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Introducing Sustainability

Introducing sustainability – the what, the why and the how for small businesses.

Description

Are you wanting to better understand sustainability, its application in small businesses and why it’s important? 

Who Should Attend

This is for you if you are new to sustainability and want to get your head around it, are supplying big corporates who are asking you questions about this and you want to understand more, have started your journey, but in some areas and know you could do more.

Content

Over a day, connect with fellow small businesses to learn about key elements of sustainability such as:

  • carbon and climate change;
  • waste and circular economy;
  • sustainable procurement
  • communicating and engaging for sustainability
  • how you can get started on this journey

Designed and developed by the inhouse expertise of our sustainability and learning and development specialists, this promises to leave you with an informed, connected and inspired view of how you can begin making an impact through your business.

Takeaways

  • A base level understanding of what sustainability is, why it is important and how they can contribute via your business
  • Knowledge of the global and local context and case for change and the importance of materiality in business' focus on action
  • Insight into Te Ao Maori and its application to sustainability
  • Awareness of key sustainability challenges / risks and opportunities (including ESG)
  • A foundational understanding of:
    • carbon and climate change
    • waste, circular economy and examples of solutions
    • sustainable procurement
  • A high level overview of elements of social responsibility
  • Basic awareness of sustainability communications, engagement and behaviour change
  • Overview of certificates and reporting along with examples of reporting in practice
  • Awareness of the power of collaboration for sustainability
  • An action plan of initial steps that can taken in your business to be more sustainable / start a sustainability journey
  • A sustainability toolkit containing a materiality guide and basic carbon calculator

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