BNZ

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is one of New Zealand's big four banks and has been operating in the country since the first office was opened in Auckland in October 1861 followed shortly after by the first branch in Dunedin in December 1861. The bank operates a variety of financial services covering retail, business and institutional banking and employs around 5,000 staff in New Zealand. In 1992 BNZ was purchased by the National Australia Bank (NAB) and has since then operated as a subsidiary, but it retains local governance with a New Zealand board of directors.

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How extreme weather is changing the way your electricity is delivered

22 Feb 2019 | Vector

Climate change has already affected how electricity gets delivered to customers, and it’s only going to get more challenging. Vector’s Chief Networks Officer Andre Botha outlines what the lines company is doing to respond.

Meridian case study - Electrifying your fleet

18 Feb 2019 | Meridian

Electrifying our vehicle fleet is one way that we can demonstrate our commitment, and also learn – and then share those learnings with the broader business community.

CarboNZero case study - The Warehouse Group

18 Feb 2019 | The Warehouse Group

There are three elements to TWG's carbon neutral strategy: 1. Purchase Gold Standard international carbon credits to offset emissions generated by the business 2. Reduce carbon emissions 3. Regenerate as many as 2,700 hectares of land back to native forests.

The Warehouse Group becomes 1st major NZ company and 3rd retailer in the world to be carbon neutral

15 Feb 2019 | The Warehouse Group

We’re the largest company in New Zealand – and only the third major retailer globally - to be carbon neutral. We’re doing this because we care about the health of our people, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the planet. We are committed to this journey. Our target is to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030 (from our 2015 base level). This is in keeping with the target of staying within 2⁰C of warming, based on pre-industrial levels, set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Z invests in permanent forest project to offset emissions

15 Feb 2019 | Stuff

A regenerating native bush block owned by former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown is not only providing biodiversity and a haven for birds, it's also generating income in the form of carbon credits.

Ecostore top of mind in sustainable brands for 5th year

13 Feb 2019 | Scoop

For the fifth year in a row, ecostore has come out on top of the unprompted list of sustainable brands in New Zealand. The Colmar Brunton Better Futures report, released yesterday evening, asked New Zealanders which brands were leaders in sustainability and ecostore was again mentioned unprompted by those surveyed as being leaders in sustainability. Furthermore, when prompted, eighty-three percent of those surveyed named ecostore as a leading sustainable brand in New Zealand. Use of renewable resources, care for the environment through business practice, and a focus on quality natural ingredients were among the reasons people thought of brands as sustainability leaders.

SKYCITY unveils green fund, will be carbon neutral in NZ this year

13 Feb 2019 | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has revealed its climate change strategy that will see the company’s New Zealand sites carbon neutral by the end of this year, with Adelaide following next year. SKYCITY will be among the first major New Zealand companies to go carbon neutral with its plan to set up a green fund, paid for via an internal carbon levy on all its emissions.

Toyota has a long-term view on product responsibility

12 Feb 2019 | Toyota

Toyota has a global vision of future ‘eco-cars’ which have no negative environmental effects and help the transition to a low carbon society. Transport is New Zealand’s second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and we rank fifth highest among OECD member countries per capita. New Zealand's vehicle fleet is among the oldest in the developed world, and one of the least fuel efficient.

3R - a carboNZero case study

11 Feb 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

OPINION - How to start a climate change movement

7 Feb 2019 | Stuff

There's an old TED Talk from 2010 about how to start a movement, illustrated by a video of a "lone nut" dancing at a music festival. It stuck with me, not just because of the lone nut's unique sense of rhythm, but because it's much the same way I view the movement of business leaders taking voluntary action on climate change.

Vector and Chargetrip partner to ease 'range and charge anxiety' among EV Users

7 Feb 2019 | Vector

Auckland energy company Vector and Dutch start-up Chargetrip have teamed up to ease ‘range and charge anxiety’ among New Zealand’s rapidly growing number of electric vehicle (EV) users. Range anxiety is a term often used to describe the stress EV users experience when their destination is or could be further than their car battery’s range, and they fear they could end up stranded on the side of the road. Charge anxiety is caused by the uncertainty of waiting lines at charge stations. Both are considered major barriers keeping people from switching to electric driving.

