Sustainable Business Power Sessions
The Cloud, Queens Wharf
10 sessions from 12:30 – 4:PM
Thursday, 22 November Entry: Koha
|Time||Lifestyle Zone||Business Zone|
|12.30 – 1.00pm||Social sustainability, what is it? And how does it add value to business?
Nick Jones, Research and Insights Manager, NZI
|An introduction to sustainable business – a reshaping of profit.
Rachel Brown, CEO, Sustainable Business Network
|1.15 – 1.45pm||Three essential strategies for influencing change in any organisation
Niki Harre, University of Auckland
|Massive efficiencies through retrofitting your business
Dan Coffey: EECA Business & Gordon Wiffen: Phillips
|2.00 – 2.30pm||Selling virtue: Your speed guide to good green marketing for 2013
Kath Dewar, Managing Director, Goodsense
|Ensuring the best strategic approach is taken from sustainability reporting
Jamie Sinclair, Director, Sustainablity Advisory Services, KPMG
|2.45 – 3.15pm||Building a sustainable and successful business – creating a loyal following by making sustainability cool, sexy and fun
Chris Morrison, Director, All Good Organics & Mike Murphy, Managing Director, Kokako Organics
|Turning smart business models into smart profit
Michael Pollok, Managing Director, Ricoh
|3.30 – 4.00pm||Building a better energy future with customers, community and environment
Bill Highet, General Manager, Retail, Meridian Energy
|Sustainability and the bottom line – planning for long term profits
Murray Wu, General Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Kiwibank
Further information: www.SustainableCity.org.nz
Also there’s a lot more going on, with something for everyone…
Sustainable City Showcase
Thurs 22nd – Sat 24th Nov
Discover, explore and experience a sustainable city of the future. Walk through a buzzing pop-up marketplace arranged into different zones of the city – office spaces, home & lifestyle, fashion, transport, cafés and
entertainment, and experience everyday sustainable solutions. Take part in our lifestyle workshops on Fri 23rd and Sat 24th Nov, on topics ranging from permaculture and creating a sustainable home to energy
supply and sustainable fashion. Entry is free!
NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards
Thurs 22nd Nov, 6.00-10.00pm.
The pre-eminent sustainability awards in New Zealand! The awards evening will be a night of celebration and entertainment, networking with the movers and shakers of sustainability, and a chance to enjoy fine
sustainable food and wine. To purchase tickets go to www.sustainableawards.org.nz.
New Zealand’s first Ethical Fashion Show
Friday 23rd Nov, 6.00pm
Check out the latest sustainable fashions from local, ethical designers including Miranda Brown, We’ar, Starfish, Sitka and Nature Baby. To purchase tickets go to www.sustainablecity.org.nz.
New Zealand’s largest carrotmob
Sat 24th Nov, 11.00am
Bring your friends and gather together at New Zealand’s largest Carrotmob! Show your support for local, ethical businesses by purchasing one of their sustainable products between 11am and 2pm on 24th Nov.
In return, participating businesses will donate a proportion of their takings to Garden to Table, an organisation that teaches children how to grow their own food.
Bring the kids – free educational activities and games for children will take place throughout the day on Sat 24th Nov.
Source: Rachel Brown, CEO of SBN, 29th October 2012