Carbon in Business workshops

Working with you to achieve a low emission future for your business

Our Carbon in Business workshops are the perfect place to start if your business is looking to embark on a low-emission journey.


Great South's Carbon in Business workshop series equips you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to support you on your emission reduction journey.

Reducing emissions can help you reduce risk and cost exposure for your business, improve profitability, strengthen your brand value, and make your business more attractive to staff, customers, funders and insurers.


Upcoming workshops

Great South workshops and events calendar

No Carbon in Business workshops listed? You can register your interest below and we will be in touch when the next workshop series is starting.



Workshop 1: Introduction - awareness and motivation

Support for your business on its low emission journey.

Gain an understanding of:

  • where your emissions come from and how they impact climate change
  • How climate change will impact Southland
  • Consumer, market and legislation trends
  • Ways to reduce carbon

You will leave knowing:

  • how reducing carbon can benefit your business
  • the roadmap to success and next steps
  • the resources available to help you

Workshop 2: Emissions baseline calculation

Support for your business on its low emission journey.

Learn how to:

  • identify organisational boundaries
  • define scope 1,2 and 3 emissions
  • use the MFE 2020 carbon calculator
  • enter your 2020-21 financial year data
  • measure your current emissions

Leave knowing:

  • your main carbon emission sources
  • your baseline for future carbon reporting and improvements
  • your comparative performance indicator and ranking

Establish a baseline of your businesses' current emissions to inform future strategic decision making

Workshop 3: Decarbonisation strategy

Take action for your business on its low emission journey

Learn how to:

  • create a strategic plan to guide day-to-day activity
  • identify creative solutions to lower emissions
  • build a unified vision to engage your team to take action

You will leave knowing:

  • your reduction targets
  • your decarbonisation strategy
  • your review and monitoring plan

Great South also facilitates a Carbon in Business alumni group where Southland businesses on the low-emission journey can share knowledge.

Register your interest in attending a future workshop with:

Paula Lopez
Paula Lopez
Strategic Projects Intern
paula.lopez@greatsouth.nz

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