Sustainability Matters 7th February 2019

In this the second 2019 edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •   The UN Needs Your Help – Especially If You are a Chartered Accountant!
      •   First NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year
      •   Vulnerable: Local Government Infrastructure Exposed to Sea Level Rise
      •   The Microscopic Wonder of Herbs
      •   PhD Scholarships in Accounting – Manchester
      •   A Gift Received
      •   Enviro-Mark Solutions Now B Corp Certified
      •   Packaging Design Challenge
      •   $36 million Investment Approved to Tackle NZ Regional Erosion
      •   Charities Act Review – Community Meetings
      •   Putting Carbon Back Into Soil
      •   DiCaprio Study: Achieving Paris Targets Possible & Cheap
      •   United Nations Backs Seed Sovereignty in Landmark Small-scale Farmers’ Rights Declaration
      •   The Hauraki Gulf and You
      •   New International Standard for Accommodation Providers
      •   Consultation on Proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition
      •   All It Took to Clean Up This Beach was a Fish Sculpture Named Goby
      •   Head of Sustainability
      •   Advisor – Sustainable Value

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  • Sustainability Matters 24th January 2019

    In this the first 2019 edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Wanted – An Economic Fairness Campaigner!
          •   The Worst Time in History to Be Alive, According to Science
          •   7 People Who Stood Up for Our Planet in 2018
          •   A Novel Way of Offsetting Carbon
          •   Rising from the Earth
          •   ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Environmental Documentary
          •   New Report Confirms BlackRock’s Big Fossil Fuel Problem
          •   Radical Environmentalists are Fighting Climate Change – Why Are They Persecuted?
          •   How China’s Big Overseas Initiative Threatens Global Climate Progress
          •   How to Implement the TCFD Recommendations: A Step-By-Step Guide
          •   Global Warming of Oceans Equivalent to an Atomic Bomb per Second
          •   Climate Passport, Anyone?
          •   Waste of 70 billion Coconuts a Year is Not Waste at All
          •   Climate-related and Other Emerging Risk Disclosures: Assessing Financial Statement Materiality
          •   Seven Charts Show the World is Becoming a Better Place
          •   Tankulator
          •   What Do You Say When Young People Ask if There is Hope?
          •   Number to Know – 0.002
          •   Sustainable Procurement: SBC Quick Guide
          •   Report Warns Banks Increasing Exposure to Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Change Promise

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    Feedback about these as well as suggestions for other possibilities – of which there are millions – are welcomed.

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  • Sustainability Matters 13th December 2018

    In this the final edition for 2018 – you can read about;
          •   Sustainability Working Group – December 2001 NZICA to establish a sustainability Task Force
          •   A4S Essential Guide to Finance Culture
          •   Financing our Future
          •   Tracking Progress of the One Billion Trees Programme
          •   ‘Smart’ Shipping Box Can Be Used a Thousand Times – Major Savings
          •   Time Capsule
          •   In Nigeria, a Green Stove Addresses Health, the Environment and Employment
          •   ‘Our Leaders are Like Children,’ School Strike Founder Tells Climate Summit
          •   Did You Know?
          •   Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
          •   The Democratic Party Wants to Make Climate Policy Exciting
          •   From High Above, A New Way of Seeing Our Urban Planet
          •   Analysis: Which Countries Have Sent the Most Delegates to COP24?
          •   SBN’s 2018 in Numbers
          •   New Tool Helps NZ Farmers Gauge Carbon Footprint
          •   NZ Rowing a Sustainability Award Finalist
          •   Ports of Auckland Plans Hydrogen Plant to Cut Carbon Emissions.

