Blogs

Member tips for at-home EV charger installation

Member tips for at-home EV charger installation

Low emission vehicle (BEV, EV, PHEV) uptake in Aotearoa over the last 3 years has been incredible, exceeding the governments expectations – there were 72,000 low emission light vehicles purchased in 2022 so far (as of October) in a national fleet of 3.3m light...

Where to get started with your organisation’s EV journey

Where to get started with your organisation’s EV journey

There are lots of great resources out there to support organisations through their EV journey. Based on what we’ve learned from of the Clean Car Collaboration, we’ve pulled together seven tips for EV adoption.    Consider if your organisation needs to replace its ICE...

Women supporting women in climate: Q&A between mentor and mentee

Women supporting women in climate: Q&A between mentor and mentee

Kate Wilson Butler, SBC's Head of Climate Action, was selected as a mentor for the 2022 Auckland Women4Climate Mentorship Programme, which matches committed leaders from the business sector, international organisations, and community organisations with emerging...

How can CFOs understand the ROI of sustainability measures?

How can CFOs understand the ROI of sustainability measures?

SBC, Deloitte and Toitū Tahua: the Centre for Sustainable Finance recently released the results of the 2022 CFO Sustainability Snapshot Survey. Off the back of this, Geoff Bennett, Director and CEO of CarbonEES, got in touch to share his thoughts on some of the key...

COP27: On the ground in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

COP27: On the ground in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

24 November 2022 COP27 came to a close at the end of last week. Reactions to the outcomes of the conference have been mixed. Unfortunately, proposals to phase out fossil fuels didn't make much progress this year, with a number of countries looking to use the concept...

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (NZGIF)

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (NZGIF)

Ahead of COP27 in Egypt next month, SBC talks to NZ Businesses who will be on the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh to find out why they are going, what they are hoping to achieve and what they think a successful outcome might look like. This week we get insights from Craig...

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (Toitū Envirocare)

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (Toitū Envirocare)

Ahead of COP27 in Egypt next month, SBC talks to NZ Businesses who will be on the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh to find out why they are going, what they are hoping to achieve and what they think a successful outcome might look like. This week we get insights from Belinda...

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (CarbonClick)

COP27 – NZ Business on the ground in Egypt (CarbonClick)

Ahead of COP27 in Egypt next month, SBC talks to NZ Businesses who will be on the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh to find out why they are going, what they are hoping to achieve and what they think a successful outcome might look like. This week we get insights from Dave...

Moving beyond diversity: Spotlight on youth employment

Moving beyond diversity: Spotlight on youth employment

It was incredibly inspiring to hear from Downer and SkyCity in our recent Moving beyond Diversity hui (focussed on Youth Employment). Rob Perry (Manager – Thriving People) shares his insights from the hui around how businesses can provide sustainable employment pathways for our rangatahi.

The Business of Nature: Why Papatūānuku needs to be our CEO

The Business of Nature: Why Papatūānuku needs to be our CEO

Aotearoa New Zealand is known throughout the world for being home to some of the most unique ecosystems, flora and fauna. Unfortunately, biodiversity collapse is imminent, both here and around the globe. The role of business in relation to nature is highly topical and fast-moving in New Zealand and around the world, including amongst our membership.

COP27 – What can we expect?  

COP27 – What can we expect?  

SBC’s Head of Climate Kate Wilson Butler caught up with Climate Change Ambassador Kay Harrison to explore some of her key insights about the international climate response, COP27 and beyond – and reflects on the top 3 takeaways that came out of the discussion.