Life Cycle Thinking Workshops

Life Cycle Thinking and the implementation of a Circular Economy approach can improve crucial environmental and social performance across the various stages of a product’s life. Armed with those understandings, companies can achieve competitive advantage, improved partnerships and deeper insights around their product and user interactions.

Now, market-leading sustainability experts Thinkstep have joined forces with award-winning integrated development specialists Locus Research.

Together, we deliver a course that provides environmentally conscious entities, from start-ups and SMEs to large corporate organisations, in pre-market, launch mode, or seeking to grow post-launch, with the crucial tools, strategies and approaches they need to be market leaders.

Tailored specifically for those in product and service development roles, each workshop builds on the last, introducing you to a design-led approach to Life Cycle Thinking and showing you how to directly and practically apply the key ideas, tools, and techniques in an integrated way.

Build Your Knowledge

Each workshop consists of a series of presentations followed by teamwork sessions, designed to enable your company to become more successful at developing and delivering new products to market.

A Three-Part Workshop Series

The content of each workshop builds on the previous session to enable a detailed investigation of the subject matter. This creates an accessible approach while engaging with important aspects of Life Cycle Thinking, management, and tools. Each workshop has a strong interactive learning component, designed to apply and reinforce key learnings from each session and tailored to participants.

You can participate in all three workshops in the series or elect to attend the specific workshop that best suits your individual needs.

NZTE Sustainability Vouchers

You may be eligible for a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise supported Sustainability Voucher through the Regional Business Partners network. We are accredited under the NZTE program and the sustainability voucher can be used as partial payment towards the cost of sustainability training.



  • Understand the key principles behind Life Cycle Thinking.
  • Apply system-oriented design to the creation of sustainable products and services.
  • Understand the product lifecycle and where the value for the end user resides.



  • Map the environmental impact of a given product system.
  • Identify the value delivered and how this can inform the design of new product systems.
  • Learn methods for exploring how to deliver this value, without the waste.



  • Understand how to undertake a Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting and the implications of each.
  • Build a high-level appreciation for other environmental performance indicators and their application.



Series Length – 1.5 days (3 x 0.5 day sessions)

Cost – POA

Location – Onsite

About thinkstep + Locus Research

thinkstep ANZ enables companies to succeed sustainably. Our passionate team delivers Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint studies. We implement Circular Economy projects and strategies around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also support companies within New Zealand and Australia with the Cradle to Cradle® certification process. Our LCA software tools and data are world-leading, and as a certified B Corp with an approved science-based target, we are walking the walk

thinkstep and Locus have been working together for a good while now, starting with the initiation of our Life Cycle Thinking Workshop Series back in 2008. With their sustainability expertise tied in with our product development skills, together we can do great things to help your business understand sustainability and create better products.

Building on our history, we’ve updated the Life Cycle Thinking Workshop Series to address present-day problems and goals.

Keen to kick off a workshop?

Book your course today by contacting us:
Nick Dibley | | +64 7 577 1650
Barbara Nebel |