Sustainable Business Council

Business, people and nature thriving together

2023 Annual Council Meeting

In August 2023, SBC brought together members at our Annual Council Meeting to hear about what SBC has been up to over the last financial year and where we’re headed over the next one. Check out some of the highlights from the event in this video.

Annual Snapshot 2023

SBC’s Annual Snapshot highlights SBC and member activity throughout 2022/23.

The Sustainable Business Council exists to mobilise New Zealand’s most ambitious businesses to build a thriving and sustainable future for all.

SBC is a membership organisation that connects businesses, partners, and sectors to create impact that no single business could achieve alone. We work with executives and sustainability professionals to maximise their positive impact for shareholders, communities and the environment. We hold our members to account by asking them to fulfil member commitments. We deliver impact by championing our members to be at the leading-edge of sustainability and in doing so inspire other businesses to take action.

Our work


Supporting members to be ambitious on sustainability
and encouraging other businesses to go further.


Accelerating the transition to a future that is zero emissions, resilient, and nature regenerative.


Members are contributing to a just transition and acting on the most material issues facing society.


Making sustainability mainstream within New Zealand businesses


Uniting businesses and accelerating our transition to a zero carbon future

Our members

Useful resources

Annual Plan 2023-24

Annual Plan 2023-24

SBC’s Annual Plan outlines our work programme and focus areas for 2023/2024.

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Better Futures 2023

Better Futures 2023

Concern around the climate remains stable, but commitment to living sustainably has dropped since 2022.

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Sustainability fundamentals

Sustainability fundamentals

Practical, actionable guidelines and tools designed to support members get the fundamentals of sustainability in place.

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SBC Talks Tools with Quadrent

SBC Talks Tools with Quadrent

In this edition of SBC Talks Tools, we catch up with Gary Nalder, the General Manager NZ for Quadrent, which runs a programme called the Green Lease designed to redirect corporate laptops and devices from landfill towards tamariki who need them.

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Latest news

Pānui news – 30 November

Pānui news – 30 November

In this week's edition of Pānui, COP28 kicks off, SBC welcomes the new Government, we share the 'This Climate Business' episode about CLC turning 5, Westpac survey finds Kiwis are calling for more...

Pānui news – 23 November

Pānui news – 23 November

In this week's edition of Pānui, we invite EOI for our ESG working group, we share a thought piece from Mike and an RNZ interview with Antonia around COP28, WSP releases a new report around...

The Business Case for COP28 

The Business Case for COP28 

Thoughts from SBC Executive Director Mike Burrell As the opening of COP28 comes hurtling towards us, more New Zealand business than ever before are preparing to make the journey to be part of the...

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