2015: Our year in numbers

15 December 2015

THANK YOU to all our members, sponsors and partners for your support during 2015. You’ve helped us make great progress towards our goal of making New Zealand a model sustainable nation. Take a look at what we’ve achieved this year…



168 new members


10,000 views of Sustainable Business Directory


7 regions where SBN staff or business connectors are based: Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Hamilton, Whanganui, Dunedin and Christchurch


54 events organised by SBN, in ….


…. 8 towns and cities (Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin)


590 attendees at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards


81 finalists in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards


20,000 views of photos from Awards night on Facebook


40 meals provided to James Liston House, a halfway home for the homeless from food left over after Awards night


3 times SBN has been the no. 1 trending topic on Twitter (Awards, conference and Smart Transport Forum)


11 projects


23 project partners or support partners


7085 metres of stream restoration funded through the Million Metres Streams Project in …


…6 waterway restoration projects


4 new resources produced in 2015: Biofuels: your first step to kicking the fossil fuel habit; Circular Economy Model Office Guide; Valuing Your People; and Smart Procurement Assessment Tool.


86 organisations used our Annual Carbon Emissions Calculator to calculate their carbon emissions.


32 organisations completed Get Sust Online, our online sustainability assessment tool that benchmarks progress in energy, waste, transport, purchasing and healthy workplaces.


184 media articles about SBN


116 news stories written about SBN members

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4 food start-up companies mentored by Good Food Boost