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Join our Sustainability Bootcamp

We’re on a mission to get you moving on your sustainability journey. 
If you’re a small to medium business, we’re offering a six-session bootcamp to equip you with all the tools you need to GoZero.

Our first round of bootcamp has ended in June 2022, the second round will begin in October. Register your interest now by filling out the form below. 

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tāngata haere whakamua

Care for the land, care for the people, move forward

SESSION 3 Climate and carbon basics with Ekos
Coming in October 2022


Understand the severity of the climate emergency and the role your organisation can play in responding to it. Learn what carbon emissions are and how these can be reduced through reduction and offsetting.


SESSION 4 Low carbon solutions with Ecogeek
Coming in October 2022

Take a look at low-carbon technology and the opportunity it creates for sustainable working. Cultivate some great ideas you can easily introduce into your workplace that'll help lower your carbon and get you moving.


SESSION 5 Sustainable Wellington City future for businesses
Coming in October 2022

Get to know the future of climate action in Wellington City and why it’s important to act now. We’ll look at how individual workplaces, like yours, can contribute to Te Whanganui a Tara's carbon reduction goals and make a positive impact.


SESSION 6 Carbon reduction solutions with Ekos
Coming in October 2022

Get started with your carbon emission reduction plan as you work collaboratively with other business owners during the final session. By understanding your biggest emitters you’ll be able to move forward, make a plan and GoZero.

Learn how Te Ao Māori approach sustainability and how deeply its engrained within Māori culture. Form and share your pēpēhā to understand where you come from and the importance of how we can move forward together.

SESSION 1 Bicultural understanding of sustainability with Whetu Rangihaeata
Coming in October 2022


SESSION 2 Implementing change with the Sustainability Trust 
Coming in October 2022

Discover how taking a systems approach can encourage sustainable behaviour. Get key tips to create a business case for effective buy-in with your senior managers and be able to identify the best ways to facilitate change.


A big thank you to the Wellington City Council for funding this programme through their Climate and Sustainability Fund. 

This fund is an initiative in the Council's Te Atakura- First to Zero climate action plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2030 and create a culture of climate change action. 

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of Toitu Carbon Zero

100% of your registration fee will be donated to trees that count. Thanks to the Wellington City Council for funding this programme.

Doing business more sustainably is hard, and it’s about time we admitted it! You know it’s the right thing to do but making it happen seems impossible, especially now. There are a million and one things more important and, as guilty as you may feel, you just don’t have the resource or the grey matter to even start thinking about it.

The sustainability journey is just as important as the destination. The fact that you’re reading this means you’re on the right track, so maybe all you need is a little help.

As ‘understanding business’ is absolutely our thing, we’ve put together this page to give you practical tools and advice to help you GoZero.


Introducing ‘All Things Carbon’ 
webinar series

FREE Online Webinar Series | 18 July–12 August

A changing climate is a today and tomorrow challenge that many of us are familiar with or at least know will impact us. Increasingly businesses are looking at carbon management as a way to account for and reduce their impact. This has multiple steps from measurement, to verification with the critical element of emissions reduction at the centre and is an evolving field. The latest focuses on climate positive and science based targets take things to a whole new level. Are you keen to learn more?

Join BusinessNZ Network, Deta, Ekos, thinkstep-anz, and Toitū in a collaboration for the upcoming ‘All Things Carbon’ webinar series. Kicking off with the first in this 5 part series is ‘Measure’ a spotlight on all things to do with carbon measurement. This will be followed by weekly features on: verify; reduce; offset; and finally climate positive/ SBTIs.

Come to all 5, just one or a few, it’s up to you.

PART 1: MEASURE | Mon, Jul 18, 2022 12:00pmPART 2: VERIFY | Mon, Jul 25, 2022 11:30amPART 3: REDUCE | Mon, Aug 1, 2022 12:00pmPART 4: OFFSET | Fri, Aug 5, 2022 12:00pmPART 5: CLIMATE POSITIVE AND SBTI'S | Fri, Aug 12, 2022 12:00pm

Introducing Sustainability: the what, why 
and how for small businesses

Wednesday 31 August 2022, 9am-4:30pm with Lauren James

If you are a small to medium sized business, this course will introduce you to the key elements of sustainability and give you the confidence to get your business started on their sustainability journey

Integrating sustainability into your business is essential. Sustainable businesses not only protect the planet but also protect the people, with better futures in mind.

Over the course of a day, you will connect with other SMEs and learn about the following topics:

  • The what and why of sustainability
  • Carbon
  • Climate change
  • Waste
  • Circular economy
  • Social responsibility
  • How to get started


REGISTER HEREMORE INFORMATIONCOURSE RATESEnter your email to register your interest for the upcoming round of our Bootcamp in October 2022


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Sustainability - Focusing on what matters for your business

Thursday 15 September, 9am-12:30pm

An interactive and high-impact sustainability workshop that helps you to understand what is important to your business and how you can focus your sustainability effort. It is designed to be attended by 2 people from your organisation so you can collaborate.

 This workshop delivered by thinkstep-anz helps you to:

  • Identify and understand you and your stakeholder’s sustainability needs and drivers 
  • Understand what is important and how this prioritisation can help your business 
  • Learn about the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and identify which apply to you and your business 
  • Refine your focus to what you can do to deliver impact 
  • Leave with tangible actionable steps to embed sustainability into your business