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.
Understand your climate impact
The United Nations explains climate change causes, forecasts, why it matters and potential solutions.
A survey by Deloitte found that consumers are embracing sustainability but need more help.
Sustainability tech solutions provider Cogo explains how to track and lower your business’s carbon footprint. (PDF)
Small businesses often underestimate their potential to have a lasting positive impact on the world. Read the Xero blog.
Wonder why your business should bother with sustainability? Check out the reasons, planning, and tips to get started.
This Xero blog explores the ways small businesses can take positive action to combat climate change.
Aaron March of BlueRock outlines some small and some not-so-small steps towards making sure your business does good.
Cogo explains different ways your business can reduce its carbon footprint. (PDF)
Check out tips for reducing your plastics footprint and avoiding single-use plastics.
In this article, Cogo explains how carbon offsetting works. Read the Cogo guide (PDF).
Find ideas to consider for how to make your energy use cleaner and more efficient.
Learn more about sustainability including Xero’s sustainability programs.
This blog post explores how climate change will impact the small business landscape.
Xero is proudly certified carbon neutral by the Australian government’s Climate Active program.
Consider joining Xero, AWS and many others in signing The Climate Pledge and committing to being net zero by 2040.
This digital tool assesses and scores the impact of your business on the community and the environment.
Explore the benefits of measuring your carbon footprint and find out how greenhouse gas emissions are categorised.