Wright Communications joins Climate Leaders Coalition

25 Jan 2019 | Wright Communications

Sustainability-focused PR agency, Wright Communications, has joined the Climate Leaders Coalition as part of its on-going commitment to sustainability and reducing climate change. Managing Director Nikki Wright said as well as ensuring the agency was committed to reducing its own carbon footprint, its overarching business purpose is to encourage and empower its clients to become better corporate citizens.

Vector to explore benefits of vehicle-to-home technology in Piha community

22 Jan 2019 | Vector

Auckland’s popular west coast surfing mecca Piha Beach will soon become home to a cutting-edge trial into the broader customer benefits of electric vehicle (EV) technology. Auckland electricity lines company Vector has today been approved for co-funding from the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund to explore the potential network and customer resiliency benefits of vehicle-to-home (V2H) technology.

Ngai Tahu Tourism goes electric

22 Jan 2019 | Maori Television

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, will adopt electric vehicle chargers at some of its businesses, helping to expand the national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Ngāi Tahu Tourism is a subsidiary of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, which is governed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Meridian to expand EV charging thanks to the Government’s Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund

22 Jan 2019 | Meridian Energy

Electric vehicle leaders, Meridian Energy, are proud to have been approved for co-funding through the Government’s Low Emissions Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand. Meridian’s Chief Customer Officer, Julian Smith says that the company is thrilled to receive support from the fund, which will enable more people to experience the benefits of electric vehicles which helps our country to combat climate change.

Ports of Auckland to receive EECA co-funding for Hydrogen Vehicles

22 Jan 2019 | Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland is delighted to learn today that it has been approved for part-funding for the purchase of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from the Government's Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF), administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Ports of Auckland, along with its project partners Auckland Transport, Auckland Council and KiwiRail will procure a hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) bus and three HFC cars as part of its wider project to build a hydrogen fuel production plant. The fund will be providing 14% of the estimated cost of these vehicles.

Air New Zealand crowned ATW Eco Airline of the Year

18 Jan 2019 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is the first airline in the world to scoop two awards at the Air Transport World Airline Industry Awards. The awards, which are considered the 'Oscars of the airline industry', will be presented in New York in March. Air New Zealand has been crowned ATW Eco Airline of the Year and won the Passenger Experience Achievement award for recent upgrades to its Economy Skycouch seats. The Eco-Airline of the Year award recognises Air New Zealand's portfolio of sustainability work. This includes the airline's commitment to reducing waste through its Project Green initiative, engagement with and support for regional New Zealand communities and reducing carbon emissions both within the airline's own operations and encouraging travellers to do the same through its voluntary carbon offsetting programme, FlyNeutral.

Leading the Industrial Re-revolution

10 Jan 2019 | Architecture Now

What is the Industrial Re-revolution? Industry has progressed us forward as humans but the implications for the environment have been detrimental at best. The idea of the Industrial Re-revolution is to acknowledge the fact that industry is necessary for the way the economy works in the human world but to explore new ways of making it work that do not cause harm and, in fact, drive positive change for the Earth. In order to meet the carbon emission targets needed to combat catastrophic climate change, the corporate sector must change the way it works. A key way for corporations to ensure they stay within carbon emission targets is through the use of organisations such as thinkstep, which helps to assess a company’s environmental footprint and set a clear pathway for sustainable growth with a reduced impact on the Earth.

Biz must just get on with the climate opportunity

10 Jan 2019 | ANZ

It’s easy to get distracted by the politics of climate change. For business, the best approach is to push past the emotion and join the rest of the world – or at least most of it – in assessing both the business risks and opportunities, a key expert says. " Focus on [climate] as a business risk and a business opportunity because this is where people will make money or lose money over the next 20 to 30 years.”

