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“We care about people sustainability”

Kia Ora

BACS is a trusted partner in facilitating the sharing of skills, knowledge, resources and wisdom between community organisations and businesses to tackle issues in New Zealand society to better enable communities to thrive.

We help our community members to increase their effectiveness.

We help our business members make decisions on how to best invest in their communities.

Join us as a business or community member or as a BACS partner, and become part of this growing resource for New Zealand.

BACS Community Member YWCA Auckland presents the Equal Pay Speaking Series 2017.

Business News

  • The BACS Report 2017

    Some of the BACS Panelist quotes: "Spark programmes seem to cut through the flotsam and jetsum with well designed programmes.” “Fonterra Breakfasts programmes are a huge investment in the future of Kiwis but also has implications for shared and unexpected community benefits. Schools are becoming hubs or a focus for community conversations, intergenerational conversations and social connection." And “CQ Hotels Wellington have social responsibility in their genes, The focus on making all customers feel included, cared for and welcome is commendable. This is not a branding exercise but a way of being for the leadership and therefore the staff they employ.” Read more

Community News

  • An outline report of what was discussed at the recent BACS hui on poverty in Aotearoa

    "On the day workshop groups identified a number of systemic solutions or projects: 1. Basic Income 2.Empathy project / poverty of love. Ideas that came up included; Have a public conversation around our values as a country and develop a common purpose. Treat people as individuals not statistics or economic groups– the reasons for poverty are different for every individual and family and situation. Bring back the love and caring for each other, rather than disconnected ‘what’s in it for me’ culture that seems to be pervasive. Have a more connected society – can start small within neighbourhoods – but also encourage more affluent people to visit less affluent areas to understand how others live – share spaces more." Read more

BACS Champions and Supporters

  • Hotel Wellington
  • IBM
  • GoodCompany NZ
  • The Warehouse
  • Horizon Poll
  • Outline
  • Fonterra
  • Parkinson's
  • Foresee
  • Countdown
  • Broadspectrum
  • YWCA Auckland
  • Akina
  • Barnados
  • ANZ
  • Stanley East
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • CASA
  • ACK
  • Heineken
  • Film for Change
  • http://www.kpmg.com/nz/en/pages/default.aspx/
  • Age Concern
  • Women's Refuge

BACS Social Index Top 10 Businesses

9 The Warehouse
9 Fonterra
8 Contact Energy
8 Countdown
8 CQ Hotels Wellington
8 Deloitte
7 New Zealand Rugby
7 Auckland Airport
Scores are out of 10 points. Read further information on the BACS Resources page.