19-20 September 2022
Aotea Centre Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Please note this programme is subject to change and will be updated regularly


8:15amMihi Whakatau
Representatives from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Welcome from MC
Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
8:30amGlobal Perspectives
A review of progress in climate change policy responses in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world, including an update on important and emerging changes in the science.

Chair: Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
Kay Harrison, Climate Change Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Associate Professor Malte Meinshausen, University of Melbourne
Christina Hood, Principal, Compass Climate

9:45amMorning tea
Government Leadership
Exploring the role of national and local governments in creating a clear pathway to net zero. An update on new policy settings and timelines including implementation of the Emissions Reduction Plan, Climate Adaptation Plan, resource management reform, climate-related disclosures legislation and local government reform. 

Chair: Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
Keynote: Minister Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change
Rod Carr, Chairperson, Climate Change Commission
Vicky Robertson, Secretary for the Environment, Ministry for the Environment
Hon Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland
11:15amBusiness Leadership
Business leaders will respond to the political context and talk about what they are
doing now to achieve 2030 goals in this decade of decisive action

Chair: Mike Burrell, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council
Keynote: Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board
Amanda Whiting, Chief Executive, IAG NZ
Mike Bennetts, Chief Executive, Z Energy
Malcolm Johns, Chief Executive, Christchurch International Airport Ltd
Grant Kemble, Chief Executive, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa
Becky Lloyd, Chief Executive, Toitū Envirocare
Session sponsored by 
Z Energy
12:30pm - 1:00pmTools to engage suppliers and SMES in low carbon circular Action
Learn how the Climate Action Toolbox, Calculator and Circular Economy Directory can help you support your suppliers and business customers. An engaging 30 minute session demonstrating how the tools work and how you can use them to improve the sustainability understanding and action of your supply chain.

Rachel Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Business Network
Tori Calver, Head of Strategy and Impact, Sustainable Business Network

1:10pmCollaborative Foundations
This session will explore the opportunities and challenges of collaborative climate action across the public and private sectors, and traditional sector boundaries. It will also debate how we think of competition in the future.

Chair: Sarah Bogle, Director, Sustainable Value, KPMG
Tim Grafton, Chief Executive, Insurance Council of NZ
Ritchie Hutton, Competition Investigations Manager, Commerce Commission
Volker Kuntzsch, Chief Executive, Cawthron Institute

Session sponsored by 
2:00pmFinancing and Investment
This session covers the investment that is required to meet emission targets and what New Zealand's finance sector needs to look like by 2030 to support the transition and adaption required.

Chair: Michele Embling, Board Member,  Toitū Tahua: Centre for Sustainable Finance
Keynote: Dr Caralee Mcliesh, Chief Executive, Treasury
Joanna Silver, Head of Sustainable Finance, Westpac
John Berry, Chief Executive, Pathfinder
Andy Eakin, Chief Financial Officer, Goodman

2:50pmDisclosure and Managing Risk
We all know that what gets measured gets managed. This session will focus on how transparency and disclosure are critical to achieving a low carbon future and financial stability including an overview and update of the proposed climate-related financial disclosure regime. 

Chair: Simon Watt, Consultant, Bell Gully
Keynote: Adrian Orr, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
April Mackenzie, Chief Executive, External Reporting Board
Pip Best, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Tejan Vallabh, Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Contact Energy

Session sponsored by 
Bell Gully
3:40pmAfternoon Tea
4.10pmFuture Voices
I'm a young person working on climate solutions.  Here's what I wish business leaders knew. 
Stuff Climate Editor Eloise Gibson hosts a conversation with a panel of change makers.

Chair: Eloise Gibson, Climate Change Editor, Stuff
Anahera Nin, Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor, Ngāti Toa
Dewy Sacayan, Co-Chair, Generation Zero Incorporated
Yasmin Tapiheroe, Senior Consultant Environment & Planning, Aurecon
Session sponsored by 
4.50pmAdaptation Action
This session will cover the latest thinking and practical approaches to adapting to a changing climate. It will explore the new National Adaptation Plan, managed retreat proposals and the proposed Climate Adaptation Act.  We will also highlight examples of business leadership in this space. 

Chair: Bryce Davies, GM Corporate Relations, IAG
Katherine Wilson, Adaptation Director, Ministry for the Environment
Stephen England-Hall, Chief Executive, Wayfare
Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Watercare

5:30pmPerspectives of the Opposition

Keynote: Hon. Scott Simpson
5:50pmClosing Remarks
A summary of key takeaways and opportunities for future collaboration.
Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
5:55pmDrinks Reception




Now to Net Zero – what difference can directors make?

Climate Change and Business Conference Directors’ breakfast hosted by Chapter Zero NZ and KPMG

Reporting on the financial impacts and risks of climate change, adapting to the impacts of wilder weather on infrastructure, and effectively managing carbon emissions are all now firmly part of the governance landscape.

Although 48% of directors said their boards were proactive in managing climate risks and practices in their business (up from 35% in 2020), climate change strategy, risk management, and measurement continue to be seen by many directors and boards as complex and difficult to navigate.

This special Chapter Zero NZ event, hosted in partnership with KPMG, will begin unravelling this complexity with a discussion on how directors and boards can effectively govern their climate strategy.

Join Guy Beatson MInstD, General Manager of the IoD’s Governance Leadership Centre, Simon Wilkins, KPMG Partner and Head of KPMG IMPACT, and experienced directors Julia Hoare CMInstD and Abbie Reynolds for this discussion before Day 2 of the Climate Change Business Conference.

This breakfast is not included in your conference ticket, to see further details and book, visit the registration page.
Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
9.05amThe Party Conversation on Climate Action
Representatives from each political party discuss their perspective on implementing and financing climate action, with a particular focus on the next five years.

