The SACC Sustainability Committee

The SACC Sustainability Committee is bringing together Swedish and Australian companies that are committed to sustainable development through actions to take a leadership role in advancing sustainability efforts, seeking new solutions and partnerships between the private sector, the public sector, academia and civil society.


  • Organise member activities with a sustainability focus, online and in person events such as chamber breakfasts or lunches with sustainability experts
  • Lobbying for more sustainable business practices in Australia
  • Engaging the business community in Australia to be proactive in the change towards a more sustainable society
  • Arranging visits to companies and organisations who are leaders in sustainability
  • Write articles/posts on current sustainability topics

Committee Members

Carin Varverud Härdin

Sustainability Committee Chair

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Volvo Group Australia

Camilla Jennings

General Manager

Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce

Joanne Woo

Head of Communications 

ABB Australia 

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Isabel Wagner

Market Communications Manager

Alfa Laval Oceania

Vita Budlender

Chair Sustainability Group

Astra Zeneca Australia and New Zealand 

Lauren Westbrooke

Human Resources Business Partner 


Lauren Ormaechea

Communications Manager

H&M Australia & New Zealand

Mellisa Hamilton

Country Sustainability Manager

IKEA Australia  

Vikas Ahuja

Sustainability Director

Tetra Pak 

Embassy of Sweden

Malin Nilsson

Sweden & Trade Promotion Officer

Embassy of Sweden Canberra

Luciano Benitez

Management Consultant 

Business Sweden Australia  

Andrew Petersen


Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia  


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