Leadership in Sustainability

Supporting members to be ambitious on sustainability and encouraging other businesses to go further.

Pushing the ceiling

SBC inspires businesses to push the ceiling of sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand by creating a community of positive change, supporting members to go further, and celebrating their leadership and success. We are a catalyst for change, supporting members to align strategy with shared value creation for society. Our members lift the level of ambition for sustainable business practice in New Zealand and inspire more businesses to take action.

As New Zealand’s partner to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we showcase member leadership on sustainability on the international stage, as well as highlight global trends and best practice for our members to learn from.

Raising the floor

In an effort to raise the floor of sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand, SBC empowers members to embed sustainability fundamentals within their organisations and accelerate their sustainability journey and maturity. Part of this is ensuring we support members to meet our member requirements through guides, resources, training, peer-to-peer learning and more.

By connecting with members at various stages on their sustainability journey, SBC has the fortunate position of being able to see the evolution of progress from sustainability strategy and materiality through to implementation and reporting. In partnership with members who are further along on their sustainability journey, we offer members who are earlier on in their journey the fundamentals of sustainability in place and accelerate their journey by learning from the insights of others.

Upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is an integral part of being a New Zealand business. We recognise we have much to learn from Māori knowledge, mātauranga, and a holistic approach to the guardianship of people and nature. We also have the opportunity to work in partnership with Māori and iwi business.

Work programme

Training and development

Raising the floor of sustainability through training, development, and knowledge sharing opportunities

Communities of practice

Bringing members together to tackle shared challenges, such as sustainability during a recession

Research and insights

Working with members to deliver key pieces of annual sustainability research and insights

WBCSD representation

Representing members on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Learn more here.

Member performance

Setting member commitments and monitoring member sustainability performance and reporting.

CLC Mentoring Programme

Peer-to-peer mentoring programme to help CLC signatories advance their climate action.

Sustainability Toolkit

SBC supports members in meeting our requirements through case studies, templates, guides and more – this includes resources we’ve created, as well as resources created by other members that they’re willing to share. Do you have templates and tools that could support other members? Share them with [email protected].

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

This 2022 report from JBWere looks at the relationship between corporates and community sectors, shedding light on ...
Employee Commute Survey

Employee Commute Survey

Member template for an employee commuting survey to understand how staff travel to work, enabling the calculation ...
5 Tips to Tell Your Sustainability Story Using Content Marketing

5 Tips to Tell Your Sustainability Story Using Content Marketing

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How to tell your sustainability story

How to tell your sustainability story

(NZTE) Consumers increasingly seek information about a business's sustainability performance. Being able to ...
Communicating Sustainability – Achieving effective and truthful communication

Communicating Sustainability – Achieving effective and truthful communication

(Nordic Sustainability) How you communicate your sustainability initiatives can make the difference between ...
Strategic sustainability communication. Challenges and trends for business companies.

Strategic sustainability communication. Challenges and trends for business companies.

(IULM University) Knowing how to communicate environmental and social sustainability has become a key professional ...

Our partners

SBC works in partnership with a number of likeminded organisations to shift the dial on sustainability.

Jay Crangle champions businesses to be at the forefront of environmental and social sustainability by bringing them together to deliver results that no single company could achieve alone.

[email protected]

Jay Crangle

Head of ESG

Pages and resources

Leading the Charge: The CFO Climate & Sustainability 2022 Programme

Leading the Charge: The CFO Climate & Sustainability 2022 Programme

Leading the Charge: The CFO Climate & Sustainability ProgrammeSeeking expressions of interest for 2024. ...