Supporting sustainable small business
Many small businesses want to operate more sustainably, but don’t know where to begin. Here are some resources to help.
Businesses want to operate more sustainably
A Xero survey of 95 small businesses in Australia, NZ, the US and UK found that 68% of small businesses want to operate more sustainably.
Together, we can make a difference
Small business has the power to change the world. Use the resources below to help build a sustainable business.
Help the planet, help your business
Working to make your business more eco-friendly isn't just great for the planet, it can help your business bottom line.
Build and maintain trust
Improving your sustainability practice can help to build and maintain trust in your business.
Access to capital
It's becoming easier for more sustainable businesses to access capital and investment.
Differentiate your business
It's a credible way to differentiate your business in the market and give you a competitive edge.
Reduced energy and water consumption can save your business money.
Good for business, good for the planet
The majority of consumers and employees prefer businesses that operate more sustainably.
Workers are hungry for change
65% of employees say they're more likely to work for sustainable businesses.
Consumers prefer sustainable brands
71% of consumers would pay more for brands that are sustainable.
Consumers are willing to change
57% of consumers would change their shopping habits to reduce their environmental footprint.
Understand your climate impact
Intro to climate change
The United Nations explains climate change causes, forecasts, why it matters and potential solutions.
Consumers are adopting a more sustainable lifestyle
A survey by Deloitte found that consumers are embracing sustainability but need more help.
Cogo explains: What is my carbon footprint?
Sustainability tech solutions provider Cogo explains how to track and lower your business’s carbon footprint. (PDF)
Small business can have a big impact when it comes to sustainability
Small businesses often underestimate their potential to have a lasting positive impact on the world. Read the Xero blog.
How to make small business environmentally sustainable
Wonder why your business should bother with sustainability? Check out the reasons, planning, and tips to get started.
Three ways your business can prepare for the shift to a low carbon economy
This Xero blog explores the ways small businesses can take positive action to combat climate change.
Three steps to creating a sustainably-minded small business
Aaron March of BlueRock outlines some small and some not-so-small steps towards making sure your business does good.
Six tips to reduce your carbon footprint
Cogo explains different ways your business can reduce its carbon footprint. (PDF)
Reducing plastic consumption in your business
Check out tips for reducing your plastics footprint and avoiding single-use plastics.
Cogo explains what carbon offsetting is
In this article, Cogo explains how carbon offsetting works. Read the Cogo guide (PDF).
Reducing your energy consumption
Find ideas to consider for how to make your energy use cleaner and more efficient.
Learn more about sustainability including Xero’s sustainability programs.
Decarbonisation: What’s in it for accountants and bookkeepers?
This blog post explores how climate change will impact the small business landscape.
Reap the benefits of being certified carbon neutral like Xero
Xero is proudly certified carbon neutral by the Australian government’s Climate Active program.
Measure the impact of your business via a B Impact Assessment
This digital tool assesses and scores the impact of your business on the community and the environment.
Learn more about carbon scopes and Scope 3 emissions
Explore the benefits of measuring your carbon footprint and find out how greenhouse gas emissions are categorised.
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