These four companies have won the opportunity to join this year’s SBN mentoring programme for ‘good’ food businesses. Their products and services are part of the solution to restoring our food system to one which is more resilient, healthy, diverse and environmentally and socially responsible. The mentoring programme will give them a boost to grow with the help of Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED).
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Sustainable Business Network Water Project Lead, Georgina Hart, attended the 2019 Social Enterprise Unconference in Levin from 15-17 February. She reflects on social enterprise in Aotearoa, the unconference phenomenon, why we need them, and her takeaways from a weekend of learning in Levin.
Building a culture of sustainability in the workplace takes time and effort. But the good news is, people tend to adapt to it relatively quickly once these practices are adopted by a few. We thought we’d share some of the small ways we build a culture of sustainability in our workplace. These small things practised over time will save your business money, and the environment.Read More
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is currently focused on two major national projects. We are working to protect and restore the health of New Zealand’s water. We are working to make this nation a world leading low carbon circular economy. Through GulfX in the Auckland region we will be looking to the mauri or life force of Tikapa Moana/The Hauraki Gulf as the measure of our success.
Could the days of the classic Kiwi meat-and-three-veg soon be a thing of the past? The release of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report last month reignited a global debate on food, health and what we should be eating to save the planet. The report recommends plating up with mostly veg and fruit (no surprises there) and among whole grains and plant proteins, a meagre amount of meat and dairy – far, far less than what Kiwis may be accustomed to.
The Love Omaru Stream project is restoring a historic South Auckland waterway, and bringing about positive change for the local community. It’s fundraising through SBN’s Million Metres Streams Project.
The Sustainable Business Network is on a mission to restore the mauri, the life-giving essence of Tikapa Moana.*
Anyone who’s ever been on a building site notices how much gets thrown away. Nearly every project starts with some form of demolition or clearance. There’s earth moving, removal of unwanted buildings and infrastructure, as well as discarded fittings and fixtures.
Dresden’s fresh look at optometry is influenced by circular economy principles.
2018 saw a lot of movement on sustainability, ranging from new government commitments on climate change to the phasing out of single-use plastic bags. Want to know what’s in store for 2019? Here are some predictions from the SBN team.
Many businesses in New Zealand are extending a growing focus on sustainability into their suppliers and supply chain. This includes cleaners, alongside property management and other services. This paradigm shift in procurement means enlarging the picture and no longer hiring just on price and a minimum standard of service.