Join us for a fireside chat with one of the pioneering eco-business leaders in New Zealand, Malcolm Rands, Founder of ecostore.
When Malcolm and Melanie Rands started ecostore Company Limited in 1993 their dream was to create a unique values-based business that could sustainably fund a not-for-profit arm called Fairground Foundation (FGF).
Since 1994, ecostore have researched and brought to market, New Zealand's leading range of healthier, eco friendlier household cleaners, body care and baby products with a twin focus of looking after the health and wellbeing of people as well as the planet.
Malcolm has been active in the sustainable scene for over 33 years. He co-founded New Zealand's first permaculture eco-village in 1986, and was a foundation member of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network. He has been awarded the Green Ribbon Award from the Ministry for the Environment, plus two environmental awards from the Auckland Regional Council and most recently Malcolm has been added to the World Class New Zealand International Network. ecostore won two awards at the 2014 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards in the Mega Efficiency Innovation category and Malcolm was the joint winner of the Sustainability Champion award.