Sustainability Matters 4th April 2019

In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;
      •   Literally the Worst Bank in the World is …..
      •   Mike Joy – Biophysical Limits to Growth
      •   Follow the Money: Sustainability Goes Mainstream
      •   Climate Change Adaptation Event
      •   Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs
      •   Become a Climate Reality Leader
      •   ROI of Climate Action – Workshops
      •   New Zealand – the World’s Innovative Lab for Climate Change
      •   Discover Your Impact on the Planet
      •   State of the Climate in 2018 Shows Accelerating Climate Change Impacts
      •   Eco Toothbrushes
      •   Are You Well? Are We Safe?: Maori – Non-Maori inequalities as a Moral Challenge for all New Zealanders
      •   A New Narrative for the Regenerative Hub
      •   How to Report on the SDGs
      •   Forget Tesla, It’s China’s e-Buses which are Denting Oil Demand
      •   Welcome to Crazy Town: A New Podcast from Post Carbon Institute
      •   New Report: Number of Christians Facing Persecution Grows

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  • Sustainability Matters 21st March 2019

    In this edition of Sustainability Matters you can read about;

          •   The Way Between and The Lost Heir
          •   In Focus: Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
          •   Reading List: The Tipping Point in Sustainable Finance
          •   As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea
          •   Wide Interest in Waikato River Authority’s $100m Investment Plan
          •   Mindset Coaching Programme for Professional and Personal Growth
          •   Carbon Calculators – A Selection
          •   Historic Supreme Court Win: World Bank Group Is Not Above the Law
          •   The Political Economy of Sustainability
          •   Index Shows Money Does Not Equal Wellness
          •   When the Circular Economy Meets Aviation
          •   Rabbits More Destructive to Dunes than Climate Change
          •   Towards Zero Waste – Construction & Demolition Workshop
          •   Have a Million Dollar Electrifying Idea for Liveable Cities?
          •   Just Transition Summit to Spark Vital Conversation
          •   Green Expo and Better Food Fair
          •   Green Property Summit 2019
          •   ‘Divestment Isn’t a Badge of Honour – It’s a Failure of Engagement’
          •   Renewable Energy Won’t Make Bitcoin ‘Green,’ but Tweaking its Mining Mechanism Might
          •   Art with Impact.

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  • 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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