Being in this field is all about being a change maker
What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?
I learned that leadership is about the skills we have as individuals to do good
Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?
I'm passionate about stemming the tide of environmental degradation and living in equity and balance within the resources available on our one planet. Resourcefulness has been a foundation in my family's morals and values. University study in New Zealand was formative in embedding my belief in the intrinsic values of the environment and Maori cultural heritage helped me appreciate our 'kaitiakitanga' or guardianship responsibilities to the environment and future generations. Being in this field is all about being a change maker - it comes with the territory.
Why is leadership for sustainability is important?
Strategic, empowered individuals working together for positive change are vital to put us on a path of social and environmental balance.
What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?
Stay committed and keep improving my approach to embedding sustainability in organisational policy and practice.
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