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Jobs for Nature by the numbers

We are continuing our work to create employment in nature regeneration with more funding from the Department of Conservation through the Government’s Jobs for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao Fund.

Secured from the Government fund for creating employment in nature regeneration

Additional hours of nature regeneration work funded

Partnerships established with community-led conservation groups nationwide

People benefited from short term work in connection with nature since August 2020

We're helping Kiwis impacted by COVID-19 today, and getting more investment in the vital work to restore our waterways for future generations."

Ngā mihi,
Alaina Pomeroy
Project and Partnership Manager
Sustainable Business Network


What’s on the cards for climate, waste and water in 2021?

Get up to speed on emerging themes in the urgent issues of our time: climate, the circular economy and regenerative nature (including water). Our programme leads in each of these areas reveal what your business needs to know to help you get ahead. Read More


+  CEO Rachel Brown says 2021 is the year to roll your sleeves up
+  Predictions from our supporters for sustainable business this year
+  2021 Insights on NZ Sustainability Professionals survey launches
+  New Year Honours for long-term SBN supporters
Unleash new drive and purpose in your work with the SBN Leadership in Sustainable Business Course. Our experts will introduce you to the world's best tools for business to address today's environmental and social challenges. It's about what's needed now to take your career to the next level. Read More


Funding hat-trick secures more jobs for nature

We've extended our initiative generating employment in nature restoration, with a third successful bid for government funding. The latest round of funding is the largest yet, at $1.2 million. Read More 
+  SBN backs a rahui on shellfish take around Waiheke Island
+  Support an intrepid cycle journey and help restore waterways
+  A big thanks to everyone who gifted native trees at Christmas
+  Celebrating four years of support for regenerating the Hauraki Gulf
Restoration and regeneration of nature are part of a sustainable economy. Our projects include supporting the planting of a million metres of waterways with native plants and trees, helping create nature-based jobs and restoring the mauri, or life-giving essence, of the Hauraki Gulf (Tikapa Moana or Te Moana-nui-a-Toi). Get involved by donating today to plant more trees.

The Caresaver ethical KiwiSaver plan will donate 16 trees to our Million Metres projects for every new sign up before the 28 February! Use the campaign code MMS when you make the switch at 


Climate Change Commission report paves the way for change – but greater urgency is required

We welcome the Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice for Consultation. It provides an affordable pathway for New Zealand to move towards a net zero carbon economy by 2050. However, we are calling for greater aspiration and more ambitious action to match the urgency of the issue. Read More 

+  The Green Eggs and Ham approach to cycling
+  New government guide for measuring emissions

Climate change is the biggest issue facing the planet today. Business has a major role to play in transitioning Aotearoa to a net zero carbon economy by 2050. We must reduce our emissions significantly by 2030, starting today. Our Climate Action 20/25 project is helping businesses do just that.


Stop your products ending up in landfill

Your organisation can play a key role in reducing the amount of materials being wasted every day in New Zealand and we can help you achieve that. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment of how you can develop, improve or join an existing product stewardship scheme. We can also help you promote your scheme. Read More
In a low carbon circular economy resources are never abandoned to become waste. Products are designed to be safe and easy to manage in cycles of reproduction and natural systems are regenerated. Our circular economy projects focus on plastic packaging, product stewardship and good food.

Looking to learn? We've made it easy to find inspiring workshops, webinars and courses run by us and our investors around Aotearoa. Check out our online guide


+  Auckland Council’s climate plan to halve emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050
+  Wright Communications and NZX report on environment and social governance reveals showcase opportunity for NZ businesses
+  Thinkstep-anz releases results of packaging study for Tetra Pak
+  Lion's Steinlager first large scale beer brand to be Toitū carbonzero certified
+  A range of Fonterra’s Anchor specialty milks are now certified by Toitū as carbonzero
+  Kōkako releases 2020 sustainability report
Our investor deals include a wide range of exclusive offers to SBN investors from SBN investors. This is your chance to get great gifts, empower our network and spread the word on businesses worth supporting. Check out all deals

+  Account Manager - Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters
This work is possible with the funding, support and collaboration of businesses across our network, including the following:
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