Breakout sessions – The End of Plastic As We Know It

The Sustainable Business Network is offering our Conference’s three Breakout Sessions as stand-alone opportunities for those who aren’t able to take part in the full programme of The End of Plastic As We Know It. Each session is led by experts in their relevant fields of sustainability: Louise Nash, Kath Dewar and Barbara Nebel have more than 20 years apiece of experience in helping businesses find success through sustainability.

Sign up for one, two or three workshops – or find out more about attending the full conference, with catering and networking after the event: The End of Plastic As We Know It.

Workshop 1 – 11:35am – 1:00pm

Radically Redesign Plastic for Your Business: Join Louise Nash from Circularity to explore practical circular solutions that work for you, your customers and the planet.

With 20+ years’ experience in global strategic brand development, human-centred design thinking and emerging disruptive technology, Louise Nash founded Circularity to radically redesign business for the circular economy. Louise is a circular economy practitioner, speaker, facilitator of circular design sprints and a contributor to SBN & ATEED’s Circular Economy Opportunity for Auckland report. Her sprints incorporate practical hands-on activities to help organisations explore how the circular economy can unlock innovative ideas that benefit people and planet. Attendees include representatives from companies and government from across New Zealand.

Workshop 2 – 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Getting Your Story Right: Marketing expert Kath Dewar from GoodSense takes you through the essentials of effectively communicating your brand to the world.

Kath Dewar (FCIM) is the inspiring thought-leader who founded GoodSense. She has more than 25 years’ experience shaping marketing into a profession that serves society and nature, as well as organisations’ stakeholders. Kath has created marketing workshops for the Ākina Foundation and the Sustainable Business Network, delivered the marketing component of Auckland Council’s Green Growth programme and tutored marketing sustainability for The University of Auckland.

Workshop 3 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cradle to Cradle: Barbara Nebel, Managing Director of thinkstep, introduces you to their design and innovation concept based on the infinite use of materials.

Barbara’s passion is to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. As CEO of thinkstep Australasia, a locally owned business and certified BCorp, she often describes her job as a translator: translating sustainability into traditional business language. Together with her team she delivers a full range of sustainability services from strategy and materiality assessments through to detailed Life Cycle Assessments and Cradle to Cradle® projects.

As the convenor for the working group on carbon for Standards New Zealand she contributed significantly to the development of international standards for carbon footprinting. In her role as President of the Life Cycle Association New Zealand (LCANZ), Barbara initiated the Australasian EPD Programme. Barbara is also a judge of the Banksia Sustainability Awards.

Originally from Germany, she has been in New Zealand since 2004 and still has not managed to visit every hut in the Tararuas.

**PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR THE END OF PLASTIC AS WE KNOW IT, THESE WORKSHOPS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION.**

Event Type
Workshop
Date and time
Monday 26 Aug 2019
Time: 11.30am-5.30pm
Venue and Location
GridAKL / John Lysaght

101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland

Contact Details
events@sustainable.org.nz
Price
Non Members: $100.00
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