2016: Our Year in Numbers

13 December 2016

It’s been a big year at the Sustainable Business Network. Check out some of our milestones. Thanks to all our members and partners for helping to achieve them!



368,000 people viewed our Facebook post about climate change in a local newspaper 104 years ago. Go on, view it again…


$133,000 raised for stream planting this year through SBN’s Million Metres Streams project


70,000 trees planted in 2016


14,000 metres of waterway funded so far through the Million Metres Streams Project.


8,000 views of the Sustainable Business Directory.


600 people at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.


177 media articles about SBN.


125 new members. We love each and every one.


112 news stories written about SBN members.


99% of waste from Awards night diverted from landfill.


98 organisations worked out their carbon footprint using the Annual Carbon Emissions calculator.


97% of attendees at our Awards night said they had fun at the awards and would come again! (See you all next year!)


61 finalists in NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards


43 SBN events across all those regions.


33 organisations involved in our Electric Vehicle project


31 minutes – time saving by the cyclist in our bike v car challenge


13 organisations took part in our National Good Food Network (from Invercargill to the East Cape)


11 projects actively improving the sustainability of New Zealand business.


7 regions around NZ where staff or business connectors are based (Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton, Whanganui)

 4 v 2  

4 food start-up companies mentored through the Good Food Boost


2 Awards won by SBN (Sustainability category, AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards; and Auckland Bike Challenge)