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Register now: Climate Change & Business Conference 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Climate Change & Business Conference, 13-14 October at Auckland's Aotea Centre. SBC and CLC are partnering with EDS to deliver this year's conference with a focus on the central role of the business sector in decarbonising Aotearoa. It’ll provide a platform for leaders to share fresh ideas about how they’re executing strategy to build resilience and deliver on ambition. We'll be sending more information soon about sponsorship opportunities. Register now.

ASB launches sustainability loans

ASB is offering $100 million of discounted loans to farmers to meet specific environmental targets, with their new Rural Sustainability Loan. The funding is available for conservation and biodiversity restoration, as well as projects to drive the switch to renewable energy, pollution prevention, and more. Check out their website.

Ambitious climate targets for Contact 

Contact Energy has committed to ambitious new climate change targets aligned with the goal of minimising global warming to 1.5 degrees and approved by the influential Science Based Target initiative. In April 2019, Contact was the first New Zealand energy company to set verified science-based targets.

Video: Rob and Megan on 'Moving Beyond Diversity'

SBC's Thriving People team Robert Perry and Megan Gallagher have shared a short video discussing their key learnings from the first Moving Beyond Diversity workshop, the programme's motivations, and how you can join SBC in this important mahi. Watch it here.

New guide on emissions reduction in construction sector

Hon Poto Williams, Minister for Building and Construction and Hon Stuart Nash, Minister for Economic Development have released the Guide to Reducing Carbon Emissions in Building and Construction. The guide is consistent with the goals of the Construction Sector Accord, and the aims of the Building for Climate Change programme, to lower emissions in the construction sector and prepare buildings for the future effects of climate change.

Government announcement on EVs

The Clean Car Discount scheme was unveiled by Transport Minister Hon Michael Wood and Climate Change Minister Hon James Shaw last week, at a press conference hosted by Vector. Mike Burrell spoke to RNZ about the possible impact of the scheme.

Article: Cross-party support key to zero-carbon future

Mike Burrell and Z Energy CEO and CLC convenor Mike Bennetts wrote about the important of cross-party support in the Spinoff - read it here. "Now is the moment to signal a clear and enduring pathway to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future. Getting emissions budgets passed with cross-party support is key to creating a stable transition for our businesses and communities."

Job opportunities 

Transpower -  Senior Environmental Planner & Advisor (two roles), nationwide.

SBC events

We are monitoring Covid-19 developments closely and will advise of any changes to upcoming events.


Climate Change and Business Conference 

Aotea Centre, Auckland | Wednesday & Thursday, 13 - 14 October

SBC, CLC and EDS are partnering to deliver the Climate Change and Business Conference this year, focused on the central role of the business sector in decarbonising Aotearoa. Registration is open now.

SBC member/other events

We are monitoring Covid-19 developments closely and will advise of any changes to upcoming events.


CCC International Speaker Series

Online | 30 June 2021, 9am - 10pm

Join the Climate Change Commission webinar with Gonzalo Munoz and Nigel Topping, UN climate champions. The session will discuss what our businesses, communities and local government can learn from the Race to Zero and how to mobilise net zero initiatives here in Aotearoa. Register here.


HR Virtual Summit: Breakthroughs | Diversity and Inclusion

Online & Auckland | 23 June 2021, 9am - 1pm

Join the HR Virtual Summit to explore the breakthroughs in diversity and inclusion happening within New Zealand organisations, with insights into the latest trends, best practice, and the sharing of personal stories of strength and success. Register here.

More about SBC events. For other low emissions events, see the Climate Leaders Coalition events calendar.

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17 June 2021

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