Green Shipping

Being a small island nation at the bottom of the planet, New Zealand is heavily reliant on shipping to take its goods to markets around the world. In 2019, exports of goods accounted for roughly 20% of New Zealand's GDP. It’s not surprising then, that pollution from shipping must represent a significant part of the … Continue reading Green Shipping

Clean Jeans

If I had to pick one company to illustrate my Agenda, Saitex would be a great choice. Billed as the world's cleanest denim factory, their innovation and values drive towards being gentle on the planet by considering their impacts on the environment, people, and communities. Better business for a better world. New Zealand menswear retailer … Continue reading Clean Jeans

So People and Nature Prosper

The Nelson-Marlborough branch of the IoD put on a lunch seminar last week featuring Sustainable Business Network founder and CEO Rachel Brown. Like Rachel, I believe business has a responsibility and a key role to play in addressing the world's environmental and sustainability issues. I also believe business success and environmental sustainability are not totally … Continue reading So People and Nature Prosper

Better than Best

An esteemed academic recently told me off for describing something as best practice. He was kidding around with me on the semantics, but it was a good point. Best Practice is best practice today, but quite possibly there will be something better, one day.  There can be good practice. There can be better practice. But … Continue reading Better than Best

Twisted and Tilted Thinking

The Wine Studio is a funky winery in Marlborough, built in 2017 as the home winery for Two Rivers, plus a custom crush facility for a handful of select wine brands. Fresh home from one of his many overseas trips, Two Rivers' Commercial Director Jason Yank was kind enough to show me around. There was … Continue reading Twisted and Tilted Thinking