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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  • Sustainability Matters 13th April 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    World’s Largest Fund Manager Demands Cuts to Executive Pay and Bonuses
    •    New Zealand’s Fresh Waters: Values, State, Trends and Human Impacts
    •    Public Finance (Sustainable Development Indicators) Amendment Bill
    •    THINK RESILIENCE Online Course
    •    The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats
    •    Green Ribbon Awards 2017 Nominations Open
    •    Energy Management Journey
    •    Nordic Stock Exchanges Recommend GRI
    •    CSR Deconstructed: Biomimicry
    •    2016 Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value
    •    Access to Nature Reduces Depression and Obesity, Finds European Study
    •    Net Zero New Zealand
    •    How Change Happens
    •    STRATEGY – Do we Need Hacking Insurance?
    •    Healthy Soil – Real Key to Feeding the World
    •    Managing Risk by Taking a Lead and Managing the Future
    •    The Sustainable Food Film
    •    An Opportunity for PhD Funding
    •    Sustainable Business Outlook 2017: Get Ready For the New World, Right Here, Right Now
    •    Update: creating Living Buildings – Professional Short Course
    •    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power with Al Gore
    •    What Are We Without Our Special Things?
    •    Trust in Crisis
    •    The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment
    •    Environmental Film Festival – Palmerston North.

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  • Sustainability Matters 30th March 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    ‘Budget Responsibility Rules’ Labour/Greens
    •    Leadership in Sustainability Summit – Positioning Sustainability as the Ultimate Innovation Driver
    •    Western Australia is the Climate Emergency ‘Canary in the Coalmine’
    •    Government MPs Vote Down Sustainability Bill
    •    Sustainability is Not Enough; We Need Regenerative Cultures
    •    Levi’s Dreams Big to Lead Change in the Fashion Industry
    •    School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)
    •    Companies Save $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste
    •    Communicating the Natural Capital Benefits of Built Asset Design
    •    Environmental Pressures Rising in New Zealand
    •    New Cafe and Retail Space Opens at Middlemore Hospital
    •    OECD Takes NZ to Task for Approaching Environmental Limits in Limitless Growth Quest
    •    Audit & Assurance – The Icing On the Sustainability Cake
    •    1st Annual Regenerative Future Summit
    •    Passive Progressive
    •    Creating Living Buildings – Professional Short Course
    •    Measuring the Earth: Classical Calculations About World’s Size and Shape
    •    Science Teach-In Toolkit

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  • Sustainability Matters 16th March 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Invisible Wounds
    •    Reduce Building Running Costs – ‘FreeBee’!
    •    The Story of Microfibers
    •    90% of Rivers and Lakes Swimmable by 2040
    •    Flame Retardants Linked to Child Aggression
    •    Discover and Exchange Ideas
    •    World Renowned Social Entrepreneur Prof. Muhammad Yunus to Visit Christchurch
    •    2016 Legatum Prosperity Index™
    •    IdealCup Coffee Couple Want to Make Motueka a Disposable Cup-free Zone
    •    Where Companies With a Long-term View Outperform their Peers
    •    Environmental Product Declarations – Webinar
    •    If We Are Reaching Neoliberal Capitalism’s End Days, What Comes Next?
    •    Certifying Quality Buildings – A Transformative Opportunity
    •    CSEAR Teaching Case Study Competition 2017
    •    Activists Paying with Their Lives
    •    Enter Finance for the Future Awards 2017
    •    Would-be Environmental Accountant Meets Mother Nature in a Pub: A Dialogue
    •    Context and Capitals – The Next Big Things in Corporate Sustainability
    •    LED Wireless Street Lighting System in Cambodia Wins Award
    •    Cruise Companies Cutting Air Pollutants

    Maggie Lawton

    A ‘young’ Maggie Lawton departed this realm on 13th March as the result of cancer.

  • An extraordinary person Maggie contributed considerably to ‘sustainability’ and
  • communities throughout New Zealand. Some insights of Maggie and her contributions
  • are expressed very ably by Rachael Brown CEO of Sustainable Business Network at
  • http://sustainable.org.nz/sustainability-news/in-memory-of-maggie
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  • Sustainability Matters 2nd March 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Overcoming Societal Addictions: What Can We Learn From Individual Therapies?
    •    Investing in People and the Planet
    •    Think Resilience: Preparing Communities for the Rest of the 21st Century
    •    Towards a Framework for Defining and Measuring Changes in Natural Capital
    •    Life In a Post-flying Australia, and Why it Might Actually be OK
    •    Plastic Waste into Concrete
    •    Whether You Run Your Business for Short Term Gains or Sustainable Goals, Readers of Your Annual Report Should be Able to Tell
    •    Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military
    •    VisionFund International, Microfinance Network – Social Performance Report
    •    Declare in New Zealand
    •    ‘Planned Retreat’ Enters the Climate Dialogue
    •    Al Gore Principal Speaker at ECOCITY World Summit 2017 – Melbourne
    •    Otago Polytechnic, Student Village Dunedin
    •    10 Reasons to Build Resilience
    •    The Power Use and Mis-use of Social Media and Big Money
    •    National Network Manager
    •    New Zealand One of 19 Full Democracies
    •    Building a Human Economy
    •    Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals Natural Capital Protocol Recognised as Important Tool
    •    Ireland to Become First Country to Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels.

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    Sustainability Matters 16th February 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    How Corporate Dark Money is Taking Power on Both Sides of the Atlantic
    •    Thriving in the Uncertain Economy
    •    29th CSEAR Conference – Scotland
    •    Eco-friendly Food Packaging to be Trialed at Major Events
    •    FOUND – NZ’s Best New Food Businesses
    •    Mini-farms Sowing the Seeds of Global Food Security
    •    SDG Compass Annex: Linking the SDGs and GRI Standards
    •    “Carbon Insetting? – What’s that?
    •    Global Risks Report 2017
    •    What is the Real Cost of That Dress? – Where You are Putting Your Money
    •    ActionStation’s Plan for 2017 Election
    •    Responsible Investment Masterclass
    •    Business Model Research
    •    About WTMF
    •    Silicon Will Blow Lithium Batteries Out of Water, Says Adelaide Firm
    •    2017 National Sustainability Conference – Australia.

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