NZ Needs: SDG Gaps

The UN SDGs represent global agreement on what is important to achieve in sustainable development worldwide by 2030. All countries, institutions and businesses are encouraged to support them. While Aotearoa New Zealand provides a great standard of living for many of its citizens, it falls short on all SDGs, except SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy).…

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Business/NGO Partnerships

Donations in-cash and in-kind are always welcomed by NGOs, but sometimes businesses and NGOs see ways to create impact together. If they are pursuing similar targets and can bring complementary skills and assets to resolving major challenges, it makes perfect sense for them to form a partnership. Some business/NGO partnerships are maintained for many years.…

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Creating Shared Value

Businesses can simultaneously create socioeconomic impact and business value. For instance, a materiality assessment might identify that crucial suppliers in a particular region are not earning a living wage, while a risk assessment might note instability in that same part of the supply chain. Generating positive impacts for those suppliers could also reduce business risk.…

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