Funding for sustainability projects

There are a lot of funding opportunities out there for sustainability and decarbonisation. New Zealand banks are also increasingly offering ‘green loans’ with preferential rates for sustainable business initiatives. 

Sustainable funding directories

Get funding | Ministry for the Environment (external link)

How to fund your sustainable initiative | NZTE (external link)

Co-funding and support | Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority(external link) 

Climate-friendly business networks

Sustainable business consultancies

Approximately 72% of businesses that prioritise sustainability collaborate with consultancies to assist them in their efforts.1  

Sustainability certifications

Explore the Sustainable Business Network’s list of certifications most relevant to businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Step-by-step decarbonisation pathways

EECA’s Sector Decarbonisation Programme offers free, tailored decarbonisation support for small-to-medium-sized businesses, while helping them understand how to use their existing equipment and processes as efficiently as possible. 

The pathways are tailored for specific sectors and will guide you, at your own pace, through five steps of decarbonisation.

Tools and calculators

Energy efficiency and management organisations


1 Research by Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council, AUT and Oxygen Consulting: Insights on New Zealand Sustainability Professionals 2022 [PDF, 2.5MB] (external link)