Good business and a better future

Deloitte’s sustainability practice

Titiro atu ki nga taumata ō te moana | Look beyond the horizon to the future

A positive future requires some positive choices. While New Zealand has made good progress on a range of environmental, social and economic indicators we believe that our future relies on New Zealand businesses making a step change in how they think about and conduct their business.

All parts of society need to activate around the just transition to a low emissions economy. New Zealand businesses have an important role to play, contributing to public and individual finances, providing products and services and influencing the evolution and prosperity of our society as a whole.

The magnitude of this potential, together with increasing perceptions that business is prioritising a much narrower agenda, is driving calls for greater, active participation and a fundamental change in how we understand the purpose of business.

Commercial success through commitment to sustainable development is the way business can play its role.

It isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. A wide body of evidence demonstrates that businesses can be more successful and more sustainable in the long term when they link to a wider social, economic or environmental goal.

Evidence shows that businesses outperform the market when they make an authentic commitment of this nature, driven by an ability to better engage and inspire all stakeholders including talent, consumers, partners, regulators and investors.

How we can help

We will meet you where you are at on your transformation journey.  By viewing your business through a stakeholder lens we support you to design and deliver the changes that will keep it resilient, fit for purpose, and able to explore the possibilities of a low-carbon economy.

Purpose, Strategy & Impact

Through the lens of sustainability we can help you develop a deeper perspective on your purpose, impact, measurement, performance and how you communicate these to a broad group of stakeholders.

Get in touch with Adithi Pandit, Grant Frear


Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing

We can help you model and communicate your impact alongside supporting you to embed ESG criteria into investment decisions, due diligence and transactions.

Get in touch with David Morgan


Māori business

Our values, knowledge and relationships help Māori wishing to grow your pūtea, wealth, assets and businesses for the benefit of your whanau, hapu and iwi.  We balance wide-ranging financial services with the objectives of tīkanga Māori and whakaaro Māori.

Get in touch with Leon Wijohn


Structuring for purpose

We can help you develop a structure and strategy that enables you to make an impact that matters for you, your team, your customers, your suppliers and your investors.  We will work with you and your team to define your social or environmental purpose along with the steps required to align your business to achieve it.

Get in touch with Ian Fay


Reporting & Assurance

We can help you ensure your strategy translates into business outcomes by linking it to processes, controls and reporting. We can also assist you in preparing or utilising appropriate reporting frameworks to communicate a holistic view of organisational performance.  For those entities further down the journey, we can provide internal and external assurance on sustainability reports, greenhouse gas (GHG) statements, and other forms of non-financial information.

Get in touch with Brett Tomkins


Value Chain Sustainability

We can support you to reimagine your supply chains/networks, product lifecycles and internal operations by addressing diverse issues such as supplier engagement and extended producer strategy, sourcing and procurement, packaging, closed loop recycling, supply chain transparency, and upholding international human and labour rights.

Get in touch with Paul Shallard


Governance & Risk

We can support you to become more risk intelligent through taking a holistic view of the impacts of climate change and other social and environmental challenges to your business.  We can help you with the governance and oversight to more effectively understand how sustainability practices can help your business navigate risk and increase resilience.

Get in touch with Monika Wakeman


Resource Efficiency & Impact Management

Understanding and addressing the difference between doing ‘less bad’ and ‘doing good’ as a business operating in a rapidly changing environment is critical for long-term success. We can help you ensure that your environmental performance contributes positively to wider business performance, from preparing for a low carbon future, through optimising resource efficiency to managing environmental risk.

Get in touch with Michael LeRoy Dyson

Deloitte is passionate about working with New Zealand business for long term, sustainable and inclusive growth. Our network means we can access the best people with the right experience. Our Deloitte New Zealand team has decades of experience integrating sustainability into corporates, SMEs and government.

Get in touch:

Monika Wakeman

Monika Wakeman

Director - Risk Advisory Services

I bring over 16 years' experience helping organisations understand and integrate Health and Safety in the business in New Zealand and around the world.  My experience means that I can bring a  strateg... More

Deborah Lucas

Deborah Lucas

Director - Consulting

I work in concert with our people and our external partners to build and lead our impact capability and portfolio.  As internal consultant to the Leadership and Chief Executive, I help guide internal ... More