Training, development and knowledge sharing

As part of our work to ‘raise the floor’ of sustainability, members have access to training and development courses and knowledge sharing opportunities

Sustainability Leadership Programme

The Sustainability Leadership Programme (SLP) will give you the connections, skills and confidence to make a measurable impact. You will grow as a leader and learn tactics to increase your influence beyond your current role and organisation.

Tailored to the New Zealand market, this leadership course gives you the chance to apply your learning to a real-life sustainability challenge your business is facing. A hands-on, intensive and enjoyable experience, you’ll also gain a network of other sustainability peers to lean on for advice and expertise.

SLP is a leadership programme. It is not about learning technical skills (e.g. measuring carbon emissions) for addressing sustainability.

Learn more about the programme and upcoming intakes here.

“Of all the leadership type courses I’ve completed, this one provided the most practical skills-based tools to take back into the business.”

Jo Phillips, Senior Product Manager, Vector

WBCSD Academy

The WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) Academy is an online learning platform designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in today’s ever-changing business landscape. ​

The Academy is user-friendly, interactive, and flexible, allowing you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to upskill yourself and stay ahead of the curve.​

Access a variety of free resources and courses to help get you started, and some additional premium content at a fee. Learn more here.​


BusinessNZ Network courses

The BusinessNZ Network courses meet key needs for small and medium businesses in New Zealand and are designed to be a one stop shop for specialist areas to build sustainability capability in your business. Through learning both online and face-to-face, the courses offer a vast range of learning and development opportunities and unrivalled opportunities to connect via the Network of members.

These courses are committed to developing next level immersion where connection with others, breakouts, quizes and more specifically designed learning activities help you get the most out of your learning. On these courses, you’ll bond with others on the same journey as you take action on these important issues.

See upcoming courses here.


SBC Spotlight Series

The SBC Spotlight Series is a monthly online event series designed to allow members a platform to come together and learn from one another. In each session, 1-2 members spotlight some of their recent mahi, the challenges, the learnings and more, and participating members have the opportunity to ask questions and kōrero.

As a subset of the Spotlight Series, we also offer bi-monthly Brilliant Basics Spotlights, designed to shed light on one of nine fundamental areas of sustainability and feature best practice on the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ from member organisations. 

To stay up to date with upcoming Spotlight events, subscribe to the members version of Pānui (please note, these events are limited to SBC members only).

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