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  • Sustainability Matters 6th December 2018

    In this the second to last edition for 2018 – the next will be 13th December – you can read about;
          •   Sustainability Working Group – December 2001 NZICA to establish a sustainability Task Force
          •   Marilyn Waring – Visionary Leader Award
          •   Finance Minister Welcomes Release of Living Standards Framework Dashboard
          •   Donation Opportunity!
          •   Doing the Doughnut at the G20?
          •   Celebrating NZ’s Sustainability Heroes!
          •   Amsterdam’s ‘Insect Hotels’ Help Save City’s Bees
          •   Think Resilience Guided Online Course
          •   Remarks at the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Summit 2018
          •   Natural Capital Coalition – Australia
          •   Work Started 15 years ago Comes to Fruition
          •   Patagonia is Donating Company’s Entire $10M Trump Tax Cut to Fight Climate Change
          •   How Often Should Bath Towels be Washed?
          •   EECA Consults on Energy Levy-funded Activities
          •   SuperHome Movement
          •   The Healthiest Hospital is the One Which Doesn’t Exist, Because it’s Not Needed
          •   Can 35-ton Bricks Help Solve Renewable Energy’s Biggest Problem?
          •   Australia’s Most Polluted Postcodes

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  • Sustainability Matters 22nd November 2018

    In this edition you can read about;
          •   Sustainability Working Group – NZICA AGM votes in favour of Group’s remit
          •   Institutional Investors Called to Help Solve Social and Environmental Issues
          •   Updated GRI OH&S Standard Calls for More Comprehensive, Worker-centric Reporting
          •   Kōkako Sustainability Report 2018
          •   Donation Opportunity!
          •   Designing Impactful Engagement
          •   Leading Corporate Reporting Bodies Launch Two-Year Project for Better Alignment
          •   Smartphone App Identifies Plant Pests In the Field
          •   Major New Initiative to Improve New Zealand Homes Launched
          •   Time Capsule
          •   New Zealand’s Old Plastic Bags Will be Made Into Fence Posts for Farms
          •   Mining Bitcoin Uses Enough Energy to Warm Building
          •   Auckland Council Reaffirms Commitment to Tackling Climate Change
          •   Beyond Simple Payback: Calculating the True Value of Project Savings
          •   Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones Are Shifting
          •   As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up
          •   One Billion Signatures for Peace
          •   Why 536 was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’
          •   Wellington Building Takes Out International Green Award
          •   The Response

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  • Sustainability Matters 8th November 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – NZICA AGM votes in favour of Group’s remit
          •   Living Planet Report: Aiming Higher
          •   Want to Build a Stronger Climate Movement? Integrate
          •   A Reader’s Feedback and Insights
          •   How to Shift Public Attitudes and Win the Global Climate Battle
          •   Donation Opportunity!
          •   Carbon Fund IPO – NZX Listing
          •   Towards Transparency 2018 – Corporate Reporting on Sustainability is Now Mainstream
          •   $2 trillion Investors Challenge 55 Companies on Climate Lobbying
          •   Impact-led Businesses Leap Forward with New Online Platform
          •   Making Australian Corporate History – A Huge Week for ACCR
          •   NZ Native Plant Nurseries in Trouble
          •   Climate Change and Green Finance
          •   Another Pacific Island Gone
          •   Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth
          •   Oil, Power, and War: A Dark History
          •   Use Compressed Air to Store Energy
          •   Diamond Battery Made from Nuclear Waste

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  • Sustainability Matters 25th October 2018

    In this edition you can read a very tiny fragment of what’s going on in the ‘sustainability’ world;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 9th October 2001 action

          •   Integrated Reporting Forum with Richard Howitt
          •   Project Drawdown
          •   Peri Drysdale Awarded for Two Decades of Exceptional Services
          •   Bees and Neonicotinoids – EPA Call for Information
          •   Norway Bans Products Derived from Deforestation
          •   SASB and GRI Step Up Project to Align Reporting Standards
          •   A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life
          •   The Aotearoa Circle
          •   Dutch Appeals Court Upholds Landmark Climate Change Ruling
          •   New Life for Unwanted Construction Materials
          •   New Zealand/Japan Hydrogen Agreement
          •   Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
          •   How Wildfires are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies
          •   Soil: An Agro-ecological Primer
          •   The Great Shift -The Ecological/ Generational Shift in Agriculture
          •   In the Heart of the Corn Belt, an Uphill Battle for Clean Water
          •   Patagonia Endorses Two Senate Candidates
          •   Transitioning To a Low Carbon and More Sustainable Economy
          •   Australian Super Funds – ESG Policies
          •   New Good Governance Guide
          •   Help Shape the Future of EER Assurance
          •   Where in the World Do You Read Sustainability Matters? [Pt2]

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