Peter Castellas

Session: Australia’s approach to carbon policy and markets. The state of play and what does the future hold?

Peter Castellas is the CEO of the Carbon Market Institute, the peak Australia business association assisting companies in meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. CMI has become a key conduit between Australian business and domestic and international government policy makers, regulators and agencies. CMI runs national events and industry working groups, produces market research, undertakes capacity building initiatives and serves a growing national membership base. Throughout Peter's 25-year career, he has worked at the leading edge of the sustainable development agenda and has advised leading corporations, governments and financial institutions. Prior to joining CMI, Peter was a Director in Corporate Finance at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu leading the firm’s carbon advisory, sustainability and clean technology services. Previously Peter was Managing Director of Cleantech Australasia where he designed and ran successful clean technology finance and investment initiatives in Australia, India and China. Peter has held prior roles as the Sustainability Advisor for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Fund Manager of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.