Forsyth Barr is proud to have been announced as a finalist in the Outstanding Collaboration category of the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate success in sustainability and have been running for 19 years.
Forsyth Barr is one of the organisations collaborating on the The Aotearoa Pledge to raise capital to support Community Housing Providers.
James Palmer, Chief Executive of Community Finance, the impact investment platform that launched The Aotearoa Pledge, says its goal is to ‘bring together investors from a wide range of sectors to help deliver affordable homes that are fully financed by the private sector.’
In acknowledging the award announcement Neil Paviour-Smith, Forsyth Barr Managing Director, said ‘We are enthusiastic participants in The Aotearoa Pledge initiative and delighted it has been acknowledged in the Sustainable Business Awards. Its vision of raising $100 million to tackle New Zealand’s housing shortage is bold, and its solution to the problem is impressively practical and commercial. Everyone wins and a great outcome can be achieved’.
Rachel Brown ONZM, founder and CEO of the Sustainable Business Network which runs the Awards, said “The latest IPCC report on climate change has left no doubt about the imperative to change our ways of living and working. Businesses need to step up – their customers, employees and the planet are demanding it.
“The 75 finalists in these Awards are leading the way. They include corporates, small enterprises and individuals from the public and private sector, showing that whoever you are you can play your part.
The winners for all categories will be announced at a ceremony on 25 November.