Sustainability Matters 20th February 2020

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

      •    Climate Risk and Response: Physical Hazards and Socioeconomic Impacts
      •    The Art of Storytelling (for finance people)
      •    Auckland Council to Add HomeFit Check on LIM Reports
      •    Salvation or Pipe Dream? A Movement Grows to Protect Up to Half the Planet
      •    Wild and Winged in a City of Eight Million
      •    ‘Uninsurable and Unhedgeable’: Central Banks Warn of Financial Crisis from Climate Change
      •    Taumata Arowai – Water Services Regulator Bill
      •    Sustainable Business 2020
      •    Call for Improved UN Sustainable Development Goals Disclosures
      •    Ernst & Young Becomes First Big Four to Set Global Carbon Neutrality Target
      •    A-CSEAR 2020 – Call for Papers: ‘Democratising Accounting’
      •    SumOfUs – How Many?
      •    Church of England Devises an Index for Climate-Conscious Investing
      •    Consultation on the Draft British Standard for Social Value
      •    Wise Response Society Submission – Crown Minerals Act 1991 Review
      •    The Story of Plastic Documentary to Premiere in Honour of Earth Day
      •    Clean Energy Software – Training Workshop
      •    Insights on NZ’s Sustainability Professionals
      •    Countdown Trials Produce with Paper Instead of Plastic
      •    Jonathon Porritt’s Inspiring Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech
      •    Green Homes: A Crash Course on Sustainable Design
      •    This Land is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth

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  • Sustainability Matters 8th August 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Zero Carbon Bill Hearings
          •   A Week of Major UK Green Policy Announcements
          •   Airport Expansion Stalled on Climate Grounds
          •   More than 350 million Trees Planted in a Day in Ethiopia
          •   Give us Hope. Show us More Solutions – Less Doom and Gloom
          •   Biking with Butterflies
          •   Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown
          •   Refusing to Give Up on Protecting the Environment: Sam Judd
          •   Eco-packaging Trials Reduce Event Waste
          •   Humans Will Never Colonise Mars
          •   The Bizarre, Peaty Science of Arctic Wildfires
          •   Following Up on Forget Shorter Showers
          •   Mint Innovation is Making e-Waste Less Wasteful
          •   Shaping Our [NZ] Low Emissions Future
          •   UK Lawmakers to Count Environmental Cost of Mass Tourism
          •   Defusing Southeast Asia’s e-waste Timebomb
          •   This Zero-waste Restaurant Generates Literally No Trash
          •   First Step is All about Mindset Shift
          •   Meridian Energy Releases Climate Change Risk Report
          •   TCFD- 2019 Status Report
          •   Tough Line on Plastics Taken at Airport

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  • Sustainability Matters 6th February 2020

    In this Waitangi Day edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Your Company’s Next Leader on Climate Is…the CFO
          •   People and Performance Lead
          •   There is An Antidote to Demagoguery – It’s Called Political Rewilding
          •   New Zealand Joins International Treaty to Slash Ship Emissions
          •   International Student Summit on Climate
          •   Webinar: Supercharge Your Sustainability Strategy with the Global Goals
          •   Air Bubble Barrier Traps Plastic Waste in Amsterdam’s Canals
          •   New NZ Houses Emitting 5 Times Too Much Carbon – Study
          •   New Meat-packing Foam Dissolves in Sink
          •   Bead and Proceed
          •   Should I Ditch My Fossil-fueled Car?
          •   Winner of Australia’s Leading Sustainability Award Spotlights SDGs
          •   Chernobyl is the Highest-rated TV Series Ever
          •   Nepal’s Road-Building Spree Pushes into the Heart of the Himalayas
          •   Could Buycotting be the New Boycotting?
          •   Churchill Fellowship Awarded to Council’s Waste Specialist
          •   Passive House: 154 Unit Apartment Block in New York
          •   New Technology Helping Shoppers Offset Carbon Emissions
          •   Academics to Showcase to Research to Scottish Parliament
          •   At Berkeley, A Student-led Class Takes a New Approach

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  • Sustainability Matters 23rd January 2020

