This event is run at a time when organisations are maintaining and continuing to execute their low emissions strategies.  An increase in priority for emissions stems from customers, financiers, stakeholders, boards and of course, government with the zero carbon bill, a review of the ETS and the establishment of a climate change commission.

A top level shareholder value issue, all organisational leaders need to understand their emissions profile.  They must continually improve their plans and engage on what they are doing to reduce the emissions associated with their activities.

The event features international experts and local leaders from across New Zealand, including the retail, logistics, councils, food and beverage, iwi, government, finance and energy sectors. 

Topics include:

  • Why reducing your emissions is critical to your organisation’s success
  • The commercial, social and environmental benefits of reducing emissions
  • The link between New Zealand’s brand and international competitiveness
  • The importance to your brand and competitiveness
  • The impact on your cost of capital and emissions-related investment trends
  • Measuring, monitoring and management of emissions
  • Technology and solutions across the supply chain, energy, travel and waste
  • Engaging your customers and stakeholders on your journey
  • Aligning your strategy with your peers and the rest of New Zealand 


Currently Emissions Workshop is planning to run as proposed on December 2, 2020

However, we are working to reformat all our events to comply with government Alert Level restrictions by introducing any or all of the following:

  • Online delivery
  • Hybrid in-person and online delivery
  • Social distancing
  • Appropriate hygiene standards
  • Registration...

Freeman is excited to announce the date of this year's Net Zero New Zealand: The Emissions Workshop.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

InterContinental Wellington

We look forward to seeing you in December with more useful emissions reduction information and activities.

These sentiments were echoed by many on the day and afterwards. The recorded message from Kathleen McLaughlin – Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer from Walmart  – set the tone for the day and provided some practical steps and resources to target Scope 3 emissions. Closer to home Catherine Leining – Policy Fellow from Motu – contextualised the challenges for New Zealand...