Sustainability Matters 28th November

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •   Running the Risk: How Corporate Boards Can Oversee Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues
      •   Climate-related Financial Disclosures
      •   TCFD: Strengthening the Foundations of Sustainable Finance – Speech by Mark Carney
      •   A Little Humour Might Help with Climate Change Gloom
      •   Is Capitalism Dysfunctional? This Former McKinsey Boss Says So
      •   Crown Minerals Act Review
      •   Business School Students Are Putting the Planet before Profits
      •   Impact Investor Insights 2019 Aotearoa New Zealand
      •   Aurora Organic Dairy Commits to 100% Carbon-Neutral Energy in Its Fourth Sustainability Report
      •   Supply Chains: Rights, Transparency and Collaboration
      •   Resource Management System – Comprehensive Review
      •   Asparagopsis – What’s that?
      •   The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change
      •   Resource Management Act Amendments
      •   Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp ‘Wood’ Factory is Being Built
      •   Return to Now
      •   The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening
      •   New Report Calls Out World’s Largest Banks on Climate Failures
      •   G20 Heads in the Wrong Direction on Climate Action

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  • Sustainability Matters 14th November

    In this “supa” edition of Sustainability Matters – yes so soon after the previous “supa” edition – you can read about;

          •   Zero Carbon Bill Passes with Almost Unanimous Support in Parliament
          •   Consultation Opens on Kiwi Businesses Assessing and Reporting Their Climate-Related Financial Risks
          •   Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing
          •   Sorcha Carr’s Speech to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
          •   Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd Rebrands to ‘Toitū Envirocare’
          •   Climate Liability News
          •   Focusing Aotearoa New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting System
          •   Gen Less Campaign by EECA
          •   U.S. Gas Station Ditches Oil for 100% EV Charging
          •   Accounting for Sustainability
          •   Dear GRETA, GRETA, GRETA….
          •   UK’s Treasury’s Net-Zero Minister: Climate Action will be a ‘Signature Theme’ of Next Government
          •   Inefficient Light Bulb Sales Halve
          •   Inequality and the Climate Crisis: Reflections on Gough’s Heat, Greed and Human Need
          •   Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future
          •   How Green are New Zealand’s Supermarkets?
          •   The Aotearoa Circle’s Sustainable Finance Forum Names Three Top Priorities for Sustainable Finance System
          •   Should Directors Who Ignore Climate Change Risks Keep Their Jobs? [and 18 other stories]
          •   Hard Truths About the Green Economy: The Race to Clean Up Mineral Supply Chains
          •   Focusing on the Positive
          •   Italy to Become First Country to Make Studying Climate Change Compulsory in Schools
          •   How to Talk About Climate Change: A Toolkit for Encouraging Collective Action
          •   LCANZ 10th Anniversary Summit

  • Plus ‘Breaking news’: Reinventing the financial system, by Rod Oram, journalist, who investigates the political, economic, and business spheres in New Zealand.
    www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/11/03/888404/reinvent-financial-system

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  • Sustainability Matters 31st October 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Zero Carbon Bill Reported Back
          •   EDS: Second Working Paper in Phase 2 of Resource Management Reform Project
          •   A Framework for the National Climate Change Risk Assessment for Aotearoa New Zealand
          •   Interested in Good News? – Consider This
          •   Governance for Good; Developing the Capability of New Zealand’s $20 billion Not-for-profit Sector
          •   Climate and Business Conference Auckland: Key Takeaways
          •   Climate Risk and the Role of CFOs
          •   Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
          •   Conference 4 Climate: Citizens Assembly
          •   Asda to Trial Refillable Packaging in Bid to Ditch Plastic
          •   Nissan Leaf Battery Upgrade Project
          •   How Do Policymakers Access and Use Evidence to Address Complex Problems?
          •   Doer, Thinker, Dreamer, Agitator – What Makes a Great Sustainability Leader?
          •   Flights of Fancy: 10 Ways to Imagine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis
          •   Eliminate – Designing Out Problematic Packaging
          •   Former Exxon Scientists Tell Congress of Oil Giant’s Climate Research Before Exxon Turned to Denial
          •   Changing the Lives of Kiwis with Disabilities, One Cookie at a Time!
          •   Leading Australian Engineers Turn Their Backs on New Fossil Fuel Projects

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  • Sustainability Matters 17th October 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Dr Rod Carr to Chair Climate Change Commission
          •   Leave ‘em Laughing Instead of Crying: Climate Humour Can Break Down Barriers and Find Common Ground
          •   Academic Director Sustainable Business (Professor/Associate Professor)
          •   The Fight for the World’s Largest Forest
          •   A Chat Leads to a Change of View on Climate
          •   Fashion is Costing the Earth
          •   Driving Alignment in Climate-related Reporting
          •   Swedish Newspaper Stops Taking Adverts from Fossil Fuel Firms
          •   The IMF and Ecuador – The People Prevail
          •   Webinar: TCFD Masterclass – Good Practice in Implementation
          •   Construction Procurement Guidelines – NZ
          •   Construction & Demolition Waste Services – New NZ Eco-label
          •   For Travellers, Sustainability is the Word – But there are Many Definitions of It
          •   Scotland Gets ‘Toughest Climate Change Laws in the World’ as Holyrood Vote Passed
          •   SBN Award Finalists
          •   State of Minnesota Launches Live State-Wide Sustainability Website
          •   A ‘How To’ for Responsible Businesses to Contribute to a Circular Economy
          •   BoE’s Carney Warns Companies Ignoring Climate Crisis Will Go Bankrupt

