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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  • Sustainability Matters 14th November

    In this “supa” edition of Sustainability Matters – yes so soon after the previous “supa” edition – you can read about;

          •   Zero Carbon Bill Passes with Almost Unanimous Support in Parliament
          •   Consultation Opens on Kiwi Businesses Assessing and Reporting Their Climate-Related Financial Risks
          •   Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing
          •   Sorcha Carr’s Speech to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
          •   Enviro-Mark Solutions Ltd Rebrands to ‘Toitū Envirocare’
          •   Climate Liability News
          •   Focusing Aotearoa New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting System
          •   Gen Less Campaign by EECA
          •   U.S. Gas Station Ditches Oil for 100% EV Charging
          •   Accounting for Sustainability
          •   Dear GRETA, GRETA, GRETA….
          •   UK’s Treasury’s Net-Zero Minister: Climate Action will be a ‘Signature Theme’ of Next Government
          •   Inefficient Light Bulb Sales Halve
          •   Inequality and the Climate Crisis: Reflections on Gough’s Heat, Greed and Human Need
          •   Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future
          •   How Green are New Zealand’s Supermarkets?
          •   The Aotearoa Circle’s Sustainable Finance Forum Names Three Top Priorities for Sustainable Finance System
          •   Should Directors Who Ignore Climate Change Risks Keep Their Jobs? [and 18 other stories]
          •   Hard Truths About the Green Economy: The Race to Clean Up Mineral Supply Chains
          •   Focusing on the Positive
          •   Italy to Become First Country to Make Studying Climate Change Compulsory in Schools
          •   How to Talk About Climate Change: A Toolkit for Encouraging Collective Action
          •   LCANZ 10th Anniversary Summit

  • Plus ‘Breaking news’: Reinventing the financial system, by Rod Oram, journalist, who investigates the political, economic, and business spheres in New Zealand.
    www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/11/03/888404/reinvent-financial-system

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  • Sustainability Matters 31st October 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
          •   Zero Carbon Bill Reported Back
          •   EDS: Second Working Paper in Phase 2 of Resource Management Reform Project
          •   A Framework for the National Climate Change Risk Assessment for Aotearoa New Zealand
          •   Interested in Good News? – Consider This
          •   Governance for Good; Developing the Capability of New Zealand’s $20 billion Not-for-profit Sector
          •   Climate and Business Conference Auckland: Key Takeaways
          •   Climate Risk and the Role of CFOs
          •   Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
          •   Conference 4 Climate: Citizens Assembly
          •   Asda to Trial Refillable Packaging in Bid to Ditch Plastic
          •   Nissan Leaf Battery Upgrade Project
          •   How Do Policymakers Access and Use Evidence to Address Complex Problems?
          •   Doer, Thinker, Dreamer, Agitator – What Makes a Great Sustainability Leader?
          •   Flights of Fancy: 10 Ways to Imagine Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis
          •   Eliminate – Designing Out Problematic Packaging
          •   Former Exxon Scientists Tell Congress of Oil Giant’s Climate Research Before Exxon Turned to Denial
          •   Changing the Lives of Kiwis with Disabilities, One Cookie at a Time!
          •   Leading Australian Engineers Turn Their Backs on New Fossil Fuel Projects

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  • Sustainability Matters 17th October 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   Dr Rod Carr to Chair Climate Change Commission
          •   Leave ‘em Laughing Instead of Crying: Climate Humour Can Break Down Barriers and Find Common Ground
          •   Academic Director Sustainable Business (Professor/Associate Professor)
          •   The Fight for the World’s Largest Forest
          •   A Chat Leads to a Change of View on Climate
          •   Fashion is Costing the Earth
          •   Driving Alignment in Climate-related Reporting
          •   Swedish Newspaper Stops Taking Adverts from Fossil Fuel Firms
          •   The IMF and Ecuador – The People Prevail
          •   Webinar: TCFD Masterclass – Good Practice in Implementation
          •   Construction Procurement Guidelines – NZ
          •   Construction & Demolition Waste Services – New NZ Eco-label
          •   For Travellers, Sustainability is the Word – But there are Many Definitions of It
          •   Scotland Gets ‘Toughest Climate Change Laws in the World’ as Holyrood Vote Passed
          •   SBN Award Finalists
          •   State of Minnesota Launches Live State-Wide Sustainability Website
          •   A ‘How To’ for Responsible Businesses to Contribute to a Circular Economy
          •   BoE’s Carney Warns Companies Ignoring Climate Crisis Will Go Bankrupt

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