Transitioning to a sustainable world: a key issue for directors in 2019
We are delighted to be welcoming our Chief Executive, Kirsten Patterson (KP), to start the year of events. KP is an excellent speaker on a range of inspiring and future focused topics.
The role of business is critical in transitioning to a sustainable world. Focusing on key environmental risks and long-term business sustainability is fundamental to good governance. The topic is especially relevant to boards in the Otago Southland region given our operations in agriculture, horticulture, heavy industry and tourism. Boards are giving increasing emphasis to these matters as they appreciate the importance of understanding and responding to the evolving expectations of investors, consumers, staff and other stakeholders. KP was recently quoted as saying that “lowering emissions is no longer just a nice thing to do for organisations, it's the new normal”.
Kirsten Patterson is the Institute of Directors Chief Executive. She is a qualified lawyer, Chartered Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, and has extensive governance and leadership experience. She is a strong advocate on diversity issues. Kirsten (known as KP) is Chair of the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust, a Trustee and Director of the NZ Rugby Foundation, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Te Tumu Paeroa.
Do join us at our first event for the year that will be held at venues across the region. We will also take the opportunity to thank and farewell four of our long-serving committee members, Geoff Thomas, Stuart McLauchlan, Pat Heslin and Alan Harper.
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