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Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

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Westpac Smarts: Navigating Sustainability from a Climate Investor’s Perspective

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Whether it is David Attenborough in a Netflix special, protestors on the steps of parliament or the Climate Change Commissioner’s recent report, discussions around what climate change means for us all cannot be ignored.

At our next highly popular Westpac Smarts event, Craig Weise, Chief Executive of New Zealand Green Investment Finance, will discuss what it all means for businesses navigating the complex landscape of sustainability and climate change.

Craig will cover factors that contribute to the complexity of this challenge, including trends, regulations, consumer preferences and social license. From this, Craig will explore how your business can get started on the journey to financially responsible sustainability, including:

- What are the common challenges?

- Who can assist?

- What are the potential opportunities?

He will also look at the practical economics of low carbon solutions and explore how a low carbon lens can be a powerful business performance tool in disguise.

This event is free for members and given that our member survey highlighted that sustainability is a topic our members worry about, this event is well timed.

Reserve your seats today and we look forward to seeing you June 25th.

Agenda:

12pm - Networking with tea & coffee

12.30pm - Presentation begins

1.15pm - Audience Q&A

1.30pm - Session ends

About our speaker:

Craig Weise – Chief Executive, New Zealand Green Investment Finance

Craig has over 25 years of experience in private capital markets, both in the US and NZ, with a career incorporating roles in investment advisory, law, investment banking and investment management and governance.

Before joining NZGIF he held multi-faceted executive roles for the commercial directorate of Treasury, managing teams focused on the New Zealand government’s direct investment and managed portfolios representing over $100 billion in assets.

Immediately prior to his time at Treasury, Craig was a principal at Armillary Private Capital, ultimately active as its Managing Director, Investment Banking. Earlier roles included time with John Hancock Financial Services, Nixon Peabody, Sidley and HHC, a private equity-backed holding company.

Craig holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Certified Investment Fund Director and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Please note, while there are no restrictions on gatherings under Alert Level 1, we are following the Voluntary Code for event professionals. More details on this code are available here.

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Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

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3-11 Hunter Street

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