About Mission Zero
We're here to energise and support the business community of Te Tauihu on our journey towards zero carbon. We are an initiative of Businesses for Climate Action.
Our focus is on reducing carbon emissions in our region. We aren’t interested in telling people what they should do. We are here to enable what they can do now.
Businesses for Climate Action was founded in September 2019 and became an Incorporated Charitable Trust in December 2021. Mission Zero was launched in February the following year. Key projects have included a Climate Leaders Programme, Mission Insights (a video series of case-studies), networking groups and a wide range of events and workshops.
Businesses for Climate Action was the winner of the prestigious and hotly-contested Sustainable Business Network 2021 ‘Communicating for Impact’ Award. The judges commented: “The Businesses for Climate Action campaign has been a model for other regions across Aotearoa to collaborate and include a widening circle of businesses…”
Florence Van Dyke
Frequently asked Questions
Business sustainability is the practice of doing business in a way that doesn’t undermine your ability to operate safely and productively over the long term, or negatively impact your environment or community. It’s also about preparing for unexpected disruptions and building resilience to them.
Sustainable thinking is all about ensuring that your business’s foundations and infrastructure are sound. You can avoid a lot of risk – and cost – by identifying where your business might be having a negative impact. You can also take advantage of opportunities by planning ahead. Caring for our environment is becoming increasingly important to customers and staff. And policies are coming into effect which may require you to take action in time too. Getting ahead on all of this now makes good business sense.