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Posts by Claire Hewitt

Dr Simon Divecha, Climate-X Judge

Climate-X Judge Dr Simon Divecha

Climate-X is attracting expertise from the leading edge of climate change thinking. Dr Simon Divecha is not only an award-winning academic but a sought-after consultant for all things climate-change, carbon-management and sustainability.

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Livia Esterhazy, Climate-X Judge

Livia Esterhazy, Climate-X Judge

Livia Esterhazy is the Chief Executive of WWF NZ. She’s known as a strategic thinker with financial acumen, and as a strong advocate for living in harmony with nature. As a judge, she’ll see how ideas fit into the world of business, people and planet.

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Janine Barr, Mentor

Janine Barr, Mentor

“I want to be able to look my 11-year-old in the eye in the future and tell him that we put our shoulder to this problem, that we did our damndest to do something about it.”

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Rowan Yeoman, Mentor

Rowan Yeoman, Mentor

There’s a rhythm about a mentoring role at an event like this. At the start, it’s about asking difficult questions and giving the team space to process those questions and learn as they go. I spend a lot of time helping the team work through the models.

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Karl Check, Mentor

Karl Check, Mentor

I’ve been involved in sustainability for 12 years, and climate has been at the forefront of the work I’ve done — stuff like emissions reduction, footprinting and the carbon intensity of products and activities. Recently, I’ve moved into a more strategic space looking at economic modelling and understanding the levers we have to pull in…

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David Benattar, Mentor

I started my career at Aveda, a world pioneer in natural beauty, where I learned everything about what it is to breathe and live sustainability in your organisation. It was my first job, and I thought every company was like that, but boy was I wrong. I spent 20 years in the US before moving…

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