The Global Week to #ACT4SDGs is 16 September to 25 September 2022, and the ambition for this year is to mobilize millions to action the SDGs, with the theme being #FlipTheScript for people and planet. At HRNZ, we are fully and increasingly committed to sustainability and passionate to engage our members and the wider HR community to be SDG champions! 

HRNZ in collaboration with Bead and Proceed is excited to introduce HRNZ’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Week - to celebrate, promote, and recognise sustainability throughout the HR community and beyond.  

Friday 16 September

Lunch Time Pep-Talk Panel

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Friday 16 September

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

This is a complimentary virtual event for all to attend.

Let’s talk sustainability! Join HRNZ and Bridget Williams to initiate our SDG Week with a lunch time pep-talk panel. We will be interviewing four incredible panelists that are #FlippingTheScript in sustainable business. From revolutionizing the healthcare waste system to championing women’s rights – this panel will add inspiration to finish your work week, but the impact is just getting started.   

Our panel includes: 

  • Oliver Hunt – Founder of Medsalv 
  • Bobby Lloyd – Co-founder of Reusabowl  
  • Laura Nixon – Founder of Solid  
  • Jacinta Gulasekharam – Co-founder of Dignity 

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“Goals Getters” Competition Launch 

Time: 9.00 AM, Friday 16 September – 12.00 PM Friday 23 September 

The competition launch will be announced on HRNZ social media. 

Over SDG Week, HRNZ wants to recognise those amazing Goal Getters who are actioning the 17 SDGs. We’re asking people across Aotearoa to send in photos capturing how they action one or more of the SDGs through their daily life, workplace, or place of study. Your action may be big or small – we want to see them all! 

Each entry will go in the draw to win an incredible prize pack of sustainable goodies! The winner will be drawn at noon on 23 September.  

How to enter:  

  1. Choose which action/s you are going to share and take a picture that shows or represents this action. 
  2. Fill out the online entry form.
  3. Follow HRNZ on social media to keep updated on the Goal Getters competitions and other SDG Week events. 

You may enter multiple times, if you have more than one action you wish to share. 

The winner will be announced on Friday 23 September 2022 on the HRNZ LinkedIn page, and will be contacted by us to receive their prize pack of sustainable goodies!

Good luck, Goal Getters! 

Monday 19 September

Lunch Time Webinar – HNRZ’s Sustainability Guide Tour

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

This is a complimentary virtual event for all to attend.

HRNZ's The Basics aims to provide HRNZ members with comprehensive and easy-to-use materials that support your daily HR operations. To celebrate our SDG Week, we are excited to introduce The Basics HR Guide – Sustainability Toolkit as a fantastic free resource to our HRNZ Members to kick-start your sustainability journey!  

Join Amy Clarke from HRNZ and Bridget Williams from Bead and Proceed who will take you through the guide and unpack how this resource can best serve your HR practice for now and into the future.

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Tuesday 20 September

What is included in our Goals Getter Competition Prize Pack? 

Check out HRNZ LinkedIn page for updates on what’s in the sustainability prize pack! 


A New NZ HR Award 2023

We are proudly introducing the Building Sustainability through People Award for the 2023 NZ HR Awards!

Check out HRNZ Awards 2023

Wednesday 21 September

Our HRNZ Virtual Summit – Shifting the Dial on Workplace Culture covers the importance of great and positive workplace culture, which is aligned with: 

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing 
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality 
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities 

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Thursday 22 September

Bead and Proceed Epic

Complimentary in-person workshop for invited HRNZ stakeholders. This workshop will be held on the 22nd September.

During HRNZ SDG week we are excited to be running an invitation only workshop with Bead and Proceed, proudly supported by MAS. The fully facilitated workshop run by Founder of Bead and Proceed Bridget Williams, will deep-dive and demystify the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unpack the targets and help align relevant goals to business. This workshop is HRNZ’s commitment to helping further educate and spread the word on the importance of SDG’s.

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Friday 23 September 

School Up on The SDGs

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM 

Location: Virtual via Zoom 

This is a complimentary virtual event for all to attend.

School up on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Facilitated by Bridget Williams from Bead and Proceed and Annabel Burgess from Third Era Consulting, who will take you through the history of sustainable development, what makes the SDGs so special and help you align your business to the relevant targets and take tangible action today.   

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“Goal Getters” Competition Winner Announcement 

The winner will be announced on HRNZ social media – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

We will be announcing and awarding the winning Goal Getter on Friday 23 September. Stay tuned and keep yourself updated by checking out HRNZ LinkedIn page

Sunday 25 September

25 September is the anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs, adopted in 2015.

This is a closing for our HRNZ SDG Week 2022, but an opening for an increasing awareness and promotion of Sustainable Development. We hope that our SDG Week has inspired positive action and impact in the HR community and beyond, and we believe that its impact is limitless!