Business Luncheon - Sustainable Value

Join us for a luncheon hosted by the Chamber alongside KPMG and Wine Marlborough on Sustainable Value. Our guest speaker will focus on the following two themes:

Better Business
The key to long-term and sustained health and safety success is quality leadership and the effective use and maintenance of rigorous processes, systems and tools that focus on improving performance. As a Senior Leader, this equates to the need for clarity around your risk processes, to clearly demonstrate due diligence, and to ensure you are doing all that is 'reasonably practicable' to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Climate Change
Business is facing a perfect storm with environmental (water stress and scarcity, energy stress, climate change, biodiversity loss) and social trends (population and demographic changes, shifting consumer wealth, urbanisation). To thrive in a future very different from today, all businesses need to understand how they are impacted and develop strategies to manage the new normal. Charles will present on where Boards and CE’s need to focus their attention within the business to ensure that they are ahead of the game when it comes to New Zealand’s Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill and risks posed by climate change.

A little bit more information about our speaker:


Dr. Charles Ehrhart, Director – Sustainable Value
Dr Ehrhart has more than 20 years of professional experience working within governments, civil society, the United Nations and private sector to address climate change and sustainable development. Charles’ principal areas of expertise include adaptation analysis and strategic planning; climate-related risks for business; climate finance; and public-private partnerships for climate action. Charles currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) and serves as an Assessor for the New Zealand Endeavour Fund. Charles has a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. He was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Climate CoLab from 2015 - 2017.

Spaces are limited so book your spot today. Bookings close 12pm, Tuesday 10 September. 

Refund Policy: You may request a full-refund and cancel your spot so long as your request is made 24 hours prior to the booking deadline. 

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Taylor Bar & Eatery, 42 Alfred Street, Blenheim 7201
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