What is Step Changers?

Step Changers is a registered charity dedicated to making great corporate social responsibility (CSR) normal in New Zealand. We’re a collective of change-makers from businesses, universities, and organisations around New Zealand (and beyond) who are interested in raising the standards for CSR in companies around New Zealand.

Our Vision

We’re working together to make great corporate social responsibility normal in New Zealand.

By working, we mean: continually striving to raise the standards of CSR in New Zealand, by embracing improvements to the step changing ethos as more is learned about what great CSR looks like.

By together, we mean: activists, academics, business professionals, young students, and public sector professionals working towards improving the standards of CSR in New Zealand, as a group.

By great, we’re talking about: regularly seeing businesses achieve the sixteen standards for great CSR, which you can read about here.

Community Values


Turn the wheel

We’re interested in lifting the standards for great CSR, and that involves collaboration and idea-sharing. We call on the skills of individuals as volunteers or contributors, academics as experts, and businesses as case studies so that together we can all lift the standards for great CSR.

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One step at a time

Progress is messy and it takes time, but if every business commits to taking their one step forward we’ll get there a lot faster.


Go home proud

If we do the good work here, then one day every Kiwi will be able to go home proud of the company or organisation they work for and the good they’re doing. Even better, the ‘good’ will be reported on transparently and effectively so everyone can see.

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Progress, not perfection

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