10 business benefits of settings science based targets

9 Jan 2019 | Thinkstep

Beyond the obvious ethical reasons for working to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, here are some powerful arguments for why businesses should set science-based targets.

10 tips for business to reduce their emissions

7 Jan 2019 | Stuff

For some businesses, especially small businesses, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to reducing your emissions. That's why members of the Climate Leaders Coalition have pulled together 10 top tips of practical things businesses can be doing right now to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

OPINION: I was a late convert to being a climate change leader for business and I'm not alone

5 Jan 2019 | Stuff

OPINION: There are those who see business as responsible for climate change.I don't see a lot of point in arguing about that, there is not the time. We have already wasted too much time arguing about whether human activity as a whole is responsible. I take a simple view. It is beyond time for humanity to react to the negative consequences of climate change. Since much of what we do which impacts that change is conducted through the businesses we often work in it seems a good if not exclusive spot to take action.

Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action

20 Dec 2018 | Auckland Council

Auckland’s ambitious targets and leadership on tackling climate change have earned C40 Innovator City status from the global C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The C40 Innovator City status acknowledges Auckland’s innovation and initiatives to lower the city’s carbon emissions and protect the environment.

The new $100m green investment fund could help upcycle older buildings

19 Dec 2018 | Stuff

Commercial building specialists are eyeing the Government's new $100 million "green" investment fund to help upcycle New Zealand's old buildings. Engineering consultants Beca said there was a huge opportunity to improve New Zealand's building stock, now believed to be belching out 20 per cent of New Zealand's carbon pollution.

Vector releases EV charging guide for commercial, mixed use and residential properties

19 Dec 2018 | Vector

Vector has today released a how-to guide to make it easier for tenants and residents of business, commercial and apartment buildings to switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Vector’s ‘Connecting Electric Vehicle Chargers’ guide offers best-practice advice for installing EV chargers – including ensuring chargers are compatible with a wide range of EVs now and into the future.

Countdown launches its first electric vehicle charging stations

18 Dec 2018 | Waikato Business News

Countdown, in partnership with WEL Networks, has installed three charging sites at five of its Waikato supermarkets – a first for the retailer. Electric vehicle (EV) users can charge their cars for free at either Countdown Hamilton, Countdown Bridge Street, Countdown Claudelands, Countdown St James or Countdown Huntly.

Why we’re not moving climate change from our agenda

18 Dec 2018 | Fonterra

Chief Operating Officer for Global Operations Robert Spurway talks about the changes our manufacturing sites are making to improve their environmental footprint. Small changes can add up to big impacts.

Farming sustainably

17 Dec 2018 | Farmers Weekly

Tiaki, the sustainable dairying programme launched by Fonterra last year, is ticking all the boxes for farmers. The programme, which helps farmers farm in more sustainable ways, has been in place for a year. At its launch Fonterra set an initial target of having 1000 farm environment plans in place.

Climate change: why business action counts

10 Dec 2018 | Sustainable Business Council

Two-thirds of New Zealanders agree that climate change is the biggest problem the world is facing today, according to a 2017 Colmar Brunton survey. And in the Deloitte BusinessNZ Pre-Election Survey, climate change was one of the top 10 government-related issues for business, and more than 40% of respondents thought that climate change would affect the costs of input to their business.

Ecostore case study - tackling the plastic problem

7 Dec 2018 | Ecostore

Most plastic is made from non-renewable petrochemicals. The extraction process and conversion into plastic releases carbon into the atmosphere, adding to climate change. So in 2014 we challenged ourselves to find a packaging alternative that goes beyond reducing emissions, and actually takes carbon out of the atmosphere. We found a packaging solution that can help to combat climate change. It’s plastic made from sugarcane.

Tiwai Expansion showcases New Zealand’s renewable advantage

6 Dec 2018 | Meridian Energy

As well as being a good for our business and great for the Southland region, this new contract helps Meridian to take action on climate change. The more aluminium that is produced in New Zealand using mainly renewable energy, the more this displaces production of aluminium using fossil fuel alternatives overseas.

