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New career mentoring programme supports and inspires future female leaders

June 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

On the 16th June, Professionelle will launch its inaugural mentoring programme, which will empower young career-driven women to tackle challenges and take advantage of opportunities with confidence.
Intended to be accessible to young women at any …

Help Baron Hasselhoff box up his beauties!

July 5, 2015 – 6:43 pm |

After 3 years of creating the most delightful gluten-free, vegan and organic cookies, it’s time to box these babies up. Baron Hasselhoff needs your help to take his packaging to a whole knew level!

Guide launched to close office refurbishment waste loop – guinea pig office wanted!

June 24, 2015 – 11:00 am |

MEDIA RELEASE – Sustainable Business Network
24th June 2015
World’s first guide to ‘circular’ office launched
Office refurbishment in New Zealand is set to undergo a shake up with the launch of the world’s first guide to creating …

Public art ideas sought to bring life to Wellington

August 13, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Public art ideas for vacant commercial space in Wellington are being sought by this week by the agency Urban Dream Brokerage, established this year by public art programme Letting Space.
Funded by the Wellington City Council’s …

Kiwi kids asked to imagine an Ultra Fast Broadband enabled world

June 13, 2012 – 10:02 am |


The government is spending $1.5 billion on the rollout of New Zealand’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) infrastructure over the next 10 years with priority initially being placed on businesses, schools and health services. This is …

New scholarships to support young entrepreneurs

May 30, 2012 – 9:35 am |

News Release – for immediate use
New scholarships to support young entrepreneurs
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology will this year offer $10,000 in new scholarships to support budding young business people into tertiary study as part …

Check out: Accountability Now – the brainchild of Clare Emily Williamson

May 27, 2012 – 7:16 pm |

My name is Clare and I run a Social Enterprise called Accountability Now in Auckland.
Accountability Now’s mission is to help businesses to become accountable for their inevitable impacts on our world through supporting partnerships with … – the website for 28 year olds who want to not only make it through, but thrive!

January 29, 2012 – 11:48 pm |

activate28 by Erin O’Brien
Age 28 was a big year for me. I changed careers, returned to uni, moved from Sydney to Wellington, fell in love, dealt with heartache … and discovered a big piece of …

Business Profile: Introducing Enspiral

February 15, 2011 – 3:17 pm |

Enspiral started just over a year ago with a clear purpose – “Help people who want to change the world find high paying contracts so they have the time and money to do the work …

Business Seminar Raising Money and Gifting to Flood Affected Businesses – Brisbane

January 28, 2011 – 9:20 pm |

The Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude 2011—Low Cost, High Return Business Strategies Seminar was planned prior to the floods in Brisbane.  In light of the recent natural disasters in New Zealand and across …

Energy Efficiency at Work

November 6, 2010 – 4:47 pm | One Comment

It should be a “no brainer”…. shouldn’t it?  If you save energy at work, your operating costs reduce.  When your costs reduce, you either make bigger profits, or you can be more cost competitive in …

Energy Risks for Business

October 16, 2010 – 11:25 pm | One Comment

“… we have entered a period of deep uncertainty in how we will source energy for power, heat and mobility, and how much we will have to pay for it.”
These words are quoted directly from …

Sustainability, Government and Offshore Inspiration

August 15, 2010 – 8:37 pm |

It would be easy to become dis-heartened if you work in the sustainability field in New Zealand.  Although the National party has introduced an emissions trading scheme, it is gutless, and won’t in any meaningful …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#118 – Serena’s Free E-Book: Taking the Plunge

August 14, 2010 – 8:45 pm |

You know you’re really on a role when someone includes you in their e-book.  Yes, I’m honoured to say: this has just happened to me.  I am now in someone else’s e-book.  Ahhh sigh of …

Talking Rubbish – and Waste Audits

August 4, 2010 – 8:53 pm |

A good thing for any organisation to do from time to time is review the management of any waste that is produced in the course of the day to day operation.  In this …

Measuring your progress

July 30, 2010 – 9:55 pm |

A challenge that all organisations face is reporting results to their stakeholders.  Embarking on the sustainability journey presents new facets to that challenge.
The old adage that you “cannot manage what you cannot measure” is a good …

What is sustainability?

July 21, 2010 – 3:24 pm |

Although I’ve already written a few blogs, I suddenly realised that I hadn’t actually taken the time to provide a definition of sustainability. So, before we go any further, let’s define the term. …

Getting Started With Sustainability at Work

July 14, 2010 – 2:30 pm |

If you’ve made a personal commitment to behave more sustainably then you’ve probably started making changes in your life.  You’ve already changed your light bulbs to compact fluorescent, you’ve started taking the bus instead of …

Restructuring, Redundancy and Serious Fun

June 14, 2010 – 12:26 am | One Comment

What on earth has redundancy got to do with pyjamas? And more importantly, how can the notion help your business operate? Well, let me explain.
With the advent of the industrial revolution came radical change …

The Three Strategies of Success

April 6, 2010 – 4:37 pm |
The Three Strategies of Success

If success is measured in financial terms, then Success = Productivity + Profitability.
This is ‘an effective and simple approach …. You can take this process and use it in any application, be …