Sustainability Matters 28th May 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    The Economics of Ignoring Climate Change
      •    Insights on New Zealand Sustainability Professionals
      •    A Near Horizon: Seizing Opportunities and Managing Risks in the Transition to Net Zero
      •    Budget Too Weak on Climate – Commission
      •    Are Electric Cars Worse for the Environment? Myth Busted
      •    Car Powered by Salt Water: 760HP, Top Speed 186/Mph, 621 Miles/Tank
      •    Behavioural Change for Sustainability Success
      •    Future-Fit Business Benchmark
      •    Sustainability Professionals Must Shine Brighter than Their Peers – Here’s How
      •    Despite EU Guidelines 78% of Europe’s Largest Companies are Falling Short of Adequately Reporting Environmental and Climate-related Risks
      •    Two-pronged Approach Needed for Coronavirus Recovery
      •    The Big Dry: 18 Reasons Why an Auckland Drought Became a Water Crisis
      •    ‘We Need Radically Different Accountancy to Value Companies in a Post-Pandemic World’
      •    Investing in a Climate-Positive Future: Hanon Armstrong
      •    International Framework 2020 Revision
      •    The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
      •    Coronavirus Could Disrupt Weather Forecasting
      •    S&P Launches ESG Scores Based on 20 Years of Corporate Sustainability Data
      •    The Economist’s Coverage of Climate Change.

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  • Sustainability Matters 14th May 2020

    In this 6 page edition of Sustainability Matters which has some longer than usual articles you can read about;
          •    University of Auckland Tops Global Sustainability Impact Second Year in a Row
          •    Tessa Meyer Named NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year
          •    Our Regenerative Future Launch
          •    John Houghton, Who Sounded Alarm on Climate Change, Dies at 88
          •    Research Opportunity into Finance Function
          •    Inequality and the Ecological Transition
          •    Climate Action 20/25: Accelerating Climate Action by New Zealand SME’s
          •    Improving Nature’s Visibility in Financial Accounting
          •    Covid-19 Has Nothing on What’s Coming
          •    A Satellite Lets Scientists See Antarctica’s Melting like Never Before
          •    Amsterdam to Embrace ‘Doughnut’ Model to Mend Post-coronavirus Economy
          •    Reviving the Economy
          •    Webinar: Small is Mighty! – SMEs, Science Based Targets and Systemic Carbon Shifts
          •    Unilever’s Alan Jope on Repairing Capitalism, Covid-19 and Sustainable Living Plans
          •    Is Asparagopsis Seaweed the Answer to NZ’s Methane Emissions?
          •    A ‘Feminist Economic Recovery Plan’
          •    General Mills Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices on One Million Acres of Farmland by 2030
          •    Vietnam and the Indian State of Kerala Curbed Covid-19 on the Cheap
          •    Packaging: Rewriting the Narrative
          •    NZ Should Lead Move to Fossil-fuel Reduction Treaty
          •    How Noise Pollution Threatens Ocean Life
          •    The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Handbook 2020
          •    The Regenerative Farming Revolution
          •    ‘We Need a Radically Different Form of Leadership to Come Out the Other Side of Covid-19’
          •    How to Link the GRI Standards with the SDGs.

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  • Sustainability Matters 30th April 2020

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •    Our Future on Earth 2020: Uncovering the Linkages Among Global Risks
          •    Climate Change Commission Recruiting for Three Senior Positions
          •    Citizens’ Assemblies on Climate Change Seek to Shape the Post-covid Recovery
          •    A Roadmap for Addressing the Climate and Post COVID-19 Economic Crises
          •    The Story of Plastic
          •    What’s the Point of Fashion Magazines Now?
          •    Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalogue Viruses in Wildlife
          •    Free New Guides to Being More Sustainable
          •    Ideas Worth Teaching Awards
          •    Sustainability Starts with Community Resilience
          •    Ticking Time Bomb of Rising Demand for Cooling
          •    Hyundai Country Calendar Season 2020, Episode 7
          •    The Need to GROW
          •    Select Committee Reports Back on Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019
          •    Principles for a Just Recovery from Covid-19
          •    Our Freshwater 2020 Notes the Poor State of NZ’s Lakes and Rivers
          •    We Still Don’t Know the Full Impacts of the BP Oil Spill, 10 years Later
          •   Debating Disclosure: The Pros and Cons of Corporate Transparency
          •    Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

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  • Sustainability Matters 16th April 2020

