This series of joint BECA/SOLGM webinars will be delivered in four sessions, each covering various aspects looking at the practical integration of sustainability priorities across project planning and delivery.

  • 750.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 750.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

A recent think piece from BECA highlighted the need for New Zealand to find solutions to deliver a sustainable prosperous economy and simultaneously increase equality and community well-being. There is also a need to protect and enhance our natural ecological systems upon which everyone depends. Creating jobs whilst achieving a rapid shift to a low-emissions economy also needs to be part of the equation.

The cost for this webinar series in $750+GST per council, multiple staff members can attend and all councils will be provided with a recording of the webinar series.

Webinar 1: Looking past the vision - frameworks for action

Wednesday 21st October 2020 9.30am - 11.30am

We’ve seen the need for community strength, resilient organisations and supply chains, better co-operation and co-ordination between community, business and government come through strongly in 2020. It’s more important than ever that organisations have a clear framework to guide them through, and clear actions to achieve systemic and integrated intergenerational change. This webinar will discuss the critical elements of an action-based framework, including a case study, and look at key transitions that a framework needs.

Webinar 2: Making the case for change - balanced decision making for the long term

Wednesday 4th November 2020 1.30pm - 2.30pm

The basis of decisions and what gets valued needs to be the foundation for the systemic shifts. How are we planning, prioritising and funding our future actions? This webinar will look at early phase planning processes, business cases and data driven decision making, and how we approach this may need to change.

Webinar 3: Delivery insights – tools and approaches to embed sustainable outcomes

Wednesday 11th November 2020 9.30am - 11.30am

With the case for change made, making sure long term sustainable outcomes are not sacrificed to short term challenges when it’s time to deliver on the ground is important. How do we manage delivery processes and decision making to achieve long term change that goes beyond the project completion date? This webinar will look at practical approaches and tools for delivery including perspectives on procurement to implement long term outcomes.

Webinar 4: Closing the feedback loop – is change happening at pace and scale?

Thursday 12th November 2020 9.30am - 11.30am

Achieving sustainable outcomes and realising benefits of investment often happens long past the completion of a project. How do we reset the critical feedback loops for monitoring and measuring successful performance, to inform the next planning round and drive a step change? This webinar will discuss aspects including the need for more focused data and outcomes-based performance measurement, supporting long term adaptive and spatial planning.

Speakers to be announced soon.


Jane Palmer
Senior Planner on Climate Change Read Profile
Katri Harmoinen
Strategic Coordinator - Climate Change Read Profile
Genevieve Smith
Sustainability Manager Read Profile
Cushla Loomb
Sustainability Panel Member Read Profile
Stuart Bowden
Sustainability Panel Member Read Profile
Rob Fullerton, BSc. M.CIWEM, C.Sci.
Senior Technical Director of Environmental Engineering Read Profile