Heliocene.org is a knowledge platform presenting a deliberately small set of continually updated articles on the vast, fast-moving topic of business sustainability. The goal is to succinctly explain the ideas emerging from high sustainability-performing multinational businesses around the world in ways that are shaped to Aotearoan points of view.

Heliocene came about because, despite the inundation of literature on business sustainability, there is a lack of holistically curated, custom written, locally-biased content on emerging best practices. Heliocene strives to fill this gap on a non commercial, creative commons basis.


Heliocene.org was established in 2020 by Jennifer Wilkins (LinkedIn).

“I’m a classically trained and experienced corporate professional (accountant, MBA, blue chip, etc) who took a decade out to raise my family as an expat in Japan and California and, like so many women returning to the workforce, I changed focus. Around 2016, my writing about nature in the built environment started to get published and I began directing content development in constructor proposals to government for major infrastructure projects. Here, where corporate motivation meets public needs, I saw how business can contribute effectively to sustainability outcomes and impacts, but I also saw fertile opportunities disregarded when decision makers didn’t value them. I decided to concentrate my career on disseminating information on emerging issues and best practices in business sustainability. This vast topic is complex and constantly advancing, and information circulating in the popular media is often reductive, out of date and not always reliable. Through searching, simplifying and staying ahead, I aim to deliver useful, persuasive knowledge to New Zealand decision makers so that our businesses can make a world class contribution to local and global sustainability.”

Get in touch at heliocene.nz@gmail.com