Working to make corporate social responsibility normal. 

Step Changers is a non profit helping businesses to step up their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. We support projects that work to eradicate poverty, educate kids, improve the environment, make things fairer, and improve healthcare in communities around New Zealand, the Pacific, and South East Asia. 

Our aim is to change business culture from one where businesses don't talk about corporate social responsibility each day, to one where it becomes so normal it is boring to bring it up. 

Ultimately, it's about improving the countries and communities our businesses are involved in, by providing better access to education, a clean environment, equal rights, and good healthcare. Key to this is recognising that it's the role of all businesses to play a part in building a better future in the regions they're involved with.


Our Values

  1. Progress not perfection
    Great social responsibility is imperfect - and so we're not about big promises of perfection. We're about making progress. 
     
  2. Turn the wheel
    Great social responsibility takes everyone on a team working to build the momentum. 
     
  3. Go home proud
    Every employee should get to go home proud.
     
  4. 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 don't have to solve, but would be nice to. 
     
  5. Have glass pockets
    Be transparent about where 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 Team

Rosie Collins, 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, 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"

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 Primary Backer

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.

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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. 

Our other in kind supporters

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Facebook has given Step Changers advertising vouchers for use on its network.