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New Zealand’s best business “good eggs” were announced last week at a function at the Department of Conservation in Wellington, where BNZ Bank, USave and Vodafone came out on top for the quality of their investment in communities.

All Good Organics enjoyed a stonking big win today as the first (and only) New Zealand company to be named one of the world's most ethical companies by New York's Ethisphere Institute.

In addition to the usual suspects of ‘market share’, ‘customer retention’ and ‘campaign ROI’, warm-and-fuzzies such as as ‘lives changed’, ‘worthwhile causes supported’ or ‘communities improved’ were cited at the Marketing Association's first ‘Not-For-Profit’ event last week.

New Zealand companies need to improve their climate change disclosure if they are to satisfy investors and customers, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which analysed how NZX 50 and ASX 200 businesses are tackling environmental issues.