Sustainability Matters 13th September 2018

In this ‘supa-sized’ 6 page edition you can read about;

      •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 11th September 2001 action
      •    We Won’t Save the Earth With a Better Kind of Disposable Coffee Cup
      •    Global Soft Drink Firms Back Plan to Eliminate Packaging Waste
      •    Global Warming Visualisations
      •    How the World Measures Wellbeing
      •    Europe to Ban Halogen Lightbulbs
      •    World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea
      •    Technology Key for Energy Resilience
      •    Strengthening Communities
      •    Why the Topic of Modern Slavery is Coming to the Fore
      •    Two Job Vacancies
      •    Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century:
           Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times
      •    An Environmental Ethic
      •    A Blueprint for Solving NZ’s Waste Problem
      •    People Fighting to Save the Planet
      •    Earth Photo 2018 Shortlist – In Pictures
      •    Act Now to Achieve Low-emissions Future
      •    Record Numbers as Finalists Announced for 2018 Sustainable Business
           Network Awards
      •    Scotland’s Floating Turbine Smash Tidal Renewable Energy Records
      •    Sustainable Footwear Brand, Allbirds
      •    New Guidance Reporting Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
      •    A New Blueprint for Business
      •    Practice of Destroying Finished Luxury Products to End
      •    India’s Largest City: Ban on Plastics Faces Big Obstacles
      •    How to Solve Our Paradox of Poverty and Plenty
      •    World Green Building Week 2018
      •    Court Quashes Trudeau’s Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline
      •    Wide-Ranging Outcomes of Impact Investing
      •    Fighting Fire with Fire: California Turns to Prescribed Burning
      •    New Reporting Standard Offers a Holistic Approach to Water Stewardship
           Across the Value Chain
      •    Seeing a Future in Improved Land.

      •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
      •   A Powerhouse in Responsible Investment – Tessa Tennant Obituary
      •   Bottle Deposits – Coming Soon After Plastic Bag Ban?
      •   True to Label
      •   France to Set Penalties on Goods Packaged with Non-recycled Plastic in 2019
      •   Ensuring a Fit for Purpose Charities Act
      •   Changes to NZ’s Rubbish Strategy
      •   The World Is In a Plastic Pollution Crisis
      •   Think Resilience Guided Course
      •   Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
      •   Sustainable Home Renovations
      •   New Act, New Approach, New Business
      •   Trust: A Cornerstone of Wellbeing – The Building Blocks for a Flourishing Society
      •   Plant-Based Butter Made from Chickpeas
      •   Half-price Solar for Victorians
      •   Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time.

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  • Sustainability Matters 30th August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
          •   A Powerhouse in Responsible Investment – Tessa Tennant Obituary
          •   Bottle Deposits – Coming Soon After Plastic Bag Ban?
          •   True to Label
          •   France to Set Penalties on Goods Packaged with Non-recycled Plastic in 2019
          •   Ensuring a Fit for Purpose Charities Act
          •   Changes to NZ’s Rubbish Strategy
          •   The World Is In a Plastic Pollution Crisis
          •   Think Resilience Guided Course
          •   Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
          •   Sustainable Home Renovations
          •   New Act, New Approach, New Business
          •   Trust: A Cornerstone of Wellbeing – The Building Blocks for a Flourishing Society
          •   Plant-Based Butter Made from Chickpeas
          •   Half-price Solar for Victorians
          •   Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time.

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  • Sustainability Matters 16th August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
          •    New Zealand to Ban Single-use Plastic Bags
          •    The Reporting Exchange
          •    A Healthy Economy Should be Designed to Thrive, Not Grow
          •    Resilience and Future Wellbeing: Discussion paper
          •    Timber Mill Uses Wood Waste to Flip $1m Loss into $500,000 Profit
          •    Leading Businesses Back Study on NZ’s Plastic Packaging System
          •    The Big Questions – What is New Zealand’s Future?
          •    Sustainability Knowledge
          •    SBN Leadership in Sustainable Business Course
          •    Fossil Free Acceleration Tour
          •    Regenerative Qualities of WholeTrees©
          •    New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the SDGs
          •    Modern Slavery Act 2018 – Australia
          •    Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles
          •    Supply Chain Sustainability School Australia
          •    What if Economic Growth Isn’t as Positive as You Think?
          •    Captured Plastic Recycled into Floating Parks
          •    Meet the Growing Source of GHG Emissions

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  • Sustainability Matters 2nd August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 17th July 2001 meeting
          •   New Government Indicators – Significant Announcement
          •   Investing for Wellbeing Panel: Balancing Commercial and Social
                Outcomes
    : Keynote Speech
          •   Reserve Bank Governor – Climate Leaders Coalition Briefing
          •   NZ Companies, Councils, Not ‘Walking Talk’ on Climate Risk
          •   Submissions – Proposed the Zero Carbon Bill
          •   The Upcoming Zero Carbon Bill: What it Means for NZ Organisations
          •   16 of the World’s Leading Banks Collaborate to Tackle Physical Risks of
                Climate Change
          •   Preparing for Stronger Refrigerant Regulations
          •   Researchers Use 36 years of Bike Race Footage to Illustrate Belgium’s
                 Changing Climate
          •   Carrots n’ beets Strengthen Concrete
          •   Bamboo Can Power Sustainable Development
          •   Barefoot is Best for Kids’ Bodies and Brains
          •   Rice Farmers are Substituting Ducks for Pesticides
          •   Electronics Recycling About to Get a World-wide Shake-up
          •   Economic Development NZ 2018

