Industry Workshop by thinkstep

14.09.2017 | 02:30 PM
- 06:30 PM
Level 14, PwC Tower, Quay Street 188, Auckland

Sweet 17 or a more mature approach? How SDGs and Materiality Assessment complement each other

7 aspirational Global Sustainable Development Goals that should transform the world we live in. The SDGs have attracted unprecedented interest from companies, investors and policy-makers. Despite this, many businesses and organisations remain overwhelmed by the challenge of applying them in a tangible business context.

Meridian and Sanford will share their experiences in how SDGs, materiality assessment and sustainability strategies combine to add business value. An update on their current status both in New Zealand and in a global context will be provided by the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and thinkstep.

A hands-on workshop will focus on gaining experience in how to get started using the SDGs.

Aim of the workshop

  • Get inspired to use the SDGs without being overwhelmed
  • Learn from practical industry examples
  • Apply SDGs in hands on workshop
  • Hear how SDGs can inform materiality assessment and strategy
  • Find out how SDGs support constructive stakeholder dialogue
  • Explore how to use the goals to set targets for your organisation

Guest Speakers

  • Alison Howard - Head of Sustainability at Meridian Energy
  • Lisa Martin - General Manager Sustainability at Sanford
  • Kate Alcock - Climate & Resources Manager for the Sustainable Business Council
  • Barbara Nebel - Managing Director thinkstep Australasia

Registration fee:

General Admission: $100

Discounted Admission: $50*

*Applicable to:

  • Members of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Inc. 
  • Members of Sustainable Business Council (SBC) 
  • thinkstep clients

For further information and register please click here.



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