TIME magazine quoted: "The question is not anymore if the business should or shouldn't take into consideration its social responsibilities but rather how to best approach them"
For this Red Sofa, we'll be diving into the world of "good" business. To break down the notions and preconceptions of different business styles and their financial, social and environmental outcomes.
Our previous Red Sofa's have discussed vision, failure and the future; and now it's time to talk about business generosity. We're bringing in a stellar panel, who will inspire and stir your views on what it means to do "good" business.
Lynne Le Gros - Spark
Lynne is an experienced marketer and a firm believer in the value of businesses and individuals contributing to their community. For the last six years Lynne has led Spark Foundation and Spark’s philanthropic programmes including Givealittle, Spark Jump, the partnership with Manaiakalani Education Trust and Spark employee generosity programmes (volunteering and payroll giving). Lynne has recently moved back into a commercial role supporting Spark’s transition to Agile ways of working. Outside work Lynne walks the talk by being a regular volunteer at the Auckland City Mission Drop-in Centre. We can't forget to mention that Lynne is a Waikato-nian! She grew up in the King Country and gradually moved north, studying at the University of Waikato before moving up to Auckland.
Dennis Turton - Trust Waikato
Dennis’ significant senior management experience holds him in good stead, as Trust Waikato’s Chief Executive, to provide vision, direction and support to the Trust. He also plays an important part in the philanthropic sector at a local and national level, representing the Trust’s views on sector issues and dialogue, and upholding the interests of the communities it serves. He is particularly interested in enabling projects that will have long-term and positive impacts for our most vulnerable communities.
Ben Evers-Swindell - Air New Zealand
Ben is a Senior Corporate Manager at Air New Zealand, and prior to this role he was a Manager of the Future for Work project. Future of Work ensures the organisation is appropriately preparing for the tech, environmental and societal changes up to 2030. Air New Zealand are committed to fostering a culture that delivers a highly engaged workforce. Their numerous internal initiatives as well as wider community projects is a prime example of a vibrant and engaged company. Air New Zealand have twice been voted NZ's Best Employer!
Book your tickets now as they'll be flying like hotcakes! See you there!
This Red Sofa is proudly sponsored by SkyPoint Technologies
SkyPoint Technologies is an IT and communications company that embraces innovation. They are technology integration specialists in both cloud hosted & on-premise environments. SkyPoint design, implement and support computer networks and telephone solutions for organisations of all sizes.