Z Energy says EV take-up will drive charger installs

6 Dec 2018 | Z Energy

Source: Sharechat
Speaking at the New Zealand Emissions Workshop on Wednesday, Sustainability and community manager Gerri Ward says Z Energy is ready for the rapid expansion of electric vehicles.

Ports of Auckland to build Auckland’s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility

4 Dec 2018 | Ports of Auckland

In a first for Auckland, Ports of Auckland has committed to build a hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitematā port. The company, and project partners Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and KiwiRail, will invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars as part of the project.

New tool helps farmers gauge carbon footprint

4 Dec 2018 | Meridian Energy; Westpac

Meridian Energy and Westpac NZ are proud to support a new carbon calculator that gives farmers a guide to the size of their carbon footprint. The tool has been developed by Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) and Agrilink NZ, with financial assistance from Meridian Energy and Westpac NZ. It is available at www.lincoln.ac.nz/carboncalculator.

Have yourself a very sustainable Christmas

3 Dec 2018 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

It’s that time of year again! We know that you’ve been working hard on your carbon, energy and environmental management through the year, so don’t blow out at Christmas! Our team have put together a list of the top tips to help you increase the fun whilst reducing your environmental impact.

KPMG joins the Climate Leaders Coalition

29 Nov 2018 | KPMG

Source: Voxy
KPMG has committed to measuring and making further reductions across the full scope of its emissions, as well as working with suppliers to reduce their emissions, by 2020. Meanwhile, the firm has committed to becoming fully carbon neutral - through the offsetting of unavoidable emissions - by 2030 at the latest.

Toyota joins New Zealand Hydrogen Association

29 Nov 2018 | Toyota New Zealand

Toyota New Zealand has become one of the first vehicle manufacturers to join the recently established New Zealand Hydrogen Association. Hydrogen fuel cell development is a key component of Toyota’s commitment to alternative fuel sources and sustainable motoring. Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Alistair Davis said joining the new Hydrogen Association was a first step towards developing an eco-system for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in New Zealand.

Countdown reduces carbon emissions by 8.8%

29 Nov 2018 | Countdown

Reducing its carbon emissions by 8.8 per cent, was a highlight included in Countdown’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which was released today. The 2018 report publicly tracks Countdown’s progress towards meeting its 20 ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility goals, which were set in 2017 to be achieved by 2020.

Enviro-Mark Solutions second in NZ with science-based carbon reduction targets

28 Nov 2018 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

Enviro-Mark Solutions is now only the second New Zealand company to have their science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target approved by the international Science Based Targets Initiative. Enviro-Mark Solutions has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 74% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year. They have also committed to reducing absolute scope 3 emissions from business travel and employee commuting by 57% by 2030, from a 2017 base-year.

Quick! Save the Planet: We must confront climate change

28 Nov 2018 | Stuff

Stuff launches a long-term project – Quick! Save the Planet – to report the latest science on the local impacts of climate change; catalogue the tools available to mitigate the causes of global warming; examine how people, communities, businesses and governments are adapting; and discuss how individuals can make a difference.

NZ Post case study - Planning to reduce your emissions

27 Nov 2018 | NZ Post

To assist our path finding we have developed a ‘decarbonisation roadmap’ that will help guide actions across the business – not just in operations – but in the way the whole organisation thinks about reducing carbon. From People teams to IT to Procurement, everyone will need to be involved.

Ngāi Tahu launches climate change strategy

26 Nov 2018 | Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has launched a strategy that will help Papatipu Rūnanga further prepare for the effects of climate change. He Rautaki Mō Te Huringa o Te Āhuarangi - the Ngāi Tahu Climate Change Strategy - provides the overall framework that will support decision making within the tribe in the years ahead.

IAG case study - Energy efficient buildings

23 Nov 2018 | IAG

Reducing energy use in our commercial buildings is an important part of our response to climate change. That’s why we are proud that our Christchurch office currently has the highest NABERSNZ whole building rating in New Zealand.

