Sustainability Matters 17th September 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    World-first: NZ Financial Institutions to Report or Explain Climate Change Risk
      •    TCFD Summit 2020
      •    B Corporation, Transparency and Validity
      •    How California’s Wildfires Could Spark a Financial Crisis
      •    Lawnmowers, Labour Rights & Buying Local
      •    Why Bioplastics Will Not Solve the World’s Plastics Problem
      •    Sustainable Forest Management: Draft Update of Aust/NZ Standard
      •    Managing Nature-related Financial Risks: A Precautionary Policy Approach [for central banks and financial supervisors]
      •    Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency
      •    France to Ease Neonicotinoids Ban
      •    Paper Bottle with Removable Plastic Liner
      •    Institutional Investors Design Net Zero Investment Framework
      •    Antarctica Discovery – 200th Anniversary
      •    Ban Adverts for Cars that Damage Climate
      •    Job Available: Executive Officer for ECO
      •    The Sackings at Rio Tinto Look Like a Victory for Shareholders, but…
      •    2020 Stormwater Professional of the Year
      •    ‘The Name’s Brick’ – COVID-19 and Climate Change
      •    New Dates for Climate Change + Business Conference Redefining Our Future
      •    Banned Pesticides Shipped to Poor Countries.

To see the newsletter click here.

Sustainability Matters 3rd September 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters which is late due to a PC hard disc failure (faulty sectors) you can read about;

      •    Why the [UK] Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Could Lead to a Revolution of the Imagination
      •    Agriculture’s Future is Riskier with No Climate Change Goals: Australian Farmers
      •    What Kind of a World do We Want? (…really?)
      •    Open Letter and Demands to EU and Global Leaders
      •    Toitū Carbon Certification Programme
      •    Sustainable Business Awards Finalists, Plus New Pandemic Resilient Business Award
      •    Pāmu Announces New GM Sustainability and Farming Systems
      •    Breaking Boundaries: (Counter) Accounts during the Pandemic
      •    Comparing Conventional vs Organic Farming Techniques for 40 years
      •    The Role of Australian Activist Litigation Highlighting Climate Change Financial Disclosure in the Capital Markets
      •    Managing Climate Risk in New Zealand in 2020: A Tool Kit for Directors
      •    World’s Largest Battery Storage Approved
      •    Creating Living Buildings & Integrated Design
      •    The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene
      •    World Green Building Week 2020
      •    Call for Papers: Auckland Region Accounting Conference 2020
      •    Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change
      •    Net Zero: How we Stop Causing Climate Change
      •    Leadership in Sustainable Business Course 2020 (Sept/Oct/Nov)
      •    The Modern Slavery Act 2018: A Practical Handbook
      •    SASB Invites Public Comment on Key Governance Documents
      •    Getting to Carbon Positive: Podcast series.

To see the newsletter click here.

Sustainability Matters 20th August 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    Climate Action Tracker: NZ’s Performance is Insufficient
      •    Accounting and Climate Finance: Engaging with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
      •    War on Waste and Fight for Planet A
      •    Life Cycles – Transitioning to a Circular Economy
      •    The Earth Has Lungs – Watch Them Breathe
      •    A Green Recovery – Smart Choices
      •    What Comes After What Comes Next
      •    Julia Gillard says her Government’s Carbon Price Proves Climate Policy Isn’t ‘Too hard’
      •    Rapid Mobilisation Playbook to Support Fast-tracking of Construction Projects
      •    John Elkington: Businesses Should ‘Think Like Insurgents’ to Spur Green Recovery Efforts
      •    Energy Storage in Red Bricks
      •    Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait
      •    Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency
      •    Jeanette Fitzsimons Climate Action Grant
      •    Ice Rinks – a Surrogate for Measuring Changing Climate
      •    Dam Built by Women Saves Families
      •    Wonders of Nature’s Seagrass
      •    9 Out of 10 Australians Don’t Think Mobile Data Contributes to Carbon Emissions
      •    ARA Reporting Awards 2020
      •    The Surprising Reasons Why Climate Change Facts are Ignored
      •    Climate Action in the Product Lifecycle
      •    NCSE Art Contest: Colors of Science
      •    Greenpeace Wins 12-year Campaign for Registration as a Charity.

To see the newsletter click here.

