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Wed, 17 Apr


Waikato Innovation Park

The Business Case for Sustainability

Funded by the Regional Business Partnership Network, this half-day workshop on The Business Case for Sustainability offers eligible* SMEs up to 75% funding. Additional support for Micros available though SDG Changemakers.

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The Business Case for Sustainability
The Business Case for Sustainability

Time & Location

17 Apr 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm NZST

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

About the event

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

About the Workshop

This half-day interactive workshop is designed for businesses seeking to understand the business risks, strategic advantages, and financial benefits of integrating sustainability into their operations. Through interactive sessions and case studies, participants will explore how sustainability practices contribute to long-term profitability, resilience, and positive societal impact.

Our Trainer

Claire brings a wealth of expertise to guide you through this interactive workshop. With 25 years of experience working 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. Claire recently secured an Innovate UK grant and Arohia Seed Grant from Callaghan Innovation to advance innovation in the circular economy. As an assessor for The University of Cambridge sustainability courses, Claire also brings the latest global trends to the training.

Training Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability in Business

  • Understanding the fundamentals: What is sustainability in the business context?
  • Exploring the business imperative for sustainability: Benefits and challenges.
  • Case studies showcasing successful sustainable business models.

Module 2: Understanding the Principles of True Cost Accounting

  • Introduction to True Cost Accounting (TCA) and its relevance to sustainability.
  • Evaluating the hidden costs of unsustainable practices.
  • Financial benefits of integrating sustainability: Cost savings, risk mitigation, and revenue opportunities.

Module 3: Building a Purpose-Driven Organization

  • Defining organisational purpose aligned with sustainability goals.
  • Strategies for embedding sustainability in the company's mission and culture.
  • Role of leadership in fostering a purpose-driven approach.

Module 4: Implementing Sustainable Practices

  • Practical steps to integrate sustainability into business operations.
  • Developing a sustainability roadmap: Setting goals, metrics, and implementation strategies.
  • Overcoming challenges and engaging stakeholders in the sustainability journey.

Module 5: Interactive Group Activity and Discussion

  • Group exercise: Crafting a sustainability strategy for a hypothetical business scenario.
  • Facilitated discussion and sharing of insights among participants.
  • Q&A session addressing specific business challenges and opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the business case for sustainability and its impact on long-term profitability and resilience.
  2. Gain insights into True Cost Accounting and its significance in making informed business decisions.
  3. Identify strategies to align organisational purpose with sustainability goals.
  4. Acquire practical tools and frameworks to integrate sustainable practices into their business operations.
  5. Engage in collaborative discussions and exercises to apply sustainability concepts to real-world scenarios.

This workshop aims to empower businesses with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage sustainability as a driver of financial success and positive societal impact.

The Price 

Eligible SMEs* (under 50 employees) may receive up to a 75% subsidy from the Regional Business Network and support from SDG Changemakers.

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.


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