Sustainable Business Network launches new website

19 December 2013

The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has launched a new website to better showcase the success
stories of our members and their role in transforming New Zealand’s business landscape.

“Our new website has been created by our members – and for our members,” says CEO Rachel Brown. “It’s been designed to profile our members and their success stories within four ‘transformation areas’: Renewables, Community, Mega efficiency and Restorative.”

Key features of the new website include a member directory (to be launched early in 2014), which will include a detailed profile of each SBN member. It will be searchable by key word and by category, to help users locate sustainable products and services around New Zealand.

The website also includes an innovative new web tool that collates and maps sustainable business activity taking place across New Zealand. The tool, called ‘NZ Activity Map’ categorises projects into our four transformation areas. We’ve created it together with ecoPortal to aggregate and share the progressive projects that are collectively contributing to making New Zealand a model sustainable nation.

“We’re really excited to launch our new website,” says Rachel. “We’ve wanted to do this for years but didn’t manage to do it until we found the perfect combination of people to help us.  We’ve worked with the enormous talent of our members, who know what we’re trying to achieve, portraying the talent of all our members, promoting our range of events across the country and more.  

“Special thanks to Enspiral who built the site, and understood how a community of business innovators needs to connect with the broad range of new technology and media, and to create a tool that will be inspiring and useful for all. Thanks also to FUSE, who have created a look and feel that we feel represents the ‘running up the stairs’ kind of energy that SBN has. Finally, thanks to Goodsense, who’ve helped us work out how best to communicate our desire to sustainably transform New Zealand. Huge thanks to NZI for supporting us as a foundation partner – we couldn’t have done this without you.

“Early next year we’ll be launching our new member directory. When this is up and running we’ll be encouraging members to support each other and hope you will use the directory for all your sustainable purchases.”

The new website has been created as part of a brand refresh, which also sees the launch of a new newsletter. The newsletter, which is open to all subscribers, will be distributed weekly from January 2014 and will share the latest news in sustainable business. To subscribe, simply click on the ‘subscribe’ button on the home page.