Two months to go - One day event to galvanise business action on climate change

Climate Leaders Coalition | 24 May 2019

The Sustainable Business Council together with the Climate Leaders Coalition, EECA, Ministry for the Environment, and WWF New Zealand invite you to a one-day event to empower business action on climate change.

EMBARK is being held at SKYCITY Auckland on July 24 and is designed to help businesses learn practical ways to reduce their emissions.

“EMBARK is a one stop shop for businesses of all shapes and sizes who want to take action on climate change but don’t necessarily know how,” Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council Abbie Reynolds says.

“The day is by business for business. It will see those already on a low emissions journey share what they have learnt to help others make faster progress.”

The morning will see speakers from the Climate Leaders Coalition, including Air New Zealand, NZ Post, Westpac, Z Energy, The Warehouse Group, SKYCITY, Ports of Auckland, Meridian, and Fonterra talk about what they have done to reduce their emissions. They will also share practical tips to empower businesses to draw up their transition plans, measure their carbon footprints, set an emissions reduction target and finance it.

The afternoon’s facilitated sessions will give businesses the opportunity to meet some of the providers of low emissions products and services who can help them make it happen.

“Our aim is that by the end of the day attendees will come away with the building blocks of a great transition plan and will be connected with the people who can help them turn their plan into reality,” Ms Reynolds says.

The event will also be used to celebrate the first anniversary of the Climate Leaders Coalition, including what it has collectively achieved over the past year, and the launch of a new statement.

The event is certified carbon neutral. More information and registration is available at https://www.embark2019.nz/register

Media registration

Media wishing to cover the event should register their attendance by emailing rcox@businessnz.org.nz

About the Sustainable Business Council

The Sustainable Business Council is a membership organisation, with a long-term aim to make sustainability mainstream within New Zealand business. SBC is part of the BusinessNZ family and is the New Zealand Global Network partner to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

About the Climate Leaders Coalition

The Climate Leaders Coalition was established in July 2018 and now comprises of 89 signatories, with members collectively accounting for more than half of New Zealand’s emissions. By signing up to the Coalition, signatories commit themselves to measure their emissions and publicly report on them; set a public emissions reduction target consistent with keeping within 2° of warming; and work with suppliers to reduce their emissions. www.climateleaderscoalition.org.nz

Media contact: Rachael Cox 022 698 2244