Business and Sustainability

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    A project to cultivate native bee hives for organic honey was the winning idea of UC's 21 Day Challenge in 2015. 'The Bee Team' developed this solution to improve the wellbeing of the typhoon-hit community of Barangay Tarong, Phillipines.



Sustainability is about meeting the needs of today without adversely impacting the needs of future generations. It involves looking at the entire business process from manufacture to end user, whilst being more efficient, using cleaner production methods, and maximising resources and minimising waste. For small businesses and large corporations, performance is no longer simply about economic profit – it encompasses corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that reflect society.

Firms recognise that customers are choosing suppliers with environmental, social, and cultural values and practices similar to their own. Organisations with sustainability strategies not only save money but benefit from an improved image and reputation through their social initiatives and corporate citizenship.

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Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Phone +64 3 369 3888

Reception Level 2, Meremere building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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