About Step Changers...

 
 
Rosie Collins, Founder + General Manager "Step Changers is a way for us to make corporate sustainability normal - and to me , that's exactly how it should be. I work for SC because I believe real change is made when businesses come to the table, muck in, and get involved with their communities"

Rosie Collins, Founder + General Manager

"Step Changers is a way for us to make corporate sustainability normal - and to me , that's exactly how it should be. I work for SC because I believe real change is made when businesses come to the table, muck in, and get involved with their communities"

"Our non profit was started to help make it easier for businesses to lead change, and to kickstart their corporate social responsibility programmes. 

We search for and validate the needs of community projects in Asia, the Pacific, and New Zealand, and bring these opportunities to businesses that choose to work with us. 

Each Step Changers project partner are chosen carefully and meet our rigid quality standards, before being on-boarded to our system. In general, we support projects that are working to eradicate poverty, make things fairer, provide education in regions or areas that may not normally see support, as well as in healthcare. 

For myself personally, Step Changers was a way to help knit CSR into the business culture as a way of norm. If we can make it easy and sensible to have a strong CSR strategy, then many projects globally will benefit from the support of our businesses, big and small." 

 

Our Board

Emma Weston, Chairperson "What excites me most about CSR is that it provides a direct link between business and social good and gives opportunity for those of us running businesses to drive innovative new ways of working - say towards sustainability. It provides a boost to the purpose of organisations by aligning corporate values and identity with active support to meaningful projects. It creates enduring relationships that we can be proud of and shout about from our office rooftops. It helps us show we bold, committed to good and can help mobilise staff around a common purpose"

Emma Weston, Chairperson

"What excites me most about CSR is that it provides a direct link between business and social good and gives opportunity for those of us running businesses to drive innovative new ways of working - say towards sustainability. It provides a boost to the purpose of organisations by aligning corporate values and identity with active support to meaningful projects. It creates enduring relationships that we can be proud of and shout about from our office rooftops. It helps us show we bold, committed to good and can help mobilise staff around a common purpose"

Lucy McLean, Trustee "What I love about the Step Changers concept is that it is increasing the visibility of organisations that are already doing excellent things within their communities. So often new development initiatives duplicate or undermine preexisting initiatives - Step Changers is about providing a platform for initiatives that are already out there to be heard."

Lucy McLean, Trustee

"What I love about the Step Changers concept is that it is increasing the visibility of organisations that are already doing excellent things within their communities. So often new development initiatives duplicate or undermine preexisting initiatives - Step Changers is about providing a platform for initiatives that are already out there to be heard."

Michelle Whitmore, Trustee "I'm passionate about the growth of Step Changers because I can see how it starts and informs conversations about CSR in New Zealand that otherwise won't be had."

Michelle Whitmore, Trustee

"I'm passionate about the growth of Step Changers because I can see how it starts and informs conversations about CSR in New Zealand that otherwise won't be had."


Our Values

Progress not perfection

Great social responsibility is imperfect - and so we're not about big promises of perfection. We're about making progress. 

 

Turn the wheel

Great social responsibility takes everyone on a team working to build the momentum. 

 

Go home proud

We do good work so that every employee goes home proud.
 

Leeeeean in

Great social responsibility takes an attitude of leaning in - of using expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm, experience and energy to solve the social problems that we all face together.
 

Have glass pockets

Be transparent about wh ere you're at, what you're doing, and what you're aiming to do. Spend diligently, report diligently, and make decisions with the best data available. 


Our Support

Metro Marketing is the principal sponsor behind Step Changers, and has been backing the project since April 2015, with over 200 hours poured into the project in 2016 alone.

Metro Marketing - Outsourced marketing, made easy

Step Changers is part of Metro's own CSR programme, run by the team who work for Metro Marketing from 9-5. We're supported financially and with time in kind from the design, digital, PR and strategy teams.