Sustainability Matters 15th March 2018

A ‘heads up’! About a day ago you should have received an invitation to participate
 in a survey about Sustainability Matters. I welcome your input and encourage
 you to participate – a good time to do so could be when you look at this
 edition. The link is;
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3CKomQhVV-J5aymUtK1LIl7JadXjvouyvTwhfSuylff3LwA/viewform

In this edition;
•    Sustainability Working Group –A Plea to the Accounting Profession:
    Governance for Sustainability
– Taskforce discussion document
•    How The Global Accounting Profession Is a Catalyst for Achieving UN Sustainable
     Development Goals
•    New [NZ] Research Confirms Sustainability Drives Growth
•    Do You Derive Benefits from Sustainability Matters?
•    Think Resilience Guided Course: March-April
•    A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand: Revisiting ‘Stepping Stones to Paris and Beyond’
•    Thermal Piles for Ground Source Heating & Cooling – Webinar
•    Rod Oram: A Radical Reinvention of Our [NZ] Economy
•    Farming Must Respect the Past But Build a Different Future
•    #PressforProgress to End Modern Slavery – Join the first wave
•    Urban Heat: Can White Roofs Help Cool World’s Warming Cities?
•    Green Bonds Do More Harm than Good
•    China’s Public Transport Planners Ponder How to Cope with Rapidly Rising Urban
     Populations
•    The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy
•    What Money Can’t Buy
•   US Government Loses Bid to Halt Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit
•    Sustainable Procurement
•    Why ‘Free Trade’ Agreements Serve Corporations First
•    The Town that’s Found a Potent Cure for Illness – Community
•    Password Leaks are a Rich Source of Information for Hackers.

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  • Sustainability Matters 1st March 2018

    A ‘heads up’! In the next week or two you are likely to receive a survey. Yes, surveys are a
    ‘pain’. I’ve not circulated one for many years. Completing it will help inform the ongoing
    content, design, format etc. of Sustainability Matters. YOUR opportunity – YOUR input!

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – “Sustainable Development Reporting” – Taskforce report
    •    Why Climate Risks Matter to Business in 2018
    •    NZ’s Environmental-economic Accounts: 2018
    •    System for Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)
    •    ‘Do You Have a Moment?’ – Potential for Serious Consequences Ignored
    •    Do You Derive Benefits from Sustainability Matters?
    •    Greenwashed Timber: How Sustainable Forest Certification Has Failed
    •    Report – Responsible Business
    •    Tax Changes in China Driving Big Environmental Changes
    •    Do Algae Excite You?
    •    Eco Design Advisor Annual Conference
    •    Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?
    •    Lecture: Prof Johan Rockström – Planetary Boundaries
    •    Economic Growth is Not Compatible with Environmental Sustainability
    •    An Ecosystem for Environmental Education
    •    Sustainability: Can Our Society Endure?
    •    Dying Waters: India Struggles to Clean Up Its Polluted Urban Rivers
    •    Go Green Expo – Auckland
    •    Small Steps Big Strides: Building Sustainable Habits at Home
    •    Southland to Get Its Oats
    •    CFO Summit and Awards (NZ) 2018
    •    To Fight Climate Change, We Have to Make Cooling a Hot Topic
    •    The Emergence of the Sustainability Manager in Business
    •    Targeting Value: Setting, Tracking & Integrating High-Impact Sustainability Goals
    •    John Tyndall 1820 – GHG Pioneer.

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  • Sustainability Matters 15th February 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – “Talk of the Country”
    •    New Zealand’s Climate Change Programme
    •    New Focus of a New New Zealand Government
    •    ‘We Have To Change Capitalism’ To Beat Climate Change, says Blackrock Vice-chair
    •    The Regenerative Practitioner
    •    The Significance of Climate-related Risks and New Recommendations for Financial Disclosure
    •    Why Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Matters and How To Respond
    •    Practical Workshop on Measuring the Dollar Return on Investment of SHEQ* Training
    •    Stronger than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet – It’s Super Wood!
    •    Women in Environment, Conservation & Sustainability Leadership Summit
    •    A Good Life For All Within the Planet’s Means
    •    The 12 Dates which Shaped Accountancy
    •    Social Impact and the Argument Against Unqualified ‘Growth’
    •    Could this One Simple Idea Be the Key to Solving Farmer–Environmentalist Conflicts?
    •    Malaysian Institute of Accountants Adopts and Advocates
    •    Sustainability Professional Credential Program Turns One
    •    Read this Before You Go Sales Shopping: The Environmental Costs of Fast Fashion
    •    Reform of NZ’s Resource Management System – The Next Generation

