Economist Professor Cameron Hepburn will be recognised for his work on clean technology next week at an awards ceremony honouring Australian leaders and innovators around the world.

Professor Hepburn, Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, has been selected for his work to combat climate change through three ventures he co-founded: Climate Bridge, Vivid Economics and Aurora Energy Research.

“We believe one of Australia’s greatest exports is its talent. It’s a great to honour these individuals and to be able to share their success stories,” said Serafina Maiorano, Global CEO of Advance.

Award winners will be celebrated at a gala dinner at the the Sydney Opera House on 14 September.

All media and press coverage for the events and winners can be found here.

“What we unearth through our awards is a remarkable group of lesser known Australians who - with what I believe is a unique brand of Australian resourcefulness and an innate sense of fairness - are out there literally changing the world,” said Glen Boreham AM, Chairman of Advance.