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Pānui takes a break next week

The team at SBC wishes you all a happy and relaxing Easter break. Pānui will be taking a break next week to accommodate the holidays but will be back in your inboxes on Thursday 28 April. Please continue to send all stories through to

Collaborating in the circular economy

Countdown stores across the country are utilising more than 11 million reusable CHEP crates to transport fresh produce from farms to stores instead of single use cardboard boxes. Countdown and its growers are saving more than 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions – that’s the equivalent of planting more than 5000 trees a year. Read more about the collaboration here.   

Measuring emissions: a guide for organisations 2022

The Ministry for the Environment will release the 2022 update of the Measuring emissions: a guide for organisations on April 20. The guidance supports businesses and organisations to voluntarily measure and report their GHG emissions, in turn helping meet New Zealand’s emission reduction targets. The update will available here.

Genesis Energy: Footprint reduction wins

As a business leading out on climate action, this week Climate Change and Business Conference sponsor Genesis Energy shares insights on its footprint reduction wins so far, the challenges ahead and how the company is working to empower New Zealand’s sustainable future. Register to join Genesis Energy at the Conference, taking place 19 -20 September in Auckland.

Young NZ energy professionals on the world stage

Congratulations to Emily Hilton of Hiringa Energy, who has been named as one of the New Zealand representatives of the World Energy Council future energy leaders’ programme (FEL-100). The group of 100 talented young energy leaders from across the world comes together to shape the global energy agenda.

Watch again: Better Futures highlights

Catch up on the findings of Kantar’s 2022 Better Futures Insights Report in this highlights video of the launch. Thank you to Fonterra and ecostore for sharing their perspectives on the opportunities the findings pose for businesses and how to lead from the front.

New SBC member: March Construction

Bringing together Geotechnical and Water infrastructure expertise, as well as the Micro-tunnelling expertise of the Soletanche Bachy Group, March Construction offers a comprehensive range of techniques, skills and services to deliver complex engineering projects. 

7 questions to answer to make your packaging more sustainable  

A plastic tub, a cardboard box, a paper envelope – what’s involved in making packaging more sustainable? In their latest blog thinkstep-anz explore how you can assess your packaging options by considering seven questions that will help you balance competing priorities. 

Climate Response Accelerator 2022   

This week we profile Planetary Insights, a team participating in the 2022 Climate Response Accelerator. Planetary Insights is a SAAS platform that processes and analyses environmental data to support decision making and communication of sustainability performance. The platform is underpinned by Planetary Accounting.

Good luck Jay

Good luck to our Leadership Manager Jay Crangle, who has finished with SBC this week to go on parental leave. Jay will be sorely missed by the team and the membership while she is on leave, but we wish her all the very best for the arrival of her little boy and her next exciting role as a mum.

Job opportunities 

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare: Senior Sustainability Specialist, Auckland  
Ministry for the Environment: Senior Policy Analyst, Wellington

SBC events

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



NEW: CLC Masterclass Series - Using TCFD to assess and disclose your climate change risks and opportunities  

Online | Thursday 28 April, 10am - 11am (NZT)

Join us for the launch of our monthly CLC Masterclass Series to help signatories and SBC members make faster progress in their climate action.
With Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (modelled off the TCFD Framework) to be mandatory for the country's largest financial and insurance market participants from 2023, as well as a proposed requirement of the Coalition's new Statement of Ambition being consulted on, hear from Meridian Energy's Head of Sustainability Tina Frew with insights from practical experience leading Meridian's Climate-Related Financial Disclosure process.
Regardless of where you are on the journey, this is a session focused on those interested in embedding climate-related financial disclosure processes in their organisation.
This event is open to CLC signatories and SBC members only.


Climate Change and Business Conference 

Aotea Centre, Auckland | 19 - 20 September 2022
The conference, delivered by SBC, CLC and EDS, will focus on the concrete action business is taking to accelerate the pathway to net zero by 2050. Registration and more information.

Other events


The Aotearoa Circle Web Series - featuring Toitū Tahua: Centre for Sustainable Finance

Online | Wednesday 20 April, 2022, 12pm (NZT)

Join us in learning about two Toitū Tahua projects: The Aotearoa Sustainability Academy and the Climate Governance Workshop Programme. Register here.


International Speaker Series: Adaptation and resilience 

to climate change 
Online | Wednesday 27 April, 7-8pm (NZT)

The Climate Change Commission welcomes global climate expert Professor Sam Fankhauser for the first international speaker series of 2022 to share how the UK has approached adaptation to date, and what's important for us to learn here in Aotearoa as we turn our focus more towards adaptation. Register here


Using Input-Output LCA to measure your organisation’s carbon footprint

Online | Thursday 28 April 2022, 3.00 – 3.30pm (NZT)

One of the best ways for companies to influence change is through their spending. Identifying which products have the biggest impacts seems straightforward, but how does this work in practice?

Michael Burgess, Group Carbon & Environmental Performance Manager at Fletcher Building, joins thinkstep-anz’s Technical Director Jeff Vickers to explain how the company uses these factors to manage their scope 3 carbon footprint – the carbon footprint of Fletcher’s value chain.

Register here


Discover B4SI: Maximising Social Impact (APAC)  

Online | Tuesday 3 May, 2pm - 3pm (NZT) 

Join Corporate Citizenship for this webinar introducing the B4SI Framework. This will enable you to measure the impact of your activities in society using the B4SI Framework, a defacto industry-leading standard which is used by over 200 of the biggest companies around the world. Register here.

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

Please send Pānui stories (30 words plus image) to: by Weds 12pm. 

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