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Valuing Sustainability Workshop CHRISTCHURCH

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Tonkin and Taylor

PwC Centre Level 3

60 Cashel Street West End

Christchurch, Canterbury

New Zealand

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Valuing Sustainability Webinar and Workshop Learning Package

Understand the driving forces that shape our world and rethink project solutions to address those global imperatives.

Effectively demonstrate the value-add of considering natural, social and cultural outcomes through our built environment work.

Is your work focussed on managing risk, generating efficiencies and ensuring compliance?

Or is it about creating value through strategic positioning and capturing new market opportunities?

Whether it is either or both, your future work will increasingly be driven by creating value that is beyond just good financial outcomes.

As engineers, scientists, architects, planners, asset managers and other development professionals we need to navigate a complex array of global and local challenges as we plan, design, build and grow communities.

We need to remain focused and decisive in the face of this complexity but it is often difficult to know which issues to prioritise at a project level.

This learning package entails a 1.5 hour webinar followed by a one day workshop which will expose you to some of the global trends driving sustainable investment decisions. It will explore the theory and practice of taking a broader view of ‘value’ in your built environment work and, in doing so, create more robust ways of mitigating risk and capturing market opportunities.

Using international and local case studies, theory and interactive applied sessions we will:

* Look across a spectrum of drivers and frameworks that enable sustainability initiatives and recognise natural, social and cultural capital.

* Drill down into application of these mechanisms within your context to influence stakeholder engagement, design, development and long term management of our environments.

* Explore how to construct the right story using these tools to communicate different value propositions and establish ways to enhance and measure a wider scope of value.


“I am motivated to create more sustainable outcomes but that’s not what the client or my other stakeholders have asked for.”

"I am aware that my clients are requesting that their partners incorporate sustainability into their proposals and work programmes but I am unsure how to go about that effectively."

"I want to understand how to capture the competitive advantages (and mitigate the risks of not) integrating natural, social and cultural capital into our projects and as an organisation.'

This programme is designed for:

  • Engineers and other professionals involved in the planning, design and delivery of projects who want to learn how to identify and measure natural, social and cultural capital.

  • Practitioners who know how to do “the sustainable doing”, but have to grapple with influencing the right people to get the go-ahead.

  • Strategic practitioners who are trying to embed responsiveness to key global sustainability drivers into their organisations and work programmes.

  • Asset owners or managers who want to enhance their understanding and measurement of value over the life of their assets.

  • Teams or groups that wish to enhance their collective capacity to incorporate a wider view of value into their particular context.


This package is designed to explore the extensive array of mechanisms available to embed sustainability and broader view of value and then focus strongly on the application of these tools to built environment contexts.

You will walk away with:

  • Enhanced understanding of a spectrum of mechanisms to value natural, social and cultural capital and interpret global sustainability imperatives

  • Real world examples of how these tools have been applied successfully in projects or organisations within the built environment community locally and globally

  • Hands-on practice at applying this thinking to your particular context to construct a more robust value proposition

  • Heightened recognition of how to construct the right story for your stakeholders


Monique Cornish

Principal Advisor (Sustainability, Risk, Resilience) at Tonkin and Taylor

Monique is a built environment specialist and has worked with a range of government, corporate and NGO clients across Oceania, Europe and the Americas to help them articulate, and respond to, environmental, social and governance risks, and to deliver sustainable, resilient outcomes to stakeholders.

Monique specialises in linking sustainability and resilience measures to core business strategy, and measuring broader costs and benefits of initiatives and outcomes. Most recently Monique co-led the development of a resilience decision-support tool for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), which frames the evaluation of resilience measures in the context of broader environmental, social, cultural and economic costs and benefits.

Alice Greenhill

Sustainability Consultant at Deloitte

A consultant at Deloitte, Alice assists clients across a variety of industries and organisations in sustainability. With a background in environmental regulatory compliance and strategy, and formerly an environmental consultant, Alice’s strengths lie in the space of understanding the “why’s” of sustainability in different contexts and articulating these, as well as planning for and reviewing the implementation of best practices.

Alice’s experience has shown her that clients often are integrating sustainability in certain ways in their business processes or projects, however, may not be doing so very strategically or in accordance with best practice, and often have the opinion that sustainability is “all about the environment”. While a lover of the environment, she is also passionate about giving organisations and people the tools to integrate sustainability in meaningful and effective ways that are balanced across financial, environmental and social/cultural outcomes in both the short and long-term.



1.5 hour online webinar session offered to all workshop participants prior to the workshop.

Given the scope of this area, the webinar will offer a chance to lay a foundational understanding that can then be built on and applied during the workshop.

This webinar will be presented by Tom Barnett who has worked for Trucost in the UK and Europe for the past eight years. More info


This will be a one-day workshop

Morning session – exploring principles, frameworks and tools

  • Investigating some global frameworks and imperatives that influence sustainability in New Zealand

  • Exploring tools and frameworks available that can facilitate the integration of a wider value model

  • Understanding how these frameworks can be used to create stakeholder engagement and value

Afternoon session – focused application within the built environment

  • Exploring leading practice case studies of application to the built environment from here and overseas

  • Hands on application to your built environment work - exploring what frameworks are relevant, how to apply those to create an engaging story for specific stakeholders and how to embed them into the activation and measurement of your projects.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your “real work” to this session - creating and maximising the value of participation and direct flow-on benefits for your everyday work.

Case study contributors include:

Emanuel Machado, Canada

Emanuel Machado is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town of Gibsons. For over a dozen years Emanuel has worked with communities throughout Canada promoting a greater use of renewable energy, net-zero buildings, water strategies, social plans and sustainability frameworks.

More recently Emanuel has been developing a program for the Town of Gibsons called Eco-Assets, which recognises the role of nature as a fundamental component of the municipal infrastructure system, leading to a greater understanding of the value of ecosystem services and improved financial and operational management plans of the community's natural assets.

Emanuel will be joining us virtually during the workshops to discuss his experiences.


The registration fees include participation in both the webinar and workshop.

There are different registration options available including:

  • TSS members exclusive discount fee - available only to members of The Sustainability Society

  • Affiliate members fee - offered to IPENZ and SBN members

  • Full fee - registration for non members

  • Organisational group discount - discounted registration for groups of 3 or more people from one organisation who register. The participants can attend any one of the three workshops.

Note: It is possible to receive the organisational discount in addition to the membership discounts.


A 25% cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the workshop or non-attendance on the day will incur the full registration fee. Transferral of the registration is permitted however this needs to be discussed and agreed upon with TSS.

TSS reserves the right to cancel any session whereupon TSS will provide a full refund of any registration fee paid.

TSS also reserves the right to postpone a session where necessary. In this instance, the details of the rescheduled session will be communicated as promptly as possible to registered participants. If a registered participant cannot attend the session on the new date and no alternative person can be found to transfer the registration to, a full refund will be issued. This refund request needs to be made within 14 working days of the new workshop details being communicated. If the request is received after that period a 25% fee will be taken from the refund.

Refund requests can be submitted using the Eventbrite refund request form or by contacting TSS directly by email or phone. All refund requests received will be responded to within 5 working days.

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