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Team New Zealand victory shared by SBC community

They partnered with The Warehouse Group, Toitū, and Project Crimson to be the first America's Cup team to have a Toitū carbonzero certified campaign, and now they're also the 2021 America's Cup winner. A huge congratulations to Team New Zealand for their victory yesterday in Auckland. Great news for Genesis Energy, Toyota New Zealand, SkyCity Entertainment Group, Lion NZ and Steinlager, and Spark NZ as sponsors of Team New Zealand, and Z Energy as suppliers. A rising tide carries all ships (and the new class AC75 yachts that fly)!

SBC and CLC submission update

Our joint SBC and CLC submission has garnered insightful feedback from our members and signatories, so a big thank you to those who have given us their views and thoughts. Our climate action team are busy incorporating and polishing the submission, which will be on our website on Monday 29 March. 

Exclusive Trans-Tasman engagement event with BCSDA

SBC is partnering with the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia to launch a new Trans-Tasman dialogue and engagement on business and sustainability. Join us to hear from each respective Chair (Karen Silk, NZ and Dr John Hewson, Australia), and learn about current opportunities for cross-fertilisation, promotion, and engagement from SBC's CEO Mike Burrell, and BCSDA's CEO Andrew Peterson. Find out more and RSVP.

Don't miss out - lead strategically from the front 

We are nearing the end of the application period for the Sustainability Leadership Programme. If you haven't done so already, participating in the SLP is a surefire way to enhance your leadership capabilities, and create a strategy to achieve your sustainability goals. Applications close 31 March, and we would love to have you join us.

Z Energy innovates to Z Electric

Z Energy has launched Z Electric, a new power offer supported by Flick Electric that gives regular fuel rewards through Z's virtual fuel tank, Sharetank. Z's Chief Innovation Officer, Scott Bishop, says "With Z Electric, we want to learn from our customers about how we can best support them as we all head into the electric future that we know is coming."

Funding for Low Emissions Vehicles - apply with EECA 

Minister of Energy and Resources Dr. Megan Woods has opened the 10th round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. The LEVCF offers up to $6.5 million a year to projects that will accelerate the uptake of EVs and other low emission vehicles. Applicants have until 14 April to submit their proposals to EECA.

Job opportunities 

SBC events

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


BCSDA Trans-Tasman event
Online | 2pm, Wednesday 31 March
Join us for the launch of a new Trans-Tasman initiative where we will engage on business and sustainability issues with our Australian colleagues. Register and find out more here.

Other sustainability events


Planning for net zero emissions: Integrating carbon emissions management into business-wide planning

Online | 10am - 11am, Tuesday 30 March
Deloitte have developed an asset to enable organisations to embed carbon emissions planning in the business planning process. They will be hosting a webinar to enable attendees to understand the recent government announcement, how integrated planning can help, and receive a quick demonstration of this solution working in Workday Adaptive Planning. More information and registration here.


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

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18 March 2021

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