Blogs

Putting the heart in our mahi – Activating ‘S’ in ESG 

Putting the heart in our mahi – Activating ‘S’ in ESG 

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi  I love this whakatauki as it talks to community, to collaboration and to a strengths-based approach. It acknowledges that everybody has something to offer, a piece of the jigsaw puzzle (and remember that puzzle is...

How should businesses measure and maximise social impact? 

How should businesses measure and maximise social impact? 

SBC’s 2024 Thriving Voices online event series continued last week with our kaputī kōrero focusing on measuring and maximising impact.   Our flagship report  ‘Thriving People – Strengthening the ‘S’ in ESG’ showed business has an exciting role to progress social...

Social sustainability trends to look out for in 2024 

Social sustainability trends to look out for in 2024 

We know the 'S' in ESG has been living in the shadow of ‘E’. However, business leaders are increasingly realising that Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest societal and environmental challenges cannot be solved if people aren’t thriving. An integrated approach is needed,...

Updates on THRIVE – SBC’s Future Work ecosystem

Updates on THRIVE – SBC’s Future Work ecosystem

By Robert Perry, Manager Thriving People December 2023  SBC and founding project partners Meridian, NZ Post, NZ Steel and Future Work Studio have reached an important milestone in the pilot of THRIVE, SBC’s up/reskilling ecosystem to help our members and their...

Q&A with The Warehouse Group on historic solar milestone

Q&A with The Warehouse Group on historic solar milestone

SBC recently caught up with David Benattar, The Warehouse Group’s (TWG) Sustainability Lead and SBC Advisory Board member, about TWG’s recent exciting announcement of its historic solar deal with Lodestone Energy, which will see more than 260 sites across the country...

Modern slavery laws – how ready is your organisation?

Modern slavery laws – how ready is your organisation?

8, 10, [??], 8,000 – What’s the missing number?  The answer is 77. If you answered correctly, you must have been among the 90+ business leaders who joined me at our recent deep dive on Modern Slavery, which SBC co-hosted with our friends at DLA Piper. If you couldn’t...

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 action in this year’s host city of Dubai. The larger than normal...

Countdown to COP28: Members on the ground

Countdown to COP28: Members on the ground

This year’s Conference of the Parties (COP28), which kicks off in Dubai at the end of the month, is set to have a strong focus on business and its leadership role in the transition to net zero. SBC’s Executive Director Mike Burrell and our Head of Climate & Nature...