Join Kim Hill and a panel of experts for a wide-ranging discussion exploring why children’s well-being should matter to business – the second in a series by Every Child Counts and BusinessNZ.
There is growing evidence that the first 1,000 days of a child's life shape their future health, education, and social skills. Are New Zealand children getting the best start in life? And what, if anything, has this got to do with business?
This discussion draws on international experiences to explore what role the business community can play in alleviating poverty so that children can participate in the economy of the future.
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Phil O’Reilly is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Phil works with companies, organisations, and decision-makers to advocate for New Zealand’s success through sustainable economic growth. He is a member of the Board of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and is New Zealand’s employer delegate to the International Labour Conference.
In New Zealand, Phil chairs the Green Growth Advisory Group and serves on the Innovation Board of the Ministry of Science & Innovation and the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand, among others.
Jenny Prince is the Chief Executive of Plunket. Jenny is a registered general and obstetric nurse and has qualifications in education, psychology, and business management. Jenny's understanding of the community health environment has been enhanced by her long-standing involvement with Plunket and her work with community health organisations in South Auckland.
Chris Sola is the Senior Minister at The Dream Centre Church, based in Manukau and West Auckland, and Chairperson of The Dream Centre Trust. He works predominantly with low-income families and Māori and Pacific peoples in areas of faith and social and economic well-being. He is a strong advocate for individual and institutional sustainability, and for innovative models of governance and service provision.
Pam Muth is an Associate Director at KPMG. She has worked in the health and human services sector for over 30 years, and has developed, implemented, and evaluated policy and programmes in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Her consulting work focuses on strategic policy and planning, evaluation and review, measuring outcomes, and using data and evidence to drive policy.