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MBA Thought Leadership Series: Leading Climate Transition at Pace and Scale with Rod Carr

25 July 2024
Event Details

calendar_todayThursday 25 July 2024

schedule 5:15PM - 7:30PM

location_onThe Piano 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand



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About the Event

Sustainability is at the top of leaders’ minds. According to Rod Carr, “ The world cannot sustain the kind of social and economic infrastructure that relies on 50 to 55 billion tons a year of greenhouse gas emissions. The unsustainable will not be sustained. It is in New Zealand self-interest to move and promote lower emitting ways of living, and low emitting product and services to consume domestically and sell to the world. That is the opportunity, that is the future. And that if we constantly look back at the past, we will get left behind and left out. The question for us is when we transition, to what extent are we going to be in control of it? To what extent will it be a well planned and executed transition? Or to what extent will it be a chaotic and disruptive transition? Can we still choose a pathway to have a well-planned, well executed inclusive transition."

Join us to hear Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr discuss these questions and more.

Our speaker

Dr Carr has extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership. He served as Chair and non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and served as Deputy Governor and for a time Acting Governor of the Bank. Dr Carr was the founding Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and for over a decade was a non-executive director of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He led the University of Canterbury as Vice Chancellor for ten years, and holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management, an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science, an MBA in Money and Finance and honours degrees in law and economics.

UC MBA Thought Leadership Series 2024

The UC MBA Thought Leadership Series brings together leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad to feature in our Thought Leadership Series. Industry, students, and alumni are invited to be inspired by innovative and insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs.

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