Members are contributing to a just transition and acting on the most material issues facing society.
The best businesses are good for people, the planet, and prosperity. This requires businesses to support
the well-being of their employees and to positively impact their communities and broader society.
Our society and economy are facing a number of challenges – from the ongoing economic impacts of Covid-19, to growing inequality and the cost of living. These challenges are compounded by our transition towards a zero-carbon economy and the impacts of climate change which will necessitate further change and adaptation.
We support members to understand the social and economic changes underway in society, particularly
as they relate to decarbonising the economy and the impacts of climate change. We encourage members to prioritise a focus on a just transition to a zero-carbon and climate-resilient future.
We also provide members access to insight into the latest thinking with respect to social sustainability, and a platform for collaborative action, to enable them to positively contribute to a better New Zealand.
Our members have a shared vision that puts people at the heart of what we do, so that business and communities thrive in this rapidly changing world.
We have set an ambition for a thriving world of work that is inclusive and sustainable. We want people to thrive – personally, professionally, and as active members of society. The principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are integral to this, as is business fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring no one is left behind, including in accessing learning and development opportunities.
We work to provide solutions that support business to ensure that they remain in tune with the needs, goals, and aspirations of society against the backdrop of this rapidly evolving landscape. We showcase leadership, collaborate where shared ambition exists, and empower members to take strategic approaches to shape our changing society and economy.
We recognise that the government’s policy decisions will affect the demand for, and nature of, work. We work with BusinessNZ and government to ensure policy settings enable our members to bring their communities and people with them as we transition towards a fair and equitable zero carbon economy.