Sustainability Matters 24th November 2016

In this edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    Sanford Issues 2016 Integrated Report
•    A Resource of Resources
•    The GRI Standards
•    Water Loo
•    SBN Awards 2016
•    Watch Humans Go From a Tiny Group in Africa to 7 Billion in 5 Minutes
•    Lecturer in Management and Sustainability
•    Natural Capital – Finance Sector Supplement
•    Tiny Houses, Big Ideas
•    Reconnect to the Biosphere
•    SASB Releases Robust Research and Analytics Tool
•    Global Carbon Budget 2016 Published
•    Sustainable Coastlines’ Campaign to Build ‘The Flagship Education Centre’
•    Rod Oram: Agriculture’s Great Opportunity to Lead the Low Carbon Race
•    How Inequality Made These Western Countries Poorer
•   Measure What Matters: A Framework for Action – Global Goals that work for Business, Government and People

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Sustainability Matters 10th November 2016

In this edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    To Deal with Climate Change We Need a New Financial System
•    Environmental Advisor – Silver Fern Farms – Closes Monday 14th November
•    Business and Human Rights: Evolution and Acceptance – CGMA Guidance for Assessing and Protecting Human Rights
•    Fostering Sustainable Behaviour
•    Birds of the West Wind – How Australia has Shaped New Zealand’s Avian Life
•    Let’s Fix Wasteful Design!
•    Environmental Data Visualisations
•    Duty of Board of Directors
•    The Rising Environmental Toll of China’s Offshore Island Grab
•    Extinction: A Radical History
•    Sixteen Years of Change in the Global Human Footprint
•    Super Fund Shake-up to Address Climate Change
•    Engagement: Unlocking the Black Box of Value Creation
•    World Bank Tribunal Dismisses Mining Firm’s $250m Claim Against El Salvador
•   Before the Flood – Full Movie
•    Who’s Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
•    8 Things you Need to Know About the PCE’s New Report on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
•    Climate Change Comments ‘Absurd’
•    ‘Women Must Lead – If Humanity Is to Survive’: New Book Warns

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Sustainability Matters  27th October 2016

In this edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    Global Deal Reached to Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases
•    Higher Living Standards Framework Event
•    Remarkable Weather of 1911: The Effect of the Combustion of Coal on the Climate – What Scientists Predict for the Future
•    Apocalypse H20 – How Companies are Accounting for the True Value of Water
•    NZ’s First Climate Activism Novel
•    Seaweed Could Hold the Key to Cutting Methane Emissions from Cow Burps
•    The Great Derangement – Climate Change and the Unthinkable
•    Capital Gains – The Real Returns on Investment in Restoring Our Waters
•    India Just Hit a Massive Milestone, and the Entire World should Take Note
•    SDGA16: Australian Sustainable Development Goals Conference
•    Tackling Poverty in New Zealand
•    Measure What Matters
•    Accounting for Climate Change – How Management Accountants Can Help Organisations Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

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Sustainability Matters  13th October 2016

In this edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    Norwegian Stock Exchange Issues Reporting Guidance with Strong Reference to GRI
•    Recalculating the Climate Math
•    A Practical Guide to ESG Integration for Equity Investing
•    The Rise of Environmental Crime
•    Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
•    Why We Need a Carbon Tax, and Why it Won’t Be Enough
•    Global Aircraft Emissions Deal Reached
•    Waste Not Want Not: Sweden to Give Tax Breaks for Repairs
•    Child Marriage: Shashida’s Story
•    Public Art or Renewable Energy? New Designs Aim to Produce Both
•    Australia’s Most Energy Efficient Housing Development Expands
•    The People’s Monsanto Tribunal
•    Before the Flood
•    Natural Aquaculture: Can We Save Oceans by Farming Them?
•    SBN Wins Excellence Award

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Sustainability Matters  29th September 2016

