migrant population or internally displaced people, where all children and young people can play sport and take advantage of sport’s multiple benefits; and
- develop sporting activities that can be successfully implemented within these safe environments.

Dr Joelle Gergis

Joelle is an internationally recognised expert in Southern Hemisphere climate variability. She has authored over 100 scientific publications and was Australia's lead author on the United Nations’ IPCC Report - Intergovernmental Panel on the Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report - a global, state-of-the art review of climate change science.

She is also an accomplished author who is able to translate complex scientific information into tangible examples and action. 
Her recent books are: 

Doha Khan

Fergus Clarkson

Alex Fuller

Cat Nadel

I'm so proud to be part of Tomorrow Movement - an unstoppable movement working to end the influence fossil fuel billionaires on our politics so that we can win a tomorrow with good jobs, great public services and a safe climate for all. It's going to take all of us! Join in at tomorrowmovement.com

I am a campaigner and community organiser with experience working across the economic and climate justice movements. I am skilled in campaigning and organising strategy and in the nuts and bolts of setting up purpose driven organisations and supporting grassroots movements. I am particularly passionate about activist training and leadership development. I hold a bachelor of Arts and Law from Monash University and am currently completing Practical Legal Training at the College of Law.

STRATEGIC ADVISORS

NICK HUNTER

Paper Moose is an independent creative agency where strategic ideas meet expert craft. 

 

They believe in the power of creativity to ignite meaningful conversation and bring about positive change in the world.

 

And that the best way a creative agency can help save the planet is to support innovators working to decarbonise our economy.

 

Paper Moose is a proud supporter of the prize through our Buy One Give One program where we donate creative resources to groundbreaking organisations to help tell their story, have a greater impact and raise public consciousness.

 

Nick has creatively driven hundreds of successful campaigns since 2009 and was a Finalist in the NSW Business Awards ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2015, 2016, 2017.

Chloe Melick

Chloe is one the most experienced cross-platform publicists in the UK, she has a wealth of experience working across the entertainment industry on a diverse range of ground-breaking artists, events and brands. After working as a publicist for Sony and Polydor Records, she co-founded Inside Out in 2021. It has grown into the UK’s leading independent music publicity agency, with award-winning artist and event campaigns. Artists: Lady Gaga, Lorde, Lily Allen, Christine and Christine and the Queens, George Ezra, Neneh Cherry, Wolf Alice and Alt-J. Client Projects for: Fender, Playstation, Green Man Festival, the NME Awards, Latitude Festival, the AIM Awards and Somerset House, Robyn’s Bjorn Borg clothing range; Lily Allen’s #1 selling book. Now launching an agency in her native Sydney she is keen to use her skills to make caring cool and to inspire deeper engagement on important issues.

LUKE BEVANS

Milly Petriella

Milly recently joined the global management team at Milk and Honey as the Managing Director Australasia as well being appointed their global Director Social and Cultural Responsibility.

Milly recently ended her 27 year tenure as the Director Member Relations & Partnerships at APRA AMCOS based in Sydney.

Her role included Creative Producer of the APRA Music Awards

Milly managed the APRA AMCOS Ambassador Program and SongHubs, an APRA AMCOS initiative.

SongHubs partners emerging and established APRA AMCOS songwriters with renowned international songwriters and producers, creating new works for local and international markets. The potential for Australian songwriters is considerable, with SongHubs planned in both domestic and key international locations and territories around the world.

Milly Petriella has been supporting songwriters at all stages of their careers during her years at APRA AMCOS. In addition to her role as creative producer of APRA's Music Awards, and championing the SongHubs program, Milly also administered the APRA AMCOS Ambassador program, the Professional Development Awards, the Women In Music Mentorship program, the Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Competition and traveled regularly to our offices in LA, London and Nashville.

Milly continues to serve on a number of key music industry committees including the Country Music Advisory Group Australia and the board of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NORO)

Jenny Ringland

A former News Corp journalist with over 15 years of media and communications experience, she founded niche publishing platform Green + Simple to empower everyday Australians to believe in the power of small change. She is also Marie Claire Australia’s sustainability expert. GREEN + SIMPLE is a media partner and will be doing: - Ambassador interviews - A feature of the 10 shortlisted music videos - An interview of winner

MATTHEW BROWNE

Over the past decade Matt has experienced every stage of the startup entrepreneur lifecycle from inception and launch, to funding and exit. Matt is on a mission to build greater technology literacy and drive change in the way in which Australia exports.

Matt dreams of a day when tech export revenue exceeds that of minerals.

He also holds a passion for ensuring that minorities don’t get left behind through his investment in Goanna Solutions, an indigenous-owned technology company with a social mission of providing technical literacy to indigenous Australians and minorities.

