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Business Survival Kit Podcast: Future-Proofing Your Business

Welcome to ‘Business Survival Kit,’ a Mornington Peninsula podcast series delving into the crucial yet often underestimated aspects of business success. Join us as we explore essential strategies and insights necessary for thriving in today’s competitive landscape.

Episode overview

Future-Proofing Your Business: Navigating Climate Challenges 

Join Karen Lau from South East Water and Jess Cooper from Mornington Peninsula Shire as they explore sustainable business practices in waste management and water conservation. Discover how adopting these sustainable practices not only helps your business mitigate environmental impact but also reduces operational costs. Gain valuable insights on safeguarding your business with practical tips amidst the challenges posed by climate change. Explore initiatives like Plastic Free Mornington Peninsula and the Trim Your Bin program, designed to encourage businesses to embrace sustainability. Learn how monitoring water usage and identifying leaks can conserve this vital resource and ensure long-term environmental resilience.


Karen’s expertise as General Manager of Strategy and Stakeholder at South East Water gives valuable insights into water conservation and sustainable business practices.

Jess brings a wealth of knowledge on waste management strategies and programs to help businesses with waste reduction and circular economy initiatives.

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Meet the guests

Karen Lau, South East Water

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Karen Lau, General Manager of the Strategy and Stakeholder Group at South East Water, boasts extensive senior executive experience in government departments. She leads policy, regulatory, program, and people leadership functions, focusing on child and family services, water and land management, waste and recycling, biodiversity, environment protection, and climate action. Karen collaborates closely with central agencies to fulfil government commitments and shape policy and legislation. 

Jess Cooper, Mornington Peninsula Shire

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Jess Cooper has been part of the Circular Economy and Waste team at the Mornington Peninsula Shire for 3 years. In this role, she collaborates closely with businesses throughout the Shire, aiding them in adhering to the State Government’s Single Use Plastic Ban and enhancing waste management practices. Jess actively promotes circular practices within businesses. 

Content updated June 2024

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