1.07.20

Entries open for 2020 Sustainable Business Awards

A special award for resilience during Covid-19 features among new categories this year.

The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 18th year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.

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1.07.20

Beyond a plastic free July

The Sustainable Business Network is helping businesses meet their commitments to reduce plastic waste and pollution. Find out how you can get involved.

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16.06.20

Beyond Platitudes #blacklivesmatter

There’s nothing new about police violence toward black Americans.  Here in Aotearoa, the level of extra attention of all kinds police pay towards our Pasifika, Māori and migrant communities is well documented. 

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28.05.20

Insights into sustainability professionals: Q&A with Sarah Holden

The findings of New Zealand’s first survey into sustainability professionals have just been launched in a collaboration between Oxygen Consulting, Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council and AUT University. Sarah Holden, author of the report and Director of Oxygen Consulting, shares some of  her most interesting findings with us.Read More

28.05.20

It’s the climate for the sustainability professional

A ground-breaking report launched today in collaboration with Oxygen Consulting, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), provides in-depth insights into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals within New Zealand organisations.

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19.05.20

Successful recovery will be a long game

So here we come, blinking out of our well-appointed shelters. It’s time to survey the devastation. A lot of us are keen to spend taxpayers’ money to rebuild as fast as possible. Money, however, will be in short supply for months, if not years. It’s vital that we build resiliency and make investments wisely.

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14.05.20

2020 predictions playing out with a Covid-19 twist

In January, EECA Chief Executive Andrew Caseley answered SBN’s call for predictions for 2020, and said it would be the year for “people continuing to recognise the power of collective action – small steps, taken together, making big strides.” As New Zealand looks set to crush the Covid-19 curve, thanks to the team of five million pulling together, it seems he was right, though not in the way he expected.

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13.05.20

We’re making some changes and focusing on impact!

The announcement that we’ll start moving to Level 2 from tomorrow was great news for many! At the same time I have to admit that there are some aspects of the lockdown I’m going to miss like the quieter, less hectic, way of life.

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