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Better Futures 2020 launch    
In conjunction with Colmar Brunton, we launched ouBetter Futures 2020 report this week which surveys 1500 New Zealanders, including, for the first time, the views of 13-17 year-olds. The research highlights that climate change, sustainability and waste remain key concerns for New Zealanders, with people wanting government and business to be part of the solution. Check out the presentation highlights and media release
Sustainability drives the HQ project
Sustainability was the project driver of Waste Management NZ Limited’s new, purpose-built Auckland headquarters, with the buildings and facilities on target to achieve a Green Star rating of 5+. During the build, 75% of unused construction materials and packaging was recycled and the site features innovative sustainability features, such as EV charging facilities and rainwater harvesting.
Are you an EV hero?
The new Gen Less EV Shout Outs project is designed to celebrate businesses for their climate change efforts, by heroing EV-use in a visual and prominent way. It will give public recognition to businesses actively posting on social media about their EV use across a series of high-profile digital billboards, online banners and social media advertising. 
In the neighbourZOOd
Every year Wellington Zoo invites its immediate neighbours in Newtown, including Wellington City Council social housing tenants, to visit the Zoo for free after hours. They recently hosted their 15th annual Neighbours' Night BBQ with nearly 2,000 people attending. 
Engaging effectively with younger employees
Minister of Employment, Willie Jackson, launched the Youth Ready Employers Programme this week to help employers understand, connect, recruit, develop and retain young people, while creating work environments that support wellbeing and positive mental health.
Search on for green building champion  
Entries are now open for NZGBC's 2020 Future Thinker of the Year, awarded annually to a student or recent graduate who has demonstrated environmental knowledge and leadership. NZGBC is looking for someone who lives and breathes sustainability, can champion NZGBC's values and inspire change. Entries close on 1 March 2020.

Sustainability leadership in a changing world
Auckland | May, June & September 2020  
Apply by 14 February for the 2020 Sustainability Leadership Programme delivered in partnership with Catapult. Non SBC members are welcome to apply. Hear from 2019 alumni

Postgrad Cert for Human Potential in the Digital Economy
4 March 2020  
SBC is pleased to be exploring a partnership with Tech Futures Lab on their Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy. This programme will give you space to explore your ideas in the context of global and societal shifts, digitalisation and innovation, and hone your ability to influence change for your community, your workplace and your life.  

Sustainability training for C-suite and Executives
Sept/Oct 2020, Auckland
CISL Executive Leadership Programme sets the global benchmark for sustainability leadership education. We are seeking expressions of interest from SBC members to support its roll out in New Zealand.
To register your interest, please contact
Rob Perry.

New Zealand - A key player for the hydrogen transition?
Business Energy Council lunchtime seminar with Massimilano A. Cervo

BusinessNZ, Wellington - 18 February
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Webinar: Supercharge Your Sustainability Strategy with the Global Goals
Online - 18 February 2020, 12pm-1pm
Learn how the UN Sustainable Development Goals are essential for your business to align actions with impact for sustainability.

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Conversations that Count - Wellington Chamber of Commerce
Wellington | Weds 26 Feb | 5.30pm – 7.30pm
How can New Zealand business fairly represent all genders in leadership positions? In this panel session, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, Dr Farah Palmer and other academics will focus on inclusive leadership in the context of culture and power structures.

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Proxima Sustainability Reporting courses
Join 300 New Zealand sustainability professionals who have completed these foundational reporting courses.

GRI Sustainability Reporting – February 26 and 27, Auckland
<IR> Integrated Reporting – March 25 & 26, Auckland

Capital Matters 2020 Conference 
Thursday 12 March 
QT Hotel, 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 
In partnership with BDO, this event for senior leaders will address the key issues facing business and leadership today. It will bring together industry experts in a variety of fields that members have identified as being key concerns for them in 2020.

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WBCSD LEAP for women leaders 
March, June, October 2020
A new education project building on the strong foundations of the WBCSD Leading Women Awards. 

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EVs and Beyond - EVTalk conference
Auckland, March 16 - 17
International and national speakers on a wide range of EV related topics.

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

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13 February 2020