Every fortnight we write articles on key sustainable business topics to keep you up to date with the issues that matter. They include news from NZ and the world, the latest trends, opinions, member success stories, event summaries, report digests, campaigns, competitions and much more.
Want to know which topics sparked the most interest? These are the top 10 most-read news stories from 2018:
Last summer we took a look at ways to support the growth of sustainable tourism in Aotearoa. This included a range of sustainability certifications and commitments to look out for, as well as practical actions to make your trip more sustainable and enriching for everyone involved.
A forecast of 10 risks and opportunities for business in 2018, according to UK think tank SustainAbility. How many of them proved accurate?
In March we hosted Andrew Morlet, head of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the world’s leading organisation on the circular economy. We distilled his insights into six key points.
Founder of global climate campaign organisation 350.org, Bill McKibben is one of the world’s most notable commentators on climate change. He visited New Zealand in May and told us to electrify everything as quickly as possible.
Every waste stream coming out of your business represents lost value in terms of resources and lost time and effort dealing with them. SBN’s Smart Procurement Guide to Waste Services helps you deal with your business waste.
Throughout July SBN campaigned to get people to bring their own containers for take-away lunch. It’s part our work to eliminate unnecessary plastics and grow a circular economy.
In 2018 SBN joined the ranks of accredited Living Wage employers in New Zealand. It’s a step your organisation can take towards being fair on the people who work for you, while doing your bit for a fairer New Zealand.
We summarised the findings of the Productivity Commission’s report on a low carbon economy for New Zealand, saving you 500 pages of reading. These are the key points that could reshape our nation.
Every year SBN staff commit to sustainability initiatives at work and home. Did this summary of our commitments inspire you to make any of your own?
Working on the circular economy is one of the main things that stops Andy Kenworthy equipping his basement with a Geiger counter and stashes of beef jerky. If we get it right a circular economy will mean we get the most out of everything we make. We will reuse everything in continuous, waste-free loops for eternity.
If you’re an SBN member and have sustainable business news to share, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Jessica Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org.