Otago Polytechnic

Our students had the opportunity to learn about sustainability in business from an industry expert yesterday.

Ben Mayer, Climate Change and Sustainability Advisor at engineering and consulting firm Beca, spoke to students across our management, construction, and IT courses about working towards a net zero carbon future.

He presented practical examples of the challenges and opportunities in transitioning to a net zero emission and equitable future.

Ben is passionate about aligning business motivations and incentives with outcomes that are positive and lasting for organisations, communities and New Zealanders as global citizens.

He also encouraged our staff and students to learn more and act on climate change by engaging with Now Crowd, a community of young professionals driving sustainability in our workplaces.

They run education events that are fantastic for networking. They also provide great toolkits for tackling many of the key issues with organisations.

Ben highly recommends giving them a follow on social media and getting along to their events. You can learn more about them here: https://www.nowcrowd.org.nz/

Our students came away from the talk with much more knowledge about and enthusiasm for sustainability.

Published on 21 Feb 2020

Orderdate: 21 Feb 2020
Expiry: 21 Feb 2021