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Threading Sustainability into HR

29 February 2024
  • Start: 10:00am
  • End: 3:00pm
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Category: Regional Events
  • Region: Wellington
  • Beyond Recruitment
  • Level 10, Fujitsu Tower
  • 141 The Terrace
  • Wellington 6011
In September 2023, the HRNZ Wellington Branch were winners of the Sustainable Development Goals branch activity. As a result, we were awarded a prize of a free sustainability workshop for committee members generously provided by PeopleEX. The committee are very excited to share this prize and offer the opportunity for up to 10 of our members to attend this workshop for a nominal fee of $25.00 (valued at $950+gst per person)

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Attending this workshop, you will be taken through a process of discovery, learning and action that can enable you and your organisation to support environmental, social and governance areas from the inside-out. The aim is to set you off on a sustainability journey by looking at the “impact” you can make individually and as an HR professional within your organisation.  The workshop will be interactive, fun, colourful and insightful! 
PeopleEX have also kindly condensed what is normally a 2-day workshop into a day to maximise our sustainability exposure and learning.  
When registering for this event, please describe in two sentences what your vision is for your organisation relating to sustainability.
Event details 
Supporting sustainability is required at every level and across every sector from public to private, government and not-for-profit. We all have a role to play, and this workshop aims to highlight the role that HR practitioners can play in sustainability and regeneration.    
The aim of the workshop is to: 

  • Enhance your understanding of why sustainability and regeneration are important  
  • Bring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to life to align your impact areas 
  • Have a spotlight on the HR profession and demonstrate the role HR products and principles can play with sustainability 
  • To think about an action plan for your team and organisation that aims to educate, create awareness and drive action within our planetary boundaries 

What will be covered: 

  • What is Sustainability and Regeneration and Why Should We Care? 
  • What are the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs)? 
  • Understanding the interconnection of HR and Sustainability 
  • Employee Engagement and Sustainability 
  • Building Sustainable Leadership 
  • Overcoming Challenges and Roadblocks and Communication  
  • Action Planning and Wrap-Up 

If you miss out on this event, PeopleEX are about to launch their publicly available “Cultivating Impact – The role of HR & Sustainability” workshops. A two-day interactive workshop to educate, energise and ignite the role the HR professional can play to drive a sustainable and regenerative focus within organisations. You can find more information here:  

Many thanks to Beyond Recruitment for kindly providing the venue for this workshop!



  • HRNZ Members: $25.00 (valued at $950+gst per person) 
  • HRNZ Student Members: FREE (only 2 places available)

Please note our prices include GST.  Payment is due at the time of registration.

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For all queries relating to this event email [email protected]

Cancellations & Refunds
To receive a full refund cancellation must be received by HRNZ by email to [email protected] three working days before the day of the event.
Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.
Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details

Presenter Details

Karen Meredith

Karen Meredith believes that humans are the most underutilised resource in sustainability. Her belief in people drew her to HR over 20 years ago. Karen is a proud HR professional and certified Executive Coach - a true HR generalist with key strengths in human-centered organisational design and reshape, strategy development, change management, workplace sustainability, employee relations, and stakeholder engagement. Her favourite thing is to work in partnership with clients and their people to stimulate better business growth, better social and environmental outcomes, and better people and customer experiences. People for Better is why PeopleEX exists. Ultimately she believes that HR can, and should, harness the power of people to make an impact. Qualifications: Bachelor in Management and a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Technology Sydney, Business Sustainability Management Certification from the University of Cambridge, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Emotional Culture Deck practitioner and an Accredited Executive Coach through the International Coaching Community (ICC).

Sponsor Details

PeopleEx -
PeopleEx -
Using HR to support businesses to become more sustainable

PeopleEX are an outsourcing agency that helps make business more profitable, scalable and purpose-driven by maximising the talent of your people. Last year, PeopleEX launched its “Regenerative HR” (Regen HR) offering. This offering was born by them asking themselves - How can PeopleEX use HR to support businesses to become more sustainable? Their founder Karen Meredith has spent significant time educating herself through the University of Cambridge, New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network and hours of research to source how they can use people (aka HR!) as a force for impact. Other services offered by PeopleEX include:- Transformative HR – Cultivating performance, purpose and people Excellence Everyday HR – Your HR Extra pair of hands

Beyond Recruitment Ltd -
Beyond Recruitment Ltd -
Thank you to our venue sponsor

Beyond Recruitment recruit across multiple specialisations, and our Beyond Recruitment Whānau (teams) are passionate about supporting you whether you are an employer looking for the best talent to join your organisation or you are a job seeker looking for your next career opportunity. We specialise in Permanent Recruitment, Contracting Solutions, Temporary Staffing Solutions, Executive Search and Executive Recruitment. We recruit nationwide with head offices in Auckland and Wellington and a regional presence in Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch. We go Above and Beyond.

To access member rates, please log into your membership account, or join HRNZ as a member before registering.

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