Orion signs up to Climate Leaders Coalition

21 Nov 2018 | Orion

Joining with 70 of New Zealand’s business leaders, Orion’s membership of the Climate Leaders Coalition signals its dedication to measuring and reporting its greenhouse gas emissions, setting targets and working with suppliers to reduce greenhouse emissions, to help keep global warming within two degrees. Orion CEO Rob Jamieson, says: “This is an important step in making sure our business is doing all it can to contribute to a sustainable future for New Zealand, and the world.

Projects reveal potential for low-carbon future in Waitematā

20 Nov 2018 | Auckland Council

Projects funded and pioneered over the past three years by Waitematā Local Board have revealed the low-carbon potential for the ward. As part of the board's plan to ensure that the natural environment is valued, protected and enhanced, funding has been allocated to projects looking at low-carbon lifestyles and multi-unit dwellings, reducing food waste from businesses and the Waitematā Low Carbon Network.

Suncorp New Zealand joins Climate Leaders Coalition

20 Nov 2018 | Suncorp New Zealand

“Being part of the Climate Leaders Coalition represents our commitment to view climate change as an opportunity to innovate and create a positive future for New Zealanders,” said Suncorp New Zealand CEO Paul Smeaton. “Climate change has a direct impact on Suncorp New Zealand’s operations and we have first-hand knowledge of how it is affecting our customers through things like extreme weather events. I am thrilled that we will be collaborating with other businesses to find ways to address climate change.”

Countdown launches its first electric vehicle charging stations

19 Nov 2018 | Countdown

Countdown, in partnership with WEL Networks, has today installed three charging sites at five of its Waikato supermarkets – a first for the retailer. Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Kiri Hannifin, said today's launch was another step in the right direction towards the business meeting its commitment to help create a cleaner and greener Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Co-firing on all cylinders - Fonterra Brightwater site to reduce emissions by 25 percent

19 Nov 2018 | Fonterra

Fonterra’s Brightwater milk processing plant in Nelson is now co-firing on wood after the site’s newly converted boiler was officially switched on by the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods, today.

Tackling Climate Change - 60 Kiwi Businesses at a Time

16 Nov 2018 | 4sight Consulting

When it comes to tackling climate change it’s often hard to know where to start, it’s such a massive subject and it’s easy to get lost in all that it entails. Communication around it seems to come in ebbs and flows as well, and as a business we have always tried to maintain the ‘flows’, as sustainability, lowering our carbon emissions and reducing our carbon footprint have been long-term goals of ours. But we still ask ourselves what else can we do to make a difference, and even though we recently became re-certified as a CEMARS certified business and have been certified for 8 years now (read our blog post), it’s still a work in progress and it’s a constant, ever-evolving process for us.

Wellington Zoo achieves carboNZero certification for the 6th year

15 Nov 2018 | Wellington Zoo

We are thrilled to have achieved our carboNZero certification again, after becoming the first Zoo in the world to be carboNZero certified in 2013. As part of our carboNZero certification, we've made a commitment to continually work on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past six years, we've implemented a range of initiatives to cut back on our power use and waste generation.

Auckland Council reaffirms commitment to tackling climate change

13 Nov 2018 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has recommitted to membership of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group with the council’s Environment and Community Committee endorsing Auckland’s reapplication for C40 affiliation. Councillor Penny Hulse, chair of the Environment and Community Committee, says the C40 report stresses that cities and nations must commit to bold and coordinated climate action in the next few years.

Creating a positive drive: Decarbonisation of New Zealand’s transport sector by 2050

8 Nov 2018 | thinkstep

Transport has a key role to play in New Zealand’s low-carbon future. thinkstep has published a new report presenting four future visions for New Zealand in which the carbon footprint of transport is reduced by up to 90% of 2015 levels by 2050 through a combination of new vehicle technologies and behavioural changes.

So Flick's CarboNZero certified...

7 Nov 2018 | Flick

But what does that mean? How (and when) did Flick become carboNZero certified? And what has Flick done to reduce emissions?

