News & Resources

How to meet the commitments

18 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

There are a range of options to help businesses at each stage of their journey to achieve the commitments in the Climate Change Leadership Statement. Read more

Climate Change Risks

17 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

We recommend signatories adapt their existing Risk Management systems to integrate Climate Change risks, both financial and physical, to ensure these are considered at the highest level and considered in strategy and planning. Read more

Emissions Reduction Target

17 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

We recommend signatories develop their reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) guidance and methodology, including sector guidance where relevant.For companies developing Net Zero targets, we recommend these are developed in line with the SBTi’s draft framework and criteria, until the final standard is available in late 2021. Read more

Emissions Measurement & Reporting

17 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

We recommend signatories develop their inventories in line with the Ministry for Environment’s guidance for measuring, reporting and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, ISO 14064-1, and/or the Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance. Read more

Working with suppliers

17 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

We recommend signatories use the outline below to guide their efforts, starting with the area that makes most sense for your emissions profile. This is not a precise order so much as a suggestion of the different activities that would support you and ideas for how you can keep progressing. Read more

Working with employees

17 May 2021 | Climate Leaders Coalition

There are no fixed rules for this, and the approach will vary between signatories, from direct engagement through to provision of information. Read more

Business leaders make collective response to climate consultation

29 Mar 2021 | Sustainable Business Council & Climate Leaders Coalition

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) have partnered in their response to the independent Climate Change Commission’s first package of draft advice to Government. The submission represents the views of around 150 businesses that contribute more than a third of New Zealand’s GDP and are committed to the country’s zero carbon future.

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) have partnered in their response to the independent Climate Change Commission’s first package of draft advice to Government. The submission represents the views of around 150 businesses that contribute more than a third of New Zealand’s GDP and are committed to the country’s zero carbon future.

Orion commits to carbon neutrality by 2022

14 Dec 2020 | Orion NZ Ltd

Central Canterbury electricity distributor, Orion, today announced its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for corporate emissions by June 2022, the first electricity company in New Zealand to commit to this ambitious target. The commitment is eight years ahead of Christchurch City Council’s goal for council-owned companies to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Central Canterbury electricity distributor, Orion, today announced its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for corporate emissions by June 2022, the first electricity company in New Zealand to commit to this ambitious target. The commitment is eight years ahead of Christchurch City Council’s goal for council-owned companies to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Westpac NZ Climate Risk Report

3 Dec 2020 |

Westpac NZ has released a report detailing its exposure to climate-related financial risks. The report is consistent with Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure standards, and has been published ahead of changes by the Government that will require large organisations to provide disclosure of this type.