Social Entrepreneur, Host and Sustainability and Environment Advocate
Jon Dee is a prominent social entrepreneur and environmental advocate recognized for his extensive contributions to business sustainability. In 2020, he was lauded as a leading figure in Australian sustainability by Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Jon's broadcasting career includes hosting "Smart Money," a TV program where he highlighted innovative sustainability practices of companies like Apple, Tesla, and Coca-Cola. He authored business guidebooks, such as "Sustainable Growth" and "Energy Cuts," reaching over 140,000 readers.
As a philanthropist, Jon founded charities like Planet Ark, DoSomething, and Rock Aid Armenia. He chaired the Forest Stewardship Council ANZ and co-founded initiatives like National Tree Day and One Tree Per Child.
Jon initiated impactful campaigns like the Ban The Bulb, phosphate-free laundry detergents, and the phaseout of plastic microbeads and bags in Australia. He received numerous awards, including NSW Australian of the Year in 2010 and the Order Of Honor from the President of Armenia.
In Australia, Jon leads the RE100 initiative, recruiting major companies to go 100% renewable. He's also a renowned speaker, having delivered over 300 talks on business sustainability and community engagement.