Wista NZ Event - Sustainability


Additionally, at a personal level at home and at work, there are a myriad of ways that we can play our part, and so we are delighted to announce two fabulous speakers for our 21 June WISTA event. Register quickly as places are limited and will go fast.

Rosie Mercer is Manager Sustainable Business Improvement at Ports Of Auckland.  She is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand and before moving into her sustainability role spent a decade delivering projects in the transportation sector, including, ports, airports, and highways.  She also spent time delivering reconstruction projects in Afghanistan with the New Zealand Defence Force.  Rosie is currently a panel member of the Provincial Growth Fund Independent Advisory Panel and is an alumni of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme in 2016.

Come along to hear about the sustainability journey that Ports of Auckland is on and the learn about the challenges and opportunities for ports and the shipping industry, including:
Ports Of Auckland Sustainability Strategy – why we needed one and how we developed it
Zero Emission 2040 – our ambitious target, our programme of work to deliver on it, partnering, research, innovation, and technology.
World Ports Sustainability Program – what it is, how ports and stakeholders can benefit from it  www.sustainableworldports.org


Simon Harvey is one of the directors of Proxima, a boutique business advisory firm specializing in sustainability. Simon is a natural strategist. He’s passionate about helping people define what real success looks like, and then shaping a workable plan to get there.  With over 10 years of experience, Simon acknowledges the importance of working for sustainable success across value-chains and industry sectors.  He recommends more collaborative planning techniques because they maximize shared understanding, and enable more effective implementation.

Simon is an accredited associate of the Natural Step global network, an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional, and he sits on the international boards of the former. He also sits on the boards of two community trusts on Waiheke, which is where he’s called home for the last 15 years.

Simon will speak about:

Mindset: incorporating an approach to sustainability that adds the most value to a business is about changing mindsets to see it as a more strategic issue. 
Internal champions and change agents: For many organizations, one of the big challenges is making the business case for change.  Thinking carefully about how to communicate new opportunities that embrace sustainability is important. 
Simple things to do now: There is a whole range of simple things that you can do to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of sustainability.  In essence, it’s about adopting a more conscious and caring approach to business and not just doing things the way they have always been done.

We look forward to seeing you there! Registration is essential. Please rsvp by 18 June 2018