Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Team: CEO
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Research Interests

Research Interests

Richard became Chief Executive in 2011 after five years as Science General Manager for Environment and Society. Prior to that, he held a dual role as Science Manager for Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sinks, and Sustainable Business and Government. He led the latter team from vision and concept in 1999, developing a suite of new products (Enviro-Mark® NZ, E-Manage, EBEX21® and CarboNZeroCertTM) and creating the Building Capacity for Sustainable Development and Waka Tohu (Māori Business Branding) science programmes. Richard led the production of the 2000 Landcare Research Sustainable Development Report, which kick-started our work on sustainable business practice. He was an elected member of the first Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). He had four years on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Business Council and contributed to the development of the Lincoln Hub. He has been a trustee of Predator-Free NZ and a member of the advisory board of the Cape to City programme in the Hawkes Bay.

Richard is currently a Board member of Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd and Chair of the Board of Science New Zealand.

Richard is passionate about good science making a positive difference for society and the environment. He aims to engage research users and customers as partners and build lasting relationships. He sees the National Science Challenges and SSIF Platforms as catalysts for enhancing such relationships, especially those including science, government and business. His previous roles included R&D management positions at Zeneca Agrochemicals UK and ICI Japan.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Cambridge
    PhD Biology
    1980
  • Cambridge
    BA Natural Sciences
    1977

Publications

Publications

  • Gordon R 2013. Sustainable business practice. Discovery 38: 2. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/discovery-issue-38 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Gordon R 2012. Land use and water quality. Discovery 37: 2. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/50375/discovery_37.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Gordon R 2012. Tena Koutou Tena Koutou. Discovery 12(36): 2-3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/DiscoveryIssue36.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Gordon R 2011. Moving ahead. Discovery 11(34): 2-3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/DiscoveryIssue34.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Gordon R 2011. CEO's update. Discovery 11(35): 2-3. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/DiscoveryIssue35.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Frame B, Collins A, Gordon R 2011. New Zealand, new futures, new ways of science engaging with society? New Zealand science review 68(1): 24-27. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Grindell J, Gordon R 2010. Our journey from unsustainability : Landcare Research corporate reporting. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Lancare Research. Pp. 77-86. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/documents/hatched_ebook_entire_web.pdf (Book Section, 2010)
  • Gordon R 2010. Sustainable development : responding to the research challenge in New Zealand. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Lancare Research. Pp. 287-296. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/documents/hatched_ebook_entire_web.pdf (Book Section, 2010)
  • Gordon R ed. 2010. MfE update 1. Lincoln, Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/mfe/issue1.asp (Serial, 2010)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. 2010. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research. 302 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/ (Edited Book, 2010)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. 2010. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research. 302 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/ (Edited Book, 2010)
  • White A, Harmsworth G, Grindell J, Gordon R 2009. The Maori way: a business model for our time. Tellus website. Condensed version to the Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Parker W, Gordon R, Lee M 2007. [Presentation] Science for sustainable business. Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, 13 August 2007. Pp. -. (Book Section, 2007)
  • Gordon R, Mikaere B 2005. Waka sets sail for brighter business future. Discovery 12: 2-3. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Gordon R 2005. Understanding Kyoto. Discovery 13: 1-. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Gordon R, Smith A 2005. Sustainability reporting and the global reporting initiative. Working on the frontier : environmental sustainability in practice : Christchurch Conference 29 March - 1 April 2005, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand : proceedings. Christchurch, [The Conference. Pp. [unpaged]-. (Book Section, 2005)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Turney I 2005. The emissions / biodiversity exchange : a corporate sustainable development programme in New Zealand. In: Begg K, van der Woerd F, Levy D ed. The business of climate change : corporate responses to Kyoto. Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing. Pp. 231-241. (Book Section, 2005)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Whitehouse I 2004. A framework for corporate responsibility in New Zealand. The corporate citizen 4: 4-10. (Journal Article, 2004)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Whitehouse I 2003. Corporate responsibility in New Zealand. In: Shah RA, Murphy DF, McIntosh M ed. Something to believe in : creating trust and hope in organisations : stories of transparency, accountability and governance. 18. Sheffield, Greenleaf Publishing. Pp. 190-205. (Book Section, 2003)
  • Frame B, McGuinness W, Gordon R 2003. Reinforcing a clean green brand : an overview of sustainable development reporting in New Zealand. Accountability quarterly 21: 23-28. (Journal Article, 2003)
  • Gordon R 2002. Landcare Research serves up "triple treat" for business. Discovery 1: 5-. (Journal Article, 2002)
  • Gordon R 2002. Johannesburg and beyond. Discovery 3: 1-. (Journal Article, 2002)
  • Watts R, Couling K, Barker R, Heremaia C, Rance C, Meurk C, Gordon R 2000. [Abstract] Waterway restoration : an integrated approach to urban asset management in Christchurch, New Zealand. SER 2000 : Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, Liverpool, 4-7 September 2000 : Reflections on the past, directions for the future : abstracts. [Liverpool], [The Conference]. Pp. [unpaged]-. (Book Section, 2000)
  • Peters M, Gordon R 2000. [Abstract] Lessons from the formation of the community-based New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network (NZERN). SER 2000 : Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, Liverpool, 4-7 September 2000 : Reflections on the past, directions for the future : abstracts. [Liverpool], [The Conference]. Pp. [unpaged]-. (Book Section, 2000)
  • Meurk CD, Hall G, Kilvington M, Gordon R 2000. [Abstract] Restoration in New Zealand : battling the biogeography and confronting the comfort zone. SER 2000 : Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, Liverpool, 4-7 September 2000 : Reflections on the past, directions for the future : abstracts. [Liverpool], [The Conference]. Pp. [unpaged]-. (Book Section, 2000)
  • Gordon R, Hart P, Hall G, Burrows L, Tan J 2000. [Abstract] Sink and all : restoration as a route to greenhouse gas mitigation for organisations wanting to do better than buy permits or pay taxes. SER 2000 : Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference, Liverpool, 4-7 September 2000 : Reflections on the past, directions for the future : abstracts. [Liverpool], [The Conference]. Pp. [unpaged]-. (Book Section, 2000)
  • Gordon R, Hart P, Burns B 2000. [Abstract] Ecol Soc 2001 : an environmentally sustainable conference? New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2000 : Hamilton, New Zealand : November 19th-23rd, Venue : University of Waikato. [Hamilton], [The Conference]. Pp. 38-. (Book Section, 2000)
  • Gordon R 1999. [Abstract] Eco-efficiency : the only way forward. Manaaki Whenua Conference handbook, 21-23 April 1999, Te Papa, Wellington : Cherishing the land. [Lincoln], [Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research]. Pp. 28-. (Book Section, 1999)
  • Gordon R 1998. "Restoring the health and wealth of ecosystems" : overview. Restoring the Health & Wealth of Ecosystems : paper, poster & exhibit abstracts and field trip notes, 28-30 September 1998. [Lincoln, Canterbury], [The Conference]. Pp. -. (Book Section, 1998)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Advisory Board Member, Sustainable Business Council
  • Board Member, Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd (formerly carboNZero Holdings Ltd)
  • Trustee, Predator Free NZ