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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11.12.18

SBN: new brand, new website!

After a stellar year we are thrilled to launch a new look for the Sustainable Business Network with a new logo and website. It’s the culmination of months of teamwork and we’re super proud. Check it out!

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11.12.18

Our Year in Numbers 2018

Thank you to all our wonderful members and partners for helping make New Zealand a more sustainable nation. Take a look at our year in numbers to see what you’ve helped us achieve.

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11.12.18

Permaculture – the business of resilient design

Permaculture is all about resilient and sustainable design. It can inform everything from business start-ups to retirement planning. Auckland Permaculture Workshop is celebrating a decade of bringing its benefits into the region.

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