NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development
Rodger served as Executive Director of the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development (NZBCSD). Formed in 1999, NBCSD was a coalition of leading businesses united by a shared commitment to sustainable development. It provided business leadership advocating for sustainable development, demonstrating business progress and share leading-edge best practices, participation in government policy development and global outreach including through a partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
In this capacity Rodger represented New Zealand business at the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, where he also presented on a business panel. He led many projects including guides on Sustainable Development Reporting, Business and School Partnerships, and Youth Employment. Rodger was actively involved in policy work and presented to the Prime Minister and Finance Minister. The NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development is now the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) that aims to catalyse the New Zealand business community to have a leading role in creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.