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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
2023 is shaping up to be a big year for Aotearoa New Zealand as we face a climate emergency, cost of living crisis and new prime minister, all while emerging from the shadow of Covid. To help you plan ahead, sustainability leaders from across our Network look into their crystal balls to take a look at what’s in store.
Kiwi comedian and TV personality Te Radar has taken drastic action to reverse the effects of climate change in the Pacific by attempting to # Sue the Sea. Unfortunately his surprising approach has had completely unsurprising results – failing to get the ocean, and the New Zealand court system, to take any notice whatsoever of his legal intervention.
Many organisations are making commitments to act on climate. Some are reducing the carbon footprint of their products, office operations, transport and suppliers. However what is often overlooked is the influence of their investments. At SBN we want to ensure our money is used as a force for good. That’s why we’ve invested in the new Climate Venture Capital Fund.
Once just a corporate buzzword, sustainability has now cemented its place in the mainstream business agenda. No longer considered a 'nice to have', it has become a critical cornerstone of everyday business operations. Today, the majority of the world's big brands and corporations employ skilled sustainability teams to navigate the journey.
This month we are celebrating 20 years of the Sustainable Business Network! SBN started out as a tiny outfit operating off the smell of an oily rag in a dilapidated garage. We’ve grown to become the largest sustainable business organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand with 24 staff, based in Auckland’s CBD. Our work has expanded from networking, events and one-on-one support to encompass projects designed to shift whole systems.
The construction industry is coming under the spotlight for the vast quantities of waste and carbon associated with it. SBN is bringing together people from across the sector to identify practical ways forward. James Griffin, General Manager Projects & Advisory, explains why this is important and why you should come along to the Building out Waste and Carbon Masterclass.
Tēnā koutou! At SBN we are committed to improving our knowledge and practice of te reo, tikanga and Te Ao Māori. We know we have a long way to go, but it is already enriching our understanding and appreciation of the land and tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Sustainable Business Network has been working directly on nature regeneration since 2014. We’ve helped to fund the planting of over 800,000 native plants and trees, working with partners all over the country. In recent years, we’ve funded nature based employment for over 190 people. This is rejuvenating waterways and landscapes and transforming people’s lives.