Sustainable Business Council

Business, people and nature thriving together

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 Abley

SBC Talks Tools with Abley

In this edition of SBC Talks Tools, we catch up with Ria Chapman, the Innovation Manager at Abley, its tool that helps organisations measure, report and track employee commute emissions.

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Latest news

Pānui news – 28 September

Pānui news – 28 September

In this week's Pānui, we share our Strengthening the 'S' in ESG launch details (18 October), SBC Talks Tools with Abley, Silver Fern Farms publishes GHG emissions inventory that includes livestock...

Pānui news – 21 September

Pānui news – 21 September

In this week's Pānui, we share some photos and insights from the Climate Change & Business Conference which took place this week in Tāmaki Makaurau, we share a new video update from Mike...

Pānui news – 14 September

Pānui news – 14 September

In this week's edition of Pānui, registrations close tomorrow for CCBC, Air New Zealand and Countdown support the launch of a business network for te reo Māori, Counties Energy gets a $200 SLL...

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