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The world’s climate challenges are great, and they cannot be solved without unleashing the vast human, financial, and innovative resources of business. It takes deliberate and coordinated effort, which is why Businesses for Climate Action, and its key initiative Mission Zero, were formed.

Our work relies on the support of our funders, both financial and in-kind. Please join us on this journey.
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Our vision is to energise and support Te Tauihu business community on their journey towards zero carbon.


We galvanise and equip businesses to tackle the challenges and opportunities of climate change by providing encouragement, education, tools and collaboration opportunities.
Businesses for Climate Action fosters climate solutions for businesses across Te Tauihu (the top of the South) and beyond. Through our free, open source and open access approach, we support a just and inclusive transition for all businesses. Yes, from an individual business perspective some of us have a long way to go, many of us have limited resourcing and commercial solutions may not even exist yet. But it doesn’t mean we all must wait to act. Every single business can do something.

In doing so, we together generate a resilient economy that supports our people, places, community and businesses to thrive.

Our team

Florence Van Dyke - trustee

Florence Van Dyke

Florence is the co-founder of Chia Sisters, on the Steering Committee of Future Food Aotearoa, is the Head of Sustainability at a New Zealand government agency and is an Enterprise and Global Women Asia Sustainability Fellow. She has a Masters of Laws (University of California, Berkeley), has worked at Bell Gully and for the United Nations, and was recognised on the 2019 Asia Pacific Forbes 30 under 30 List.
Bruce Gilkison - Trustee

Bruce Gilkison

Bruce is a Chartered Accountant (awarded Fellowship in 2021) and published writer. He has promoted environmental sustainability in businesses in Aotearoa over several decades, and is currently active in Zero Carbon Nelson Tasman and Nelson Tasman Climate Forum. He is a regular contributor to climate change and sustainability articles in Australia/New Zealand’s Acuity magazine.
Marta Karlik-Neale

Marta Karlik-Neale

Marta Karlik-Neale, a highly experienced sustainability and environmental management professional with over twenty years of expertise. She specialises in sustainability strategy, mitigation, adaptation, and stakeholder engagement. Marta is currently serving as Sustainability & Resilience Principal at Tonkin + Taylor where she continues to drive positive change in sustainable practices.
Natalie Gilberd - Lead Activator

Natalie Gilberd

Lead Activator
Natalie has worked in marketing, communications and engagement in the non-profit sectors for over twenty years, primarily centred around well-being, the arts and culture. She holds a Bachelor in Design (Hons, Massey University), is a business owner and a professional consultant. Her care for the environment is driven by a deep love of nature and of her two young sons.

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