Sustainability Matters 20th July 2017

This is another ‘massive’ six rather than four page edition. The reason will become apparent in mid-August! Meanwhile read about;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    A4S Essential Guide to Social & Human Capital Accounting
•    Insights into Integrated Reporting
•    Essential Skills for Next-generation CSR Leaders
•    Do You Derive Benefits from Sustainability Matters?
•    Helping World Leaders Become Green Leaders
•    Climate Change Presents Business Risks and Opportunities
•    What You Might Not Know About Oxfam
•    Without Feathers: Life Without Hope May be Our Best Chance for Peace
•    Towards Carbon Neutrality Workshop
•    If Trump Can’t Handle the Paris Accord, He’ll Hate This Bold Idea
•    Best of: Winnie Byanyima
•    The Regenerators: A Better Way to Farm
•    Can We Avoid Collapse?
•    Adding Sustainable Value Course
•    Smart Office Guide
•    Two Home Related Events On the Same Day!
•    New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
•    Warehoused
•    Festival for the Future
•    Webinar: How the Adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Informs Sustainability Disclosure
•    Conservation Land Can’t be Destroyed for Dam – Supreme Court
•    Did You Know? – U.S. Dairy
•    Open Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2016-18
•    Governance and Climate Change Risk
•    Listen to Naomi Klein on Her New Book No is Not Enough
•    Creating Living Buildings & Integrative Design Short Course
•    Plastic Straws Usage Becomes a Public Debate Issue
•    Climatologists Deny Existence Donald Trump

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  • Sustainability Matters 6th July 2017

    This edition is a ‘massive’ six pages rather than four. The reason will become apparent in mid-August! Meanwhile read about;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Sarah Thomson’s High Court Case
    •   Investing in People and the Planet
    •   Cities, The Social Economy and Inclusive Growth
    •   Do You Derive Benefits from Sustainability Matters?
    •   Bridges Both Ways –Transforming the Openness of the New Zealand Government
    •   Extended External Reporting User Survey
    •   A Call to Action: Walk the Talk on Integrated Reporting
    •   Climate Change Presents Business Risks and Opportunities
    •   Does This Look Natural to You?
    •   GRI Standards Seem to Be Rising to the Top
    •   The Global Management Accounting Principles©
    •   The Best Break-up Story EVER
    •   Green Infrastructure
    •   “We Are Still In”
    •   Air Pollution from Cars is Causing Nature to Change in Dramatic Ways
    •   Dairy Industry Lays Out Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
    •   New Zealand a Leading Nation in IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017
    •   NZ Young Nats – “Its’ Time!”
    •   India to Make Every [new] Car Electric by 2030 in Bid to Tackle Pollution that Kills Millions
    •   Retrofitting Old Buildings Reduces Costs (Like 80% in a Month), Attracts Tenants, Achieves Longer Leases
    •   China’s New Environment Minister Urges ‘Protracted War’ on Pollution
    •   Sustainable Development Goals – Progress and Implications for Business – Webinar
    •   Climate-related Financial Disclosures – Task Force Recommendations
    •   Adani Pushes Ahead with Controversial Queensland Coal Mine
    •   UNESCO Puts Australia on Notice Over Great Barrier Reef
    •   Did You Know?
    •   The People’s Review of Renting
    •   Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Environmental Rights – Pennsylvania
    •   Nepal Earthquake: 2 Years On

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  • Sustainability Matters 22nd June 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Our Climate Declaration
    •    Sustainable Development for All – Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals
    •    Agribusiness Agenda 2017: The Recipe for Action
    •    Do You Derive Benefits from Sustainability Matters?
    •    GRI and Australian Government to Accelerate Investment in the Indo-Pacific
    •   16th Australasian CSEAR Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS
    •    Yoga Pants, Fleece Jackets and the Microplastics Dilemma
    •    Cambodia. November. Build With Me
    •    How to Craft a Winning Sustainability Report
    •    TRANSPORT – Grand Coalition to Electrify New Zealand’s Company Car Fleets
    •    Can Corporate Reporting Help End Poverty?
    •    OECD (Again) Tells Us to Clean Up Our Climate Act
    •    Why Companies in the Chemicals Industry Are Mixing
    •    No More Business-as-Usual: Where to Now for International Trade?
    •    Stop Insuring Climate Disaster
    •    Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards Celebrate Massive Carbon Reductions
    •    e-Calc™ – ‘Know the Payback’
    •    World’s Largest Tidal Power Project Approved for Construction in Indonesia