In this edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    Climate Change and Business Conference 2016
•    Heavy Lifters at Mangere Marae
•    Fresh Focus Needed on Climate Change Governance
•    Dilmah’s Philosophy of Caring and Sharing: A Conversation with Merrill Fernando
•    The TTIP is Not a Free Trade Agreement
•    ‘White Helmets’ of Aleppo – Two Stories
•    Charity Begins With a Home
•    2016 Quality of Life Survey – NZ
•    Recycling Flip Flops from Kenya’s Ocean Shores
•    Innovative Use of Cat Advertising in London Tube
•    SEC Probes Exxon over Accounting for Climate Change
•    Risk and Return: Two Workshops to Help You Sell the Benefits of Risk-based Training – PLUS – Simple Test to Rate Your Risk Appetite
•    An ‘Unexpected’ Outcome of Climate Change and Weather Events
•    Today I Learned: Bees Could Help Save Elephants – By Scaring Them
•    Water Footprinting Workshop
•    Zero Tillage
•    Risk Based Approach to Natural Hazards Under the RMA
•    Sustainability Reporting Gives Local SMEs the Chance to Go Big

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Sustainability Matters 15th September 2016

In this “super-sized” edition;

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    National Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability
•    Government Seeking Views
•    Accounting Body CEO’s Call for Low Carbon Future
•    Ever Thought of Working for UNPRI?
•    Smart Water Networks Not a Pipe Dream
•    Bougainville – Owners Walk Away
•    Beating Weeds Saves Our Biodiversity
•    Finalists Announced for 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards
•    Supporting Credibility and Trust in Emerging Forms of External Reporting: Ten Key Challenges for Assurance Engagements
•    Banks Pump Billions into Deforestation-linked Firms in Southeast Asia: Study
•    Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
•    River Conference Planning Underway
•    Reporting as a Strategic Initiative
•    Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Additions, Cuts Announced
•    New Integrated Human Governance Report
•    New Zealand Green Building Council Announces New Chief Executive
•    The Hysteresis Effect and what It Means to Politics
•    Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other
•    Total Plastic Ban in Karnataka
•    Global Initiatives and UNDP Launch the Responsible Business SDG Centre
•    Sick Oceans, Disease for Humans, Animals that’s Global Warming
•    Named and Shamed: The Top Funds Blocking Climate Action
•    The Rodale Institute’s 30-Year Farming Systems Trial Report
•    167 Tiny Maps Tell Major Change Story
•    California Passes Toughest US Greenhouse Gas Laws
•    Soil & Health and BioGro Merge: New Era
•    A Preference for Permaculture
•    Revolutionising Reporting: Why Care?
•    Fossil Fuel Investments Out at Otago Uni

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Sustainability Matters 1st September 2016

•    Sustainability Group Events
•    Three Cities: Seeking Hope in the Anthropocene– Rod Oram
•    I Spend My Time Writing About the Economy, But the Climate Data Hits Me Right in the Gut
•    Britain’s Plastic Bag Use Drops 85% Since 5p Charge Introduced
•    The Emergence of Regenerative Capitalism
•    Opportunities to Consult in Japan!
•    When You Want to Make the Future Happen, How Do You Make Every Word Count?
•    Team Manager, Low Carbon Living
•    We’re Under Attack from Climate Change – and Our Only Hope is to Mobilise Like We Did in WWII
•    IFSWF Auckland 2016
•    Contact’s 2015-2016 Sustainability Report Audited
•    New Glue: A New Zealand Solution To a Sticky Problem
•    Is the Environment a Moral Issue?
•    World’s First Climate Refugees Scramble for New Home
•    Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States
•    How We React to Climate Change, Told Through the 5 Stages of Grief
•    Energy – ‘Solar Tax’ Debate Exposes NZ Energy Fault Lines
•    NZX Consults on Corporate Governance Best Practice Code
•    Quote of the Week
•    Taking Nature Into Account
•    National MPs Join Green Climate Group
•    Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture
•    Divergent Views – Nuclear Plant Closure

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