Climate & Sustainability

About the Committee

The Climate & Sustainability Committee acts as a platform for learning, sharing, networking and matching companies so that they can achieve their sustainability goals while contributing to NZ sustainability ambition. 

Objectives of the committee:

  • To increase understanding of key sustainability and climate change issues in NZ
  • To share practical approaches for how French companies are leveraging new opportunities for growth, performance, and competitiveness that also delivers positive environmental and social outcomes
  • To be part of a forum convening NZ and French companies to advance the dialogue, collective action and business opportunities around sustainability and the circular economy
  • To be inspired by sustainability leaders
  • To network and be part of the sustainability and social ecosystem
  • To promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace

What we aim to do:

  • Offer events on Climate & Sustainability and give access to knowledge to help all members towards becoming sustainable businesses
    • Annual sustainability forum
    • Offer Climate Fresk to our members
    • FNZCCI quarterly climate drinks 
    • Collaboration with other institutions (Team for the planet, Climate leader’s coalition/Sustainable Business Council, Green Building Council, ISC, Diversity Works, etc)
  • Promote the expertise of our members in the field and foster collaborations with NZ entities
    • Site visits
    • Expert panel discussions
  • Become a sustainable chamber by integrating sustainability into our operations (our people, our events)

The French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry encourages all members concerned by environmental, social and corporate governance to participate in the events and to share their ideas with the Sustainability Committee. In order to do so, please fill the form below or write to

Meet the team

Frederik Cornu Co-Chair
David Maucor Co-Chair
Hélène Toury Co-Chair
Jeanne Nicolas Operations and Business Development
Gina Deerness-Plesner Event & Communication Manager

Join us!

If you want to be involved in this committee, get to know all the news and upcoming events, fill the form below and we'll be more than happy to get in touch with you.

Past Events

Event report

Sustainability Forum 2019

Our planet is going through massive transformation while tackling climate change and global warming issues. We have to actively find solutions...

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