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Entries Open For 2020 Sustainable Business Awards

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:42 pm | Sustainable Business Network

A special award for resilience during Covid-19 features among new categories this year. The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 18th year, they recognise businesses, local government, ... More >>

Sustainability Leader Urges New Zealand To Think Differently This World Environment Day

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:20 pm | Sustainable Business Network

This World Environment Day, Rachel Brown, ONZM, is urging Kiwis to become more sustainable. Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Business Network and judge for the James Dyson Award for 2020, says that Covid-19 has provided a unique opportunity for New More >>

Announcing Auckland’s Top Good Food Businesses

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:44 am | Sustainable Business Network

Alcohol-free spirits. Vegetable mince. Niuean honey. Glass bottle milk vending. These are the winners of the 2020 Auckland Good Food Boost competition. The Good Food Boost seeks out the top up and coming ‘good’ food businesses. The four winners ... More >>

Award winner reduces clothing industry’s harm

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:13 am | Sustainable Business Network

Little Yellow Bird (LYB), a supplier of ethically-made corporate uniforms and business apparel, has achieved New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade, winning the Supreme award at tonight’s NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Founded by ... More >>

Announcing Wellington’s best new good food businesses

Monday, 9 September 2019, 1:51 pm | Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network and Wellington City Council are excited to announce the four winners of the 2019 Wellington Good Food Boost programme. More >>

Finalists for 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Monday, 26 August 2019, 12:00 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Judges for the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have announced the line-up of finalists after another record year of entries. More >>

New campaign to help businesses take more responsibility

Friday, 9 August 2019, 1:35 pm | Sustainable Business Network

A business campaign to increase ‘product take back’ schemes has won the support of the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. More >>

Expert mentoring up for grabs for start-up food businesses

Monday, 29 July 2019, 4:17 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Entries are open for the Good Food Boost in Wellington until 28 August. The competition is now in its third year and offers four food businesses a programme of mentoring from some of the country’s most successful food business experts. The winners are ... More >>

Sustainable Business Network welcomes Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 5:03 pm | Sustainable Business Network

It is vital that New Zealand transitions to a zero carbon (and circular) economy by 2050. The Government’s proposed changes set the framework to achieve that, including the need for all sectors of the economy to play a full and meaningful role. More >>

Ministry backs Million Metres to achieve healthy waterways

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:43 am | Sustainable Business Network

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced that the Sustainable Business Network’s waterway restoration programme Million Metres will receive a $200,000 funding boost. More >>

Announcing Auckland’s top good food businesses

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:05 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Plant-based cheese. Digital platform to reduce food waste. Veggie baby food. Ethical honey. These are the winners of the 2019 Auckland Good Food Boost competition. More >>

Major Hauraki Gulf rescue initiative being launched today

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 3:08 pm | Sustainable Business Network

A major business initiative is being launched to help save Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf. More >>

SBN report: Plastic packaging re-think needed

Monday, 3 December 2018, 9:37 am | Sustainable Business Network

The first-ever study on NZ’s entire plastic packaging system highlights how even radically improved recycling will not solve all its problems. New Zealanders need to rethink the way we make, use and dispose of plastic packaging. More >>

Another step towards a waste-free circular economy

Friday, 10 August 2018, 4:13 pm | Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network welcomes the Government’s announcement today that single-use plastic bags will be phased out. It's another positive step towards a circular economy for New Zealand. More >>

Leading businesses back study on NZ's plastic packaging

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:35 am | Sustainable Business Network

Ten leading businesses are backing a new diagnostic study of New Zealand’s entire plastic packaging system. The work will identify key challenges and interventions for the adoption of a circular economy approach to plastics. (embargoed til 0900 ... More >>

Entries open for NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:22 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Entries open for NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2018 Entries are now open for New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. The Awards are now in their 16th year. They recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises ... More >>

Widespread support for Council decision

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 6:27 pm | Sustainable Business Network

A range of local agencies and cycle groups have applauded Tauranga City Council’s decision to build a network of physically separated cycle paths. More >>

Big investment in New Zealand’s circular economy

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 8:22 am | Sustainable Business Network

SBN’s work on New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy has received a vital boost. Fuji Xerox, 3R Group and Auckland Council have become Foundation Partners of the newly launched Circular Economy Accelerator. More >>

Wellington businesses get record sustainability recognition

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:10 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Wellington-based New Zealand Post took out the Supreme Award: NZI Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand. Five other winners hail from Wellington and a record 20 finalists were also locals. More >>

NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017

Friday, 1 December 2017, 2:17 pm | Sustainable Business Network

Record year of award entries sees NZ Post take top sustainability award NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017 is a year of record award entries with one of New Zealand’s oldest state-owned companies taking out the top award. Rachel Brown, CEO Sustainable ... More >>