12.03.19

Meet the four food businesses who won the 2019 Auckland Good Food Boost!

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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26.02.19

What is an unconference? And why do we need them in Aotearoa?

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.

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26.02.19

13 things we do in the office to be more sustainable

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

26.02.19

Restoring the Hauraki Gulf, a process of reconnection

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.

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12.02.19

10 sustainability trends for 2019

Each year international think tank SustainAbility identifies the latest sustainability trends for businesses to be aware of. These are the top trends you need to know about this year – five global trends and five sector trends.

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12.02.19

The future of food

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.

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29.01.19

Constructing our circular economy

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. 

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29.01.19

The Gulf and you

Today SBN launches GulfX, our major new marine restoration programme. To kick things off we surveyed the region’s business people. We asked them about their relationship with Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf. What did they tell us?

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15.01.19

Conscious cleaning

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.

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