Changing the present to aid the future is top of mind for many. We all know how important sustainability is and that meaningful sustainability can change our future. We also know it’s no longer a choice for business – but a mandate. However not all small to medium size business have the resources and knowledge to respond.
The Parnell Business Association creates video resources to educate and inform businesses and the people in them on how to practically implement some sustainable actions, as small incremental changes DO make a difference.
From workspace, to home space. Implementing sustainable practices is a choice. The more we know, the more we can do.
Our new Eco-Bites will be shared in our monthly EDMs—scroll down to the bottom of the webpage to join our mailing list.
We’re transforming our monthly webinars into Eco Bites—bite-sized interviews with leaders and pioneers in the sustainability space.
Jacqui Lloyd has a broad tourism background spanning both the public and commercial sectors including Kelly Tarltons, Tourism Holdings, Tourism Auckland, and offshore with Tourism New Zealand in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, and Sydney. Following time at the Adelaide Convention Bureau, she assumed the leadership role at Destination Marlborough. Jacqui is now the CEO of the New Zealand Cruise Association, the peak industry body and leading voice of New Zealand’s cruise sector.
Nick is a Director in the KPMG Private Enterprise team based in Auckland and leads KPMG IMPACT for private businesses. Prior to KPMG, Nick was New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s (NZTE) Trade Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, based in London, where he developed an interest in supporting New Zealand exporters to thrive by understanding European sustainability requirements and market demand.
A thought leader in food systems and sustainability, Emily has studied and worked on food systems for over a decade, a journey that’s taken her around the world. She founded Spira in 2017, was named one of Food Tank’s top 20 global food leaders under 40 for her work restoring New Zealand’s food system, and has worked across the country to help cities, businesses, and communities improve their food systems. This year Emily published her first book ‘Re-food’, which advocates for a food systems approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s troubled food networks – one that takes into account the full paths and processes from the farm to the family table.
Nada Piatek is the founder of Again Again, a technology platform that empowers circular, reusable asset management, enabling companies to loan, track and assure returnable packaging that is relevant to an organisation’s goods, customers and brand promise. In doing so, Again Again provides a commercially viable system of reuse that keeps returnable packaging material in circulation.
In 2018, Bridget took off her High Court gown and put on a necklace. Thus, Bead and Proceed was born. Bead and Proceed is a social enterprise, which inspires thousands to harness the power of creativity to action the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bridget’s passion for sustainability and using creativity as a tool for innovation has made her a recognised SDG expert across New Zealand and beyond.
NZ Post’s Sustainability Manager Dawn Baggaley was a sustainability champion long before big business took it seriously, and she believes that sharing is caring when it comes to sustainability practice in business. Wondering where to begin when it comes to your business’ sustainability journey? Dawn says to just get started, because it’s better to take action now than later.
Bridget Vercoe discusses her primary responsibility as Principal Business Resilience Advisor at Auckland Emergency Management (when not activated in response), which is to work with small business owners in building resilience to emergency and disruptive events. This includes developing resources, running workshops, and working closely with business and industry partners.
Edwin is passionate about New Zealand’s primary sector and natural resource management. Having been the GM Sustainability at New Zealand Winegrowers since September 2019. Edwin champions the importance of sustainability for New Zealand’s wine industry across 6 key focus areas: Water; People, Waste, Climate Change, Climate Change and Pest and Disease.
Sir Ray Avery
When you check out Sir Ray Avery’s LinkedIn, it reads “Improving Healthcare Globally with Game Changing Technologies”, but our Parnell Eco Bite chat with him covered a whole lot more than that. The main take out? Global issues around how we hurt our planet begin, quite simply, at home.