My SKYCITY kitchen rules

7 Nov 2018 | SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Diverting food waste from landfills can help companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Courtney Simpson, Group Manager Environment, tells the Sustainable Business Council how SKYCITY Auckland diverted the equivalent of 142 buses of food from landfill, reducing their emissions by 15% in one year.

Waste Management launches sustainability strategy

31 Oct 2018 | Waste Management

Waste Management today launched our sustainability strategy called For Future Generations which provides the foundation for the future sustainability of our company and the communities in which we operate across New Zealand. In developing For Future Generations, Waste Management engaged external and internal stakeholders to identify those issues considered material for us to address in order to be sustainable for the future.

Working group formed to tackle end of life batteries

30 Oct 2018 | Vector

A group of local and international businesses has joined forces to stop mountains of e-waste being created by the rising number of large lithium-ion batteries in New Zealand. Led by energy company Vector, the Battery Leaders Group aims to find circular economy solutions for the batteries that are powering everything from electric vehicles to Vector Lights when they reach their end of life.

TIL Logistics signs hydrogen transport MOU with Hiringa Energy

26 Oct 2018 | TIL Logistics Group

Source: Voxy
New Zealand freight and logistics company TIL Logistics Group Limited (NZX: TLL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Plymouth-based Hiringa Energy Limited to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology transport solutions in New Zealand. The project has the potential to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from TIL’s national fleet of 900 trucks, 310 forklifts and 170 light vehicles.

Leading eco building latest evidence New Zealand is switching to solar

12 Oct 2018 | Vector

A charity events space committed to producing 105% of its energy needs is already beating this by more than 50%, thanks to solar and battery solution from energy company Vector. Just one week into a year-long assessment period for the Living Building Challenge, the Sustainable Coastlines Flagship Education Centre is already generating 164% of its energy needs.

Mondiale case study

10 Oct 2018 | Mondiale

Mondiale Freight Services Ltd, a leading New Zealand based International Freight Forwarding, Warehousing and Logistics Company, is committed to operating in a sustainable manner and is actively working to reduce its carbon footprint.

First locally converted electric truck

9 Oct 2018 | Waste Management

Waste Management’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Hub has recently completed our first local and 100% electric truck conversion! Our electric box body truck yesterday commenced operating out of our Technical Services branch in East Tamaki, Auckland, collecting medical waste from Middlemore and Greenlane Hospitals.

Ecostore saves 4,500 tonnes of carbon through biobased sugar plastic

4 Oct 2018 | Ecostore

Ecostore has announced that more than 80% of its packaging is made with renewable, sustainable sugar, and thanks to this significant investment, ecostore has helped save 4,485 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere since the company converted its packaging from petrochemical plastic to biobased ‘sugar’ plastic four years ago. The total savings achieved to date are equivalent to the amount of carbon emitted during 8,500 car journeys from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Climate leaders now include town and gown

27 Sep 2018 |

With new signatories including Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Panuku Development Auckland and Otago Polytechnic, the Coalition is pleased to welcome the first local council and first educational institution to join the growing ranks of organisations wanting to commit to climate action. Read more

WSP Opus joins Climate Leaders Coalition

27 Sep 2018 | WSP Opus

Source: Scoop
Saul Chambers, WSP Opus Manager Sustainability & Climate Change Solutions, is genuinely excited about the opportunity CLC presents to solve the challenging issues around climate change. “There’s no doubt that we’re in a time of unprecedented change as a business, local and national governments and cities get to grips with climate change, but that also brings the opportunity to collaborate for better outcomes. There’s a lot of positivity about how we can approach solutions and it’s a great time to take a breath and decide how, as a nation, we want New Zealand to be in the future.”

Leaders commit to tackling climate change

21 Sep 2018 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council, Watercare, Auckland Transport and Panuku Development Auckland have joined over sixty leading New Zealand businesses committed to addressing the issue of climate change. By joining the Climate Leaders Coalition, the council and wider council whānau have agreed to collaborative action on the coalition’s commitments.

