ICC Sydney joins forces with Science for Wildlife

The CSR partnership will help raise awareness about wildlife conservation and activate volunteering opportunities for the venue’s team.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has partnered with not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation Science for Wildlife, to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and activate volunteering opportunities for the venue’s team.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership between the two organisations will help protect koalas, which are now listed as an endangered species due to climate change and urban expansion, as well as enrich the ICC Sydney team’s social and wellbeing experiences.

The events venue will also leverage its global platform as an international event destination to promote the conservation group’s programs to its external networks, as well as internally to its staff members who will have access to Science for Wildlife’s learning, development and volunteering opportunities.

ICC Sydney chief executive officer Geoff Donaghy said his team hoped to make a difference in raising awareness of Science for Wildlife’s conservation efforts and drive positive change in the protection of the endangered koala.

“We strive to make a difference in our world and leave a positive legacy against a triple bottom line—considering the ways we can foster community engagement, environmental sustainability and economic development,” ICC Sydney chief executive officer Geoff Donaghy said.

“As an iconic destination, we are very conscious of our environmental impact and particularly the potential harm of evolving climatic conditions on Australia’s unique and precious wildlife.

“It’s imperative for large scale organisations to operate in a sustainable manner and to promote ways for people to engage with, and learn from, organisations such as Science for Wildlife.”

L to R: Geoff Donaghy, Dr Kellie Leigh, Samantha Glass.

Speaking at the team launch of the partnership at ICC Sydney, Science for Wildlife executive director, Dr Kellie Leigh said the organisation was pleased to welcome this new network into its fold through the partnership with ICC Sydney.

“Sharing of critical information so that conservation action is evidence-based has become a hallmark of our networks and underpins the effectiveness of our collective work,” Leigh said.

“As we face new challenges with climate change impacting our ancient landscape, new partnerships like this will help us in extending Science for Wildlife’s educational objectives and help us to reach new audiences.

“By engaging with ICC Sydney’s team, together we can increase our impact and help protect important areas for Australia’s iconic koalas.”

The new partnership with Science for Wildlife expands on the range of volunteering partnerships ICC Sydney has with organisations such as Stand Tall, Variety The Children’s Charity and Tide to Tip.

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