2014 at SBN: our year in numbers.

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to our members, sponsors and partners for your support throughout 2014. You’ve enabled us to make great progress towards a more sustainable NZ. Here’s a quick look at our year in numbers.



new members joined in 2014





SBN events in ......





10 towns and cities around New Zealand





new Sustainable Business Directory created




news stories about SBN members promoted in our newsletter





transformation areas: Renewables, Community, Mega efficiency & Restorative




new projects: circular economy model office, electric vehicles, biodiesel, cycling, local food governance, sustainable investment, sustainable procurement, community footprinting and water restoration





crowd-funding website created (Million Metres Streams)




 metres of waterway restoration funded




new Project Partners and Support Partners: Gull, Hubbards, Auckland Council, INZIDE Commercial, Philips, Opus, AECOM, Auckland Transport, Fulton Hogan, Chorus, Apex Insurance, Nelmac, WasteMinz





conference (Project NZ: The Big Shift)




organisations and individuals on longlist of NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards





SBN Award winners




award won by SBN (AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards – not for profit category)




reports produced (‘Business Opportunities for a Sustainable NZ’, ‘Investing in our Future: creating better KiwiSaver funds’, and ‘Project NZ: Launching the Big Shift in NZ. SBN 2014 Conference Report’)





business opportunities identified




We wish everyone in our Network a very enjoyable break over Christmas and the New Year and look forward to connecting with you again in 2015.
The SBN team

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