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  • Sustainability Matters 3rd October 2019

    In this ‘supa size’ 6 page edition of Sustainability Matters with no mention of climate marches and related events you can read about;
          •   Choices Made Now Are Critical for the Future of Our Ocean and Cryosphere
          •   What Love Looks Like
          •   The Climate Crisis: Justice, Emotion and Social Change
          •   Sustainability Matters
          •   Loophole Threatening Zero Carbon Bill
          •   Talking About Climate Change with Your Kids
          •   Five Ways UK Farmers are Tackling Climate Change
          •   Interim Climate Change Committee Calls for Evidence
          •   ESG Reporting Uptake in S&P/NZX 50 Index and Investor Perspective 2019
          •   Air Travel Emissions ‘Worse than Anyone Expected’, Vastly Outpace Predictions
          •   New Masters Degree Tackles Urgent Issue of Sustainability
          •   Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places
          •   How to Lower Your Waste and Carbon Footprint
          •   The National Product Stewardship Roadshow
          •   TCFD Good Practice Handbook
          •   Air New Zealand 2019 Sustainability Report
          •   Legislation to Have Wellbeing ‘Enshrined in Law’ Introduced
          •   Bezos: Amazon Is ‘Done Being In the Middle of the Herd’ on Climate Issues
          •   Dreaming of Sustainability in a Material World
          •   Global Pumped Energy Storage
          •   Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal
          •   Commit To Applying Natural Capital Thinking To Improve Organisational Decision Making
          •   A Circular Solution to Plastic Waste
          •   New Tools to Reduce Climate Impact of Freight
          •   Holland Turns Hundreds of Bus Stops into Bee Stops As Gift To Honeybees
          •   Trees and Land Use in NZ
          •   Spaceship to Earth – NZ has a Problem
          •   Loan of NZ$50m Tied to Environment, Social and Governance Measures
          •   The Hard Truths of Climate Change – By the Numbers

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  • Sustainability Matters 19th September 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   A New Beginning for Climate Reporting
          •   UN Climate Action Summit September 2019
          •   School Strike 4 Climate NZ
          •   Leadership NZ – 2020
          •   Sustainability Matters
          •   2040
          •   ‘You Protect What You Love’: Why Biodiversity Thrives on Indigenous-managed Lands
          •   Wooden Skyscrapers Sprout Over Concrete Concerns
          •   Can New Zealanders Keep Flying and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint?
          •   AgResearch Project to Determine Whether Dairy Cows Can be Potty Trained
          •   Farewell to Plastic: Key Take-outs From SBN’s Conference
          •   Think Globally, Act Locally?
          •   Measuring up Impact Self-assessment
          •   Ecobob.co.nz – Online Business for Sale
          •   Science in Environmental Decision-Making
          •   Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives
          •   Action for Healthy Waterways
          •   Universal Design – Make Homes Work Better
          •   The Economics of Biodiversity: UK Treasury’s Call for Evidence
          •   Old Indian Technology Gets an Inspirational Lift
          •   Irish Teenager May Have a Solution for a Plastic-free Ocean
          •   AIG the All Blacks and Adani

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  • Sustainability Matters 5th September 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   The Eight Principles of a Regenerative Economy
          •   Changing the Narrative: Why Paying Tax Should Be a Badge of Pride for Companies
          •   Climate Change: 12 years to Save the Planet? Make that 18 months
          •   ZEALANDIA Named One of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Places of 2019
          •   Sustainability Matters
          •   Business Must Place Purpose before Profits, Top CEOs Urge
          •   Concrete Solutions to Cut CO2 Emissions
          •   Energy Efficiency Key Action to Meet Renewable Energy Goals
          •   Colorado’s Organic Farmland is Growing – and Boosting Incomes Along the Way
          •   A Dedicated Watchdog for Water Quality
          •   Sustainability Leadership in a Changing World
          •   A-CSEAR 2019 Conference
          •   What’s your 2040?
          •   SBN Leadership in Sustainable Business Course 2019
          •   A Zero Carbon Christchurch
          •   In Ecuador, One Man’s Mission to Restore a Piece of the Rainforest
          •   Biodiversity Risks and Opportunities: Corporate Sector Approaches
          •   Toitū te Ao – Sustainability Week
          •   Investor Water Toolkit
          •   A Northwest Passage Journey Finds Little Ice and Big Changes

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