Maree Sidey

Chief Executive Officer

Maree Sidey, MBA (Social Impact), BSW, BA Hons.

Maree has been Chief Executive Officer of Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) since 2015.

Australian Communities Foundation vision is to activate a nation of givers to create a fairer Australia.  The organisation offers individuals, families, groups, corporates, and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community that they care about. 

Each year the Foundation responsibly invests its $100M+ corpus and directs millions of dollars in grants to charitable organisations to ensure they continue operating, can pursue strategic initiatives and fund their most critical projects. Since incorporation, ACF has made more than 6000 grants and distributed more than $80 million to Australian and International communities.

Maree also holds Non-Executive Director roles at Australian Community Philanthropy and Australian Progress. Prior to this role, spent twenty years working in the For-Purpose sector including family services, mental health, youth, and drug and alcohol organisations.

In her spare time, Maree is a passionate gardener and a Mum of 3 boys – 5, 12 and 14.

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Day 1: Sep 15, 2020

2:30 pm

2:30 pm


Monitoring Deeper and Wider to Ensure a Higher Degree of ESG Compliance

The deeper you investigate corporate supply chains, the opportunity to discover questionable practices increases. To ensure your ESG investments are more compliant with your mission, it’s important to investigate down to the first mile. Build best practices to:

  • Monitor beyond a company’s initial supplier(s)
  • Create systems that detect and respond to slave labour
  • Heighten your awareness around greenwashing and obfuscation

Create your action plan to gain a complete picture of corporate supply chains in your portfolio

Day 2: Sep 16, 2020