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Business with a conscience: here to stay?

SBC executive director Abbie Reynolds says socially conscious or sustainable business practices are being largely driven by younger generations, Millennials and Generation Y.

The power of purpose

Abbie Reynolds uses the mass pilot whale stranding at Farewell Spit to highlight the power of clear purpose and the opportunity for businesses to innovate against the threat of climate...

Better Futures Report gives businesses insight into Kiwi sustainability mindset

SBC executive director Abbie Reynolds says the Better Futures Report 2016 gives businesses the chance to match their sustainability efforts to what their consumers wanted.

The case for sustainabilty

Abbie Reynolds outlines how SMEs that integrate sustainability into their core business strategy can enjoy lower costs, reduced risk, and new opportunities.

Trump election doesn’t make climate change go away

  • 11 Nov 2016

BusinessNZ says Trump winning the US Presidential election does not mean climate change is going away.

WBCSD Council Meeting 2016

The theme of the WBCSD Council Meeting this year was Implementing Sustainability at Scale. SBC's Belinda van Eyndhoven was there as the New Zealand Global Network Partner representative.

Ratification signals growing momentum for domestic action

The Sustainable Business Council is delighted that New Zealand has today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Business Calls for Government Action on Sustainable Development Goals

Government needs to act quickly to capitalise on the strong business appetite for working together to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals adopted one year ago, says the Sustainable Business Council.

NZX hailed for leading New Zealand on sustainability reporting

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) is hailing the NZX as taking a lead in setting New Zealand on a path to global best-practice around non-financial disclosure. The proposals are outlined in...

Why Millennials Might Save the Planet

By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2000 – who may turn out to be our environmental and social saviours.