Advisory Service

Our Advisory service gives your business access to SBN’s experts for sustainable business consulting and coaching.

The service helps businesses understand sustainability, how it relates to them and how to strategically achieve it. 

We can help with:

  • Getting started on sustainability in your business
  • Expert advice to make your sustainability ideas a success
  • Articulating the importance of sustainability to decision makers in your business
  • Additional capacity and resources for your sustainability work
  • Knowing what’s next for your business on sustainability – prioritisation and strategy

If you’re an SME keen to get started on your sustainability journey, or wanting to know your next steps, check out our Get Sustainable package.

Our approach

The SBN Advisory offers one-on-one, bespoke, sustainability advice for your business.

It can be hard to know where to start when creating a sustainability culture in your business. Even articulating the importance of this to decision makers can be tricky.

Even if you are further along on your sustainability journey you may need help so that your work accelerates and matures.

Every business can build a sustainability strategy and implement sustainable practices. It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

Building a culture of sustainability will empower and inspire your staff. It will improve the longevity of your business. It will help make your product or service more appealing. Best of all, you’ll contribute to making Aotearoa and the planet a better place to live, now and in the future.

Here’s just one example of our work – a report prepared with Aquaculture NZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries on ‘Tackling plastic waste in aquaculture’. 


We have worked with a wide range of New Zealand businesses, including Icebreaker, New Zealand King Salmon and Alsco.


Meredith Dawson-Lawry, Global Sustainability, Quality & Compliance Manager from Icebreaker, said:

“In creating our first Transparency report, we chose to partner with the Sustainable Business Network. Their input on the format, content, data crunching and copy writing of the report was invaluable. Their data analysis was particularly impactful, as they were able to take our raw data and translate it into meaningful insights. The team at SBN were fantastic to work with and we look forward to collaborating on future projects.”  

NZ King Salmon

Jemma McCowan, General Manager of Marketing at New Zealand King Salmon, said:

“We’ve been using SBN’s Advisory service since December 2016 to explore a deeper approach to our sustainability strategy across the business. We’ve enjoyed the SBN approach which marries a skilled advisory service with a real consideration for our company’s needs and context – whilst still asking the tough questions, and challenging the status quo. We’re looking forward to completing the project and launching into the next stage of our journey – and I’m sure SBN will be right beside us in future projects.”


Gavin Smith, Business and Product Development Manager at Alsco, said:

We were already doing some good work, but needed some independent and expert advice to help us identify ways to further develop our sustainability strategy. The workshop with the SBN team really helped us with that, and how we can embed sustainability into the business and deliver more value.”


John P Nairn, Strategic Procurement Manager at Vitaco said:

“We/Vitaco Health wanted to incorporate sustainability into the company’s ‘six pillar’ strategy (the Planet Pillar). SBN Advisory provided us with a framework for doing that. With the strong connection formed through a series of interviews and a workshop, they engaged with our leadership team and the wider Vitaco business to help us identify the sustainability issues and themes that matter most to Vitaco and agree which ones are truly the most important and that we can make a real difference to. This has really helped us to focus our strategy on the most appropriate areas.”

Contact Us

We’re here to help your business succeed over the long-term and take its place as part of a truly sustainable NZ. We offer a 20% discount for our SBN Investors.

For further information, or to organise an introductory meeting, please contact Tori at, 021 598 115, or Ayla at, 021 0255 8343.

For a printable version of our Advisory services please take a look at our Advisory Services Summary.