Funding hat-trick secures more jobs for nature

The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has once again extended its initiative generating employment in nature restoration, with a third successful bid for government funding.

The latest round of funding is the largest yet, at $1.2 million. This takes the investment in the initiative by the Government’s Jobs for Nature Fund administered by the Department of Conservation to $2.5 million.


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Open letter: APEC 2021 and sustainability

The Sustainable Business Network has written to the Government to suggest how sustainability can be practically prioritised during the next meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2021, which New Zealand is hosting. We have incorporated the views of our network into the letter.

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Entries open for 2020 Sustainable Business Awards

A special award for resilience during Covid-19 features among new categories this year.

The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 18th year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.

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It’s the climate for the sustainability professional

A ground-breaking report launched today in collaboration with Oxygen Consulting, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), provides in-depth insights into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals within New Zealand organisations.

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New programme to accelerate climate action for SMEs

A Sustainable Business Network (SBN) report shows Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) want to fight climate change but don’t know where to begin so a new easy-to-use programme, Climate Action 20/25, is being set up to help them.  


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Circular Economy Projects in Auckland

Supplementing the voices for sustainability to be at the centre of the new economy, we’re calling for investment in the circular economy. We’ve identified that investing $1.6 million now will ensure Auckland can support business, reduce environmental impact, create jobs and reduce waste. 

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Letter to ministers on the post Covid-19 economy

The Sustainable Business Network has written to the Prime Minister and ministers, on behalf of our network, to ask that sustainability is put at the centre of every investment decision in the post-pandemic economy. Read the letter in full here.

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