Jon Dee

Meet AGDF’s newest member and GSLF speaker, Jon Dee, an award-winning social entrepreneur, broadcaster, campaigner and leading expert on business innovation, sustainability and efficiency.

As a philanthropist, Jon Dee co-founded Planet Ark with Pat Cash in 1991 and ran the organisation for its first 15 years. Jon also started the DoSomething Foundation, Rock Aid Armenia charities and with Olivia Newton-John founded National Tree Day and One Tree Per Child.

On Sky News Business channel, Jon researched, wrote and presented 115 episodes of ‘Smart Money’ – a live weekly TV program where he showed businesses how to become more innovative, efficient and sustainable.

He is currently the Australian Coordinator of the international RE100 initiative. In that role, he has been successful in getting 10 major Australian companies (including the big 5 Australian banks) to commit to using 100% renewable electricity in their operations. More well-known companies are set to join up in 2020.

Jon appears live every week on ABC Radio stations with the ‘Good News with Jon Dee’ sustainability segment. In this segment, Jon talks about the latest positive sustainability news from around the world.

The Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF) is a member-led not-for-profit that provides a forum for sustainability professionals to network and share sustainable solutions for our built and natural environments.  AGDF delivers Green Speed Learning Forum webinars and networking sessions presented by leaders in the green industry. Find out more about AGDF membership.