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Wed, 17 Apr


Waikato Innovation Park

Navigating ESG in New Zealand

Funded by the Regional Business Partnership Network, eligible SMEs can receive up to 75% funding for this half-day workshop focused on Navigating ESG.

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Navigating ESG in New Zealand
Navigating ESG in New Zealand

Time & Location

17 Apr 2024, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm NZST

Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura Conference Centre, SkyPoint Building, 3 Melody Lane, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand

About the event

*Monies due will be invoiced once Soda Inc. has assessed eligibility. Please click on 'Show More' and 'More info'.

About the Workshop

This 1/2-day workshop explores ESG and how to set up reporting structures to meet the demands of supply chain partners.

We deep-dive into legislation, frameworks, and standards to understand the data and information needed, why it is needed, and how to collect it easily without overburdening your team.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding Governance & ESG: Grasp the essentials of governance and ESG and why they are crucial for any business’s sustainability and growth.
  • Tailored Governance Frameworks: Discover governance models and structures that work best for New Zealand SMEs, backed by successful local case studies.
  • ESG Integration Strategies: Learn how to incorporate environmental and social responsibilities into your business strategy, focusing on New Zealand's unique environmental and community dynamics.
  • Effective Reporting and Transparency: Get insights into ESG reporting standards suitable for SMEs and learn how to communicate your sustainability efforts to stakeholders.

Workshop Highlights

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in real-time polls, discussions, and hands-on exercises tailored to the New Zealand SME context.
  • Local Case Studies: Learn from the experiences of New Zealand SMEs that have successfully implemented sustainable practices.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with other business leaders and form mentoring circles for ongoing support and collaboration.

Why Attend

  • Stay Competitive: Understand how adopting sustainable practices can give your business a competitive edge.
  • Meet Compliance and Expectations: Stay current with the latest in governance and ESG compliance, which is crucial for business success in today’s market.
  • Customized for NZ SMEs: Benefit from content and examples specifically relevant to New Zealand’s business and environmental landscape.

Post-Workshop Benefits:

  • Access to workshop materials and resources.
  • Invitation to exclusive webinars and an online community for continued learning and support.
  • Opportunity for post-workshop consultations with our experts.

Our Trainer

Claire Benson will guide you through this interactive workshop with a wealth of expertise. With 25 years of experience in sustainability and business development, Claire is a seasoned professional with valuable insights into the business landscape, sustainable development, and innovation.

As the founder of SDG Changemakers, Claire is responsible for the company's vision and business strategy and recently landed an Innovate UK grant and Arohia Seed Grant from Callaghan Innovation to progress innovation in the circular economy space. As an assessor for The University of Cambridge, UK sustainability courses, Claire also brings the latest global trends applicable to SMEs to the training.

This workshop is a must-do for New Zealand SMEs looking to advise on or integrate sustainability into their business models and stay ahead in a rapidly evolving business environment.

The Price

Eligible SMEs* (under 50 employees) may receive up to 75% subsidy from the Regional Business Partner Network.

Eligible SMEs need to be registered in New Zealand and have under 50 employees. This funding is available to business owners and senior managers.

*SODA Inc. Advisers will assess an SME's eligibility.

To save your place, register, and we will get in touch.

Any final invoice will be payable before the day of the workshop.

The Full Ticket Price for businesses with over 50 employees is $400+GST per person.


  • SME? Reserve Your Space

    By clicking the Checkout BUTTON you have reserved a space for this workshop. We need to check your eligibility for up to 75% subsidy from the Regional Business Partner Network. Eligible SMEs need to be registered in New Zealand and have under 50 employees. This funding is available to business owners and senior managers. *SODA Inc Advisers will assess an SME's eligibility. Any final invoice will be payable prior to the workshop.

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  • Business (over 50 employees)

    This ticket is available for businesses over 50 employees; a $100 discount coupon code applies until the 12th of April.

    Tax: +$60.00 GST
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