The Sustainable Business Network congratulates all our winners at the 2018 NZI Sustainable Busines Network Awards.
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SBN’s work on the circular economy has given New Zealand pioneers global exposure, and is tackling the issue of plastic packaging.
Just over two years ago, SBN’s BikeNow project led a group of SBN members and cycling advocates to get together and propose a Cycle Action Plan for Tauranga, in order to ensure that safe and separated cycle ways were developed throughout the city. Many people were put off cycling because it was seen as dangerous, so the BikeNow group wanted to see safer cycleways that would encourage more people to bike to work and more children to bike to school.
Million Metres is partnering with Seventh Generation to raise awareness and drive action toward the restoration of New Zealand’s waterways.
This year’s SBN Conference was Homegrown, showcasing the sustainability stories of local businesses, large and small. From regenerative agriculture to locusts. From a family journey of discovery in a biodiesel bus to Blockchain technology. And from millennials to the wisdom of those with decades of experience. It was a day to reflect, be inspired and connect.
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has become an official endorser for The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
As an SBN member you can be part of the biggest business transformation since the Industrial Revolution – the circular economy. So what’s the plan, and what might life be like if we succeed?Read More
According to recent estimates, Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion. This is largely made up of small and medium-sized enterprises in New Zealand. Read More
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report came out last week and things are not looking good. We are on track to reach 1.5C warming between 2030 and 2052 if temperatures continues to increase at the current rate, and 3C by the end of the century. Once we hit 2C warming, the world will be a profoundly different place. Read More
Young, Kiwi entrepreneurs on a mission to bring Dignity to both women in the workplace and girls in school, by providing them with access to sanitary items. We talk to Jacinta Gulasekharam of Dignity to find out how the business came about, and what inspired them to take the sustainability journey.
We are a group of excited supporters of Aotearoa and our beautiful waterways. Our mission is to complete a “Million Metres Ride” in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in November. As a team, we’d like to collectively cycle a Million Metres around Lake Taupo.
The Social Enterprise World Forum brings together social enterprise practitioners, support agencies, investors, public, private and government representatives. This year’s event in Edinburgh brought together social enterprise leaders and champions from all continents. Our very own Rachel Brown shares her thoughts on the forum.
Rachel Brown ONZM was invited to give the graduation speech to The University of Auckland Science Faculty on 25 September. Here is the text of her speech.Read More
In the ’60s the Jetson’s cartoon show convinced us there would be flying cars in the millennium. Well clearly that didn’t quite happen, but self driving cars are not too far around the corner. Find out what happened at last week’s Smart Transport Forum.