Fu­ture-proof­ing NZ’S econ­omy

Element - - Business -

New Zealand’s lead­ing sus­tain­able busi­nesses will come to­gether to iden­tify prac­ti­cal ways of pre­serv­ing the greener side of our econ­omy at a con­fer­ence on ‘Trans­form­ing Busi­ness’ on Septem­ber 4 at Te Papa in Welling­ton. Key­note speak­ers in­clude cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ex­pert John Elk­ing­ton, the found­ing part­ner and ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Volans and co-founder of Sus­tain­Abil­ity. Elk­ing­ton, who is reg­u­larly listed among the top 100 Global Sus­tain­abil­ity Lead­ers, will share his in­ter­na­tional ex­per­tise on the lat­est global trends in sus­tain­able busi­ness via a recorded in­ter­view. New Zealan­der Roger Dennis, di­rec­tor of IdeaPort, will ex­plain how to bring about trans­for­ma­tive change within an or­gan­i­sa­tion from a New Zealand per­spec­tive, and other speak­ers in­clude Rod Oram (award­win­ning busi­ness jour­nal­ist), Derek Han­d­ley (CEO, The B Team, via recorded in­ter­view), Rebecca Mills (Strate­gist, The B Team), Sacha McMeek­ing (Prin­ci­pal at Cat­alytic), Ian Proud­foot (head of Agribusi­ness at KPMG), Eric Martinot (se­nior re­search di­rec­tor at Tokyo’s In­sti­tute for Sus­tain­able En­ergy Poli­cies) and many other sus­tain­abil­ity lead­ers. The full pro­gramme is avail­able on­line at sus­tain­able.org.nz/con­fer­ence-2013.

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