Sustainability Matters 6th March 2019

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
      •   Change the Conversation – Redefining How Companies Engage Investors on Sustainability
      •   How Much More Evidence Needed for Action?
      •   Melting Glaciers and Ice Sheets Threaten Extreme Weather
      •   Ministry for Environment Survey – Environment Aotearoa
      •   Update of Non-Binding Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting
      •   Is this Law Firms Apparent Approach Ethical?
      •   Bernie’s Impact
      •   Law Change Could Support Organic Dairying and Revitalised Waterways
      •   Ecofest North
      •   The 0.01% Has Enormous Impact
      •   Ireland’s Democratic Experiment Lays the Ground for Stronger Climate Action [Democracy in Action]
      •   Stunning and Expensive Refrigerant Leaks
      •   New Zealand’s ‘Nude’ Produce Is Flying Off the Shelves
      •   Free Guide – Business Waste
      •   Bamboo: Nature’s Forgotten Solution for Green industry
      •   Renewables are Most Affordable Option
      •   Mr. Jones Tells the Story of the Man Who Exposed the Ukrainian Famine
      •   Blue the Film: A Call to Arms for Our Oceans
      •   Homes lose $15.8 billion in value as seas rise, Maine to Mississippi

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st February 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Ambitious Danish Island Ends Fossil Fuel Use
          •   Ecolabel to Develop Construction Waste Specification
          •   Fixing the New Zealand Building Code
          •   Drought Turns Part of Iran Into a New Dust Bowl
          •   The Hidden Environmental Toll of Mining the World’s Sand
          •   World in Grip of ‘High Impact Weather’ as US Freezes, Australia Sizzles
          •   The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
          •   What is Important to You is More or Less Important to Me [OR, Perceptions of Fear Shaped by Where We Live]
          •   Manila’s Zero Waste Neighbourhoods
          •   The Rush for White Gold
          •   New Hunter Valley Coalmine Rejected on Climate Change Grounds
          •   What Could Other Countries Learn from Costa Rica?
          •   Philippines – 12M Houses Needed by 2030
          •   Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same
          •   The Rosewood Trade: An Illicit Trail from Forest to Furniture
          •   World-first Water Quality Project Improves Tested Stream
          •   ‘If Not Us, Who?’ Failure of Representation Drives Youth Climate Strike
          •   Living Wood Fair
          •   Sooner or Later, We Have to Stop Economic Growth — and We’ll Be Better for It
          •   Striking for their Lives

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  • 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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  • 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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