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    B Corp 2020: Business as a force for good

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    Event description

    Join the Wellington B Corp community on Thursday 23rd July from 10:00 a.m. NZST for a free day of webinars exploring how business can be used as a force for good.  

    What is a B Corp? 

    B Corps are for-profit corporations that use their power to bring about positive change in the world. Every July, businesses from Australia and New Zealand celebrate B Corp month, and this year Springload, Method, Dignity, Redvespa, Sharesies, CoGo, and Carbon South have teamed up to share with you how they do better business, for a better world. 

    Webinar details

    ‘B Corp 2020: Business as a force for good’ is a series of six live webinars hosted on Google Meet via the Humanitix virtual event hub — you'll just need yourself and your device. 

    We've created a different ticket type for each webinar. Click the 'Get Tickets' button under the banner to select which webinars you'd like to attend. Once you've completed your order, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Humanitix containing digital tickets and links to access each webinar you're attending. 

    When you register for a webinar you’ll also have the chance to submit your questions — we’ll then pick a selection to ask the speakers on the day.


    Closed captions are available for this event. Find out how to turn on closed captions in Google Meet.  

    1. How to balance purpose and profit — Wellington B Corps share their stories 

    10:00 - 11:20 a.m. NZST 

    Each B Corp will share their story and talk about what purpose means for them. We’ll wrap the session up with a panel discussion around balancing purpose and profit and how you can create purpose in your own business.  

      • Miranda Hitchings, Co-founder, Dignity
      • Laura Caccioppoli, Business for Good Champion, Redvespa
      • Lee Bright, Marketing Manager, Method Recycling
      • Robin Marshall, Head of Innovation and Impact, Springload
      • Brooke Roberts, Co-founder and CEO, Sharesies

    Chaired by Kelly Todd — Studio and Events Manager, Springload

    2. Redvespa: Building impact through diversity and inclusion

    12:00 - 12:30 p.m. NZST

    Presented by Redvespa’s Talent Engagement Manager, Penny Maffey, and Business for Good Champion, Laura Caccioppoli

    In recent years, Diversity & Inclusion has increasingly become a key focus for organisations, particularly those who are invested in doing Business for Good. In this session, Redvespa will share their D&I journey, what prompted this new focus, what they’ve learned along the way, and how, despite still being at an early stage on the journey, these learnings are already impacting on Redvespa’s way of working.

    3. Springload: Creating a culture of sustainability in your team

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m. NZST

    Presented by Alice Pennington, Springload’s Assistant to CEO and Studio 

    Alice helps Springload do good and think green. Join Alice to learn about sustainable practices you can action in and out of the office, plus tips for creating a culture of sustainability within your team. 

    4. Dignity: How period products became free in New Zealand

    2:00 - 2:30 p.m. NZST

    Presented by Dignity Co-founders Jacinta Gulasekharam and Miranda Hitchings 

    In June 2020 the New Zealand government announced they would provide free period products to all students in NZ. Come along to this webinar to hear how Dignity played a key role in advocating and lobbying the government to have this policy enacted through their lead role in the Positive Periods campaign and sharing their impact work to date.

    5. Springload and Carbon South: Tracking and offsetting your carbon emissions

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m. NZST

    Presented by Clare Everett, Springload’s People Experience Manager, and Bruce Scott, Director of Carbon South. 

    Springload has been tracking and offsetting their carbon emissions for over ten years. Tune in to hear Clare, Springload’s People Experience Manager, share the carbon tracking systems Springload has in place. Clare will be joined by Bruce from Carbon South, who calculates Springload’s carbon emissions every year and finds a project to offset those emissions with.

    6. CoGo: How we're making ethical living easy

    4:00 - 4:30 p.m. NZST

    Presented by Catarina Gutierrez, CoGo's Head of Community

    CoGo is a real-time carbon footprint tracking app that's launching later this year. We are excited to share our B Corp journey. Catarina Gutierrez, CoGo's Head of Community, will briefly introduce herself and her B Corp journey as well as a brief demonstration on how CoGo makes ethical living easy by recognising consumer behaviour and ethically nudging consumers in the right direction to lower and even offset their carbon.

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