About the Sustainable Business Network.

The Sustainable Business Network is a membership-based social enterprise that helps business succeed through sustainability.

Find out more about Our People

We have a vision: to make NZ a model sustainable nation.

To realise our vision we help our members succeed in four areas we believe are critical for New Zealand :

  • Renewables – enabling the use of renewable energy
  • Community – building thriving communities
  • Mega efficiency – maximising the use of all resources
  • Restorative – enhancing NZ’s natural capital.

We carry out activities and projects around NZ and online which are aligned with these four areas. Combined they increase the collective impact of our work.

Every business has a role to play in this transformation.

SBN members are charting a path to profit we can be proud of – profit that benefits communities, employees and our natural environment as well as shareholders.

Our members can access practical support, collaborate and learn, profile stories and connect with others.

Together we can build a better business future for NZ. Join us.

Background – the SBN story.

The Sustainable Business Network is a membership-based social enterprise, made up of businesses, governmental agencies and organisations located across New Zealand. It was established by founder and CEO Rachel Brown in 2002 with the vision to make New Zealand the model sustainable nation for the world.  

SBN has grown to become a leading voice in New Zealand business and media, trusted and respected by corporate CEOs, trailblazing innovators, NGOs and political leaders alike.

We work with members, helping them to succeed sustainably and to progress their role towards contributing to New Zealand being a model sustainable nation.

We encourage members to actively participate; to be bold, leading their sectors with innovative business models; and to reshape profit to include wider definitions than simply financial.

Contact us to find out more about joining SBN.

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SBN is working with businesses in four transformation areas.
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