Sustainability Matters 15th February 2018

In this edition;
•    Sustainability Working Group – “Talk of the Country”
•    New Zealand’s Climate Change Programme
•    New Focus of a New New Zealand Government
•    ‘We Have To Change Capitalism’ To Beat Climate Change, says Blackrock Vice-chair
•    The Regenerative Practitioner
•    The Significance of Climate-related Risks and New Recommendations for Financial Disclosure
•    Why Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Matters and How To Respond
•    Practical Workshop on Measuring the Dollar Return on Investment of SHEQ* Training
•    Stronger than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet – It’s Super Wood!
•    Women in Environment, Conservation & Sustainability Leadership Summit
•    A Good Life For All Within the Planet’s Means
•    The 12 Dates which Shaped Accountancy
•    Social Impact and the Argument Against Unqualified ‘Growth’
•    Could this One Simple Idea Be the Key to Solving Farmer–Environmentalist Conflicts?
•    Malaysian Institute of Accountants Adopts and Advocates
•    Sustainability Professional Credential Program Turns One
•    Read this Before You Go Sales Shopping: The Environmental Costs of Fast Fashion
•    Reform of NZ’s Resource Management System – The Next Generation

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  • Sustainability Matters 1st February 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Historic Milestone
    •    CA ANZ Continues to Engage with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles
    •    State of the Planet! – NZ Inc
    •    Sanfords SDG’s, and GRI Report 2017
    •    Creating Value – Benefits to Investors
    •    Prosperity Without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
    •    Budget Priorities – NZ Government
    •    Plastic Found in Mussels from Arctic to China, Enters Human Food
    •    Environmental and Sustainability Advisor
    •    Principal Advisor – Business Productivity and Sustainability
    •    Response to UK Government Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper
    •    Groundwater Use Could Be Significant Source of Carbon Dioxide
    •    Here’s a New Air Conditioner that Cools Without Warming the Planet
    •    The ‘Greatest Pandemic in History’ was 100 Years Ago – But Many of Us Still Get the Basic Facts Wrong
    •    Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 23 April 2018, Wellington
    •    How e-commerce is Changing Us and Our Planet
    •    PwC UK Sets Emissions and Renewables Targets for 2022
    •    Green Building Commitment by Top NZ Firms
    •    Chile Creates Five National Parks Over 10m Acres in Historic Act of Conservation
    •    One City in China Has More Electric Buses than All USA’s Biggest Cities Combined

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  • Sustainability Matters 18th January 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Group Events – The most recent was December 2012!
    •    New Year Honours – Rachel Brown
    •   CA ANZ Signs up to Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
    •   Integrated Reporting and More in Dutch Coy’s
    •   Leadership in Sustainable Business
    •   Most Ocean Plastic Pollution From 10 Rivers
    •   Creating Value – CFO Leadership
    •   World Congress of Accountants
    •   Low Carbon Auckland – 2017 Annual Update
    •   New Zealand’s Role in Depleting the Western Sahara
    •   GRI Standards and Courses – February
    •   Impact Investment Case Study: Waipa Catchment, Waikato, New Zealand
    •   Purpose 2018
    •   Why Climate Change Isn’t Our Biggest Environmental Problem, and Why Technology Won’t Save Us
    •   Plastic – Graphics of How Much
    •   Seven Charts Explain the Plastic Pollution Problem
    •   NZX Guidance Note: Environmental, Social and Governance
    •   Improving Working Conditions in the Supply Chain
    •   Our Money, Our Future
    •   Net Positive Is a Move in the Right Direction

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  • Sustainability Matters 14th December 2017

    In this final 2017 edition of Sustainability Matters;
    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    15 Tips for Commercial-free, Fun-filled Family Holidays
    •    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    •    500 Clean-ups – Milestone!
    •    Children’s Clothes for Hire
    •    Otaki Summer Camp: 3 Days of Ideas, Politics, Comedy, Music and Nature
    •    Green Star – Performance
    •    Young Champions of the Earth – Prize
    •    Moody’s Warns Cities, Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades
    •    Biggest Corporate Polluters Revealed
    •    Targeting Value: Setting, Tracking & Integrating High-Impact Sustainability Goals
    •    Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
    •    European Air Quality is Improving Slowly
    •    An Investor Guide on Agricultural Supply Chain Risk
    •    On Our Radar: Winter Reading List
    •    Lancet Report says Environmental Pollution is Killing More People than Violence or War, or Even Smoking and Major Diseases
    •    ‘Sustainable’ Palm Oil? New Investigation Shows Rampant Abuse
    •    A Team Effort: Manukau RFC’s Massive Water [and Power] Savings
    •    The Living House at Beachlands [Auckland]
    •    ‘People Seem Happier’: How Planting Trees Changed Lives in a Former Coal Community
    •    The Paradise Papers Show Accountancy Firms are Engaged in Wilful and Organised Hypocrisy

