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 2024/25

SBC's Annual Plan outlines our work programme and focus areas for 2024/25

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Better Futures 2024

Kiwi consumers believe business action is falling short of business responsibility, both in terms of climate change and environmental issues and community and social challenges.

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Sustainability Toolkit

Sustainability Toolkit

Practical, actionable guides and resources (from SBC and external) designed to support members get the fundamentals of sustainability in place.

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SBC Talks Tools with CarbonEES®

SBC Talks Tools with CarbonEES®

In our most recent edition of SBC Talk Tools, we caught up with Don MacKenzie, Sustainability and Business Operations Manager CarbonEES®, to learn more about its powerful energy & utility management software platform e-Bench®.
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Latest news

Pānui news – 11 July

Pānui news – 11 July

In this week's edition of Pānui, the Government launches its new Climate Strategy, we share some of the social sustainability findings from Better Futures 2024, MBIE consultation opens on carbon...

Pānui news – 4 July

Pānui news – 4 July

In this week's edition of Pānui, the Agreement on Climate Change, Trade & Sustainability negotiations conclude, we release our newest SBC Guide on Nature, Contact to develop grid-scale battery...

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