Climate Change and Business Conference
In 2022, the Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition partnered with the Environmental Defence Society for the first time to drive momentum towards net zero. Businesses, government entities and citizens alike were called to urgent action to reduce our carbon emissions, empower vulnerable communities to tackle climate change, grow the focus on nature, ensure a just transition, and embed business practices and government regulations that make all the above possible.
We are proud to have again helped deliver the 2023 Climate Change & Business Conference, which was the largest event yet with 625 in-person delegates and a further 120 online. The conference provided a timely opportunity for business, government and civil society to tackle the tough questions the country is facing, and to share innovative thinking and new ideas about how we can collectively accelerate emissions reductions while building our resilience to the impacts of a warming world.
2023 Climate Change and Business Conference
With 625 in-person attendees and around 120 online, the 2023 Climate Change and Business Conference was the largest in its 15-year history.
Kicking off the conference
SBC's Antonia Burbidge facilitating a panel
Over 625 in-person delegates
Ambitious leadership panel on day 2
SBC Executive Director Mike Burrel in a panel
Audience listening to a panel
SBC Executive Director Mike Burrell gives an address
Finance and Investment panel discussion
Future Voices session (Anahera Nin, Ngāti Toa)
A Just Transition panel discussion
Hon. James Shaw gives an address
Business Leadership panel discussion
Kay Harrison (Climate Change Ambassador) gives an address
Government Leadership panel discussion