Sustainability Matters 23rd May 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Reporting on Climate-related Commitments
      •    Closing the Gap: Hidden Emissions and Untapped Potential of Buildings to Reduce Costs and Deliver for Carbon Budgets
      •    A Powerful, Articulate, Lucid Statement by Activist to BIG Oil and Gas
      •    UN Expert Attacks ‘Exploitative’ World Economy in Fight to Save Planet
      •    The Mass Timber Revolution and its Hidden Impact on Our Carbon Footprint
      •    Key Results from CA ANZ’s 2024 Climate and Nature Member Survey
      •    Escaping Capitalism: How to Replace the ‘Logic’ of Psychopaths, Pharma Bros, and Private Prisons
      •    Global Accounting Alliance Commissioned Report on Corporate Natural Capital Accounting
      •    Corporate Climate Watchdog Document Deems Carbon Offsets Largely Ineffective
      •    Fossil-Free Fashion Scorecard 2024
      •    A Fast Track to Environmental Degradation
      •    Mindful Money Conference & Awards 2024
      •    Adverse Impacts of WW1 Could Last Up To 10,000 Years
      •    Tucson is Planting a Million Trees with Pinpoint Accuracy
      •    XRB Establishes Sustainability Reporting Board
      •    World Economy Already Committed to Income Reduction of 19% Due to Climate Change
      •    THE FUTURE IS NOW: Biodiversity, Climate and Us
      •    Navigating the Impacts of Climate Change on Occupational Health and Safety
      •    Creating a Sustainability Literate Workforce
      •    Tracking Illicit Brazilian Beef from the Amazon to Your Burger

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Sustainability Matters 9th May 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters which marks its 23rd anniversary. In it you can read about;
      •    Significant Climate Change Reporting Debate
      •    How to Fix the Finance Flows Pushing Our Planet to the Brink
      •    SBC Guide – The Business Case for Sustainability
      •    James Shaw’s Valedictory Speech
      •    SBC Guide – Sustainability Strategy and Plans
      •    Unlocking Capital for Sustainability: Six Countries Across Asia in 2024
      •    Catching the Wave – Seizing the Opportunities of Sustainability Transformation
      •    Got Broken Stuff? The Tool Library Has a Fix
      •    Communicating Our Availability
      •    Meet the 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners
      •    Plastics Treaty Talks in Ottawa Sacrifice Ambition for Compromise
      •    What NZ Can Learn from the First ESRS-Aligned Sustainability Statements
      •    Protecting New Zealand’s Competitive Advantage
      •    Climate Change Commission Consultation
      •    For Home Energy, It Pays to Go Electric
      •    In Passing – A 23rd Birthday.

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Sustainability Matters 25th April 2024

Welcome to this ANZAC Day edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Will COP’s Ever Deliver the Climate Outcomes Needed?
      •    Integrating Nature Disclosures: A Strategic Imperative for CFO’s and Finance teams
      •    AI Energy Use Soars — and Mostly Secret
      •    Building of NZ’s Largest Solar Farm Started
      •    The Role of Industry Associations
      •    High Tide Don’t Hide
      •    New NZ Government Blocks Efforts to Protect Deep Sea Life from Bottom Trawling
      •    The Recloaking Papatūānuku Infographic
      •    Measuring Through Metering
      •    Rwanda is on Track to Light Up Every Household
      •    How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
      •    Nepal Unprecedented Decline in Poverty
      •    Environment Court Shuts Down Pākiri Sand Mining Appeal
      •    The Biggest Electric Excavator in NZ Unveiled
      •    Defeated Bill Not the End of Fight for Right to Sustainable Environment – Shaw
      •    Solomon Islands Tribes Sell Carbon Credits, Not Their Trees
      •    Global Life Expectancy has Increased, Especially in Africa
      •    Human Rights, Environment Obligations, and Ethical Investment: New Zealand is Going Down the Wrong Path
      •    Our Land 2024
      •    Inside the UK’s First Open-Access, Pay-As-You-Go Factory
      •    Portable Energy Storage System Made with Used EV Batteries
      •    GLAD Bags Manufacturer in Court for ‘50% Ocean Plastic’ Claims.

