Pathways to Net Zero for Business

Pathways to Net Zero for Business (Short Course)

Discover how to create a pathway to net zero for your organisation. Learn from industry experts who have worked with leading organisations, including the NSW Government, Sydney Water, Coca-Cola Amatil and Lendlease, to develop and implement strategies for pursuing Net Zero Emissions outcomes.

Be equipped to shift your organisation’s mindset from thinking about incremental improvements to sustainability to understanding how to reach a net zero goal.

Learn from experts with 20+ years’ field experience


Nick Palousis

Co-Founder of Accelerate Zero and Founder and CEO for 2XE

Over the past 20 years, Nick has worked with over 700 businesses and governments to develop and implement strategies for pursuing Net Zero Emissions outcomes. He has worked with clients across almost every major industry sector, both in Australia and abroad.

He is a recipient of a national British Council Eureka Prize, an ADC Australian Leadership Award and was an advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Driving Sustainable Consumption Project. Under Nick’s leadership, 2XE received the South Australian Premier’s Climate Change Award.


Melissa Houghton

Co-Founder of Accelerate Zero and Founder of Eighty20 Communications

Melissa is an executive with over 25 years’ experience and a proven track record in delivering business, marketing and corporate communication strategies for well-known brands in publishing, finance, property, telecommunications and food manufacturing.

She has held senior positions in large organisations including News Digital Media, Telstra, Defence Force Recruiting and the Green Building Council of Australia. she has a proven track record in organisational change and business transformation initiatives with a recent focus on embedding sustainability into business culture.


online learning

Complete 9 x 25-minute learning units
at your own pace



½ day interactive session

Join the session in-person in Sydney or remotely online via Zoom



Gain Access to a number of tools

Gain access to an Emissions Baseline tool, Marginal Abatement Cost Curve and more

Join the net zero short course

Apply now to participate in the next interactive session. Plus gain access to the Net Zero Essentials online learning platform.

Face-to-Face & Online Zoom Training: 9am-1pm – Wednesday 13 March 2024This course will be taught in-person and online so that you can have the choice of where you participate from.

Do you know how your organisation can reach net zero? Businesses that are more sustainable will increasingly enjoy a competitive advantage over the coming years. When you join the Pathways to Net Zero for Business course, you’ll learn from professionals in the industry of sustainability. These are experts who have experience on the ground with rolling out practical approaches to a net zero strategy. By the completion of this short course, you’ll be equipped to:
  • Build your organisation’s Greenhouse Gas emissions profile
  • Identify key emissions reduction opportunities
  • Evaluate opportunities using your emissions baseline
  • Prioritise your sustainability projects using MAC Curves
  • Set your organisation’s net zero emissions and interim reduction targets
  • Communicate your net zero emissions commitment and actions to senior stakeholders and gain their support
  • Develop and implement a 3-year net zero emissions strategy

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals including those working in the areas of:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental management
  • Procurement
  • Corporate affairs
  • Facilities management
  • Operations management
  • General management
  • Fleet management
  • Work Health and Safety

This course consists of:

  • Self-paced online learning: Complete 9 x 25-minute learning units
  • ½ day interactive session: Face-to-face in-person or online via Zoom
  • Access to a number of tools: Gain access to an Emissions Baseline tool, a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve tool and an Emissions Opportunities Register and more

Prior to the interactive session, you will be given access to an online learning program called Net Zero Essentials. This provides the foundational knowledge and tools to support individuals in developing their Net Zero Pathway.

In the face-to-face interactive session, you’ll tackle sustainability questions and challenges that organisations are facing. You’ll be able to recap and discuss topics from the online learning. There will also be deep-dive presentations and discussions on several key topic areas.

Face-to-Face training in Sydney: 9am-1pm Wednesday 15 March 2023

Interact with the facilitators in person at ACBI’s campus in the Sydney CBD.


Online Zoom Training: 9am-1pm – Wednesday 15 March 2023

Join the training online via Zoom. You and your colleagues can participate remotely from your choice of location.

You can start your registration online using this form. 

For assistance with registering, email or call 1300 001 568.


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