"Carolyn is very focused and passionate about her cause and is able to bring even the most unaware on a journey to being more environmentally aware. She has a talent for strategy and then is very good at getting the plan done so that at Unitec the results were evident in not only the physical changes around the campus but in multiple awards won."
Veronica White, COO Destination and Trades
My name is Carolyn Cox. I'm an award winning sustainable business advisor with over 20 years’ experience in environmental and sustainability management in both the private and public sector. I work with businesses and organisations, both large and small, to discover the most effective way to help them become more sustainable and implement more environmentally friendly business practices.
What makes me tick
I love the process of learning about a new business or sector, identifying the key sustainability issues and how we can shift you (gradually or rapidly - depending on your goal) to becoming a business that is not just less bad, but one that is actually good for people and the planet, as well as profit. I pride myself on making this as simple and painless as possible for my clients, learning together, having fun and feeling really good about what we can achieve together.
I hold a Degree in Resource Management, Masters in Resource and Environmental Planning and am a Member of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand, the New Zealand Association of Environmental Educators and the Sustainable Business Network. I am a One Planet Living integrator and a Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP) with the New Zealand Green Building Council.
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How we can work together
The first step is to identify your objectives. For organisations just starting their sustainability journey this can mean developing a strategy and action plan - creating a clear road map for you to follow to become more sustainable.
For those of you already well on the way with your sustainability initiatives, I can help you: identify the next step; implement a project that you just don't have the time or internal expertise for; evaluate emerging sustainability trends to identify future risks and opportunities within your sector; gain or maintain environmental certification, and stay on top of rapidly shifting customer and stakeholder expectations.
A meeting to discuss your objectives is usually a great first step.