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  • Sustainability Matters 8th June 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    A Stunning Victory at Exxon Mobil
    •    End of Childhood?
    •    What Next?
    •    Climate Case: The Student vs the Minister
    •    PCE Report on Birds – 5 Things You Need to Know
    •    Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?
    •    Entries Open for NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017
    •    Interview with Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director
    •    Why Business & Finance Must Understand their Impacts & Dependencies on Nature
    •    Decision of USA’s Leadership to ‘Go It Alone’
    •    Tiny Electric Motorbike with 40 Mile Range
    •    An Effective NZ ETS: Clear Price Signals to Guide Low-Emission Investment
    •    The Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol Framework
    •    Extended External Reporting in New Zealand
    •    New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2015 – NZ 7th-worst on Emissions of 41 Nations
    •    Using Natural Capital Accounting to Understand the Trade-Off Between Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Local Air Pollution
    •    Are New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Falling?

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  • Sustainability Matters 25th May 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Peter Goldsbury: 15th June 1945 – 13th May 2017
    •    Webinar: The Business Case for Reliable Data –What Do Investors Really Do with the Data You Report?
    •    Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
    •    A Father Writes: It is Difficult to Answer My Daughter When She Asks What We’re Doing to Ensure She Has a Future
    •    STRATEGY – Improve Your Office With the Smart Office Guide
    •    Smart People Have Done Really Stupid Things
    •    Bad Oil and the Animals
    •    Company Reports: The Surprising Reason Why Firms Must Account for the Six Capitals: PART 2
    •    Cluster Development Handbook; 2nd Edition
    •    East Africa – 25 Million People Are in Crisis
    •    Hydrofluorocarbon Phase Down Should Happen Sooner, Campaigners Say
    •    Consultation on New Zealand’s Phase Down of Hydrofluorocarbons – Montreal Protocol
    •    Riyadh Makes Progress on Massive Public Transit System
    •    Football Club Goes Vegan
    •    First Global Standard for Sustainable Procurement Hits the Market
    •    Domino Effect: The Myriad Impacts of Warming on an East Coast USA Estuary
    •    Very Sad News
    •    Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
    •    Toilet Receives First Ever 6-star WELS Rating
    •    In Napa Valley, Vineyards and Conservationists Battle for the Hills.

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  • Sustainability Matters 11th May 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Annual Review of the State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand 2017
    •    Vivid Economics and GLOBE-NZ
    •    Four Future Scenarios for New Zealand: Work in Progress Edition 2
    •   Company Reports: The Surprising Reason Why Firms Must Account for the Six Capitals: PART 1
    •    The Devastation of Food Waste
    •    NZX Publishes Updated NZX Corporate Governance Code
    •    Introduction to Integrated Reporting
    •    NZX Joins UN Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative
    •    Consent for New Gas-fired Power Station
    •    See Inside Some of Christchurch’s Superhomes
    •    Big Polluters’ Lobbyists Inside the UNFCCC
    •    Keep it Topless, Clean and Loose
    •    Valuing Sustainability Webinar and Workshop
    •    London to Introduce Vehicle Pollution Tax
    •    GE-free Foods Sought by 70% of Chinese
    •    Consistently Warmer Weather Means the Harvest Season Comes Early
    •    Why Your Finance Director Should Care About Soil
    •    How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
    •    Squawk Squad – Saving NZ’s Native Birds.

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  • Sustainability Matters 27th April 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Call to Arms: Put the Love Back Into Politics
    •    Zero Carbon Act Summary
    •    Are You EDS’s New Resource Management Policy Advisor?
    •    Free Workshop – Measuring the Financial ROI of Environment & Sustainability Training
    •    Delivering Procurement with Impact
    •    Stories Create Empathy and Empathy Helps Drive Change
    •    World Bank Ignores Land Grabbing – Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
    •    Stories Create Empathy and Empathy Helps Drive Change
    •    Growing the Future: Urban Biodynamics Conference
    •    Coal Museum Switches to Solar to Save Money
    •    IIRC Welcomes Significant Endorsement of Integrated Reporting by IFAC
    •    Role of Professional Accountants in Enhancing Integrated Reporting
    •    Empowering NZ
    •    UK Move to Cut Plastic Waste with Innovative Water Balls
    •    The Hidden Life of Trees
    •    Scientists: Global Warming Causes Canadian River to Vanish in Four Days
    •    Finally, a Breakthrough Alternative to Growth Economics – The Doughnut
    •    Master of Social Innovation – AUT
    •    Here, Cutting Down Millions of Trees is Actually a Good Thing
    •    City of Sydney Adopts Net Zero Emissions Plan
    •    Hot Apartments: ‘If We Need Air Conditioning, We’ve Designed it Wrong’.

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