Entries open for 2021 Sustainable Business Awards

The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 19th year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.

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Kiwi businesses accelerate sustainability despite Covid-19

Oxygen Consulting in collaboration with the Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have launched their 2021 Insights on New Zealand’s Sustainability Professionals. Despite the huge impact of Covid-19 over the past year on jobs within many industries, overall the sustainability profession continues to grow.

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Our Submission to the Climate Change Commission

SBN’s submission provides general support for the Vision contained in the Draft Advice from the newly created Climate Change Commission.

We focus whether the Advice delivers on that Vision, and how well it meets the aspirations of New Zealand’s people and their businesses.

In some areas we believe more radical and holistic solutions are needed.

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SBN backs a rahui on shellfish take around Waiheke Island

SBN has sent a letter of support for a proposed iwi-led rahui banning the take of paua, kūtai (mussels), kōura (crayfish)) and tīpa (scallop) around the entire coastline of Waiheke for at least two years. We think it’s a vital first step in giving  the seas around Aotearoa a chance to regenerate, and for the precious sea life to recover.

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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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