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •    CFOs Take Lead on Climate Risk and Value Creation
          •    How Are We Helping the World Emerge From This Emergency?
          •    Another Splendid Selection of Timely Articles
          •    In the Face of a Pandemic, Climate Activists Re-evaluate Their Tactics
          •    What is Plastic Offsetting? And Can it Really Help to Fight the Plastic Crisis?
          •    A Movement Grows to Help Farmers Reduce Pollution and Turn a Profit
          •    Housing – Impacts of Governments Policies
          •    Research: Nearly US$640bn Coal Investments Undercut by Cheap Renewables
          •    Green COVID Response and Shovel Ready Projects – Tragedy and Opportunity for Change
          •    As Himalayas Warm, Nepal’s Climate Migrants Struggle to Survive
          •    Mike Hosking Sparks Surge in Sales of Eco – Apartments
          •    Just Grounded
          •    Coronavirus and Limits to Growth
          •    Think Resilience – Videos
          •    Experts Warned of a Pandemic Decades Ago. Why Weren’t we Ready?
          •    Environmental Justice Atlas
          •    Los Angeles Air ‘Cleanest in World’ Since COVID-19 Lockdown.

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  • Sustainability Matters 2nd April 2020

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •    Don’t Waste Time
          •    Towards Transparency – Proxima’s Annual Guide
          •    Introducing the Forever Project: Lasting, Meaningful Coverage of the Climate Challenge
          •    Climate-related Risk Management and Modern Slavery Disclosure
          •    Donations – Are Welcome Here!
          •    Special Tribunal Recommend Springs be Protected by Order
          •    The Bankruptcy of Responsible Investment: How can We Invest Ethically?
          •    SBN Collaboration will Help Businesses Take Urgent Climate Action
          •    Developers ‘Must Go Beyond Biodiversity Net-gain Requirements’: Report
          •    Organic Products Bill
          •    The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore
          •    thinkEPD is here!
          •    Energise Ōtaki
          •    Glass, Metal, Plastic: The Story of New York’s Canners
          •    Insuring Fossil Fuels but Not Insuring Our Homes.

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  • Sustainability Matters 19th March 2020

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •    Very Different yet Very Much the Same
          •    Jeanette Fitzsimons’ Poignant Piece on the Kauaeranga River
          •    Sir Rob Fenwick: The Fêted Environmentalist’s Urgent Last Message
          •    Donations – Are Welcome Here!
          •    Creating Climate Resilience for Farmers
          •    Whenua Ora Tangata Ora Partnership Leads the Way Forward in Regenerative Agriculture
          •    Is the Current Focus on Climate Change Misguided?
          •    How Hip Hop Can Bring Green Issues to Communities of Colour
          •    EcoFest North – 90+ Events
          •    You Are What You Wear – Moving away from Fast Fashion
          •    SBN Collaboration Will Help Businesses Take Urgent Climate Action
          •    David vs Goliath: The Man Taking Huge Corporates to Court over Climate Change
          •    Documentary “Fantastic Fungi”!
          •    Tesla Produces its 1 millionth Electric Car
          •    A Follow-through – Bjorn Lomborg
          •    Making Sustainability Happen – Blue Star’s NZ Sites Toitū Enviromark Gold Certified
          •    Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
          •    Modernising Governance: Key Recommendations for Boards to Ensure Business Resilience

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  • Sustainability Matters 5th March 2020

    In this ‘supa’ edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •    Want People to Care About Climate Change? Skip the Jargon
          •    What I Do – Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
          •    Net Zero Goal ‘Greatest Commercial Opportunity of Our Time’, says Mark Carney
          •    Donations – Are Welcome Here!
          •    Global Accounting Bodies Announce Climate Change Call to Action
          •    CA ANZ National Webcast Series –The Financial Impact of Environmental Risks
          •    Webinar: Using the Power of Data to Reduce Environmental Risk in Your Supply Chain in China
          •    Would EV Owners Buy Petrol Again?
          •    Plastic’s Long, Long Way from Fantastic
          •    Zespri Reveals Sustainability Commitments
          •    Cool Butterfly Effect: Insect Equipment Could Inspire Heat-Radiating Tech
          •    Tiny Agency in CA Achieves Environmental Justice by Taking on Polluters
          •    Responses to Australian Bush Fires are Just Plain Wrong
          •    Medium to High Density Housing Summit
          •    Rethinking Growth
          •    World’s Second Green School Opens in Taranaki
          •    Top Ten things You Need to Watch on Climate Change
          •    Auckland Climate Response Unconference
          •    Fire Fallout: How Ash and Debris Are Choking Australia’s Rivers
          •    NZ Uses Accounting Trick to Seem Climate-Friendly
          •    Earth Day 2020
          •    UK’s Heathrow Airport Expansion Ruled Unlawful over Climate Change
          •    Celebration 50 years since Successful Campaign ‘Save Manapouri & Te Anau Lakes’
          •    Design for Sustainability: A Sourcebook of Integrated, Eco-logical Solutions
          •    The NZ Tourism Industry Cannot Afford to Ignore the Elephant in the Room
          •    What’s Wrong With a Bit of Good Clean Dirt?
          •    The Horizon is on Fire (with Life).

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