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01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

Amber Coulter’s firm has gone fully flexible – and as far as the future of the office goes, they’re still working things out.

The co-founder of TRA says team members can choose when and how they work - as long as it's a win for them, their teams, and their clients. 

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Amber Coulter’s firm has gone fully flexible – and as far as the future of the office goes, they’re still working things out.

01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

EY’s Kate Hillman says the future of the office is collaborative – and that flexibility is here to stay.

The global consulting firm's leader of People and Culture for Oceania says having leaders in the office is key to the rest of the team turning up. 

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EY’s Kate Hillman says the future of the office is collaborative – and that flexibility is here to stay.

01 • 08 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

Bringing your whole self to work is “bullshit”, says Sandy Burgham. She’s got other ideas about how things need to change at work.

Everybody is asking questions about the future of the office and the future of work. Leadership coach Sandy Burgham says we need to look deeper for answers. 

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Bringing your whole self to work is “bullshit”, says Sandy Burgham. She’s got other ideas about how things need to change at work.

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Matthew Cockram

Cooper and Company chief executive Matthew Cockram has some experience in turning unloved areas around: he led the team behind Britomart’s regeneration. Here, he talks about the past and future of Auckland’s central city, and how getting people back to work will underpin its resurgence.

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City Futures: Matthew Cockram

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Katie Procter

Katie Procter recently completed her first year of work at Westpac NZ’s Auckland headquarters – although lockdowns mean she’s done most of that work virtually. Here, she talks about what that experience has taught her about how she’d like to structure her working week.

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City Futures: Katie Procter

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Geoff Busch

Geoff Busch is a partner at the law firm Anderson Lloyd. Lockdowns have taught him the benefits of flexibility, but also that there’s no substitute for working through important issues in person.

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City Futures: Geoff Busch

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart / The Good Citizen

City Futures: Chlöe Swarbrick

Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick says creativity and equality of opportunity are the keys to unlocking the city centre’s potential.

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City Futures: Chlöe Swarbrick

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie

Architects Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie recently moved their firm, Monk Mackenzie, to new offices in one of Britomart’s heritage buildings. Now, they’re telling their teams they need to be there in person.

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City Futures: Hamish Monk and Dean Mackenzie

26 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Veer Khanna

Veer Khanna is a credit analyst at Westpac NZ and co-leader of the company’s youth network. After a little over a year at the bank, he’s looking forward to seeing his colleagues in person — and to a hybrid working model that allows flexibility.

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City Futures: Veer Khanna

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Joanne Ogg

Despite a broad embrace of flexible working, Joanne Ogg, Managing Partner at EY’s Auckland offices, sees in-person connection as a cornerstone of EY’s future work and organisational culture.

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City Futures: Joanne Ogg

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart

City Futures: Andrew Lamb

Infratil’s general manager of development Andrew Lamb is Britomart-based and urging his teams to get back to the office. He’s also contemplating what the office of the near-future might look like. 

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City Futures: Andrew Lamb

21 • 04 • 22 / Business at Britomart / News

City Futures: Krishna Botica

Restaurateur Krishna Botica was an early adopter of Britomart, opening Café Hanoi in 2010 and Ghost Street in 2021. After dealing with the challenges of Covid, she says connecting in person is essential — and the central city is still the best place to do it.

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City Futures: Krishna Botica

11 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021

From Green Star buildings to community events, our Sustainability Report 2021 details a year of sustainable development. Scroll down for links to each chapter of the report. 

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Sustainability Report 2021

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Letter from the Chief Executive

Cooper and Company has long had a sustainability framework that we apply to our endeavours. We make decisions with the assumption of long-term ownership and stewardship, which allows us to focus on environmental, social and economic outcomes that build and support each other. 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Letter from the Chief Executive

04 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Our report card and targets

One of the objectives of creating this, our third annual sustainability report, is benchmarking goals against which we can hold ourselves accountable. These are the sustainability goals we set ourselves for 2020, with commentary on how we’re tracking to meet them.  