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Sustainability Matters 11th April 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet
      •    Sustainability Reporting – The Guide to Preparation
      •    An Outline of Some of the Government’s Retrograde Action Since Elected
      •    SBN is Literally on the Move
      •    Rod Oram Memorial Service
      •    Climate Scientist Dr Jim Salinger Named New Zealander of the Year
      •    Business Decision Template
      •    Call on Investors to Divest from Advertising Agencies Working for Polluting Clients
      •    Ours is the Most Wasteful Civilisation in History. Here’s How to Stop It
      •    Net Zero Economy Authority Bill Is a Step Towards a Fair and Well Planned Transition
      •    Housing Summit 2024
      •    Nepali Engineer’s Mission to Recycle All Hospital Waste
      •    What You Need to Know About Modern Slavery
      •    Nature in Responsible Investments
      •    Plastic-Free Clothing – Handbook
      •    We Must Not Neglect Our Fundamental Infrastructure – Biodiversity
      •    Emissions from International Shipping and Aviation – Include in 2050 Target?
      •    World’s Biggest Economies Pumping Billions into Fossil Fuels in Poor Nations
      •    Court Verdict on Climate Action Could Ripple Across Europe
      •    The Social Cost of Carbon is Now US$225 per tonne – What This Means for Asia

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Sustainability Matters 28th March 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Rod Oram – A Remarkable and Highly Esteemed Journalist – Tributes
      •    Nations Are Undercounting Emissions, Putting UN Goals at Risk
      •    Tackling the Challenge of Ethical Sourcing
      •    Landmark Legal Opinion Paves Way for Nature to Enter the Boardroom
      •    Transitioning Your Business to a Social Enterprise
      •    How Do We Assure Sustainability Reporting?
      •    Belgian Farmer Takes TotalEnergies to Court, Seeking Climate Damages
      •    A People’s Review of Kāinga Ora: In Defence of Public Housing
      •    Liverpool is Building the World’s largest Tidal Power Project – A Million Homes
      •    Reporting Emissions – Getting the Right Data is Critical: Here’s How to Fill the Gaps
      •    Britain Is the Best Place in Europe To Be An Immigrant
      •    Airborne Microplastics Found in Southern Alps
      •    What’s Missing from Your Bank Statement
      •    A Degrowth Approach to Climate Change
      •    Global E-waste Monitor 2024
      •    Life Under Water Podcast – Series
      •    The Impact of Offshore Wind Energy
      •    Climate Policy Improves Investment Confidence in Institutional Capital Market
      •    Electric ‘Flying’ Ferry for Lake Manapouri.

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Sustainability Matters 14th March 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters. In it you can read about;

      •    Fast-track Approvals Bill
      •    Carbon Emissions – To Cut or To Offset?
      •    Sports Group Putting Environmental Goals into Action
      •    Shield Your Drinking Water from Microplastics via Boiling
      •    To Accelerate Climate Action, More Women Must Run the World
      •    GPS on Land Transport and Fast Track Consents – Bad News for the Climate
      •    The Butterfly Redemption
      •    SEC Drops Some Emissions Disclosure Requirements from Draft Climate Rules
      •    Closing Statement from Dr Ganesh Nana
      •    Reframing Sustainability Initiatives in Higher Education
      •    Excess Units in NZ ETS Pose a Risk to NZ Meeting Climate Goals
      •    Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter
      •    Australia’s Financial Stability Confirmed as Being at Risk
      •    Webinar to Discuss Climate Commission’s Latest NZ ETS Advice
      •    Can Cities Drive SUVs Off Their Streets?
      •    Flying Blind: In a Holding Pattern
      •    US Excise Taxes Advance Wildlife Conservation and Outdoor Recreational Access
      •    How Should Businesses Measure and Maximise Social Impact?
      •    Young Activists Lobby for Australian Law on Climate Harm
      •    Medellín’s Green Corridors Are a Breath of Fresh, Cool Air.

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Sustainability Matters 22nd February 2024

Welcome to this edition of Sustainability Matters which is a week early. In it you can read about;

      •    Sustainability-Related Financial Disclosures Toolkit
      •    Bank Launches Sustainability Training for All Employees
      •    Business Sustainability and Impact Guide
      •    Where Democracy is Most at Risk
      •    Australian Plan to Limit Car Pollution
      •    Green Star for Contractors
      •    The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot
      •    Top Tips: Charging Your EV on the Road
      •    Greece Introduces Climate Crisis Resilience Tax for Tourists
      •    Challenge Hub
      •    UK Advertising Watchdog BANS Car Maker Ads Referring to EVs as ‘Zero Emissions’
      •    Revised Exposure Drafts of GRI’s Revised Standards for Climate and Energy
      •    Decarbonising Transport & Logistics: A Roadmap to Scope 3 and Supplier Emissions Data
      •    Dynamic Planet
      •    Measuring Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment
      •    Circular Economy ISO Standard to Bring Certainty: ISO 59000 Series
      •    Redesign for a Waste-free Future
      •    Plastics Reckoning: PVC Is Ubiquitous, But Maybe Not for Long
      •    What we Recycle has Changed; Need to Knows
      •    Converting Agricultural and Mine Methane to CO2
      •    How to Live in a Chaotic Climate: 10 Steps to Reconnect with Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our Planet
      •    Superblocks for the Supercity?
      •    Guide to Social Impact Assessment.

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