The SBC held its Annual Council Member Meeting on Thursday 13th August at Deloitte, Wellington. A panel session was held, with leaders from the New Zealand private sector talking about what sustainability means to their business and their approach to challenges in this space. Leaders from government contributed their view on how business and government can work towards more mainstream sustainable business practices in New Zealand.
The panel speakers:
- Christopher Luxon, CEO, Air New Zealand
- Fraser Whineray, Chief Executive, Mighty River Power
- Alistair Davis, CEO, Toyota NZ
- Mike Bennetts, CEO, Z Energy
- Vicky Robertson, Chief Executive, Ministry for the Environment
- David Smol, Chief Executive, MBIE
Christopher Luxon talks about Air New Zealand’s role and place in society and its purpose and mission to “supercharge New Zealand’s success” – economically, environmentally and socially.
Fraser Whineray talks about how Kaitiakitanga is ingrained in the way Mighty River Power delivers sustainability, and also discusses transport electrification as New Zealand’s largest green growth opportunity.
Alistair Davis talks about how Toyota New Zealand approaches sustainability within its own business and its products, value chain and partnerships.
Mike Bennetts talks about the Wiri biodiesel plant in the context of sustainable business and the corporate culture, values and leadership at Z Energy that help it stay a strong business in times of uncertainty.
David Smol and Vicky Robertson
David Smol and Vicky Robertson respond to the business leaders’ presentations and discuss the government approach to business sustainability issues.
Q&A session between SBC members in the audience and the panel participants.