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  • Sustainability Matters 19th July 2018

    This edition is 6 pages rather than the usual 4 as was expected at the time of the most recent (19th June) edition.
    Several stories merit greater length than they would usually receive;

           •    Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 17th July 2001 meeting
           •    60 Leading Kiwi CEOs commit to Climate Action
           •    Demystifying the ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Reporting Frameworks
           •    Annual Earth Building Conference
           •    25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase ‘Triple Bottom Line’ – Time for a Rethink
           •    Government Dialogue on Natural Capital
           •    ‘Global Warming is Happening’ – Defence Adds Climate Change Issues
                to its Strategy for the First Time
           •    New Book Promotes Kiwi Success
           •    Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference
           •    SBN Members Step up to Show Us Your Lunch Box!
           •    Indian Start-up is Turning Trash into Treasure
           •    Women Will Drive Transition to Electric Cars
           •    Ireland World’s First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels
           •    Minister Promises to Extend Scope of Social Value Act
           •    Krill Fishing Industry Backs Massive Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary to
               Protect Penguins, Seals and Whales
           •    Senate Inquiry says Ban All Single-use Plastics by 2023
           •    Crushed Porcelain from Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource
           •    Trees That Count
           •    True to Label: Measuring Value in the Non-profit Sector in Aotearoa
               New Zealand
           •    Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy:      A Primer
           •    A Different Type of Ambulance
           •    Too Far Too Often – Energy Transfer Partners’ Corporate
               Behaviour On Human Rights, Free Speech, and the Environment
           •    Climate Change and Agriculture: The Investment Implications
           •    Tourism and Sustainability
           •    Not Bowling Alone: How American Grassroots Communities are
               Collaborating to Realise Effective Change
           •    Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st June 2018

    This edition is 7 pages rather than the usual 4 firstly because there is so much going on.
    Secondly, because of family activities it is unlikely there will be an edition on 5th July;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Meeting and video-link facilities
    •    Zero Carbon Bill Consultation Opens
    •    Low-emissions Economy – Submissions in Response to Draft Report
    •    Mexico has Found a Beautiful Way to Clean its Polluted Air
    •    Investing for Wellbeing: Balancing Commercial and Social Outcomes
    •    Treasury Seeks Feedback on Proposed Living Standards Dashboard
    •    NZ’s First Ever Circular Economy Summit
    •    Auckland Council Green Bond Offer
    •    Child Car Seats – 8,000 recycled
    •    I’m Natural Not Plastic
    •    Event Series on Child Poverty, Wellbeing and Human Capital
    •    Entries Open for ‘Oscars of Sustainability’!
    •    New Zealand Waste
    •    Ecoware has Produced its First Comprehensive Sustainability Report
    •    Three Surprising Resource Implications From the Rise of Electric Vehicles
    •    Exploring the Impacts of Shareholder Activism on Sustainability:
         A Shareholder Activism for Sustainability Report
    •    Beyond Paper and Promises: Assessing the Impacts of Corporate Pulp
         and Paper Commitments on Forests and Frontline Communities
    •    Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference
    •    British MPs Want Big Companies to Report on Climate-change Risks
    •    Cornfields Could Play a Role in Recycling Old Electronics
    •    Thousands of RMA Breaches – Many Fewer Prosecutions
    •    Liquid Air Storage Technology Challenges Long-duration Battery Storage
    •    Resilience
    •    First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability
         Targets Are Met
    •    Organisational Fit for Purpose
    •    Recycle Yoghurt Pouches to Win Upcycled Prizes
    •    Researchers Map Environmental Conflicts
    •    What Are We Innovating For?
    •    Call for Papers: 17th A-CSEAR Conference
    •    An Alphabet of Reading Accessibility Issues

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  • Sustainability Matters 7th June 2018

    This edition is 5 pages rather than the usual 4 because there is so much going
    on and secondly because the edition due 5th July may not be produced on account of family activities at that time;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Meeting and video-link facilities
    •    If Humanity has Changed the Climate by Mistake, Can We Change it With Intent?
    •    Low-emissions Economy – Draft Report
    •    It Takes Passion and Vision to Create Change
    •    Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Personal Resilience
    •    Expert Panel Critical of Government’s Climate Change Planning
    •    A Healthy Economy Should be Designed to Thrive, Not Grow
    •    Beyond GDP: Measuring New Zealand’s Wellbeing Progress
    •    Conscience and Resistance
    •    Feeding Cows Seaweed Cuts 99% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Their Burps
    •    Integrated Reporting Training
    •    Top Tips for Finance Teams
    •    Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
    •    Seismic Thrift: Welcome to the Shopping Centre for Recycled Goods
    •    Plastic Waste In to Homes Costing US$280
    •    2018 End of Childhood Report
    •    Food Index Calls Meat and Fish Companies Worth $152 Billion ‘High Risk’
    •    “Backward, Forward, Outward, Inward” the Four Dimensions of Materiality Assessment
    •    The Muddling of Price and Value
    •    Kiwi Couple Launch Green Businesses in Indonesia to Protect Sea Turtles
    •    We Are On Course to Double the Combined Effort of 11,000 Years in the Next 25 Years
    •    Alternative Protein Reports Published
    •    Rebooting Recycling – What can Aotearoa Do?
    •    Divesting from Fossil Fuels – 890 Institutions

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