Thousands of trees planted to help prevent power outages

21 Sep 2018 | Vector

Vector today launched a new programme to raise awareness of the need to keep trees well clear from power lines, by planting thousands more of them to launch the initiative. The Vector Urban Forest initiative means the power company will replace every tree it must cut down for network management or safety purposes, with two new natives, planted in areas that help with local ecological restoration schemes.

Z Energy case study - Reporting on your emissions

11 Sep 2018 | Z Energy

Read about Z Energy’s approach to sustainability reporting and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

New Zealand - cleaner, greener and lower in emissions

5 Sep 2018 | 4sight Consulting

It was with great pride that we became signatories of the Climate Leaders’ Coalition in July of this year, joining forces with 60 other like-minded businesses from across New Zealand to work towards changing behaviours in the workplace, and everyday life, in order to reach a collective goal of reducing New Zealand’s emissions and ultimately a cleaner, greener New Zealand. But is it possible for the rest of New Zealand and the New Zealand government to take action and change a long-standing mindset? To support a low emissions economy where people still prosper? The Productivity Commission thinks so.

Long story short

4 Sep 2018 | Z Energy

Gerri Ward, Sustainability Manager at Z Energy, looks at the recommendations in the Productivity Commission's report and what they might mean for New Zealand.

Lower emissions needed for a zero-carbon future

4 Sep 2018 | Toyota New Zealand

Toyota New Zealand is on a pathway to lowering its fleet’s emissions and preparing for a zero-carbon future as recommended by the Productivity Commission’s final report on a low emissions economy. “The actions our business has already started taking, demonstrate our commitment to action on climate change,” says Alistair Davis, the CEO of Toyota New Zealand. “We take our responsibilities to the environment seriously.”

Useful events

28 Aug 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

Opportunities for companies to learn, find solutions or hear how others are tackling the challenges of measuring and reducing emissions. Read more

CEOs committed to change impact

22 Aug 2018 | Ravensdown

When 60 CEOs of large New Zealand companies recently committed to a transition to a low emissions economy, some environmentalists were wary. While prepared to take the CEOs at their word, many rightly said they were keen to see evidence of the commitment.That position is understandable. These companies are responsible for more than 50% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this voluntary initiative, some may think the commercial world has appeared slow to turn around. It’s not for lack of desire. Everyone wants to be able to say they tried to leave the planet in better shape.

Otago Polytechnic joins Climate Leaders Coalition

20 Aug 2018 | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic continues to demonstrate its commitment to making a better world, becoming the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to join the Climate Leaders Coalition.

Auckland Airport employees help create new reserve

27 Jul 2018 | Auckland Airport

Source: Scoop
Auckland Airport employees are joining businesses across the airport precinct, local students and community groups, Auckland Council and government agencies over the next two days at a Million Trees / Matariki Tu Rākau community tree planting event on Puhinui Reserve in Wiri.

Climate Leaders Coalition launch highlights

25 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

How to meet the commitments

25 Jul 2018 |

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

Photos from the event launch

24 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

Photos of the Climate Leaders Coalition founding leaders, signatories, and the launch event on 12 July 2018. Read more

TIL Logistics Group signatory to Climate Leaders Coalition

17 Jul 2018 | TIL Logistics Group

Source: Scoop
TIL Logistics Group welcomes the stance being taken by the coalition to drive positive change, with CEO Alan Pearson saying: “TIL is proud to be one of the first signatories of the Climate Leaders Coalition. We are committed to working together as part of the coalition to create a sustainable future for New Zealand and make it a great place to live and work - now and for future generations. This not only makes good sense for our country, but also good economic sense for our business.”

Kiwi Property Signs Climate Change Statement

16 Jul 2018 | Kiwi Property

Kiwi Property has today joined more than 60 New Zealand companies to sign the Climate Change Statement and deliver a resounding message to corporate New Zealand and the world – the time is now for affirmative action on climate change.

