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New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development
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Member since: 20 April 2008
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OUR MISSION & AIMS Our Mission To provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to promote eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship. Our Aims Our aims and strategic directions, based on our mission include: Business leadership - to be the leading business advocate on issues connected with sustainable development. Policy development - to participate in policy development in order to create a framework that allows business to contribute effectively to sustainable development. Best practice - to demonstrate business progress in environmental and resource management and corporate social responsibility and to share leading-edge practices among our members. Global outreach - to contribute to a sustainable future for developing nations and nations in transition. ShapeNZ is run by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. The Business Council researches policy options which it then advocates to Government and other decision makers. Your responses to our surveys will directly help shape our recommendations.

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Saturday, 30 April 2011
New research shows fast lane fees could significantly cut congestion New research conducted in the past 10 days shows the introduction of fees to use some roads at peak hours could see 11% of commuters opt to car pool and cause a big switch to public transport. 260 views

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Raft of new approaches advised to cope with coming growth-generated congestion Some 66% of New Zealanders now do not believe it is possible to eliminate congestion by building more roads and motorways. 248 views

Saturday, 23 April 2011
Coming freight volumes will make fast lane charges unavoidable The volume of freight being moved within New Zealand will need to grow by about 70 to 75% during the next three decades just to maintain current economic growth rates, a development which surprises 75% of New Zealanders. 365 views

Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Three out of top five sustainable brands are Business Council members Business Council members Ecostore, Toyota and Meridian are three of the top five New Zealand sustainable brands according to the recent Colmar Brunton Survey. 334 views

Saturday, 5 February 2011
Research report urges greater business role in setting social investment priorities A major research project finds business can play a greater role in setting priorities for New Zealand’s social investment spending. 287 views

Friday, 1 October 2010
Environment playing the most important role in attracting migrants More migrants to New Zealand are being attracted to the place they are now living by the environment. 350 views

Friday, 24 September 2010
Aucklanders most want a second harbour crossing Aucklanders most want a second harbour crossing when asked to set priorities for four major projects being discussed by candidates for the new super city council. 342 views

Wednesday, 22 September 2010
New Zealanders want councils to use public-private funding for major new infrastructure projects New Zealanders want their local councils to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) – provided they own the assets once they are paid for - to fund faster infrastructure development. 294 views

Monday, 20 September 2010
New Zealanders say crime, inefficiency most negatively affecting their lives New Zealanders say that crime and inefficiencies in local government are the main issues having a negative impact on where they live. 269 views

Sunday, 19 September 2010
Aucklanders have low expectations of new super city Incoming leaders of New Zealand’s first super city may be relieved that Aucklanders have low expectations of their new council’s performance. 261 views

Friday, 17 September 2010
More businesses backing quake recovery Evidence continues to mount of businesses helping the community, staff and each other to cope with the major Canterbury earthquake. 320 views

Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Business playing vital support role in quake recovery Businesses have a role to support each other through the Canterbury earthquake recovery, hold onto staff wherever possible and support the community. 331 views

Monday, 23 August 2010
Eco labels and the right information have mass market appeal Sellers using eco-labels backed with the right information could make as many as 85% of New Zealanders more likely to buy a product. 297 views

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Voters: If there is to be electoral reform – do it faster More than half of New Zealanders want any changes to the electoral system in place for the 2014 general election, not the 2017 one as currently planned. 270 views

Monday, 9 August 2010
New Zealanders favouring second electoral system referendum New Zealanders are likely to vote for an opportunity to change the way the country elects its Members of Parliament. 265 views

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Maori welcome tax cuts but disapprove of Budget overall Maori support income tax cuts in the Budget, but disapprove of the Budget overall. 281 views

Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Landlords like Budget overall, but expect to raise rents More landlords approve than disapprove of the 2010 budget overall, but 47% say they’ll put up their rents as a result of it denying depreciation on their properties. 438 views

Monday, 24 May 2010
Poll gives Government solid support for Budget's capital investment plans The Government has solid support for its plans for major new capital investment plans, specially for ultra-fast broadband and KiwiRail. 335 views

Twice as many approve of Budget than disapprove Nearly twice as many New Zealanders approve of the 2010 Budget overall than disapprove. 365 views

Sunday, 23 May 2010
New Zealanders want mining firms to pay higher royalties and new super tax on profits Sixty per cent of New Zealanders believe royalties paid by mining companies are inadequate. 405 views

Thursday, 29 April 2010
Information and reputational risk drives big shift in office paper choices Business and Government get together in Wellington this evening to launch a new edition of an influential guide to buying sustainable office papers. 245 views

Monday, 26 April 2010
Toyota supports sustainable freight action plan Toyota New Zealand has reaffirmed its support for the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development by sponsoring the recently announced New Zealand Freight Action Plan. 341 views

Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Business Council welcomes PM's move to implement ETS on time The Prime Minister’s statement that the Government intends implementing the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in its current form and on time has been welcomed by a business leadership group. 337 views

Tuesday, 6 April 2010
New Zealanders' quality of life rating slips Some 83% of New Zealanders rate their quality of life good or better in a new nationwide survey. 288 views

Monday, 29 March 2010
New Zealand businesses advised to prepare for world price on carbon New Zealand businesses need to be preparing for world where there is a price on carbon in the major emitting economies. 285 views

Saturday, 27 March 2010
Kiwis largely sticking to green values despite recession Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders want a balanced approach to development which achieves economic growth and protects the environment. 357 views

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Business welcomes Minister's US study of corporate social role The Minister of Social Development’s plan to make a five week study of corporate social responsibility in the United States is welcomed by business leaders working in the field. 343 views

Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Marks and Spencer's big green plan sends a message to Kiwi businesses A bold new bid by Marks and Spencer to become the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015 sends an important signal to New Zealand businesses in the export supply chain. 615 views

Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Landlords concede depreciation tax break should end Landlords appear to agree depreciation allowances on rental homes which are not depreciating should end, according to a new nationwide poll. 732 views

New Zealanders want tax reform but support hinges on personal tax rate decisions Nearly eight out of 10 New Zealanders think the country’s tax system needs reform. 661 views

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