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Strategy for Sustainability & Impact

Date: TBC
Why join this course:

A good sustainability strategy should sit comfortably alongside, or be fully integrated within core business strategy; and clearly connected to your business model.  In that way, sustainability is no longer an 'add-on' but is woven sensibly into everyday operations in ways that add real value.


Why is that so important?

In an increasingly volatile and unpredictable world, business leaders are being pushed to take more responsibility and prove the value they add to society.  And, at the same time, employees, customers, suppliers and investors are all looking much more closely at sustainability performance when they make their decisions about who to work with.


Developing a solid sustainability strategy provides clear long-term direction and focus on the issues that matter most. That helps you navigate today's challenges more effectively whilst capturing new business opportunities by doing the right thing.

What do previous participants say?

"The number of tangible tools, methods and exercises you leave with is incredibly helpful and grounding. The fear of leaving the course and forgetting anything and everything is not needed here. I also found a lot of what was covered is useful in strategic thinking whether it's related to sustainability or not."

Izzy Fenwick, DNA Design

It was fascinating, highly relevant, great resources, well-presented.  No course is perfect. But this was close.”  Bede Maher, Partner at Anderson Lloyd

The Future-Fit Business Benchmark accurately reflects how businesses need to change to operate sustainably in the world – much more so than any other sustainability framework I have explored.” Lucie Greenwood, The Connective

"The course provides really practical tools and is very informative with a good amount of interaction and applied learning." Sum Green, Westpac

The course draws upon proven strategic sustainability frameworks including The Natural Step and the Future-Fit Business Benchmark.  Critically, these frameworks provide a measurable and science-based definition of sustainability that underpins effective visioning, strategic planning and progress measurement.  The course relates these frameworks to other management tools and frameworks like ISO14000, EnviroMark, GRI Standards, Sustainable Development Goals and B Corp. 


Proxima is an accredited partner of the Future-Fit Foundation.

What are the learning outcomes?

This is an applied and practical course.  Participants work in groups on a hypothetical business for much of the 2 days.

You will leave with:

  • A step-wise framework for evaluating organisational sustainability context, risk and opportunities.

  • A structured and repeatable strategic approach to address sustainability challenges and impact measurement aligned with value creation.

  • A set of practical tools and resources you can use straight-away in your everyday work.

  • Clarity about how to get the most value from different sustainability frameworks and management tools.


Course details and registration

Courses are generally held in central Auckland.

The registration investment is $2,500+GST per person, which includes all training materials (hard copy and electronic access), morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas.

$990 for full-time tertiary students (student ID required)

Pay-it-forward options are available for those who cannot otherwise afford to attend 


Get in touch with us to find out more and register.

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