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.

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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.

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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.

Reduce costs

Reduced energy and water consumption can save your business money.

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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.

Get insights and tools

Consumers prefer sustainable brands

71% of consumers would pay more for brands that are sustainable.

See IBM research insights

Consumers are willing to change

57% of consumers would change their shopping habits to reduce their environmental footprint.

See IBM research insights

Understand your climate impact

Take action

Going further

Learn more about sustainability including Xero’s sustainability programs.

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