CSCM presents: Women in Supply Chain (WISC) – Why Sustainability is vital for me, us, and a world in Flux

Why Sustainability is vital for me, us, and a world in Flux

Often, sustainability is thought of in the context of caring for the environment, but it is much more than that.  Sustainability relates directly to wellbeing – of our economies, society at every level and even our own lives, where living and working sustainably safe-guards our wellbeing and productivity.

At our next Women in Supply Chain (WISC) event we will engage with two dedicated leaders who have spent several decades working to make their lives, companies and New Zealand sustainable. Their purpose, in different roles is to help others to understand how sustainability underpins business and personal success at all levels. 

Our session will focus on their journeys, both personally and professionally, as they have built major businesses and programmes of work to address the need to minimise resource waste, solve societal problems and create flourishing organisations for generations to come.

Joining us on the day will be Carolyn Mortland (Director, Global Sustainability, Fonterra) and Deborah Manning (Founder of Kiwi Harvest & the NZ Food Network).

Event details

Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Time: 7.15 – 9.00am

Refreshments available from 7.15

Venue: Fonterra Head Office, 109 Fanshawe Street, Auckland (enter the foyer from Gaunt Street)

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Carolyn Mortland is Director, Global Sustainability for Fonterra.  Leading a business unit of over 110 passionate people, the Global sustainability function drives Fonterra’s strategic social and environmental sustainability priorities globally, manages our environmental management system and provides expert support to the business operations to reduce Fonterra’s environmental footprint across emissions, water use, packaging, waste and biodiversity. Carolyn also leads Fonterra’s sustainable land management operations in New Zealand, and sits on the Steering Committee of Living Water, a partnership between Fonterra and the Department of Conservation. 

Deborah Manning is Founder of Kiwi Harvest & NZ Food Network. She is a trained physiotherapist, Barrister and now a passionate social entrepreneur.  Since 2012, Deborah’s passion has been focused on redistribution of ‘rescued’ food to minimize waste and provide for many New Zealanders in need.  Deborah’s company, KiwiHarvest, connects fresh surplus food with people experiencing hunger – thereby using one problem to solve the other. After founding FoodShare, which became KiwiHarvest, she is now a Board Director, lecturer, mentor and author. 

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