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 prior to the leaders’ panel discussion. The day then intermixed hands-on sessions like the roundtables on building and transportation, case studies on solar deployment, future regulations and stories of personal drivers to reduce emissions.
Thank you to all the speakers and sponsors who contributed to the success on the day and we look forward to seeing you again on Wednesday 2 December 2020.