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  • Sustainability Matters 7th December 2017

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Extending Generosity Through Social Enterprise
    •    SBN’s Awards Night – A Prime Example of Changing Times
    •    Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust
    •    Summer Scorcher: Tasman Sea a ‘Bath with the Hot Tap on’
    •    Dairy Farming is Polluting New Zealand’s Water: Cows and Seep
    •    2018 Investment Statement: Investing for Wellbeing
    •    National Sustainability in Business Conference
    •    Cut Carbon, Cut Costs: Accounting Firm Staples Rodway Counts the Benefits of New Certification
    •    Where Corn Is King, the Stirrings of a Renaissance in Small Grains
    •    The Someday Challenge 2017 Winners
    •    2017 Sustainability Review Westpac NZ
    •    Charities – Reporting Stars
    •    Rising Seas Caused by Climate Change are Seeping Inside a Remote Island Nuclear Waste Dump
    •    NZ’s Prosperity – The Very Very Good and the Not So Good
    •    Tread Lightly Caravan’s Growing Influence

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  • Sustainability Matters 23rd November 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    1000 Profitable Solutions Sought to Solve Climate Change
    •    What You Should Know About The Paradise Papers
    •    How the Alaska Pipeline Is Fueling the Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge
    •    Tallest Wooden Office Building – Wellington
    •    New ISO Standard to Combat Land Degradation
    •    Is Well Being Economics Coming to New Zealand?
    •    Chocolate Industry Drives Rainforest Disaster in Ivory Coast
    •    Unlocking the Circular Economy
    •    How SDGs and Materiality Assessment Complement Each Other
    •    The Answer to the Rise of Synthetic Food?
    •    What we Know – and Need to Know – About Sustainable Fashion
    •    The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2017
    •    Tourism Holdings Signals Plans for EV’s
    •    Electric Rental Cars Available for Hire in NZ
    •    World-Wide Achievements of a Small NGO
    •    The Evolution of Communicating Environmental Reporting
    •    Shopping Refits, with Much Less Waste
    •    How Change Happens

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  • Sustainability Matters 8th November 2017

    In this ‘supa extra-large’ 8 page celebratory edition**;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In
    •    A Win for Clean, Green, GE-free New Zealand
    •    ISO14004 – Review
    •    New Zealand: Polluted Paradise
    •    A Lesson from Hurricane Irma: Capitalism Can’t Save the Planet – It Can Only Destroy It
    •    WBCSD and COSO Sign Memorandum of Understanding
    •    Internal Controls and Sustainability Data: Closing the Confidence Gap
    •    Pull Together: Activate Help From the Crowd
    •    Could Disclosing Climate-related Financial Information Become the New Normal?
    •    Net-Zero Homes Built in Seattle
    •    Denver Building Owners Could Be Required to Install Green Roofs
    •    2nd Pacific Climate Change Conference
    •    New Zealand’s Water Systems Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

    •    Small is Resilient | Big is Brittle
    •    Game-changing Lamp Powered by Gravity Could Provide Light to Billions
    •    KPMG’s Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2017
    •    Why Roman Concrete Still Stands Strong While Modern Version Decays
    •    ‘This is Very Alarming!’: Flying Insects Vanish From Nature Preserves
    •    Student Welcome’s Decision in Landmark Climate Lawsuit
    •    Insurance: The Canary in the Coalmine of Climate Change?
    •    A Circular Economy for Auckland?
    •    Integrated Reporting – The Future of Accounting
    •    Climate Change Puts Cambodians at Risk of Mental Health Disorders
    •    Do You Need Expert In-depth to Help Make Your Business More Sustainable?
    •    Fewer Poor Means More Climate Work for the Rich
    •    European Social Innovation Tournament Winner
    •    Disclosure of Environmental and Social Information – New EU Guidelines
    •    A Thank You to Jan Wright, Out Going Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    •    New PCE Sworn In
    •    NZGBC Announces New Chair
    •   Trump Nixes Environmental Regulations
    •    Around the World in an Electric Car
    •    Is Uber Stopping Us from Walking
    •    For The Love of Earth, Stop Traveling
    •    It Must be Important
    •    Scotland Plans Publicly Owned, NFP Renewable Energy Company
    •    The Science, Business and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World

    Note: ** Even at 8 pages the material selected is merely a drop in the bucket of that which is available.

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