Leanne De Souza

Leanne is a Co-Owner and Executive Director of the innovative music-technology company Nightlife Music, a trustee of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust (QPAC) and Chair of the Electronic Music Conference Advisory Board. Previously, Leanne held the role of Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) after decades working in artist management. She has programmed music for the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018 and in 2019 curated the history of Brisbane music 1989-2019 for the Museum of Brisbane’s ‘High Rotation’ exhibition. Leanne is a life-member of Q Music, was awarded the 2019 National Live Music Award for “Excellence in Support of the Live Music Industry” and is a long-term local advocate for contemporary music, artist managers and gender equity in the Australian music industry. She was voted the 14th most influential person in the music industry in 2019. Importantly, Nightlife is an environmental leader in the music space. It has a strong sustainability framework, runs its whole operation and platform on solar and is upgrading its building to a 6 Star Green Rating.

JASON FIELDING

A career in sports and entertainment as an agent and consultant, combined with a deep passion to find solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges, led Jason to Main Sequence Ventures and to found the Voice Capital initiative.

 

For over 25 years, he has created commercial outcomes for clients across the globe through partnerships and endorsements, licensing and experiences. 

 

As GM of Entertainment at global sports marketing agency Octagon he established Octagon's position in music and entertainment that still thrives today.

 

He then founded The Sound Campaign, a disruptive agency with a passion for music and entertainment that grew to become one of the world's leading independent agencies in culture and worked with a client list that included Google, Live Nation, Liverpool FC, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel's, The Walt Disney Company and Mastercard. They joined forces with Endeavor in 2017 to create IMG Live and Endeavor Global Marketing, where he led the team as SVP & MD until May 2020.

 

As the Head of Voice Capital, his mission now is to connect the worlds of music, sport, film and entertainment with solutions that will help solve some of our planet's biggest challenges and harness those voices to drive success.

HARRIET PRATTEN

Harriet is the Co-Creator of Beautiful News, a content platform that publishes one positive story every day of the year. They are dedicated to unearthing inspiring, uplifting, and authentic voices that reflect the good in humanity, as well as the beauty of destinations and our natural world.  

It was launched in South Africa on 1 November 2016 and since inception, they’ve shared positive micro-documentary content at 4:14pm, in recognition of the moment that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. In honour of Nelson’s legacy, they are reframing our world for the betterment of nature and humankind.

21 ICONS is a visual celebration of remarkable individuals who have shaped the world around them for the better and reshaped South Africa.
Inspired by Nelson Mandela, it tells the stories of people who have continued his legacy the project seeks to recognise those who have achieved success and widespread recognition, as well as people whose work has been conducted without prior acclaim.

By making these personal stories accessible, the goal is to show the way forward for a new generation of socially conscious and active citizens. Over the course of three seasons, 21 Icons demonstrates the extraordinary change that can be brought about through the power of collective effort, and reveals a fundamental truth: together we are better.

Now advising on Prize strategy and partnerships she’s bringing her experience as an international changemaker to help plan global expansion in 2024 and future-proof.

Luke Logemann

Luke listens to music all day, every day. Since he was 14 he wanted to run a record label and UNIFIED started 10 years ago as a merger between Luke’s Boomtown Records and Staple MGMT. He’s held many roles, including Chief Creative Officer, Manager (In Hearts Wake, Deez Nuts, Northlane) and Promoter (Unify Gathering / Unify Presents), while always running the label division. UNIFIED was nominated for 'Independent Label of the Year' in the 2021 AIR Awards and his team are committed to supporting the grassroots music scene that is the foundation of how artists develop their sounds and their art. To mark their 10th anniversary UNIFIED launched an eco-friendly vinyl series - 10 records using completely recycled materials and 100% carbon offset.

SALLY HILL

Sally is a leader, thinker and doer in the world of purpose-driven business.

She works as an independent business consultant specialising in businesses driven by sustainability, social impact and purpose.

Her skills are in business development, events, experience strategy, communications, digital marketing, community building and engagement.

 

She founded Wildwon, an experience design agency which was one of Australia's first B Corps, led the Sydney team at Today Strategic Design and founded the Purpose conference and community.


She is commitment to supporting and growing the purpose-driven business ecosystem, and designing and delivering exceptional experiences and as a business owner and founder, she enjoys working with leaders and founders to navigate day-to-day challenges, craft strategy and to build businesses that change the world.

Paige X. Cho

Music is Paige’s first love and passion, and she connects music with audiences using data and insights. Using her psychology, education and marketing skills, Paige has helped clients sell millions of tickets, land #1 ARIA albums and release singles that have clocked over a billion Spotify streams. She is currently the Digital Marketing Team Lead and Senior Entertainment Strategist at Bolster, Australia’s premier entertainment & culture marketing agency. Clients include: Splendour In The Grass, Elton John, Adele, Sia, Queens of the Stone Age, Flume, Tame Impala, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival, Beyond The Valley and The xx. She's also on the Board for The Push (youth music NPO) and is an industry representative for Music Victoria’s COVID Advisory Panel.

