I hope you enjoyed a restful summer break and are feeling energised for the year ahead.
We’re feeling amped! We’re focused on growing as a network, supporting each other's businesses and helping you achieve your goals.
This is what we have planned - so far!
More opportunities to collaborate and lead action.
Get involved in Action Labs: Connect with others, share challenges and support each other in new action groups. Different groups will focus on topics like regenerating nature, procurement and communications. Tom Land is already leading a group of alumni from our Leadership in Sustainable Business Course. Thanks Tom! And, a Founders Group is already up and running.
Solve your sustainability challenges: Tap into the smarts of the network to solve your problems! Simply post your challenge on Challenge Hub and let our collective brainpower find solutions. Maybe you can help solve some existing challenges like repurposing cable tie offcuts or finding environmentally-friendly pest solutions?
Network and connect - be inspired and do business: We all make meaningful connections at meet-ups. This year there will be more! We're adding after-work drinks to our breakfast events for Impact Investors (members). It was great to meet many of you at the first drinks last night!
Join the circular revolution!
Make your spending powerful: This year we’ll be growing the Circular Economy Directory so you can more easily find better products, services and business solutions. Look out for new additions this year, when it expands to include sections on Marketing & Communications, Finance and Education. We're also looking at partnership opportunities to make it more impactful.
Promote your business: If your business offers circular products or services, or you help others become more circular, why not apply to list on the Directory? It’s a great way to get new customers.
Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to learn about sustainability and transform that knowledge into action. We offer a range of courses, resources and tools that are free or discounted for our network and easy to access.
Sign up for a course: Whether you’re starting out or changing the world, we have a course for you. Check out our Leadership in Sustainability Course, practical Sustainability Workshops and more in our suite of training programmes.
Learn about nature and business: What does nature mean for your business and how do you take action? Get up to speed on this fast-emerging topic at our upcoming Nature and Business Symposium. More details to follow! In the meantime, learn more in our webinar on Embracing Nature in Business on 12 February.
Take action using our tools: Check out our free tools to help you take action on climate, procurement, the circular economy and nature. We’re incredibly grateful to our partners for enabling us to create these tools and share them with you.
Get manufacturing climate-ready: Keep an eye out for a new section on our Climate Action Toolbox for the manufacturing sector. Huge thanks to BNZ, Spark, Waka Kotahi/NZ Transport Agency, business.govt.nz, EECA and DNA for their ongoing support to help you take action on climate.
Join the movement.
If you’re already part of the network - thank you! If not, join us! Our network comprises more than 500 diverse organisations and thousands of individuals. By belonging to SBN, you’ll be part of a network, a community and a movement that’s helping people and nature thrive. You’ll get heaps of benefits to help you learn, take action, make connections and get recognition for the good you do.
2025 is closer than you think.
On a final note, this year is critical for taking decisive action. Key climate targets are looming in 2025, and that’s lit a fire under us here at SBN. We all need to pull together to bring about the change we so urgently need.
We’re here to support you every step of the way.