Programme 2018

Watch this space for some exciting 2018 programme announcements.  

Please note this page will be updated as more programme details are confirmed.

 

To download a copy of the full Emissions Workshop programme as Adobe PDF, please click HERE

 

5 December 2018

 

 

7.30am

Registration and coffee

 

8.45am

Welcome from the MC 

Toby Stevenson Consulting Director, Sapere Research Group

 

 

CHAPTER 1 - WHY NOW

 

8.50am

Mayoral Address - The importance of planning for a low-carbon future

Justin Lester - Mayor, Wellington City Council

 

9.00am

The drivers of lower emissions – the new "business as usual"

New Zealand organisations from both the public and private sector are committing to lowering their emissions and preparing for a new normal is being directed by Government. For those already on the journey:

  • Why is your organisation doing this

  • How hard has it been and how long has it taken

  • What is the cost/benefit trade-off to-date and moving forwards

  • What are the commercial, social and environmental benefits for you

Kirsten Patterson – Chief Executive, Institute of Directors
Cheryl Barnes
– Deputy Secretary, Water & Climate Change, MFE
Mike Sang
– Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu Holdings
David Meates 
 Chief Executive, Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards

Facilitator – Toby StevensonConsulting Director, Sapere Research Group

 

10.00am

Maintaining a competitive advantage for your organisation and New Zealand – the commercial benefits of cutting emissions

If, as a leader in your organisation, you care about reputation, competition, brand and the trust of your customers, there are important lessons when planning for lower emissions. 

Gerri Ward Sustainability and Community Manager, Z Energy

 

10.30am

Morning tea and networking

 

 

CHAPTER 2 - THE BOTTOM LINE – FINANCING, REPORTING AND COMPLIANCE

 

11.00am

Reducing your cost of capital or at least stop it going up

Investors are looking at your emissions related costs and revenue impacts due to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change.

  • How investors are incorporating climate change into investment analysis and decision making
  • Disruption to business as usual, and adaption strategies
  • Financing, insurance risk and stranded assets
  • Financial market trends and the carbon price

Andrew Bolland – Co-portfolio Manager & Investment Analyst, Salt Funds Management

 

11.45am

Your carbon credentials, investment and a guide to alphabet soup

Part 1 - How do your net zero carbon credentials and reporting on climate change support an investment proposition?

Owen HackstonInvestor Relations Manager, Meridian Energy

Part 2 - Alphabet soup:  How do CDP, DJSI, GHG Protocol, and TCFD all fit together and what parts of the soup are more valuable?

Alison HowardHead of Sustainability, Meridian Energy

 

12.30pm

Networking Lunch

 

 

CHAPTER 3 - THE HOW – BEHAVIOUR, TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESSES

 

1.30pm

Measuring, monitoring and management – the key to success

Better emissions management will only come from effective measurement and monitoring. Some leading change agents share their tips and tricks for delivering a strategy that gets results and the secrets to putting emissions data into decision making.

Adele Rose – Chief Executive, 3R group
Mike Sammons
– Sustainability Manager, Foodstuffs
Peter Simons
– Managing Director, DB Breweries
Martin Fryer
Sustainability Manager, Mercury

Facilitator:  Andrew Caseley – Chief Executive, EECA

 

2.15pm

Selling the idea, the benefit of the journey – embedding emissions targets into your strategy

Bringing your team, board and stakeholders along on the journey and not forgetting your customers and potential customers.

Dawn Baggaley – Head of Sustainability, New Zealand Post

 

2.45pm

Achieving systematic emissions reductions in your business

Hear from three organisations that are leading the charge with practical initiatives to reduce emissions across their organisations in areas including waste, travel, energy, procurement and supply chain.

Three separate 15-minute presentations will be made.

Kaapua Smith Head of Sustainability, Contact Energy
Jake Roos  – speaking about  Kapiti Coast District Council
Dr Ann Smith  
 Chief Executive, Enviro-Mark Solutions

 

3.30pm

Afternoon break and refreshments

 

4.00pm

NZUs, offsets and forestry

According to the government the ETS is our key tool for reducing emissions and meeting our emission reduction targets having a vital role to play. How does your organisation play it’s part? 
What’s driving organisations to sign long term carbon deals, and what are the New Zealand specific considerations.

Emily Spears - Environmental Products Originator, BP

   

THE FINAL CHAPTER - ALIGNING WITH NEW ZEALAND'S PLAN

 

4.30pm

Developing an emissions reduction strategy for New Zealand – are you aligned?

An independent Climate Change Commission will be established next year, which will be responsible for setting successive carbon budgets for New Zealand. In this session the Interim Climate Change Committee (ICCC) will provide an update on progress, and seek your feedback on opportunities and issues. This includes a Q&A session to find out if your current plans align with the initial ICCC evidence gathering and analysis.

Dr David Prentice – Chair, Interim Climate Change Committee
Pauline Marshall
– Establishment Director, Interim Climate Change Committee

 

5.00pm

Close and networking drinks

 

6.00pm

End of workshop