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2020 Virtual Program


Session 1
Embedding Sustainability into the Economic Recovery Plan 

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (NZST)

We know that infrastructure will be critically important to our economic recovery post COVID-19, but how do we ensure that the decisions we make to recover the economy now, aren’t compromising the long term impacts and outcomes of the projects? – Paul Blair, CEO - Infrastructure New Zealand, Andrew Eagles, CEO  GBC New Zealand, Ainsley Simpson, CEO - Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and Jo Hendy, Chief Executive - Climate Change Commission. 

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Session 2
Social Sustainability - Procurement, Inclusion and Diversity

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am (NZST) 

Social sustainability is about understanding business impacts, both positive and negative, on people. The engagement and interactions between an organisation and its stakeholders is critical. Directly or indirectly, companies influence the effects on its employees, workers in the value chain, customers and local communities, and proactively managing that impact is important. Infrastructure has a critical role to play in connecting communities and building an inclusive and diverse society. 

Speakers: Dr Sean Sweeney, CEO - City Rail Link, Louise Aitken, CEO - The Ākina Foundation, Berenize Peita, Social Outcomes Manager - Link Alliance and Tracy Davis, Ngati Whatua o Kaipara.

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Session 3
Net Zero Future | What Role Can Infrastructure Play in Building a Pathway Forward​


Wednesday, 3 June 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am (NZST)

The New Zealand Government has made an ambitious commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. With infrastructure responsible for over half of New Zealand's green house gas emissions, the infrastructure industry will play a critical role in delivering this target. Hear from industry leaders as they share their insights and answer your questions on what role can infrastructure play in building a pathway forward.

Speakers: Rosie Mercer, General Manager Sustainability - Ports of Auckland, Mike Burrell, Executive Director - Sustainable Business Council NZ, Steve Killeen, Chief Executive Officer - Downer New Zealand and Maria Manidaki - Water Investment Planning Advisor.

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Session 4
Verifiers Panel

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (NZST)

Get an inside perspective and find out what makes a Leading IS Rating with the Verifiers Panel – our most popular panel is back in a virtual setting. Find out tips and tricks, lessons learnt and solutions to the most common problems and ultimately how to deliver better sustainable outcomes.

Speakers: Finn Robertson, Daniela von Rabenau, Meg Wrixon and Monique Cornish.

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Session 5
Innovations and Impact Workshop

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (NZST) 

 

ISCA's popular Innovation and Impact Workshop is back in a virtual setting. Learn about the latest product, materials and innovations that are improving the way infrastructure delivers social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits.

Speakers: David Bell, Construction Market Manager - InfraBuild Australia, Jon Tomsett, Sustainable Product Specialist - Cirtex Civil, Paul Gofton, Business Development & Sustainability Manager - Australasia at Vital Chemical Pty Ltd and Ralf Kessel, Project Manager, Architect (NZRAB, AK Berlin, ARB UK) - Concrete New Zealand Inc.

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