Sustainability Matters 6th August 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    First Climate Change Risk Assessment Lays Out Long List of Threats
      •    The Future of Nature and Business
      •    Climate Change is the Most Important Mission for Universities of the 21st Century
      •    Report Recommends RMA Repeal and Overhaul of Resource Management System
      •    SBC’s Pre-election Brief 2020
      •    SBN Changes Focus
      •    Battery Power Comes to Construction Equipment
      •    Auckland Council’s Hard Calls on Climate and Cash
      •    Creating City Portraits: A Methodological Guide from the Thriving Cities Initiative
      •    14 Billion Cooling Appliances Could be Needed by 2050: Why Cooling Must Be a Part of Post-pandemic Recovery
      •    Business Guide to Buying EVs in NZ
      •    Let’s Talk About a New Economy
      •    Why Gas Engines are Far from Dead – Biggest EV Problems
      •    Understanding and Navigating Climate Risk at the Asset Level
      •    How to Mix Old Tyres and Building Rubble to Make Sustainable Roads
      •    Ireland’s Supreme Court Damns Climate Policies
      •    Reminder: CPA Australia – Integrated Reporting Awards for NZ Entities
      •    350 Aotearoa Banks Table 2020.

To see the newsletter click here.

Sustainability Matters 23rd July 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    Blueprint for Responsible Policy Engagement on Climate Change
      •    Is GRI and SASB Collaboration Good News for Companies?
      •    Issues Behind the News
      •    A4S Essential Guide to Management Information
      •    Citizens Assembly in France
      •    Citizens Assemblies Resources
      •    Building Back Better from Covid-19: How Sector Associations Can help it Happen
      •    Alternative Aotearoa
      •    Car Parking v People
      •    Climate Change + Business Conference 2020
      •    Delivering Net-Zero
      •    Think Resilience
      •    NZ Post Incentivises Contractors into EV’s
      •    Driving Sustainability: How to Influence for Impact
      •    All In: The Future of Business Leadership
      •    Fish ‘waste’ – Novel Distribution Chanel
      •    Dual-use Solar Farms Welcome Nature Back to the Land
      •    Sam Judd Steps Up to Focus on a Major New Project
      •    Seven of the Best New Documentaries About Global Warming
      •    Update on Container Recycling Scheme
      •    Governments’ Dietary Guidelines Harming the Planet
      •    The New Urgency of Climate Change.

To see the newsletter click here.

Sustainability Matters 9th July 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    Rob Gray – Obituary
      •    UK Citizens’ Climate Assembly Backs Green Pandemic Recovery and Lifestyle Shift
      •    Sustainable Business Awards 2020
      •    A Near Horizon – Seizing the Opportunities and Managing the Risks in the Transition to Net Zero
      •    Local Authority Budgets and Strategic Direction – Climate Change
      •    Regenerative Future Series Extended
      •    Preparing Graduates for the Future
      •    All New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in France
      •    Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland: Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery
      •    CPA Australia Wins Reporting Award
      •    “We Need to Stop Sanitising Everything and Let Bacteria Back Into Our Lives”
      •    Iceland is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years
      •    CPA Australia – Integrated Reporting Awards for NZ Entities
      •    New Recycled Paper Wine Bottle Has Lower Carbon Footprint than Glass
      •    Using Sustainable Products in Green star and Homestar Projects
      •    Avaazers –This is Who We Are
      •    Be Responsible for What You Sell
      •    Solved! How Other Countries Have Cracked the World’s Biggest Problems and We Can Too

  • To see the newsletter click here.

  • Sustainability Matters 25th June 2020

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •    Disclosure of Climate-related Financial Risks Not Enough to Drive Action
          •    Climate Math: What a 1.5o Pathway Would Take
          •    Household GHG Emissions Grow 11.8%
          •    Sport’s Carbon Footprint is Global Bad News
          •    Accountancy Europe Leads the Non-financial Reporting Debate
          •    Hāpai Hapori Community Operations Update
          •    145 Energy Efficiency Case Studies
          •    New Zealand Green Investment Finance – 1st Deal
          •    Adani Green to Build 8GW Solar Projects in India at Cost of $6 billion
          •    Sustainable Business Council’s Review of Reports of 45 of its Members
          •    Cooling Tech Firms are Not Innovating or Promoting Energy-efficient Products
          •    Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change
          •    ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires Played Out Exactly as Scientists Predicted
          •    Supporting Healthy Business for Healthy Materials to Build a Healthy Future
          •    It Seems Elephants Can Dance
          •    Focus on Sustainability
          •    Liquefied Air to Power Power Generation

  • To see the newsletter click here.