Program speakers


Charlotte Connell

Surfer, mother and lousy-but-enthusiastic shower singer, Charlotte is an award-winning sustainability leader. As Ecosystem Director for Australia’s leading climate tech network, Climate Salad, Charlotte helps climate tech founders globally scale through community, connection and collaboration.

Charlotte founded The Sustainability Collective to democratise sustainability so that all businesses can create positive change for people, planet and a prosperous future. Working with innovative businesses to ensure they’re not just solving customer problems but also creating solutions for people and planet.

She’s also Fishburners Expert in Residence for Sustainability and recently developed the Founder Institute’s first global Sustainability Accelerator program. Also a mentor for the NFP Climate Focused accelerator Subak.

An advocate for social change, Charlotte volunteers her time as a Director on the Board of international charity One Wave which raises awareness for mental health issues through surfing, saltwater therapy and community. As well as combing her passions for climate and surfing as a board member of Surfers for Climate.