SBN Impact Report


The path to tracking our impact

For almost 20 years SBN has been focused on working with business to transform business. Last year we re-evaluated what role we could and should be playing.

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Sustainability through leadership

Tackling today’s challenges requires a new kind of leadership. It must be in tune with natural reality and the people around us. Andy Kenworthy reports on working with Kiwi businesses to support that change.

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Ban on single-use plastics a step towards a circular economy

Plastic is one of our greatest environmental challenges. It regularly ends up as waste in our landfills, our moana and whenua. That’s why the Sustainable Business Network welcomes the Government announcement to phase out some hard-to-recycle and single-use plastics.

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Saving nature starts in the city

Our civilisation will only be sustainable in harmony with nature, writes Rachel Brown. We must dispel the myth that the environment starts beyond the streetlights.

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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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SBN member survey 2020


2021 Investor survey – key findings

Thanks to the impact investors in our network who took the time to give us feedback via the 2021 Investor Survey. We’ll be taking this on board as we plan our strategy and activities for the year ahead.

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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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Kiwi business shows its bottle

Stainless steel and aluminium drink bottles last a lot longer than their plastic counterparts but have we traded one problem with another when it comes to disposing of them? One Kiwi business has come up with a simple solution.Read More