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Emma Catto

Studying towards a Master of Commerce in Management

23 November 2023

Currently, I am planning research looking into the adoption of green training and development (GT&D) within NZX listed organisations. The aim of the research is to contribute to a better understanding of the extent in which GT&D is adopted in regard to isomorphic influencing pressures, content, methods of delivery and perception of effectiveness of GT&D.



Primary Supervisor: Michaela Balzarova

Co-Supervisor: Russell Wordsworth


Working thesis title

Green Training and Development within NZX Listed Organisations


Personal Interests

Personally I am very interested in sustainability, particularly the motives which people have to incorporate sustainable practices within their lives. I am also a commissioned officer within the New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) which has driven my passion for training and development particularly of soft skills.


Academic History

I have been studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) since 2016 and since then have completed my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology and minoring in Media and Communications. I also competed my Bachelor of Commerce majoring in HRM and Management. Outside of UC I has also competed the New Zealand Certificate of Adult and Tertiary Teaching.


Professional History

I have worked in the events industry since 2015, specifically in culinary operations within a vast variety of event types. I have also done work with the NZCF through staffing leadership and aviation courses.

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