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Promoting ESG outcomes through procurement

Webinar - April 04, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3pm


More and more clients are asking businesses they partner with to demonstrate a commitment to achieving wider positive outcomes for the environment, local communities and carbon reduction. In this free, one-hour webinar you'll hear from AECOM, Height and Waka Kotahi about their commitment to social and environmental outcomes, how this can be achieved through procurement and some examples of what 'good' looks like. 

Waka Kotahi will also share their commitment to social and environmental outcomes and what matters to them through the procurement process. 

ESG, or environmental, social and governance compasses how we consider and add value to broader outcomes through how we operate as a business and through the projects we deliver. 

About the presenters

Dr Anthony Hume 

Anthony is the Practice Leader of the Sustainability and Resilience team at AECOM New Zealand. He builds on 25 years’ experience in climate change and dealing with broader sustainability issues in New Zealand and Europe. Anthony has a strong record of project management, leading numerous sustainability projects for infrastructure teams. He regularly works with clients in multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholder groups to embed climate change and sustainability criteria into plans and strategies, including reporting against Sustainable Development Goals using materiality criteria. Over the last decade, he has developed climate change solutions and responses in a wide range industry including within the NZ transport sector. In recent months he has been partnering with the New Zealand transport agency and other transport agencies on methods to capture and embed an understanding of the wider opportunities from climate change addressed by infrastructure in a business case. Recently he has been working on understanding the social value from infrastructure delivery and what this means to critical clients of AECOM.

Claire McCarthy 

As Social and Sustainable Outcomes Manager at Height Project Management, Claire McCarthy is an experienced social outcomes practitioner who has worked in social procurement and tendering since joining Height in 2017. Her background incorporates communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing, and journalism. Claire manages social and sustainable outcomes projects for clients including Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland Council, Kāinga Ora, KiwiRail and the Ministry of Education. She also supports the Māori business uplift programme through a funding agreement with Te Puni Kōkiri. 

Beaufa Brown 

After 22 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Beaufa was employed into the Height whānau as Programme Manager of the Capability Uplift Programme. Funded through Te Puni Kōkiri, this programme supports 50 Māori businesses a year to access the Government supply chain through procurement. Of Māori and Samoan decent, Beaufa’s whakapapa is to Te Rawara, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara and Ngāti Paoa; his aiga is from Vaimoso, Western Samoa. A genuine ‘people person’ Beaufa works closely alongside businesses to help them position themselves to win government contracts and prepare for growth. He is fully invested in the social and sustainable outcomes sector with its people, community, and environmental focus resonating strongly with him.


To secure your spot at the webinar and to be sent a recording afterwards, register for the webinar