    In this the first 2020 edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2019
          •   Climate Change Litigation Enters a New Era: Court Rules Emissions Reductions a Human Right
          •   2020 Sustainability Professionals Unconference
          •   Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health
          •   Plastics Data Challenge
          •   BlackRock Joins Climate Action 100+ to Ensure Largest Corporate Emitters Act on Climate Crisis
          •   Accelerating NZ’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
          •   Decision Time for the Planet
          •   Omnicide: Who is Responsible for the Gravest of All Crimes?
          •   Obituary: David Bellamy OBE, Botanist and Broadcaster
          •   Self-driving Cars will Not Fix Our Transportation Woes
          •   Podcast or Perish Featuring Markus Milne
          •   Finance for the Future 2019 awards
          •   Tales of Sustainable Travel
          •   The Net-Zero Economy Report – 2020
          •   Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
          •   Climate Change Pushes Investors to Take the Temperature
          •   National Freshwater Conference 2020
          •   TemperatureTM Score
          •   London’s New Artificial Trees Guzzle as Much Pollution as 275 Regular Trees

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  • Sustainability Matters 19th December 2019

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

          •   Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019
          •   Madrid: More of a Failure than a Success
          •   The Art of Alignment: Sustainability & Financial Transparency
          •   Climate Commissioners Appointed
          •   A Chance for NZ to Lead the World in Cutting Back on Plastic
          •   Hit for Six Examines Threats to Cricketers
          •   Climate Lens to Examine Major Government Decisions
          •   CH4 Global Secures Provincial Growth Fund Grant for Seaweed Climate Change Solution
          •   Join Iwi, Hapu and Community Native Plant Nurseries Network
          •   IBM Hopes to Change Weather Forecasting Around the Globe Using Big Data and a New Supercomputer
          •   Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet?
          •   2020 Future Thinker of the Year
          •   Resources from Tim for Summertime Reading and Listening
          •   Got eco Anxiety? Here are 10 Reasons for Climate Optimism
          •   A Film Festival by Activists for Activists
          •   Mental Health Benefits of Protected Areas
          •   Decades of Detailed Weather Reports Pulled from Old Sailor’s Logs
          •   Science Based Targets Initiative Releases First Ever Progress Assessment
          •   Insurance Made Riskier by Climate Change

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  • Sustainability Matters 12th December 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   New Zealand’s 2019 Sustainability Heroes!
          •   Recent Climate Reports Underscore Genuine Emergency
          •   The Man Who Made Happiness Count
          •   Competition for Market Driven Sustainable Finance Business Models
          •   Leadership in Sustainable Business
          •   Tell Us What You’re Doing, Investors Tell Governments
          •   Freshwater – Controller and Auditor General’s Reports
          •   After a 40-year Struggle, Indigenous Guardians of Forest Gain Rights Over Land
          •   Climate Justice Report on Loss and Damage
          •   How to Change the World: A Practical Guide to Successful Environmental Training
          •   Should We Sacrifice Our Skies for 5G Service?
          •   Are Companies Facing Up To Climate Risk?
          •   What is Water Risk? And Why Should Investors Care?
          •   Group to Tackle the End-of-life Issue for NZ’s Lithium-ion Batteries
          •   Should I Ditch My Fossil-fueled Car?
          •   World Economic Forum Founder Suggests Natural Capital Could Replace GDP as Measure of a Countries Wealth
          •   Australia ‘Risks Being Dumping Ground’ for Cars with Greenhouse Gas 1,400 Times More Potent than CO2

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  • Sustainability Matters 28th November

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Running the Risk: How Corporate Boards Can Oversee Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues
          •   Climate-related Financial Disclosures
          •   TCFD: Strengthening the Foundations of Sustainable Finance – Speech by Mark Carney
          •   A Little Humour Might Help with Climate Change Gloom
          •   Is Capitalism Dysfunctional? This Former McKinsey Boss Says So
          •   Crown Minerals Act Review
          •   Business School Students Are Putting the Planet before Profits
          •   Impact Investor Insights 2019 Aotearoa New Zealand
          •   Aurora Organic Dairy Commits to 100% Carbon-Neutral Energy in Its Fourth Sustainability Report
          •   Supply Chains: Rights, Transparency and Collaboration
          •   Resource Management System – Comprehensive Review
          •   Asparagopsis – What’s that?
          •   The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change
          •   Resource Management Act Amendments
          •   Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp ‘Wood’ Factory is Being Built
          •   Return to Now
          •   The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening
          •   New Report Calls Out World’s Largest Banks on Climate Failures
          •   G20 Heads in the Wrong Direction on Climate Action

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