Sustainable Business Power Sessions and Much More

Sustainable Business Power Sessions


The Cloud, Queens Wharf
10 sessions from 12:30 – 4:PM
Thursday, 22 November Entry: Koha

Time Lifestyle Zone Business Zone
12.30 – 1.00pm               Social sustainability, what is it? And how does it add value to business?


Nick Jones, Research and Insights Manager, NZI

An introduction to sustainable business – a reshaping of profit.


Rachel Brown, CEO, Sustainable Business Network

1.15 – 1.45pm Three essential strategies for influencing change in any organisation


Niki Harre, University of Auckland
Author of Psychology for a Better World – strategies to inspire sustainability

Massive efficiencies through retrofitting your business


Dan Coffey: EECA Business & Gordon Wiffen: Phillips

2.00 – 2.30pm Selling virtue: Your speed guide to good green marketing for 2013


Kath Dewar, Managing Director, Goodsense

Ensuring the best strategic approach is taken from sustainability reporting


Jamie Sinclair, Director, Sustainablity Advisory Services, KPMG

2.45 – 3.15pm Building a sustainable and successful business – creating a loyal following by making sustainability cool, sexy and fun


Chris Morrison, Director, All Good Organics & Mike Murphy, Managing Director, Kokako Organics

Turning smart business models into smart profit


Michael Pollok, Managing Director, Ricoh

3.30 – 4.00pm Building a better energy future with customers, community and environment


Bill Highet, General Manager, Retail, Meridian Energy

Sustainability and the bottom line – planning for long term profits


Murray Wu, General Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Kiwibank

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Also there’s a lot more going on, with something for everyone…

Sustainable City Showcase  

Thurs 22nd – Sat 24th Nov

Discover, explore and experience a sustainable city of the future. Walk through a buzzing pop-up marketplace arranged into different zones of the city – office spaces, home & lifestyle,  fashion, transport, cafés and

entertainment, and experience everyday sustainable solutions.  Take part in our lifestyle workshops on Fri 23rd and Sat 24th Nov, on topics ranging from permaculture and creating a sustainable home to energy

 supply and sustainable fashion.  Entry is free!  

NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards

Thurs 22nd Nov, 6.00-10.00pm.  

The pre-eminent sustainability awards in New Zealand!  The awards evening will be a night of celebration and entertainment, networking with the movers and shakers of sustainability, and a chance to enjoy fine 

sustainable food and wine.  To purchase tickets go to

New Zealand’s first Ethical Fashion Show

Friday 23rd Nov, 6.00pm

Check out the latest sustainable fashions from local, ethical designers including Miranda Brown, We’ar, Starfish, Sitka and Nature Baby.  To purchase tickets go to

New Zealand’s largest carrotmob

 Sat 24th Nov, 11.00am

Bring your friends and gather together at New Zealand’s largest Carrotmob!  Show your support for local, ethical businesses by purchasing one of their sustainable products between 11am and 2pm on 24th Nov.  

In return, participating businesses will donate a proportion of their takings to Garden to Table, an organisation that teaches children how to grow their own food. 

Family fun

 Bring the kids – free educational activities and games for children will take place throughout the day on Sat  24th Nov.



Source:  Rachel Brown, CEO of SBN, 29th October 2012