Given the upcoming election, this 1/2 day programme is an opportunity to come together and engage in critical discussions pertinent to how New Zealand’s member-owned businesses can continue to thrive. Starting with a Governance Breakfast delivered by the Institute of Directors, followed by a morning Summit with KPMG, the programme will cover various co-operative, economic and ESG topics and include keynote addresses, Q&As and panel discussions.
There will also be ample networking time with other senior co-operative leaders and industry and business partners. Delegates can choose to attend the Breakfast only, the Summit only, or both events at a reduced rate.
The programme is ideal for Governors, Directors, CEOs and Senior Executives.
Institute of Directors Governance Breakfast
Co-operative business models are common around the world. Here in New Zealand they form a major part of our economy. Some of the country’s largest and most successful organisations are co-operatives, supporting both urban and regional New Zealand. These businesses generate approximately 20% of our GDP by revenue, with a staggering 13% being contributed by the top 30 alone.
The co-op model is highly sustainable and resilient, with many co-operatives at the forefront of innovation in New Zealand and globally. Getting the right skills and experience is critical for all boards, but it can be a particular challenge for co-operatives, including where elected members have similar backgrounds and expertise.
A diverse and experienced panel featuring David Jackson, Greg Gent ONZM and Janine Smith will discuss the similarities and differences between co-operatives and other business structures, including what is unique about co-operatives and the opportunities and challenges that exist.
Meet the Governance Breakfast panellists
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KPMG Leading with Impact Summit
The Summit portion of the day, presented by KPMG, will respond to hard-hitting issues that New Zealand businesses need to address in order to remain competitive, particularly in an international context. Featuring presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Session One – State of the Nation: Led by Simon Wilkins, this session will explore the current economic outlook and discuss the latest legislation reporting and ESG topics as outlined in the recent CEO Outlook. Ian Proudfoot will share the co-operative results from the KPMG Survey of Sustainability Report, followed by an engaging panel discussion featuring Nicola Shadbolt and Nick Astwick. This will explore what challenges and opportunities lies ahead for co-operatives given the current economic and social environment.
Session Two – Leading with Impact: In this interactive session, a range of presenters will explore the transformational and operational changes required by business leaders in 2023. Topics explored will include:
- Human rights legislation: Gemma Livingston
- Climate disclosures & the challenge of quantification: Ian Proudfoot
- Partnering to improve social outcomes: Kaapua Smith
- Natural capital & biodiversity: Charles Ehrhart
- Digital tools and transformation
- Panel discussion exploring on-the-ground insights from co-operative leaders including Todd Charteris and Mike Brown. Facilitated by Charles Ehrhart.
This will be a valuable day for setting the scene for the business year ahead. If you have any questions or need assistance in registering your spot, please email us at email@example.com