Sustainability Matters 16th May 2019

This last week or two there has been a substantial amount of publicity and discussion about the New Zealand government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill. There is also the almost concurrent visit to NZ of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who while positing the proposal has much merit infers the barre has not been set sufficiently high – perhaps inferring the politicians being pragmatic to their constituencies rather than the science-led need.

For space reasons it has been decided not to canvas these issues in this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •   UK Labour Plan to Delist Companies to Force Action on Climate Change
      •   Sustainable Business Network Awards 2019
      •   How the World Got Hooked on Palm Oil
      •   Greta Thunberg to UK’s Parliament: Future Sold So Small Group of People Could Make Unimaginable Amounts of Money
      •   How a Boulder Startup’s Innovative Business Model is Fighting Climate Change, Preserving Land, and Improving Livestock Health
      •   Chernobyl: TV Exposé of the Catastrophic Meltdown
      •   Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life
      •   Homestar in Prefab and More
      •   Measuring Emissions: A Guide for Organisations
      •  Framework Launched to Deliver Net-zero Built Environment
      •   UK MPs Have Declared a Climate Emergency. Isn’t it Time for Business to Do the Same?
      •   Investing Prophet Jeremy Grantham Takes Aim at Climate Change
      •   Australia to Cull Over Two Million Feral Cats by 2020
      •   Australian University Pioneers Urban Mining ‘Micro-factories’
      •   Aiming Even Higher with EPDs
      •   Sexy Killers
      •   Grounding
      •   Can Recycling Help Overcome Homelessness

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  • Sustainability Matters 2nd May 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Attenborough Warns Financial Leaders to Not Waste Nature’s ‘Capital’
          •   The Planet Is in Peril, But is Not Dying
          •   Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance
          •   Message from Mike
          •   Report Signals Nine Top Environmental Issues Facing New Zealand
          •   Preparing for Tomorrow – Embedding Strategic Foresight into Sustainability
          •   Climate Change Food Calculator: What’s Your Diet’s Carbon Footprint?
          •   Fashion Transparency Index 2019
          •   Tools to Calculate the True Cost of Water
          •   The Love Child of Porsche Designers and Croatia’s Rimac
          •   Structuring for Impact: Evolving Legal Structures for Business in New Zealand
          •   Enviro-Mark Solutions’ Chief Executive Dr Ann Smith First NZ Fellow of IEMA
          •   Entries Invited for e360 Video Contest
          •   thinkstep Picks Up B Corp Certification
          •   Climate Challenge Conference.

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  • Sustainability Matters 18th April 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   IASB Chair on What Sustainability Reporting Can and Cannot Achieve
          •   Reporting
          •   Energy Equity: Bringing Solar Power to Low-Income Communities
          •   EDS Conference, Through New Eyes
          •    Reporting – A 5-part Introduction
          •   Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance
          •   Sustainable Finance Forum Takes Shape
          •   As Mass Timber Takes Off, How Green is This New Building Material?
          •   Pacific Central Bankers Prioritise Capital Flows and Climate Change
          •   EMBARK: Achieving Low Emissions Together
          •   Sustainable Business Network Awards
          •   CDP Environmental Disclosure Workshop
          •   Kiwis Incentivised to Build Healthy Homes
          •   Message from Mike
          •   “Life versus the Machine”
          •   How a Small Community in India Became the Country’s First Green Village
          •   Is Palm Oil in Your Hot Cross Bun?
          •   Australian Regulators Call for a Shift in Treatment of Climate-related Risks
          •   Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand – NgāTūtohu Aotearoa

