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.
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.
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.
With the impacts of climate change being felt around the world we need to act and fast. To help New Zealand businesses take urgent climate action we’re looking for partners to collaborate on an innovative new programme.
Oxygen Consulting, in conjunction with the Sustainable Business Network, the Sustainable Business Council and Auckland University of Technology, has launched a ground-breaking piece of research investigating the role of the sustainability professional in New Zealand.Read More
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.
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:
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