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The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has announced the winners of the 21st Sustainable Business Awards at an annual ceremony in Auckland this evening.Read more
New research into New Zealand’s sustainability profession has found most sustainability professionals are reasonably confident in their current ability to do their role. However, only half of them believe their current capability development is enough for their future role requirements.
The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 21st year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.
As more companies embrace sustainability and consumers seek out ethical brands, there’s been a rapid growth of firms trumpeting their green credentials. However, this has been accompanied by a proliferation of claims of ‘greenwashing’. For businesses wanting to let their customers know about their good work, it can be confusing to know how to communicate it.
We realise taking climate action often ends up in the ‘too hard’ basket due to all the other demands of running a business. That’s why we created the Climate Action Toolbox. The free online Toolbox makes it easy for you to create your own emissions reduction plan and includes step-by-step guides.
Auckland Council is asking for feedback on its proposed Annual Budget for 2023/24. We believe it’s important for all Aucklanders to have their say, since there are profound implications in this year’s budget for our way of life. Big cuts are proposed for climate, public transport, culture and community that we believe will be harmful for our people, environment and communities.
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Good in January 2023. Alan was the Director of the Stone Paper Company (Rockstock) and a SBN member since 2011. He regularly attended SBN events over the past 12 years and was a familiar face to many in our network.
The extreme weather events over the last month have been devastating for countless people and businesses in the North Island. The people affected have been very much in our hearts and minds. We want to use the power of our network to help. That encompasses practical help right now as well as using our influence to push for the long-term change we so urgently need.
Oxygen Consulting, in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), have launched their fourth annual survey on the sustainability profession in New Zealand and are inviting eligible participants to take part.