Chair: Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
Keynote: Hon. Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister Senator, Parliament of Australia
Hon Scott Simpson, Climate Change and Environment spokesperson, National Party
Hon. Julie Anne Genter, Finance spokesperson, Green Party
Rachel Brooking, List Member, Labour Party
Simon Court, Climate Change Spokesperson, ACT Party

9.55amClimate and Our Competitive Advantage
In this session we’ll explore evolving international trade settings, the global marketplace
and changing consumer preferences. We’ll focus on ideas attendees can take away about
how they can be competitive against that backdrop and stay ahead of curve. 

Chair: Rikki Stancich, Director Sustainability, Deloitte
Caroline Lambert, Trade and Economic Advisor, European Delegation
Justine Arroll, GM Trade Strategy, Fonterra
Neeraj Lala, Chief Executive, Toyota
Florence van Dyke, Head of Sustainability, NZTE

Session sponsored 

Morning Tea
11:10pmCarbon Markets - Compliance, Voluntary & Investment
An overview of where we are at with the New Zealand ETS, what’s in the pipeline as
well as international carbon markets and access. We’ll also look at emerging practice
regarding voluntary offsets. 

Chair: Nigel Brunel, Head of Commodities, Jarden
Paul Harrison, Managing Director, Salt Funds
James Larmouth, Trading Manager, Vitol
Belinda van Eyndhoven, Head of Sustainability, Westpac

12:00pmClimate Risk and Litigation
Exploring the legal issues associated with climate change, and law as a tool for climate action.

Chair: Nicola Swan, Partner, Chapman Tripp
Jenny Cooper, Lawyers for Climate Action NZ Inc.
Julia Hoare, Independent Director

12.30pmSummary Remarks
Overview of key takeaways from sessions so far
Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand 
Transport and Urban Form
We’ll explore both the actions needed and those already underway to build an interconnected and decarbonised transport  system. This session will also touch on the infrastructure required to make it happen, including decarbonising the aviation industry, organising cities to reduce emissions and mass transit barriers and solutions. 

Chair: Amelia Linzey, Chief Planner, Beca 
Cameron Law, Business Planning Manager, Auckland Light Rail
Jenny Sullivan, Sustainability Manager, Air New Zealand
Paul Glucina, Chief Planner, Waka Kotahi 

Session sponsored by Beca

Heat, Industry and Power
Decarbonising heavy industry and transitioning away
from fossil fuels as an energy source  is one of key areas identified for substantial emission reductions in the Emission Reduction Plan (ERP).
Recent government support (GIDI) to decarbonise industry is an opportunity for the sector to rapidly deliver their share of emission reductions. This session will examine the demand-side drivers and solutions from business leaders, with a focus on overcoming the barriers to decarbonisation

Chair: Andrew Caseley, Chief Executive, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority                         
Matt Wilson, Managing Director, DB Breweries
Jeff Smit, Director, DETA  Consulting 
Linda Mulvihill, Head of Energy & Climate, Fonterra  

Session sponsored by EECA         

This is a pivotal time for agriculture. This session reflects our opportunity to take a fresh look at how we use the land and ask critical, systems-oriented questions about our land-based economy.    

Chair: Dana Muir, Head of Natural Capital, Bank of New Zealand    
Simon Limmer, Chief Executive, Silver Fern Farms
Tim Mackle, Chief Executive, DairyNZ
Jenny Cameron, Chief Transformation Officer, Ministry for Primary Industries
Maury Leyland ,Co-Founder, Leaft Foods, Director, Genesis Energy, Steering Committee Member, Taiao Ora 

Session sponsored by BNZ

Energy Supply
A look at innovations and actions on the energy supply
side, with a spotlight on successful R&D and pilots. Including an exploration of progress made on low carbon alternatives and policies and incentives required to get us to 2030.

Chair: Vic Crone, Director, Contact Energy
Marc England, Chief Executive, Genesis Energy
Tina Schirr, Executive Director, Business Energy Council
Andrew Clennett, Chief Executive Hiringa
Chantelle Bramley, General Manager Strategy and Customer, Transpower

Session sponsored by Transpower

3.20pmAfternoon Tea
3.50pmSupply Chain Dynamics
Net zero targets and carbon neutral commitments are the current buzzwords as
companies pledge to cut emissions. It's a task many businesses are falling short on,
especially around their supply chain. A fully developed net zero target should
include both direct and indirect emissions, including suppliers - known as Scope 3
emissions. This session will look to unearth how our panellists; Fonterra, 
Zespri International and Nespresso NZ, are tackling the challenge of reducing their
supply chain emissions and what lessons have been learned along the way.

Chair:  Becky Lloyd, Chief Executive, Toitū
Carol Ward, Chief, Grower Industry & Sustainability, Zespri
Lee Stewart, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
Stefan Vermeulen, Managing Director, Nespresso New Zealand

Session sponsored 
4.35pmA Just Transition
How do we take a systems level change approach that has people at its heart?
Here we’ll discuss just transition at a national and local level, with examples of
how both businesses and local government are leading the transition.

Chair: Suzanne Watt. Head of Sustainability, Downer
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive, BusinessNZ
Louise Aitken, Partner of Circular & Climate Innovation and Sustainability, Toyota
Annie Newman, Assistant National Secretary E Tū

Session sponsored 
5:20pmBusiness Leadership & Our Ambition Loop
An energising and inspirational session to motivate attendees to accelerate action. We’ll highlight the opportunities for engagement across sectors and between government and business to create a mutually reinforcing circle of climate action (the ambition loop)

Gary Taylor, Chairman & Chief Executive, Environmental Defence Society
Mike Burrell, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council
Marama Royal, Chair, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust
Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon Host, Radio New Zealand
5:35pmClosing Drinks Reception


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