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NZI and Sustainable Business Network continue partnership

10 April 2014

NZI and Sustainable Business Network continue partnership to progress sustainable business in New Zealand

NZI and the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) have announced another three-year partnership which will see SBN continue to help business benefit from making New Zealand a model sustainable nation.

Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) says she is delighted with the continuation of the partnership. “NZI’s Foundation Partnership enables us to increase the support we offer to our members right across New Zealand and to embark on some exciting new projects,” she says.

“NZI has been our Foundation Partner since 2006, and its support has helped SBN gear up to help business reshape profit. The new agreement will take our work to a new level.”

The Sustainable Business Network is a member-based organisation that provides advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable. It helps members collaborate and learn; profile stories and connect; and access practical support.

“With NZI’s support we can now embark on some really exciting projects which will add tremendous value to our members. These include an online Sustainable Business Directory, which will be a fast and easy way to find suppliers in your area committed to being more sustainable; and a series of ‘Business Labs’ – design workshops aimed at accelerating the growth of new business solutions,” says Rachel.

“NZI’s support allows us to identify the key players in New Zealand interested in actively driving business transformation in areas like food, transport, resource efficiency and community. We will be able to bring together the expertise of a range of stakeholders to help build a better business future for New Zealand.”

SBN will be announcing details of new transformation projects shortly.

Karl Armstrong, Executive General Manager at NZI, says that NZI values sustainability. “Our role is to protect the wealth of New Zealand households and businesses by helping people recover from the hardship of unexpected loss. To do that we have to be around for the long term – we have to be a sustainable business,” he says.

“NZI sees the Sustainable Business Network as a trusted advisor and collaborator to many New Zealand organisations to inspire and facilitate necessary change. We see they actually make a practical difference and I think all businesses should capitalise on that.”

About the Sustainable Business Network
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) provides advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable. As the largest organisation of businesses dedicated to sustainability in New Zealand, the SBN actively helps our network of progressive companies to: collaborate with other innovators and learn; profile stories and connect; and access practical support.

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About NZI
NZI is a business division of IAG New Zealand Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Insurance Australia Group, Australasia’s largest general insurer. NZI specialises in providing business, rural and personal insurance through a nationwide network of brokers. In addition, the company underwrites insurance for some of New Zealand’s leading financial institutions, including ASB, BNZ, The Co-operative Bank and Westpac.


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