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Our report card and targets

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Performance, NABERSNZ ratings, Toitū Envirocare

In 2020 Britomart was awarded 3 Green Stars in its assessment under the Green Star Performance Tool, administered and audited by the NZ Green Building Council.  The Green Star Performance Tool assesses the environmental impact of Britomart’s buildings through the use of nine impact categories.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Performance, NABERSNZ ratings, Toitū Envirocare

02 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Mark Sinclair

This year Britomart broadened its sustainability commitments beyond Green Star Performance ratings to work with Toitū Envirocare. Britomart’s sustainability director Mark Sinclair talks to Jeremy Hansen about assessing carbon emissions and establishing a plan to reduce them.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Mark Sinclair

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Social Sustainability

Britomart’s focus on social sustainability includes a programme of events that run in Takutai Square and elsewhere in the precinct throughout the year. All of these events are designed to build connection with Britomart’s unique sense of place, its history and that of the city around it.

 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Social Sustainability

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Buildings

Our new development projects and their Green Star credentials.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Green Star Buildings

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Campbell Williamson

Britomart development director Campbell Williamson led construction on The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel. Here, he talks to Jeremy Hansen about the twists and turns and intense attention to detail that came with the design

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Campbell Williamson

03 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Tamzin Hawkins

The Hotel Britomart’s 5 Green Star rating applies only to the building, but the sustainable ethos has been woven through every decision the hotel makes. Take, for example, the hotel uniforms: as designer Tamzin Hawkins explains to Melinda Williams, every part of them was made as sustainably as possible.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Tamzin Hawkins

02 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Hayley Koerbin

As the New Zealand sustainability lead at engineering consultancy Norman Disney Young, Hayley Koerbin was deeply involved in the myriad of decisions required to ensure The Hotel Britomart achieved a 5 Green Star rating for its design and build. Here, she explains to Jeremy Hansen how Green Star ratings require consideration of every aspect of a building’s construction and operations − and how these decisions benefit the environment.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Hayley Koerbin

27 • 07 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / The Barrington Sofrana redevelopment

They were built more than a century ago as warehouses to serve Auckland’s busy port. Now the layers of beautiful timber and brick of Britomart's Barrington and Sofrana Buildings are being stripped back to launch an exciting new phase.

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Sustainability Report 2021 / The Barrington Sofrana redevelopment

10 • 11 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Sustainability Report 2021 / Survey Results

We conduct an annual survey of Britomart community members as part of our reporting under the Green Star Performance Tool. This covers aspects like thermal and acoustic comfort levels, lighting and air quality in buildings. This year we also included questions related to wider environmental issues to establish a benchmark for future surveys. 

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Sustainability Report 2021 / Survey Results

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Pip Best

Pip Best is the sustainability and climate change lead at EY, advising businesses on how to prepare for the rapid changes that lie ahead. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen about the challenges for New Zealand businesses as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Pip Best

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Hana Kajimura

At Allbirds, Hana Kajimura is charged with making the complexities of climate change easily understandable to customers. She spoke to Melinda Williams as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series to talk about how her firm is making sustainability part of its DNA. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Hana Kajimura

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Tom Hishon

Tom Hishon spotlights sustainable seafood at his restaurant, kingi, working with independent suppliers to nurture fish stocks and the ocean. He spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Tom Hishon

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Helene Pacalin

Helene Pacalin works for Toitū Envirocare, the organisation that's making great strides in helping businesses measure and reduce their carbon emissions. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Helene Pacalin

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Nigel Borell

The curator of Māori art says care for the environment has always been intrinsic to the Māori world view. He spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of our Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Nigel Borell

27 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Kate van Praagh

Kate van Praagh is the sustainability lead at Westpac, incorporating climate-related goals into every aspect of its business. She spoke to Jeremy Hansen as part of Britomart's Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Kate van Praagh

28 • 04 • 21 / Business at Britomart / Sustainability

Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Maggie Hewitt

Maggie Hewitt is taking her fashion label, Maggie Marilyn, on a bold sustainability journey. She speaks to Melinda Williams about it as part of Britomart's Seven Plans for a Better Planet interview series. 

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Seven Plans for a Better Planet: Maggie Hewitt