IS Events

Build your networks and learn from others

Build your networks and learn from others. Our IS Council events offer a wide range of engagement opportunities for our community of stakeholders to share expert knowledge, advance best practice, discuss fresh and innovative ideas, and connect with industry peers across different platforms. Our networking forums offer the latest updates on IS Council’s rating scheme, and our ever-popular webinars deliver expert knowledge on sector trends, the latest product and service offerings and market updates. 

IS Connect

IS Connect (Australia and New Zealand), the premier event in the sustainability sector calendar, provides two days of opportunities to connect with private and public sector members, and to hear from industry leaders about how we can best advance the four pillars of sustainability – environmental, social, economic and governance. 

Gala Dinner and Awards

The annual IS Connect Gala Dinner and Awards Night recognises and celebrates the successes of exceptional individuals, organisations and projects in the IS Council community who demonstrate best practice achievements.

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Upcoming events

Build your networks and skills at events that work for you. Take a look at our comprehensive range of in-person, online and hybrid events where our community of stakeholders share expert knowledge, advance best practice, discuss fresh and innovative ideas, and connect with industry peers.

Sustainable Finance and Climate-Related Disclosures

Levers for Change Thought Leadership Series - Sustainable Finance and Climate-Related Disclosures

We live in a time of adaptation whether it is to the risks and opportunities resulting from climate change, changing regulatory and reporting requirements, or stakeholder and staff expectations.

In this bite sized Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) thought-leadership series we will examine the levers for change, what and who is helping us get into gear and build momentum to meet the change.

Join us for the first in this series of events from 12.00 - 1.00pm on 16 September for a webinar co-hosted by Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and ISC.

We will examine the NZ financial reporting landscape and the changes coming with mandatory climate reporting, the emergence of sustainable finance and investment opportunities. What are they and their organisations doing to effect change and what are they seeing across the sector?

Join us to hear short presentations followed by a panel discussion from:

  • Amelia Sharman, XRB
  • Louise Tong, BNZ
  • Kaapua Smith, Contact Energy
  • Philip Houghton Brown, BT Funds

As always, there will be plenty of time for Q&A after the panel discussion.

Industry Briefing – Modern Slavery and Infrastructure

Join this webinar to hear from the Modern Slavery Coalition to explore options to assess and address key modern slavery risk areas

The construction and performance of our infrastructure shapes the world that we live in and the future that we will leave to the next generations.

As part of our commitment to delivering sustainable infrastructure, we are working with our members to tackle modern slavery risks in our sector through the Modern Slavery Coalition. This Coalition brings together some of Australia’s largest infrastructure companies to explore options to assess and address key modern slavery risks area, including through engagement with suppliers.

If you are an Infrastructure Sustainability Council member, or work in the infrastructure industry, and want to learn more about the Coalition and modern slavery risks in our sector, join us for this one hour webinar which includes:

  • An overview of modern slavery risks in the Infrastructure sector and what we’ve learned about these risk areas over the first year of reporting under the Modern Slavery Act
  • An analysis of key reporting trends under the Modern Slavery Act to date, and lessons learned
  • A briefing on the work of our Modern Slavery Coalition

This event is complimentary for IS Council members, although open to non-members for a small fee. Not sure if your organisation is a member? Email us at to check.

Future Focus Forum – Shaping change for infrastructure and communities

Informed in-part by our Annual Infra-Industry Member Survey, we will be discussing the driving forces shaping change for infrastructure

Join us for a 4-part Future Focus Webinar Series.

Informed in-part by our Annual Infra-Industry Member Survey, we will be discussing the driving forces shaping change for infrastructure and how it serves communities including:

  • Ageing infrastructure
  • Technology innovation
  • Procurement reform
  • Increased Transparency
  • Inclusivity and equality
  • Climate risk and
  • Resilience

The Future Focus webinar series continues on 13 October, 27 October and 23 November.

Attendance is complimentary for our valued Infrastructure Sustainability Council members or a small fee for non-members. Not sure if your organisation is a member? Email us at to check.

Changing the approach to sustainable infrastructure Planning and Design

Changing the way we approach sustainable infrastructure Planning and Design utilising the 3DExperience Platform from Dassault Systemes.

The Virtual Twin Experience is transforming the engineering and construction industry in ways that have never been seen before. Having access to a virtual representation of an asset before it is built or for an existing asset is changing the way the industry operates and opening up a world of possibilities.

All construction projects are expected to be delivered on time and on budget, but real value comes when asset owners can save money and create efficiencies across the whole asset lifecycle. With the industry now managing construction in a digital world, Virtual Twin Experience technology is allowing companies to spot mistakes virtually before construction starts, and collaborate remotely with all stakeholders using one source of data that can be used throughout construction, operation and maintenance.

Join us for this webinar session to further discover:

  • How the construction industry can leverage best practises from other industries to help save Time, Cost and Materials.
  • How the Virtual Twin Experience enables sustainable infrastructure design.
  • Case studies of Virtual Twin Experience.

This webinar is complimentary for valued members of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council, or a small fee for non-members. Unsure if your organisation is a member? Email us at to check

ISAP Quarterly Forum

  • September 29 2021
  • Virtual
  • 11:00 am
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ISAP Quarterly Forum

Join us at the ISAP Quarterly Forum to be hosted virtually on Wednesday 29 September, 2021.

This webinar provides an opportunity to hear from the ISC team about the latest news and updates on IS Version 2.1, the ISC Connect Conference, BAU guidelines and Verifier Principles.

Infrastructure Suppliers Briefing – Modern Slavery


RSO-6 Materials lifecycle impact measurement and reduction using alternate

Join this latest IS Council webinar on Materials Lifecycle Assessment and alternate techniques

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council published the Materials Lifecycle Assessment Guideline in May 2021. ISCA projects can now use the power of LCA software such as eToolLCD to model materials of infrastructure projects.

Maryia Perthen and Rob Campbell from eTool will run participants through the process of completing RSO-6 using alternative LCA techniques.

Matching workforce capacity need with talented refugees – a new solution

Join this webinar to learn how your project can gain top talent, while contributing to solving the global refugee crisis.

Many refugees have valuable skills, but lack professional opportunities. Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) is a non profit organisation connecting talented refugees around the world with employers in countries like Australia and New Zealand, and making skilled migration pathways accessible to this hidden talent pool.

Together with local recruitment partner, Refugee Talent, TBB provides a tailored service to ANZ businesses, including shortlisting suitable candidates, facilitating remote interviews and skills validation, and assisting with the visa application and relocation process.

There are currently more than 25,000 registrants on TBB’s ‘Talent Catalog’, including qualified and experienced engineers, trade workers, driving and logistics specialists, and technology professionals.

TBB has enabled hundreds of forcibly displaced people to find safety, security and purpose through international employment opportunities. The result is win-win at every level: for companies, local communities, the global economy, and refugees themselves.

Join this one-hour webinar where you'll hear perspectives from both employee and employer and conclude with Q&A.

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