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  • Sustainability Matters 4th April 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Literally the Worst Bank in the World is …..
          •   Mike Joy – Biophysical Limits to Growth
          •   Follow the Money: Sustainability Goes Mainstream
          •   Climate Change Adaptation Event
          •   Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs
          •   Become a Climate Reality Leader
          •   ROI of Climate Action – Workshops
          •   New Zealand – the World’s Innovative Lab for Climate Change
          •   Discover Your Impact on the Planet
          •   State of the Climate in 2018 Shows Accelerating Climate Change Impacts
          •   Eco Toothbrushes
          •   Are You Well? Are We Safe?: Maori – Non-Maori inequalities as a Moral Challenge for all New Zealanders
          •   A New Narrative for the Regenerative Hub
          •   How to Report on the SDGs
          •   Forget Tesla, It’s China’s e-Buses which are Denting Oil Demand
          •   Welcome to Crazy Town: A New Podcast from Post Carbon Institute
          •   New Report: Number of Christians Facing Persecution Grows

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st March 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   The Way Between and The Lost Heir
          •   In Focus: Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
          •   Reading List: The Tipping Point in Sustainable Finance
          •   As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea
          •   Wide Interest in Waikato River Authority’s $100m Investment Plan
          •   Mindset Coaching Programme for Professional and Personal Growth
          •   Carbon Calculators – A Selection
          •   Historic Supreme Court Win: World Bank Group Is Not Above the Law
          •   The Political Economy of Sustainability
          •   Index Shows Money Does Not Equal Wellness
          •   When the Circular Economy Meets Aviation
          •   Rabbits More Destructive to Dunes than Climate Change
          •   Towards Zero Waste – Construction & Demolition Workshop
          •   Have a Million Dollar Electrifying Idea for Liveable Cities?
          •   Just Transition Summit to Spark Vital Conversation
          •   Green Expo and Better Food Fair
          •   Green Property Summit 2019
          •   ‘Divestment Isn’t a Badge of Honour – It’s a Failure of Engagement’
          •   Renewable Energy Won’t Make Bitcoin ‘Green,’ but Tweaking its Mining Mechanism Might
          •   Art with Impact.

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  • Sustainability Matters 6th March 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Change the Conversation – Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability
          •   How Much More Evidence Needed for Action?
          •   Melting Glaciers and Ice Sheets Threaten Extreme Weather
          •   Ministry for Environment Survey – Environment Aotearoa
          •   Update of Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting
          •   Is this Law Firms Apparent Approach Ethical?
          •   Bernie’s Impact
          •   Law Change Could Support Organic Dairying and Revitalised Waterways
          •   Ecofest North
          •   The 0.01% Has Enormous Impact
          •   Ireland’s Democratic Experiment Lays the Ground for Stronger Climate Action [Democracy in Action]
          •   Stunning and Expensive Refrigerant Leaks
          •   New Zealand’s ‘Nude’ Produce Is Flying Off the Shelves
          •   Free Guide – Business Waste
          •   Bamboo: Nature’s Forgotten Solution for Green industry
          •   Renewables are Most Affordable Option
          •   Mr. Jones Tells the Story of the Man Who Exposed the Ukrainian Famine
          •   Blue the Film: A Call to Arms for Our Oceans
          •   Homes lose $15.8 billion in value as seas rise, Maine to Mississippi

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st February 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Ambitious Danish Island Ends Fossil Fuel Use
          •   Ecolabel to Develop Construction Waste Specification
          •   Fixing the New Zealand Building Code
          •   Drought Turns Part of Iran Into a New Dust Bowl
          •   The Hidden Environmental Toll of Mining the World’s Sand
          •   World in Grip of ‘High Impact Weather’ as US Freezes, Australia Sizzles
          •   The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
          •   What is Important to You is More or Less Important to Me [OR, Perceptions of Fear Shaped by Where We Live]
          •   Manila’s Zero Waste Neighbourhoods
          •   The Rush for White Gold
          •   New Hunter Valley Coalmine Rejected on Climate Change Grounds
          •   What Could Other Countries Learn from Costa Rica?
          •   Philippines – 12M Houses Needed by 2030
          •   Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same
          •   The Rosewood Trade: An Illicit Trail from Forest to Furniture
          •   World-first Water Quality Project Improves Tested Stream
          •   ‘If Not Us, Who?’ Failure of Representation Drives Youth Climate Strike
          •   Living Wood Fair
          •   Sooner or Later, We Have to Stop Economic Growth — and We’ll Be Better for It
          •   Striking for their Lives

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