Sustainability Matters 19th July 2018

This edition is 6 pages rather than the usual 4 as was expected at the time of the most recent (19th June) edition.
Several stories merit greater length than they would usually receive;

       •    Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 17th July 2001 meeting
       •    60 Leading Kiwi CEOs commit to Climate Action
       •    Demystifying the ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Reporting Frameworks
       •    Annual Earth Building Conference
       •    25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase ‘Triple Bottom Line’ – Time for a Rethink
       •    Government Dialogue on Natural Capital
       •    ‘Global Warming is Happening’ – Defence Adds Climate Change Issues
            to its Strategy for the First Time
       •    New Book Promotes Kiwi Success
       •    Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference
       •    SBN Members Step up to Show Us Your Lunch Box!
       •    Indian Start-up is Turning Trash into Treasure
       •    Women Will Drive Transition to Electric Cars
       •    Ireland World’s First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels
       •    Minister Promises to Extend Scope of Social Value Act
       •    Krill Fishing Industry Backs Massive Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary to
           Protect Penguins, Seals and Whales
       •    Senate Inquiry says Ban All Single-use Plastics by 2023
       •    Crushed Porcelain from Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource
       •    Trees That Count
       •    True to Label: Measuring Value in the Non-profit Sector in Aotearoa
           New Zealand
       •    Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy:      A Primer
       •    A Different Type of Ambulance
       •    Too Far Too Often – Energy Transfer Partners’ Corporate
           Behaviour On Human Rights, Free Speech, and the Environment
       •    Climate Change and Agriculture: The Investment Implications
       •    Tourism and Sustainability
       •    Not Bowling Alone: How American Grassroots Communities are
           Collaborating to Realise Effective Change
       •    Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st June 2018

    This edition is 7 pages rather than the usual 4 firstly because there is so much going on.
    Secondly, because of family activities it is unlikely there will be an edition on 5th July;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Meeting and video-link facilities
    •    Zero Carbon Bill Consultation Opens
    •    Low-emissions Economy – Submissions in Response to Draft Report
    •    Mexico has Found a Beautiful Way to Clean its Polluted Air
    •    Investing for Wellbeing: Balancing Commercial and Social Outcomes
    •    Treasury Seeks Feedback on Proposed Living Standards Dashboard
    •    NZ’s First Ever Circular Economy Summit
    •    Auckland Council Green Bond Offer
    •    Child Car Seats – 8,000 recycled
    •    I’m Natural Not Plastic
    •    Event Series on Child Poverty, Wellbeing and Human Capital
    •    Entries Open for ‘Oscars of Sustainability’!
    •    New Zealand Waste
    •    Ecoware has Produced its First Comprehensive Sustainability Report
    •    Three Surprising Resource Implications From the Rise of Electric Vehicles
    •    Exploring the Impacts of Shareholder Activism on Sustainability:
         A Shareholder Activism for Sustainability Report
    •    Beyond Paper and Promises: Assessing the Impacts of Corporate Pulp
         and Paper Commitments on Forests and Frontline Communities
    •    Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference
    •    British MPs Want Big Companies to Report on Climate-change Risks
    •    Cornfields Could Play a Role in Recycling Old Electronics
    •    Thousands of RMA Breaches – Many Fewer Prosecutions
    •    Liquid Air Storage Technology Challenges Long-duration Battery Storage
    •    Resilience
    •    First of Its Kind Loan: Barclays’ Borrower Pays Less if Sustainability
         Targets Are Met
    •    Organisational Fit for Purpose
    •    Recycle Yoghurt Pouches to Win Upcycled Prizes
    •    Researchers Map Environmental Conflicts
    •    What Are We Innovating For?
    •    Call for Papers: 17th A-CSEAR Conference
    •    An Alphabet of Reading Accessibility Issues

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  • Sustainability Matters 7th June 2018

    This edition is 5 pages rather than the usual 4 because there is so much going
    on and secondly because the edition due 5th July may not be produced on account of family activities at that time;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Meeting and video-link facilities
    •    If Humanity has Changed the Climate by Mistake, Can We Change it With Intent?
    •    Low-emissions Economy – Draft Report
    •    It Takes Passion and Vision to Create Change
    •    Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Personal Resilience
    •    Expert Panel Critical of Government’s Climate Change Planning
    •    A Healthy Economy Should be Designed to Thrive, Not Grow
    •    Beyond GDP: Measuring New Zealand’s Wellbeing Progress
    •    Conscience and Resistance
    •    Feeding Cows Seaweed Cuts 99% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Their Burps
    •    Integrated Reporting Training
    •    Top Tips for Finance Teams
    •    Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
    •    Seismic Thrift: Welcome to the Shopping Centre for Recycled Goods
    •    Plastic Waste In to Homes Costing US$280
    •    2018 End of Childhood Report
    •    Food Index Calls Meat and Fish Companies Worth $152 Billion ‘High Risk’
    •    “Backward, Forward, Outward, Inward” the Four Dimensions of Materiality Assessment
    •    The Muddling of Price and Value
    •    Kiwi Couple Launch Green Businesses in Indonesia to Protect Sea Turtles
    •    We Are On Course to Double the Combined Effort of 11,000 Years in the Next 25 Years
    •    Alternative Protein Reports Published
    •    Rebooting Recycling – What can Aotearoa Do?
    •    Divesting from Fossil Fuels – 890 Institutions

