ANN SMITH


CEO, Enviro-Mark Solutions

Ann is a recognised thought leader and representative on a number of national and international sustainable business and carbon management forums. She leads the team at Enviro-Mark Solutions with expertise on latest developments in international best practice and standards on carbon inventories, footprinting and reporting, carbon reduction and offsetting, and Science Based Targets. Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited is the home of the CEMARS, carboNZero, Enviro-Mark and Energy-Mark certification programmes which assist organisations to improve their environmental, carbon and energy management. As a subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, Enviro-Mark Solutions’ programmes are science-based and programme certification is highly regarded for its credibility and integrity.

Before joining Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, Ann was Professor of Environmental Management for Business and Corporate Sustainability Manager at the University of Hertfordshire. In that role, she led the sustainability aspects of the design and build of the university’s new campus which was, at that time, part of the largest brown-field development in Europe.

Ann brings a wealth of experience through supporting businesses of all sizes (from SMEs to large multinationals) across New Zealand and engaging at all organisational levels. She is passionate about enabling businesses to improve their environmental performance to accelerate New Zealand's transition to a sustainable low carbon economy.


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