Born and raised in Northland, New Zealand, Peter has a longstanding involvement in sustainability. In 2000, his book Better Business for a Better World was published. He has assisted companies with the development of Environmental Management Systems, corporate citizenship, and stakeholder engagement projects. His current research includes projects on the relevance of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard to small business, and, in conjunction with Northpower, business models for the implementation of photovoltaic power generation. In 2008 he led a team from NorthTec and AUT commissioned by the New Zealand Refining Company to help them understand their corporate citizenship. Peter is keen for companies to learn about how sustainability initiatives are the “motherlode of innovation”. Peter is especially interested in helping companies to develop their stakeholder engagement processes, so they can position engagement at the leading edge of sustainability initiatives.Read more about stakeholder engagement services here.
Peter is also an academic and consultant. He teaches on the Business Management degree and diploma programmes at NorthTec. In addition to his teaching, Peter is an active researcher. His qualifications include a Masters in Management, diplomas in Training and Development, Tertiary Education and Horticulture.. His consultancy work focuses around organisational development and online course development.
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Alex Twigg presented at the recent HRINZ National Conference in 2011. He has extensive experience in employment relations (ER) in a variety of roles including mediation, arbitration, advocacy, facilitator and process consultant. Over the last four years he shifted from operational to strategic ER – focusing on the link between people, process and organisational performance.
Alexander is currently employed by theDepartment of Labour’s Partnership Resource Centre. He works with unionised workplaces helping the parties improve their workplace relationships and then help them put those relationships to work using frameworks such as ‘Lean Thinking’ to help both parties achieve their mutual and separate interests.