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Engaging on climate 

SBC and CLC will develop a joint submission on the Climate Change Commission's draft advice in the coming weeks. Mike talks about how members can be involved, and more information is on our website.  

There is also useful background in these observations from Beca

Profile: Kate Wilson Butler

Kate Wilson Butler is our new Head of Climate Action. Kate comes to us from MFAT and has hit the ground running, working on the joint SBC/CLC submission to the Climate Change Commission. 

Lion is carbon zero

Lion is now carbon zero certified with the help of Toitū Envirocare, focused on measurement, reduction, and offsetting where needed, via a forest regeneration project in the South Island and a renewable energy farm in India.

Power up with CoGo

Flick Electric is the latest SBC member to join the CoGo app, where consumers can track their carbon footprint in real-time and be connected with companies putting sustainability into practice. 

HR excellence recognised

BNZ, Chorus, Christchurch International Airport, Livestock Improvement Corporation, Suncorp New Zealand, The Warehouse Group and Z Energy have all been recognised for outstanding performance in the inaugural HRD Awards New Zealand

Circular economy & climate  

Supporting the transition to a circular economy will be significant when reducing emissions. Working with ecostore, among others, Circularity has tips for a successful transition and is calling for SBC member input into its Climate Change Commission submission.

Seeking future thinkers

Applications are now open for Future Thinker of the Year 2021 - a student or recent graduate who is passionate about green building and demonstrates leadership and knowledge about driving change in Aotearoa. 

Job opportunities

Auckland Council - Low Carbon Specialist


SBC events

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


Sustainability Leadership Programme - Free Taster Session for Pānui subscribers

Lunchtime session - Westpac, Auckland | Tuesday 2 March, 12:30 – 1:30pm 
Join Catapult and SBC at the free taster session of our flagship Sustainability Leadership Programme. 


BusinessNZ and Climate Change Commission Consultation Events
Auckland | Friday 12 February, 9am-12pm *filling fast
Invercargill | Monday 15 February, 8am-9am 
Dunedin | Tuesday 16 February, 9am-12pm 
Christchurch | Wednesday 17 February, 2pm-5pm 
The draft first package of advice will lay out the pathways needed to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It includes the country’s first three emissions budgets and guidance on the direction of the first emissions reduction plan.


Leading the Charge: The CFO Climate & Sustainability 2021 Programme
Auckland | Starting Monday 1 March
The CFO and Sustainability training programme is open to Panui subscribers. Developed in partnership with Deloitte, this short course empowers CFOs to take the lead in managing climate change risk. It builds on our 2020 pilot programme developed specifically at the request of CFOs and shaped by their insights.
Register and more information 


Save the date: Better Futures Report Launch Event
Auckland and livestreamed | Tuesday 2 March, 4.30pm-6.30pm

Open to SBC members. Developed in partnership with SBC and Colmar Brunton, the Better Futures report takes a deep dive into the social and environmental issues that matter the most to Kiwis. This year includes a focus on how COVID-19 has impacted our views. 
Register and more information

Other sustainability events


Climate change and yoga workshop
Birkenhead, Auckland | Sunday 21 February, 1.30-3.30pm
Join our very own Jay Crangle for an interactive and inclusive afternoon on the positive climate change actions we can achieve through yoga. Koha with all proceeds to youth-led climate action groups Te Ara Whatu & Generation Zero.

Register and more information 


Start Your Carbon Zero Business Journey
Webinar | Wednesday 24 February, 3 & 10 March | 10.30am – 11.30am
Join The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce in February to start your carbon journey, this practical webinar series will educate your team on carbon emissions, why and what the role of business is, where to start and what to do. The Carbon Zero Series is made up of three consecutive sessions. You can watch live at your own time on demand if you can't make all three.

Register and more information 


Reporting on Climate Risks: Improve your reporting
Webinar | Thursday 25 February, 11.30am
Take your TCFD reporting to the next level with part 2 of thinkstep-anz’s webinar series ‘Reporting on Climate Risks’. The series is a collaboration between thinkstep-anz and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and will feature key insights on how to improve TCFD disclosures. 

Register and more information 


NZ HR Awards Ceremony
Auckland and livestreamed | Thursday 4 March
The NZ HR Awards celebrate exceptional HR professionals. Finalists include BNZ, Chorus, Fonterra, SkyCity and the NZ Institute for Plant and Food Research. 

Register and more information 


HR Virtual Summit
Online | Thursday 18 March
This Virtual Summit provides a focus on navigating your workplace through COVID-19 in 2021 – and helping you to build your 2021 Covid-19 HR Roadmap.

Register and more information 


Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award Gala
Auckland | Wednesday 31 March
The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards honour those who use their passion to make our country a better place.
Buy tickets and more information 

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

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