Building Sustainable Long-Term Value

Discover how you can drive strategic growth, sustainability and long-term value from the boardroom.

New 8 CPD points

The board’s engagement in developing your long-term strategy is essential because an engaged board and a long-term approach are valuable indicators of an organisations ability to create long-term value for stakeholders.

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: One day, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Directors and boards must ask themselves: What role do we play in the community? How are we managing our impact on the environment? Are we working to create a diverse workforce? Are we adapting to technological change? As a director you need to have a deeper involvement in the long-term strategy.

At this one-day course you will explore the environmental, social and governance matters that are essential in driving sustainable growth.

Content covered

  • Identifying sustainability drivers that are increasingly important for effectively managing risk and developing strategy
  • Understanding the new opportunities of good sustainability practices in terms of financial and non-financial performance.
  • Using a long term lens to understand which issues are most material to your organisation and its stakeholders
  • How to integrate sustainability issues using a strategic approach that creates both short and long-term value.
  • 10 questions you need to start asking to focus the board on sustainability and long-term value creation.

Forum session
This course includes a forum session where several speakers will join us for an interactive panel discussion, answering questions debating issues and sharing their experiences.

Wellington forum session speakers: Rob Campbell and Ian Fitzgerald

View forum speaker bios

This course includes a small group mentoring follow-up session six weeks after the course. The follow-up session will be made available face to face or by video conference depending on your location.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for experienced directors.

Members: $ 1,275 incl GST
Non-members:  $ 1,675 incl GST

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This course is facilitated by:

  • Simon Harvey - MInstD

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    Simon is a strategic sustainability expert with more than 10 years’ professional experience in the field as a consultant, coach and trainer. He has helped a wide range of clients to leverage sustainability as an opportunity by making it an integrated element of their long-term planning, evolution and success. By injecting an informed future-focus to align strategic outcomes with principles of future-fit practices, Simon enables organisations to improve risk management, reduce costs, and enhance performance. Simon is an accredited Senior Associate of the Natural Step global network; an ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional; and sits on the international board of The Natural Step.

  • Ian Fitzgerald (CMInstD)

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    Ian’s current directorships including being Chair of the Public Trust, Chair of Ngati Apa ki te Ra To Investments, Chair of the Niue Development Bank, a director of Timaru District Holdings and is a former Chair of Kiwibank Limited. Ian also an independent director of two New Zealand Government Department Programme Boards that have significant elements of technological change to improve organisational performance and service.