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  • Sustainability Matters 24th May 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Reporting framework inventory
    •    Getting Climate Smart: A Primer for Corporate Directors in a Changing Environment
    •    The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together
    •    Wellbeing in Abundance – Looking After Our Own Backyard
    •    SYSTEMS RULE: How Board Governance Can Drive Sustainability Performance
    •    Neonicotinoid Pesticides Ban by EU
    •    Mitre 10 to Remove Single-use Plastic Bags
    •    NZ Buildings Create More Emissions than Previously Thought
    •    Plastic Bag Found in Mariana Trench; Deepest Place on Earth
    •    Bill McKibben’s 5 Big Messages on NZ and Climate Change
    •    Creating Living Buildings (CLB) Short Course August 2018
    •    Product Announcement: Trucost SDG Evaluation Tool
    •    WasteAid Photography Competition The Wonders of Waste
    •    Materiality: Driving Integrated Thinking
    •    Time for More Government Leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals?
    •    NZ’s Largest Farmer Embraces Future as Envisaged by Labour Government
    •    Resource Management Update
    •    Hawke’s Bay eco-business Churns Organic Waste to Energy
    •    New Phase of Globalisation Could Worsen CO2 Pollution – Study
    •    A Movement of Movements to Transform to a Wellbeing Economy: WEAll
    •    Costa Rica to Become the World’s First Zero Carbon Economy
    •    The Circular Economy Opportunity for Auckland and How Business Can Realise It

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  • Sustainability Matters 10th May 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Reporting framework inventory
    •    Factfulness
    •    Getting to Zero: Challenging but Achievable
    •    Wise Response Submission to the Tax Working Group
    •    Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People
    •    Adding Social Value via Service Procurement
    •    Creepy Cuisine: The Rise of Edible Insects
    •    Supercharge Your Carbon Reporting with Science and Transparency
    •    The Gateway Bug: A Documentary About the Future of Food
    •    SBN – A Job in Wellington
    •    The Housing Summit 2018 – Because It’s Time for Change
    •    Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – thinkstep Committed
    •    This Animal Kills More People In a Day Than Sharks Do In a Century
    •    Local Government (Community Well Being) Amendment Bill
    •    Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet
    •    Scientists Hope New Enzyme Will ‘Eat’ Plastic Pollution
    •    Why You Can’t Have Free Trade and Save the Planet
    •    Modern Slavery Reporting – Issues and Implications for Business
    •    Dutch Company Uses Bison to Maintain Pure Drinking Water
    •    Manager – Sustainability/Better Business Reporting.

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  • Sustainability Matters 26th April 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – First edition of newsletter
    •    Bill McKibben in NZ
    •    NZ’s Government is Looking Into the Future of Tax – and Wants Your Opinion
    •    Sewage Overflows Surged by 379% Last Year – Water New Zealand Report
    •    Connecting Finance and Natural Capital
    •    The Future of Everything: Why the Third Industrial Revolution Is a Risk to NZ
    •    Every 2 Minutes Malaria Kills a Child
    •    Solar Panels – When Useful Life is Over?
    •    We Need a Safe Climate More than We Need Oil and Gas
    •    if you want big change, network it!
    •    Wrangler Shows Economic Benefits of Sustainable Cotton Farming
    •    Finance Key to Net-zero Economy – Shaw
    •    Monthly Electric and Hybrid Light Vehicle Registrations [NZ]
    •    Food Giant Danone is Now the Largest B Corp In the World
    •    The Most Important Climate Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of
    •    Our Land 2018 – Warnings and Wake-up Calls
    •    US Loses Bid to Halt Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit

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  • Sustainability Matters 12th April 2018

    There have been 79 responses to the Sustainability Matters reader survey. A set of
    preliminary results are attached for possible interest. They have yet to be analysed
    in detail and decisions made. Every contribution is much appreciated. Thank you.

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – First edition of newsletter
    •    Measuring the Meaning of Life
    •    The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index – July 2017
    •    How Climate Activists Failed to Make Clear the Problem with Natural Gas
    •    A New Global Standard to Address Bribery Risk: ISO 37001
    •    Energy Hogs: Can World’s Huge Data Centres be More Efficient?
    •    The Case for Taking Early Action on Climate Change
    •    Southeast Asia Closes Island Beaches to Recover from Climate Change and Tourism
    •    Waste Land, Promised Land
    •    GRI Standards and Courses Soon
    •    Impact Investing Fund Goes Live in NZ
    •    Learning from Tūhoe – Four Practical Insights to Run Great Design Workshops
    •    Will the ‘Educated’ Save the Environment?
    •    The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-being of Nations
    •    The Statistics are Mind-Numbing …
    •    Trading for Good: A Report on Small and Medium-sized Social Enterprises
    •    World Congress of Accountants
    •    It’s Time for Companies to Clean up Their Act
    •    Greenpeace International Ends its Forest Stewardship Council Membership

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