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New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealand

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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
Traffic 9:57AM
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.


Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Motoring 4:28PM
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.


Saturday, 23 April 2011
Transport 9:47AM
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.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Business 1:31PM
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.


Saturday, 5 February 2011
Business 1:15PM
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.


Friday, 1 October 2010
Migration 11:15AM
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.


Friday, 24 September 2010
Transport 10:51AM
Aucklanders most want a second harbour crossing

AUCKLAND — 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.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Council 7:53AM
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.


Monday, 20 September 2010
News 8:50AM
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.


Sunday, 19 September 2010
Council 10:26AM
Aucklanders have low expectations of new super city

AUCKLAND — Incoming leaders of New Zealand’s first super city may be relieved that Aucklanders have low expectations of their new council’s performance.


Friday, 17 September 2010
Business 7:40AM
More businesses backing quake recovery

CANTERBURY — Evidence continues to mount of businesses helping the community, staff and each other to cope with the major Canterbury earthquake.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Earthquakes 5:02PM
Business playing vital support role in quake recovery

CHRISTCHURCH — Businesses have a role to support each other through the Canterbury earthquake recovery, hold onto staff wherever possible and support the community.


Monday, 23 August 2010
Manufacturing 3:07PM
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.


Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Politics 7:26AM
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.


Monday, 9 August 2010
Politics 8:47AM
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.


Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Politics 8:11PM
Maori welcome tax cuts but disapprove of Budget overall

Maori support income tax cuts in the Budget, but disapprove of the Budget overall.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Real Estate 1:46PM
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.


Monday, 24 May 2010
Politics 5:03PM
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.


Politics 7:46AM
Twice as many approve of Budget than disapprove

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


Sunday, 23 May 2010
Politics 1:18PM
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.


Thursday, 29 April 2010
Business 7:21AM
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.


Monday, 26 April 2010
Transport 11:30AM
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.


Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Politics 10:50AM
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.


Tuesday, 6 April 2010
News 9:03AM
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.


Monday, 29 March 2010
Business 3:51PM
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.


Saturday, 27 March 2010
Business 9:16AM
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.


Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Business 2:32PM
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.


Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Business 11:48AM
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.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Real Estate 12:05PM
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.


Politics 8:37AM
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.


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