Sustainable Business Council (SBC)

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) is a CEO-led membership organisation with over 130 members.


Gareth Marriot

Executive Director

Mike Burrell

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Our purpose is to mobilise New Zealand’s most ambitious businesses to build a thriving and sustainable future for all. SBC connects member businesses, partners, and sectors to create impact that no single business could achieve alone, offering unparalleled influence and the ability to take large-scale collective action. SBC is also the secretariat for the Climate Leaders Coalition, a CEO-led leadership beacon for business action on climate change with the aim of ‘uniting New Zealand businesses and building irreversible momentum towards a zero carbon and climate resilient future.


Our work program focuses on three key pillars:

  • Leadership in Sustainability: Supporting members to be ambitious on sustainability and encouraging other businesses to go further.
  • Action on Climate and Nature: Accelerating the transition to a future that is zero emissions, resilient, and nature regenerative.
  • Thriving People: Members are contributing to a just transition and acting on the most material issues facing society. Within these areas, we advocate for our members, champion their successes, hold them to account, facilitate high-impact collaborations, offer thought leadership, tools and resources and more.