10 episodes

We believe the private sector has a leading role to play in addressing climate change, as well as New Zealand's top environmental and social issues. The Sustainable Business Council aims to mainstream sustainability within the New Zealand business community.

Sustainability Radio Sustainable Business Council

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We believe the private sector has a leading role to play in addressing climate change, as well as New Zealand's top environmental and social issues. The Sustainable Business Council aims to mainstream sustainability within the New Zealand business community.

    Sustainability Radio Episode 14

    Sustainability Radio Episode 14

    Episode Notes
    Mike Burrell, Executive Director, talks about the recent Future of Work Forum, our Pre-Election Brief, and our upcoming Impact Framework. And Roger Robson-Williams is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Plant and Food Research and has just completed the Sustainability Leadership Programme 2020, held in conjunction with Catapult. He talks about the sustainability challenge he took to the programme and how it is helping Plant and Food Research make progress on that.

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    • 7 min
    Sustainability Radio Episode Thirteen

    Sustainability Radio Episode Thirteen

    Episode Notes
    Mike Burrell, Executive Director, talks about what to expect at the SBC Annual Council Meeting and Strategy launch on 19 August, combined with a Climate Leaders Coalition business breakfast. And Steve Dixon, General Manager for Strategy and Partnerships at Toitū Envirocare looks at how we can support farmers to understand their carbon footprint and start to reduce it. The Toitū Farm Carbon Footprint program is a collaboration between Toitū Envirocare, Beef+Lamb, DairyNZ, Pamu, Overseer and Asurequality. And the potential payoff for New Zealand Inc is significant premiums available for low carbon or zero carbon product overseas.

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    • 20 min
    Sustainability Radio - Episode Twelve

    Sustainability Radio - Episode Twelve

    Episode Notes
    Mike Burrell, Executive Director, welcomes seven new members, talks about what to expect when you join SBC, and pays tribute to one of our longest-standing champions.

    Mercury has recently launched the new Cosy programme in collaboration with EECA and Greenside, to help families and households make their homes warmer, drier and healthier, as well as more energy-efficient. Julia Jack, Chief Marketing Officer, talks about how the Cosy programme lines up with their values, as well as other initiatives underway including their e-bike partnership and the importance of good storytelling.

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    • 19 min
    Sustainability Radio Episode Eleven

    Sustainability Radio Episode Eleven

    Episode Notes

    Mike Burrell, Executive Director, talks about how members are helping New Zealand during Covid-19, how members are adapting to the new normal, and how we can identify what will be important to New Zealanders during the recovery.
    In the first of our member profiles, Dane Ambler talks to Becky Lloyd, CEO of Toitū Envirocare about how the lockdown has changed what they do, and what the priorities should be to make sure we keep emissions down for the recovery. This will be the first of an ongoing series where we get to know what members are working on and find out more about how they approach sustainability topics like leadership, the future of work and the SDGs.
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    • 21 min
    Sustainability Radio Episode Ten

    Sustainability Radio Episode Ten

    Episode Notes

    Big questions need big answers. Questions like how to adapt to technological shifts, how to put humanity at the heart of all decision making and how to lead change in an ever changing world.


    In this episode of Sustainability Radio we talk to Sarah Hindle, GM of Tech Futures Lab, on how they plan to help people answer these big questions through their Post Graduate Certificate for Human Potential in the Digital Economy. SBC is working alongside Tech Futures Lab to shape the sustainability content of the programme.


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    • 11 min
    Episode Nine

    Episode Nine

    Episode Notes

    In this episode, Andrea Thompson at Catapult talks about sustainability leadership development - what it is, why it's needed, and opening up the SBC Sustainability Leadership Programme to non-members.


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    • 6 min