Synlait takes up climate change challenge

16 Jul 2018 | Synlait

Synlait has signed the CEO Climate Change statement released today by the Climate Leaders Coalition (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1).

Stuff amongst leading Kiwi businesses tackling climate change

16 Jul 2018 | Stuff

On a mission to reduce carbon emissions in New Zealand, 60 CEOs, including Stuff’s Sinead Boucher, have formed the Climate Leaders Coalition with the Sustainable Business Council, signing a joint statement committing their companies to action and demonstrating the role that business can play in bringing about change.

KiwiRail: We can't be complacent on climate change

13 Jul 2018 | Kiwirail

Source: Stuff
KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy was one of 14 New Zealand chief executives who came together last year to look at what they could do about climate change. Along with 59 others, he has signed the CEO Climate Change Statement, aimed at reducing carbon emissions in New Zealand. He explains why.

Climate Leaders Coalition

12 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

KiwiRail joins Climate Leaders Coalition

12 Jul 2018 | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has today committed to help New Zealand move to a low-emissions future, through improving its own operations as well as helping other businesses reach their own sustainability targets. Read more

Background on the Climate Leaders Coalition

12 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

Supporting the announcement of the Climate Leaders Coalition and the signing of the CEO Climate Change Statement, the following document has been created to provide an overview of the Coalition, the case for a low emissions economy, and the background of Coalition members, business leaders, and their sentiment and action in this space. Read more

Watch the launch event on July 12

12 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

Watch the Climate Leaders Coalition launch event, which occurred on July 12, 2018. Read more

From Z to Air New Zealand: New Zealand’s leading businesses take up the climate change challenge

12 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition

60 businesses making up nearly fifty percent of New Zealand’s emissions have joined forces to tackle the issue of climate change.

It’s a significant move by the New Zealand business community, being praised as “strong” and “unprecedented” by local and global organisations.

On a mission to reduce emissions in New Zealand, the group of 60 CEOs have formed the Climate Leaders Coalition, recognising the role that business can play in bringing about change and signing a joint statement, which commits their companies to action. Read more

Business leaders embrace the opportunity of a low-carbon future, says Meridian

12 Jul 2018 | Meridian Energy

Business leaders embrace the opportunity of a low-carbon future, says Meridian. Meridian Energy is proud to be one of 60 businesses that today have signed the CEO Climate Change Statement, the first step taken by the Climate Leaders Coalition to drive positive change. Read more

Ravensdown helps kick off Climate Leaders Coalition

12 Jul 2018 | Ravensdown

Ravensdown is one of 60 leading New Zealand businesses whose CEOs have signed a commitment to measure and publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions and work with suppliers to reduce their emissions.

SKYCITY commits to action on climate change

12 Jul 2018 | Skycity

Source: Scoop
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has today joined with other major New Zealand businesses in committing to tackling climate change. Chief Executive Graeme Stephens today signed the Climate Change Statement, officially committing SKYCITY to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with New Zealand’s obligations under the Paris Agreement.

Taking a stand on climate change

12 Jul 2018 | 3R

3R Group has signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition, joining a group of businesses dedicated to “forging a path to create a future that is low-emission, positive for our businesses and economy, and inclusive for all New Zealanders”.

Deloitte joins with other Kiwi businesses committing to ambitious action to address climate change

12 Jul 2018 | Deloitte

Today Deloitte joins the Sustainable Business Council and some of New Zealand’s largest and most influential businesses in demonstrating our support for ambitious action by the private sector to inclusively and equitably address climate change.

Auckland’s Port joins coalition to fight climate change

12 Jul 2018 | Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson has today joined with the leaders of 60 Kiwi business to fight climate change. "Climate change is the issue of our time, and how we meet this challenge will define us. We can't expect 'The Government' to solve the problem alone, we all have to roll our sleeves up, get stuck in and fix this," said Mr Gibson.

Climate Leaders Coalition explained - an introductory video

12 Jul 2018 | Climate Leaders Coalition