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  • Sustainability Matters 1st February 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Working Group – Historic Milestone
    •    CA ANZ Continues to Engage with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles
    •    State of the Planet! – NZ Inc
    •    Sanfords SDG’s, and GRI Report 2017
    •    Creating Value – Benefits to Investors
    •    Prosperity Without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
    •    Budget Priorities – NZ Government
    •    Plastic Found in Mussels from Arctic to China, Enters Human Food
    •    Environmental and Sustainability Advisor
    •    Principal Advisor – Business Productivity and Sustainability
    •    Response to UK Government Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper
    •    Groundwater Use Could Be Significant Source of Carbon Dioxide
    •    Here’s a New Air Conditioner that Cools Without Warming the Planet
    •    The ‘Greatest Pandemic in History’ was 100 Years Ago – But Many of Us Still Get the Basic Facts Wrong
    •    Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 23 April 2018, Wellington
    •    How e-commerce is Changing Us and Our Planet
    •    PwC UK Sets Emissions and Renewables Targets for 2022
    •    Green Building Commitment by Top NZ Firms
    •    Chile Creates Five National Parks Over 10m Acres in Historic Act of Conservation
    •    One City in China Has More Electric Buses than All USA’s Biggest Cities Combined

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  • Sustainability Matters 18th January 2018

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Group Events – The most recent was December 2012!
    •    New Year Honours – Rachel Brown
    •   CA ANZ Signs up to Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
    •   Integrated Reporting and More in Dutch Coy’s
    •   Leadership in Sustainable Business
    •   Most Ocean Plastic Pollution From 10 Rivers
    •   Creating Value – CFO Leadership
    •   World Congress of Accountants
    •   Low Carbon Auckland – 2017 Annual Update
    •   New Zealand’s Role in Depleting the Western Sahara
    •   GRI Standards and Courses – February
    •   Impact Investment Case Study: Waipa Catchment, Waikato, New Zealand
    •   Purpose 2018
    •   Why Climate Change Isn’t Our Biggest Environmental Problem, and Why Technology Won’t Save Us
    •   Plastic – Graphics of How Much
    •   Seven Charts Explain the Plastic Pollution Problem
    •   NZX Guidance Note: Environmental, Social and Governance
    •   Improving Working Conditions in the Supply Chain
    •   Our Money, Our Future
    •   Net Positive Is a Move in the Right Direction

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  • Sustainability Matters 14th December 2017

    In this final 2017 edition of Sustainability Matters;
    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    15 Tips for Commercial-free, Fun-filled Family Holidays
    •    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    •    500 Clean-ups – Milestone!
    •    Children’s Clothes for Hire
    •    Otaki Summer Camp: 3 Days of Ideas, Politics, Comedy, Music and Nature
    •    Green Star – Performance
    •    Young Champions of the Earth – Prize
    •    Moody’s Warns Cities, Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades
    •    Biggest Corporate Polluters Revealed
    •    Targeting Value: Setting, Tracking & Integrating High-Impact Sustainability Goals
    •    Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
    •    European Air Quality is Improving Slowly
    •    An Investor Guide on Agricultural Supply Chain Risk
    •    On Our Radar: Winter Reading List
    •    Lancet Report says Environmental Pollution is Killing More People than Violence or War, or Even Smoking and Major Diseases
    •    ‘Sustainable’ Palm Oil? New Investigation Shows Rampant Abuse
    •    A Team Effort: Manukau RFC’s Massive Water [and Power] Savings
    •    The Living House at Beachlands [Auckland]
    •    ‘People Seem Happier’: How Planting Trees Changed Lives in a Former Coal Community
    •    The Paradise Papers Show Accountancy Firms are Engaged in Wilful and Organised Hypocrisy

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  • Sustainability Matters 7th December 2017

    In this edition;
    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Extending Generosity Through Social Enterprise
    •    SBN’s Awards Night – A Prime Example of Changing Times
    •    Climate Connection: Unraveling the Surprising Ecology of Dust
    •    Summer Scorcher: Tasman Sea a ‘Bath with the Hot Tap on’
    •    Dairy Farming is Polluting New Zealand’s Water: Cows and Seep
    •    2018 Investment Statement: Investing for Wellbeing
    •    National Sustainability in Business Conference
    •    Cut Carbon, Cut Costs: Accounting Firm Staples Rodway Counts the Benefits of New Certification
    •    Where Corn Is King, the Stirrings of a Renaissance in Small Grains
    •    The Someday Challenge 2017 Winners
    •    2017 Sustainability Review Westpac NZ
    •    Charities – Reporting Stars
    •    Rising Seas Caused by Climate Change are Seeping Inside a Remote Island Nuclear Waste Dump
    •    NZ’s Prosperity – The Very Very Good and the Not So Good
    •    Tread Lightly Caravan’s Growing Influence

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