Transformation from isolated
actor to regional development partner – a message for all companies
Peter Bryant will outline a new,
bold approach for companies to build sustainable, long-term value and maintain
their license to operate by ensuring a more equitable distribution of the
wealth to all stakeholders. In this new framework, mining companies will
reposition themselves as strategic partners who use their capacity as conveners
to identify and deliver on shared economic, environmental and social goals.
His talk will cover:
The trends and forces at play
that make a new approach imperative including myriad current social and
environmental pressures and why a new approach is needed in both the developed
and developing world to better address these challenges.
The key elements in a multi
stakeholder model underpinning this framework.
The key pillars to the new
approach including shared purpose, flourishing ecosystems, and competitive
communities and countries.
Peter Bryant is a Senior Fellow
at the Kellogg Innovation Network, part of the leading business school The
Kellogg School of Management, and a Partner at US based strategy consulting
firm, Clareo Partners. Peter is an executive business strategist with more than
30 years of experience developing and driving high growth strategies for
companies in the US, Asia Pacific and Europe. He has advised executive teams at
a range of enterprises, from emerging businesses to global Fortune 500
companies. He has expertise in a broad range of sectors including resources,
energy, manufacturing, CPG and technology.
Peter is a leading authority on
innovation in the resource and energy sector. He is a frequent speaker on this
topic and has advised many leading resource and energy companies including BP,
Castrol, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, BHP, Peabody Energy, Anglo Gold Ashanti and
Barrick Gold. Also he is the Co-Chair, along with the CEO of Anglo American, of
a transformative initiative for the resources sector to redefine the approach
resource companies use to obtain and maintain their operational and social
licenses. It has the potential to have a profound impact on the countries and
societies in which resource companies operate. This initiative includes leaders
from global resource sector companies and organisations such as OxFam, UN
Habitat, The MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation and RTI. This initiative
has also included working with other leading companies form other sectors
including Coca Cola, Nike, Novo Nordisk and P&G.
Despite being away from New
Zealand since 1979 Peter remains a proud New Zealander and is committed to New
Zealand’s economic and social development and over the years has advised many
NZ companies and government agencies and has participated in numerous NZTE
Peter has held senior leadership
roles at companies including GE and Computer Associates. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington,
New Zealand. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors, a Chartered Accountant of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants,
a Senior Advisor to the investment bank Q Advisors, and a board member of the
Colorado Innovation Network and the US Friends Of Victoria University. He is
also a member of the World Class NZ Program and active in the US NZ Council.
Sustaining Member lunch, by invitation only.