Print Icon
News, views and upcoming events

First carbon zero-certified farm in New Zealand

Lake Hāwea Station has been named as the first farm in New Zealand to have a carbon footprint certified by Toitū Envirocare. Not only carbon zero but carbon positive, the certification process Toitū has undertaken on Lake Hāwea Station is planned to be the first of many New Zealand farms. Watch the beautiful video in which owners Geoff and Justine Ross discuss working towards the carbon zero future of farming.

Bold sustainability ambitions announced on World Earth Day

DB Breweries has announced bold new sustainability targets to source 100% of its energy from renewable sources, to reach zero waste to landfill in production, and to balance 100% of the consumed volume of water that the company uses by 2030. The announcement coincided with the launch of their 2020 Sustainability Report, which outlines further action to ensure environmental, social and responsible sustainability across the business.

LPC sponsors community biodiversity 

Lyttelton Port Company has become the principal sponsor to the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, furthering LPC’s sustainability goal of supporting positive biodiversity developments, and committing to higher sustainability targets. LPC Head of Environment and Sustainability Kim Kelleher (pictured, centre) says the relationship is fundamental to playing their part for the environment.

CLC welcome back event 

The Climate Leaders Coalition welcome back event took place last Thursday hosted by Fonterra. Here are just some of the excellent insights from our panel speakers, and thoughts from Hon. James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change.

Budget 2021 will account for climate spend

New Zealand will join other global climate leaders in accounting for the climate impacts of new policies in some benefit-cost analyses prepared for the upcoming Budget 2021 next month. 

International: US commits to halving emissions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was one of 40 world leaders invited to speak at last week's global Climate Summit, urging other countries to follow New Zealand's lead. President Joe Biden committed to halving the US' carbon emissions by 2030. "The cost of inaction keeps mounting," President Biden said. 

Note from the editor: Next week's edition of Pānui will be arriving in your inbox on Friday, as the SBC crew is having a team day on Thursday. That means more time for more news, so don't forget to send us your team wins, updates, and sustainability successes that we can feature in Pānui. 

Job opportunities 

Zespri - Sustainability Coordinator, Bay of Plenty

SBC member events

Kick-off hui - Auckland Climate Festival 2021 

Auckland | 5 May 2021

Auckland Climate Festival 2021 will be Aotearoa's first major festival focused on climate action, being held for the first time in October this year. Six Generations Ltd is hosting a kick-off hui open to all interested in participating in years’ festival, as potential event organisers or sponsors. For more details and to register, please click here.


BusinessNZ Wellington Seminar 

Wellington | 31 May - 2 June 2021
The Wellington Seminar is a one and a half-day course led by BusinessNZ experts, business leaders, relevant politicians and top government officials with real experience in creating the policy environment. Register here.

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


IAG Climate Change Adaptation Event: What the science is telling us 
Park Hyatt Auckland | 4pm - 7pm, Thursday 27 May
Come along to the first in a series of IAG-hosted events with expert speakers focused on climate change adaptation. 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: 

29 April 2021

Want to change how you receive these emails?

you can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.