Programme 2019

Our industry Advisory Panel has assisted with the development of the programme below.

Registered delegates not using an Android or IOS device can access the web version of the event app here

 

4 December 2019

 

 

7.30am

Registration and coffee

 

8.45am

Welcome from the MC 

Toby Stevenson Consulting DirectorSapere Research Group

 

 

THE STORY SO FAR, THE EMISSIONS REDUCTION LANDSCAPE AND THE STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

 

8.50am

One billion tonnes - building sustainable supply chains

Nothing speaks louder than financial incentives

With over 90% of its carbon footprint stemming from its network of over 100,000 suppliers, how one of the largest global corporates is working with and incentivising its supply chain to lower carbon emissions by one billion tonnes. This presentation will be a pre-recorded video, Kathleen is not attending in person.

Kathleen McLaughlinSenior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart

 

9.05am

State of the nation – the emissions reduction landscape 

The Government aims to reduce our emissions to net zero by 2050, with separate treatment of biogenic methane.  An update on the latest policy announcements and national imperatives for managing and reducing your organisation’s emissions, covering the Zero Carbon Bill, Emissions Trading Scheme and establishment of the new independent Climate Change Commission.

Catherine Leining - Policy Fellow, Motu

 

9.30am

Leaders panel – tackling the organisational emissions challenge 

Learn from fellow leaders challenged with dedicating their time, resources and leadership skills to managing emissions. This interactive Question & Answer session will include: 

  • Tough conversations and why you need to have them soon 
  • Moving from vision to action – across your entire organisation 
  • Tackling the big barriers (knowledge and cost) to lower emissions investments 
  • Skillsets and training needed for the transition
  • Accessing the opportunities emerging from the net zero emission transition  

Dr Ann Smith - Special Advisor to the Chief Executive, Toitū Envirocare
John Snook - Chief Executive, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Craig Weise - Chief Executive, New Zealand Green Investment Finance
Andy Sibley - General Manager Innovation and Ventures, Contact
Peter Simons - Managing Director, DB Breweries

Facilitator - Toby Stevenson

 

10.30am

Morning tea and networking

 

 

SCOPE 1 & 2 - ARMED WITH INFORMATION - TAKING CARE OF YOUR OWN SHOP

 

11.00am

Maximising the sustainability value generated by your projects 

Insights into measuring outcomes on a whole-of-life basis and what’s involved in building your business case around emissions reduction initiatives.

Monique CornishEnvironment + Sustainability Lead, Auckland Airport

 

11.40am

Financial risk management options, carbon market evolution and the offsets minefield

How broadening and deepening carbon markets will play a critical role in delivering your organisation’s emissions strategy and managing financial risk, including:

  • Unlocking better financial risk management options
  • Market integrity and liquidity
  • Linking to the international carbon markets
  • Carbon funds
  • Offsetting vs insetting
  • Credibility of offsets – how do you know?

Sean Weaver - Executive Director, Ekos
Dawn Baggaley - Head of Sustainability, NZ Post Group
Nigel Brunel - Director, Institutional Commodities, OMF

Facilitator - Toby Stevenson

 

12.30pm

Networking Lunch

 

 

SCOPE 3 - YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN - BRINGING YOUR SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS ON THE JOURNEY

 

1.30pm

Suppliers and providers – aligning our emissions priorities

All organisations are now being tasked with driving sustainability and lower emissions outcomes for infrastructure development, which means changes to key supplier relationships. Auckland Transport will share some of their experience including the use of targeted contract specifications, financial incentives, reporting, targets and workshops.

Darek KoperAT Metro Manager, Auckland Transport

 

2.15pm

The Energy Transition Accelerator - accelerating your energy (emissions) transition 

In order to establish an emissions transition pathway, all organisations will need support with the decision-making and investments. With recent case studies to draw from, Eddie will share advice on reducing energy-related emissions to help speed up the progress, including a look at: 

  • Building blocks required to establish an energy-related carbon reduction pathway  
  • Assessing energy efficiency and fuel-switching options, including detailed assessments of carbon abatement opportunities 
  • How to access best practice advice from EECA and industry experts
  • Mobilising businesses to investigate transition pathways

Eddie Christian – Group Manager Market Engagement, EECA

 

2.45pm

Delegate roundtables 

Avoid locking in emissions by supporting smart lower emissions choices in investments in long-term assets.

Facilitated group sessions (numbers are limited) discussing pragmatic solutions to the key investment areas, covering:

Transport and vehicle fleet - electrification and other low-emission transport options
Practical solutions for reducing your transport related emissions

  • Steps to electrification of your transport needs
  • Hydrogen pathway and applications
  • Business case, ROI and real-world emission reductions
  • Outsourced fleet options and supply chain involvement

Facilitated by Tyler Byers - Senior Advisor, Strategy and Programme Development, EECA

Supported by Hyundai

Buildings - design, construction and operation
Building owners, developers and tenants can leverage carbon emissions as a lens to reduce costs and improve asset value. Join this roundtable for a focused conversation about your buildings. We’ll work through:

  • Embodied versus operational emissions
  • How to evaluate emissions associated with operating buildings
  • Benchmarking and monitoring performance over time
  • Supply chain – collaboration and influencing key actors

Facilitated by Ronja Lidenhammar - Technical Account Manager, Toitū Envirocare

(Delegates can email the organiser to register for either Roundtable, please note spaces are limited).

Developing your TCFD Strategy

The Ministry for the Environment has recently announced a consultation process suggesting NZX listed companies would be required to report and ‘disclose or explain’ under a Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework.  Ndevr Environmental are already assisting a number of Australian ASX listed organisations to report under TCFD and in this session will explain in practical terms what this means for businesses listed on the NZX. At the end of this session you will have a good grasp on the key concepts,  knowledge of some real life case studies, where to go for more information and a good foundation in how to start your TCFD journey.

This session will comprise of both a formal presentation and also interactive Q&A. 

Natalija Baban - Consultant, Ndevr Environmental

Lee StewartDirector, Ndevr Environmental

For more context and background please refer to the recent blog post on the NZX announcement

 

3.30pm

Afternoon break and refreshments

   

PROJECT APPROVAL AND MARKETING YOUR NEW PRODUCTS

 

4.00pm

Business case development and getting board approval for a solar development

An example of emissions and sustainability driven project including how to get board approval and how the message was delivered both internally and externally.

Raveen Jaduram – Chief Executive, Watercare Services

 

4.30pm

Low emissions option analysis: Solar

Explore the decision-making around investing in a low emissions technology (solar), when and where it can assist in meeting your emissions reduction target.  With a number of large New Zealand organisations already committed, this session is a deeper dive into the business case for solar in New Zealand from an organisational perspective, including:

  • The impact on your emissions profile
  • Return on investment and NPV of sustainability
  • Evaluating the decision about when to invest in the technology

Dr Andrew Crossland - Energy Storage Specialist, Infratec

 

5.00pm

Close and networking drinks - Wine Sponsor Yealands

 

6.00pm

End of workshop - Delegates provided with access to the virtual toolbox for low emissions progress