Beyond Platitudes #blacklivesmatter

There’s nothing new about police violence toward black Americans.  Here in Aotearoa, the level of extra attention of all kinds police pay towards our Pasifika, Māori and migrant communities is well documented. 

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Insights into sustainability professionals: Q&A with Sarah Holden

The findings of New Zealand’s first survey into sustainability professionals have just been launched in a collaboration between Oxygen Consulting, Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council and AUT University. Sarah Holden, author of the report and Director of Oxygen Consulting, shares some of  her most interesting findings with us.Read More


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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Successful recovery will be a long game

So here we come, blinking out of our well-appointed shelters. It’s time to survey the devastation. A lot of us are keen to spend taxpayers’ money to rebuild as fast as possible. Money, however, will be in short supply for months, if not years. It’s vital that we build resiliency and make investments wisely.

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2020 predictions playing out with a Covid-19 twist

In January, EECA Chief Executive Andrew Caseley answered SBN’s call for predictions for 2020, and said it would be the year for “people continuing to recognise the power of collective action – small steps, taken together, making big strides.” As New Zealand looks set to crush the Covid-19 curve, thanks to the team of five million pulling together, it seems he was right, though not in the way he expected.

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We’re making some changes and focusing on impact!

The announcement that we’ll start moving to Level 2 from tomorrow was great news for many! At the same time I have to admit that there are some aspects of the lockdown I’m going to miss like the quieter, less hectic, way of life.

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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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Tools & Resources


Free new guides to being more sustainable

We’ve created a series of new and updated resources covering some of the key sustainability topics to help your business survive and thrive. Taking these steps will help assist the New Zealand economy, as a whole, to shift onto a more resilient path.

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