Lina Patel

Senior Analyst, Banking & Finance, National Australia Bank.2014 Melbourne Fellowship

Lina Patel Melb FP 2014 resized

Nothing will change, if you don't do something. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?

Excited about collaborative consumption, as a sustainable way to consume and use things

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?

In 2009, I was unhappy with the mismatch between my work and personal values. I drew up a list of skills and experiences I thought I needed, to move out of Banking & Finance and into Saving the World. The list guided my career decisions, professional development and personal projects. By 2012, even after ticking off everything on my list, I still did not feel ready to leave the business environment. Enter CSL.

Why is leadership for sustainability is important?

Nothing will change, if you don't do something. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

Developing Good Space into something that adds value to the lives of those who uses the service, whether they are providing or needing good space.

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