CLAIRE O'ROURKE

Claire is the Energy Transformation Program Co-Director at the Sunrise Project and was previously a Director at Solar Citizens. 

Her new book ‘Together We Can’ tells stories of people all around Australia who are making a difference.

It’s an invitation and a challenge to take action that reconnects our communities and transforms our country. It is hopeful and empowering, since it gets us thinking about where to start on a journey that can seem overwhelming. 

Half her book royalties go to the Prize’s Impact Partner, Groundswell Giving - Australia’s largest climate giving circle. 

Simon Jankelson

Simon believes that music has the power change the world. He is a designer, musician and songwriter who is passionate about designing and facilitating engaging workshops, creating platforms and writing music that empowers people to innovate for people and planet. He founded The Human Sound Project designing and facilitating workshops that harness the universal language of music to build collaboration, communication and creativity. Highlights included building bridges between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and empowering teamwork in Fortune 500 teams. It featured on Channel 10, TEDxSydney and VIVID ideas. Through A Sound Life he trained and co-ordinated hundreds of community musicians to deliver thousands of free music as therapy sessions impacting children and adults in hospitals, the aged, people living with a disability and with mental health conditions.

Jane Aslanidis

Jane is a global changemaker, bringing fresh perspectives to help others think and act differently so we can all make lasting change. She spent the last two years at Boston Consulting Group in London working for the Centre for Public Impact with a global remit consulting across Sustainability, Innovation and Intergovernmental initiatives. She worked in partnership to design the 5-stage prize process to select winners for 'The Earthshot Prize', spearheaded by Prince William. This global environmental Prize will award 50 million pounds, over the next decade, to discover and scale the solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Prior, she worked for the UN World Food Programme in Rome (Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2020) and consulted for PwC in Sydney. At UNSW, she was President of the Student Council and advocated for 60,000 students.

Matthew Lymbury

Zoe Dent

Zoe is dedicated to enabling others make lifestyle choices that are better for them and the planet. She is the Co-Founder of Wondering Sol, a conscious range of sustainable products to help you adventure lightly. Their hero product is The Wanderer - a sustainable shopping trolley created to make plastic-free shopping possible. She is also an experienced Nutritionist and Wellbeing Consultant who share healthy living advice through Find Your Glow Nutrition. Prior, she Co-Founded a boutique registry called The Wedding Nest and managed Communications, Public Relations and Events for L’Occitane and Christian Dior Perfumes.

DIRECTORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC LIMITED // THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT RUNNING THE PRIZE

Edwina Floch

In this time of exponential change, Edwina is interested in identifying catalysts that will rapidly shift the attitudes and behaviour that affect the world's biggest issues. She co-founded of Le Rosé Bleu, a French social-impact wine that raises awareness of ocean plastics and funds education and prevention initiatives in partnership with Plastic Oceans Foundation. She is on the Australian Committee of NEXUS and a member of Groundswell Giving. For the last three years headed Strategic Relationships at Documentary Australia Foundation, a not-for-profit that enables important social and environmental stories to access philanthropic funding and build strategic impact campaigns that empower audiences to take action.

Christina Chun

Christina is an honouree of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list (social entrepreneur), a winner in Marie Claire’s Glass Ceiling Awards (celebrating trailblazing women who are inspiring social change) and is an avid problem solver in the social impact space. She is committed to building solutions that remove systemic barriers, and in providing equitable access to education and opportunities for young people. Over 10 years working in Education (startup, government), her impact projects have secured substantial investment and received recognition in Westpac’s Top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow. Now, with climate change being one of the most pressing concerns facing us and our planet, she is committed to mobilising young people far and wide to tap into their skills with the aim of inspiring climate action. Christina currently spends her days investing in youth-led projects, co-chairing the Social Enterprise Council of NSW and ACT and driving grassroots opportunities through schools.

Matthew Dent

Over a decade ago, Matt watched a talk by Simon Sinek explaining his Golden Circle model and how people and organisations can find their WHY. From then, it shaped his thinking and career decisions. Matt is the Co-Founder and Director of Impact 20/80, an investment and funds management business that pursues innovative co-created solutions that contribute to the growth of the Impact Investment sector. He is also the Director of Bright Energy, a fund that targets investments across renewable energy systems, and True Oak, who provide licensing services to financial service businesses with a shared vision of transitioning capital towards authentic social and environmental impact. Prior he held senior leadership positions at Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and Macquarie.