Think Sustainability is developing a range of training courses to assist businesses and organisations with implementing sustainability practices as well as improving sustainability performance. Paul is a Certified ID-9 Trainer in adult learning principles. His easy-going approach makes training enjoyable and effective. Paul’s courses generally score 90% participant satisfaction.
Paul draws upon 40 years’ experience in sustainability, science, consulting and communications to deliver training that is grounded in experience and underpinned by the latest sustainability principles and practices.
Think Sustainability is now offering its first courses in sustainable procurement and sustainability risk management. More courses will follow shortly.
10 STEPS TO SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT
Procuring sustainably is both easy and challenging. The underlying principles are not difficult to understand but their application needs both consideration and guidance around how to get the best return on investment.
Paul has 15 years in designing sustainable procurement strategies for organisations such as Westpac and Macquarie Bank. This one-day course will guide you through the key considerations and ensure that your procurement process delivers your business objectives while at the same time looks to deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes.
Many organisations and businesses are good at managing financial risks and have systems in place to detect, understand, evaluate, review and respond to those risks. However, these days they are much more likely to be held accountable by their stakeholders for failing to identify non-financial risks, understand them and then respond effectively to them. Non-financial risks are becoming increasingly mainstream in the media, at shareholder meetings, in legislation and investment decision-making.
Sustainability-related risks are a significant component of non-financial risks and include climate change, modern slavery, business reputation, stakeholder accountability, environmental stewardship, responsible procurement and resource management. Yet many organisations’ risk management systems are simply not able to deal as effectively with sustainability-related risks as they do with other types of risks. They are even less likely to realise, and take advantage of, sustainability-related opportunities for their business.
This course will assist you to understand and implement sustainability risk management principles and practices to enhance your effectiveness at dealing with sustainability-related non-financial risks. The course is structured on ID9 adult learning principles and provides a mixture of instructional sessions and practical activities based on actual examples and case studies that will help you reinforce and apply learnings. The trainer, Paul Davies has 13 years’ expertise and experience in helping companies and NFPs better understand and manage sustainability risks to better embed them as part of their overall risk management system. Previous clients include Westpac, Canon, Stockland, Nestle, Newmont, Mirvac, AbilityOptions, Telstra, Macquarie Bank, Fuji Xerox and Hydro Tasmania.