Covid-19: how SBN can help

As we work through these uncertain times, I wanted to let you know that SBN wants to do all we can to support your business, and to understand how you might also support each other’s businesses.

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Community spirit key to challenges ahead

Many people and businesses will be feeling anxious about the future during these uncertain times created by the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s a natural response and, while it may feel paralysing at times, we can rely on community spirit to get us through the coming months, says Niki Harré, Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland and author of the Infinite Game

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Autumn leaves


A time for resiliency and regeneration

We certainly are living in interesting times. But these times will pass. And when we rebuild we’ll be able to create a better, more sustainable set of solutions and a system that enables regeneration to make our communities and planet healthier.

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Covid-19 and SBN events

SBN runs many events, and want to make as many available online as possible during the pandemic. We are therefore creating a series of webinars that will be freely available to encourage learning.

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Sir Rob Fenwick


Tribute to Sir Rob Fenwick

Another mighty totara has fallen.

In the space of just a few days, two tall, proud and determined leaders, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Sir Rob Fenwick, have left us with a legacy to continue their good work to protect our natural world.

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Jeanette Fitzsimons and Russel Norman


Tribute to Jeanette Fitzsimons

The news of Jeanette Fitzsimons’s sudden death has rocked many of us. She was one of my heroes and our paths had crossed many times. She was a friend of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), a judge at our annual awards a number of times, a presenter, and a longtime supporter of the work we and many of our members are undertaking.

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Website gulf event


Let’s save the Hauraki Gulf

The latest report on the health of the Hauraki Gulf lays down an epic challenge for the region’s businesses. What can we do to preserve and restore Tikapa Moana? Come along to our event to find out.

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Circular economy diagram


Closing the loop to save the planet

Global resource consumption has passed 100 billion tonnes a year for the first time in history. While the massive size of that record is impossible to imagine, most of us can clearly see it is not sustainable. Quite simply, we’re living beyond our means.

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SBN member survey 2020


2020 member survey – key findings

A huge thanks to all of you who took time to let us know what you think about SBN and sustainability issues in our 2020 member survey. We’ve listened to what you had to say and will be taking your feedback on board. Here are some of the key findings:

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Sustainability in our classrooms

New Zealand’s education system is grappling with climate change. Last year thousands of Kiwi pupils joined the international School Strike 4 Climate movement making it clear their generation wants governments and businesses to walk the talk when it comes to taking meaningful and urgent climate action.Read More