We are businesses taking action on Climate Change. We recognise that this cannot be done in isolation so we have formed Businesses for Climate Action, a platform to find solutions together.
In Te Tauihu (the top of the south) local businesses are taking the lead in creating a zero carbon Aotearoa within a resilient sustainable economy, adaptable to both the opportunities and disruptions of climate change. Together we can transform our business community to create lasting, positive impact.
Florence is the co-founder of Chia Sisters, New Zealand's most nutritious and sustainable juice company. Florence was named on the Forbes '30 under 30' List for her work in climate change and business and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Florence is a lawyer by training, previously working at Bell Gully and for the United Nations.
Claire is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for Ekos – a social enterprise that specialises in carbon footprint measurement, certification and offsetting services for SME businesses and corporates. Ekos carbon offsets are sourced from restorative forest carbon projects that focus on delivering sustainable land management, biodiversity and community co-benefits.
Chloe is the co-founder of Chia Sisters which creates nutritious drinks from a solar powered, zero carbon juicery in Nelson, recognised globally for game changing the beverage industry.
Ellie holds a Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy and is passionate about engaging and supporting people in taking climate action towards a better zero carbon future.
Bruce is a chartered accountant and writer. He has promoted greater environmental focus in business over several decades, and is currently active in Zero Carbon Nelson Tasman and the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum.
Stacey is a sustainable energy engineer working at Fonterra, dedicated to improving energy and carbon efficiency for Aotearoa.
Katrina helps people be happier at work. She works with leaders to support them and their teams create a more enlightening and enjoyable work experience, while improving business performance. Katrina is a well-respected businesswoman with great advice.