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Transitioning to a Circular Economy and what it means for your business

  • Saxton Oval Pavilion Saxton Field Saxton Road Nelson, Nelson, 7011 New Zealand (map)

As we make the transition to a low carbon circular economy, what will this mean for your business? Where are the opportunities and what should you be considering?

Whether driven by the growing awareness of your customers or legislated from the government, how we do business will change significantly over the next decade. How do you prepare for these inevitable changes?

Come and spend a half day exploring these issues further and starting to understand what this may mean for our economy and your business. The half day will be a mixture of information and practical session.

James Griffin will talk about his work understanding the issues, key leverage points and business opportunities for a Circular Economy. He will share the lesson learnt from his work identifying $8.8 billion improvement the transition could realise for the Auckland economy. You will also learn about NZ case studies that are already making the transition and hear from a local story or two from businesses on this journey.

Come and be inspired and start to get some ideas together for your business.

James Griffin is the Sustainable Business Network’s Projects lead on the low carbon circular economy. He has extensive commercial experience having worked in large corporates and owned his own business.

His circular economy 'aha' moment came when he first learnt about the practice of ‘built in obsolescence’ in at school. “Hold on a minute Sir, companies are doing what?!”

James has been working in this space for years and is a key contributor to The Circular Economy Opportunity for Auckland report. The report identifies how Auckland could be $8.8 billion better off in 2030, if it installed a low carbon circular economy.