A one-day conference, Reset2024 will take a deep dive into the depths of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), looking at how the property sector can embrace New Zealand’s commitment to halve our carbon emissions by 2030, and improve business sustainability.
Integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) into every investment decision is no longer optional: it’s non-negotiable.
With non-stop regulatory progress bolstered by a global push towards unified reporting standards, the world has set the agenda – now it’s up to the property community to meet these expectations.
The property industry has an important role to play in reducing emissions. But more than that, we have a leadership role to play to ensure our cities are better planned and prepared for a sustainable future, environmentally and socially.
Reset 2024 connects property, people and the planet. This is a sustainability event, but it’s more than just a green approach, it’s about embracing innovation in business so people, the planet and the property sector prosper, together.
It’s about kaitiakitanga (guardianship).
After a test run in 2022, we are very excited to be bringing Reset back as an annual event!
Let us know if there’s any particular topic, speaker or project you’d like to see grace the Reset stage in 2024 – contact the events team today!
Have a look at the 2022 highlights!
Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier event for property professionals looking to embrace Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practice.
“Insightful and entertaining – looking forward to the next one!”
Chair, Aotearoa Circle
Director, Air New Zealand
Laurissa is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand. She has previously held senior manager, auditing and consulting roles with Deloitte in New Zealand and Deloitte Touche in London and was the Chief Financial Officer for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Laurissa currently serves as a Chair of Aotearoa Circle and is an Independent Non-Executive Director for Air New Zealand Ltd, Goodman Property Ltd, Accordant Group Ltd and is the Chair of the Audit & Risk for Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki. She also holds a role as Co-Chair for the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan for the Environment with MBIE. Laurissa is also a Committee Member of the Chapter Zero NZ Steering Group and was a 2017 recipient of the Institute of Directors Emerging Director Award.
Laurissa is of Te Āti Hau Nui a Pāpā Rangi (Whanganui) descent.
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International Business Consultant
Former Minister for Climate Change
The Hon Tim Groser has a lengthy history as an International Negotiator and a New Zealand Minister for seven years with international responsibilities in the fields of international trade and climate change. Since Tim’s last official position (NZ Ambassador to the United States) Tim has been working as an international business consultant. He is not only recognised as an international expert on trade, but is a gifted speaker – able to explain highly complex international developments from trade wars, geopolitical threats through to international monetary turmoil in terms that business audiences can readily understand.
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Sustainability Project Leader
Lauren Walker is an independent Strategic Project Leader currently leading the Core and Restore Blue Carbon Project on behalf of Tasman Environmental Trust. She holds an MA in Geography, with a focus on corporate sustainability, and has a long history of helping to generate solutions to big sustainability and resilience challenges.
Lauren has worked as a consultant leading corporate sustainability, resilience and social impact projects in a number of sectors across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico, including forestry, wood processing, construction & timber design, industry training & education, transport (freight, rail, ports), infrastructure, health, retail & service sector, and community / social enterprise.
She believes in cross-sector, multidisciplinary collaboration as the key to making real headway on the climate and biodiversity crises.
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General Manager of Business and Strategy
Entering the commercial interiors industry over 17 years ago, Marisa has since spent the last eight years in the construction sector. She holds an Interior Design and Construction Management diploma as well as numerous titles such as WELL accredited professional, NAWIC member, NZGBC GreenStar practitioner, and founder of Commercial Real Estate Women Crew NZ. Her zest for promoting ESG and sustainability awareness is only trumped by her passion for championing women within the construction industry.
Marisa initially joined Savory as the Partnerships and Sustainability Director but has now moved on to her current role as General Manager of Business and Strategy. Working within internationally renowned organisations such as Facebook and PWC has helped Marisa gain valuable foresight into global markets and upcoming trends. This robust experience serves her well as she now oversees multiple departments at Savory including partnerships, sustainability, innovation, marketing and branding, culture, ESG, and strategy.
Though she’s always advocating for the construction industry’s forward progression, Marisa prioritises a balanced lifestyle. When she’s not at Savory, she is spending time with her growing family, enjoying the beach, surfing, and fishing.
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Founder, Better Outside
Industry Lead for Sustainability, University of Canterbury
Tim Loftus is a leader in business strategy and innovation and the founder of Ōtautahi based sustainability consultancy Better Outside.
Tim’s business career has focused on designing and implementing global best-practice sustainability programs for some of the world’s largest outdoor brands, including NZ based Icebreaker and Kathmandu. Leading corporate sustainability initiatives in USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Tim has a unique perspective on the critical role of business in driving social change and ecological restoration.
Tim is the Industry Lead for Sustainability at the University of Canterbury Business School. He holds a Business degree from University of North Carolina, an MBA from Queens University and an MBA from University of Otago.
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Having set up and run New Zealand’s only nanomechanical testing laboratory that specialises in making and breaking tiny things (nano and micro), Michelle spends her time helping companies with board advisory around science and technology commercialisation including technical consulting for investors and VC’s looking for ROI advice for high-tech start-ups. Her experience spans academia, government labs and large-scale R&D departments. As a keynote speaker, Michelle loves to speak on the future of education and work, innovation & technology, change management, STEM and entrepreneurship.