Getting to the heart of social and sustainable procurement – A NZ focus on social procurement (VIRTUAL)

Session held on 20th July 2020

About this session

It's time to get beyond the why of social and sustainable procurement and explore the how.

Implementing social procurement is about change - and there are a number of key lessons from the front-line.

Come hear from two social procurement experts about their key insights into social procurement, Broader Outcomes, Māori/Pasifika business and social enterprise.

Be part of a discussion that looks to change procurement, for good.

Your expert facilitators

Seán Barnes is the Director of Social Procurement with the Ākina Foundation, NZ’s leading impact development organisation. Seán established and leads Fwd, Ākina’s specialist social procurement programme that provides advisory support in social procurement to private and public sector buyers, as well as supporting social enterprises to grow and take advantage of increasing market opportunities. Seán is driven by changing procurement for good and realising the potential of organisations to have a positive influence on society and the environment.


Frae Cairns (Ngāti Kahu, Te Aupōuri)

Frae is passionate about social equity and delivering impact through procurement activity to enable greater opportunities for Māori and Pasifika. As Manu Rewa (Capability Manager) for Amotai she focuses on supporting buyers (private and public sector) to develop their supplier diversity practice and create meaningful opportunities and genuine relationships with Māori and Pasifika businesses.


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Category ESG & Sustainability
Type Presentations, Virtual Round-table Recording
Date Entered 20/07/2021