Useful events

Opportunities for companies to learn, find solutions or hear how others are tackling the challenges of measuring and reducing emissions.

Let us know if you hear of any other useful events.

Date Event Where More information
26th Mar 2020 Downer Sustainability Series The North Lounge, level 5, Auckland

Downer’s sustainability event will be taking place on Thursday 26 March at Eden Park, from 4pm – 7pm.

The event will include sessions on sustainable communities, low carbon roads, ISCA framework, customer-led sustainability, digital engineering and more.

For further information and to register, click here.

16th Mar 2020 EVs and Beyond: EVTalk's inaugural conference Waiheke Island Resort

Energy providers like Vector, Meridian, Mercury and Ecotricity NZ will present their views on the future of power for EV charging and EECA's Chief Executive Andrew Caseley will be speaking about EV uptake in New Zealand at this year's inaugural EV conference.

Speakers from the Labour-led coalition government and National are expected to explain election year policies around EVs on the conference’s second day, and conference Platinum Sponsor YHI Energy representatives talk about EV charging developments and using EVs as power plants with bi-directional charging (V2X).

Find out more and register at:

16th Jun 2020 The Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Aotearoa Conference University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand

*Please note that there is an expected date change for this event due to precautionary measures and restrictions relating to COVID-19.

The Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Change Aotearoa Conference invites experts, researchers, up-and-coming leaders and sustainability champions to submit abstracts for presentation at our annual meeting in Wellington.  Further details of the conference are available here.

The theme is From research and innovation to policy and implementation.

With a broad scope, from sustainability and healthcare to climate change and health, any research, innovation, best practice and operational actions in this area will be taken into consideration to create the varied two day programme.

The committee would be particularly interested to receive abstracts from indigenous & Pacifica speakers and abstracts on the following topics:

·        Climate change adaption

·        Risk and vulnerability assessments

·        Emission transition roadmaps

·        Research on climate change and health

·        Addressing inequalities and just transitions

·        Mental health impacts of climate change

The deadline for abstracts is: 20 March 2020

Abstract Submission requirements:

·        Name

·        Organisation

·        Email address

·        Title of presentation

·        Abstract (max. 400 words)

Please send your abstract to:  Faith Atkins:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee. Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall programme balance.

23rd Mar 2020 SBC Event: Embed: emissions in the value chain TBC

Join us for an inspirational and informative session on how to work with your suppliers to tackle emissions in your value chain.

This event is suitable for those working in sustainability and procurement managers who are already working to reduce their scope 1 and 2 emissions. Using tangible examples form the SBC membership, this workshop will help you:
*Understand your scope 3 emissions and how to measure them
*Develop strategies to work with your suppliers to reduce them

About this workshop
Following on from the EMBARK conference this is the second of our Embed workshops which focus on tangible climate action.

This event will be livestreamed from Auckland with a viewing party in Wellington. If you would like to host a viewing party in your city please get in touch with us.

Who is this workshop is for
This workshop is exclusive to SBC and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) signatory organisations. CLC signatory organisations can purchase their tickets below.

3rd Apr 2020 Climathon Wellington Z Energy Corporate Office, 3 Queens Wharf, Wellington

Climathon is a fast-paced global 24 hour challenge, taking place simultaneously in over 100 cities around the world.

You will be part of a small and diversly talented group in Wellington taking an informed approach to building and testing solutions to Wellingtons biggest climate resilience challenges, and making the most of the opportunity that the green growth economy (valued at NZ$6 trillion in 2009) presents.

Find out more here.