It’s cool to be eco

  • Marketing
  • September 17, 2009
  • Frances Chan
It’s cool to be eco

ecostore_logoecostore has won the Large Business Trailblazer award and named the Sustainable Business of the Year for the northern region in the Sustainable Business Network Awards held this week.

This follows the results of the Creo/Perceptive Corporate Trust Survey in July, in which ecostore was viewed as the top New Zealand brand leading the way in environmental thinking. The company has used sustainably sourced plant and mineral-based ingredients since its inception in 1993 and has embraced all aspects of sustainability into its business strategy.

KOKAKO ORGANICThe full list of northern region winners can be viewed here.  A little shout out to my favourite local café, Kokako, who won the Small and Medium Business Trailblazer award.

The central and southern region awards will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Wellington on Thursday 24 September. Email sarahb@sustainable.org.nz for tickets.

All regional winners are finalists in the national NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, to be held in Auckland on Thursday 12 November. The SBN website will have more details soon.

Burgeoning business wanting a sustainable conscience should head along to the workshop on How to Market Sustainability at Auckland Uni on Friday 16 October.

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Diversity and inclusion in action: Why Spark gets behind the Pride community

  • Media
  • February 21, 2019
  • Sarah Williams
Diversity and inclusion in action: Why Spark gets behind the Pride community

One of Aotearoa's biggest companies, Spark, is a firm supporter of the LGBTQI+ community through its annual Pride advertising campaigns, its partnership with charity OUTline, and its diversity and inclusion values within the company. Head of brand at Spark New Zealand Sarah Williams explains why the company chose to champion this social issue, how these campaigns attract both the loudest praise and the greatest vilification from New Zealanders, and why that it makes it the most important cause the company champions.

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