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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  • Sustainability Matters 23rd November 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    1000 Profitable Solutions Sought to Solve Climate Change
    •    What You Should Know About The Paradise Papers
    •    How the Alaska Pipeline Is Fueling the Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge
    •    Tallest Wooden Office Building – Wellington
    •    New ISO Standard to Combat Land Degradation
    •    Is Well Being Economics Coming to New Zealand?
    •    Chocolate Industry Drives Rainforest Disaster in Ivory Coast
    •    Unlocking the Circular Economy
    •    How SDGs and Materiality Assessment Complement Each Other
    •    The Answer to the Rise of Synthetic Food?
    •    What we Know – and Need to Know – About Sustainable Fashion
    •    The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2017
    •    Tourism Holdings Signals Plans for EV’s
    •    Electric Rental Cars Available for Hire in NZ
    •    World-Wide Achievements of a Small NGO
    •    The Evolution of Communicating Environmental Reporting
    •    Shopping Refits, with Much Less Waste
    •    How Change Happens

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  • Sustainability Matters 8th November 2017

    In this ‘supa extra-large’ 8 page celebratory edition**;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In
    •    A Win for Clean, Green, GE-free New Zealand
    •    ISO14004 – Review
    •    New Zealand: Polluted Paradise
    •    A Lesson from Hurricane Irma: Capitalism Can’t Save the Planet – It Can Only Destroy It
    •    WBCSD and COSO Sign Memorandum of Understanding
    •    Internal Controls and Sustainability Data: Closing the Confidence Gap
    •    Pull Together: Activate Help From the Crowd
    •    Could Disclosing Climate-related Financial Information Become the New Normal?
    •    Net-Zero Homes Built in Seattle
    •    Denver Building Owners Could Be Required to Install Green Roofs
    •    2nd Pacific Climate Change Conference
    •    New Zealand’s Water Systems Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

    •    Small is Resilient | Big is Brittle
    •    Game-changing Lamp Powered by Gravity Could Provide Light to Billions
    •    KPMG’s Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2017
    •    Why Roman Concrete Still Stands Strong While Modern Version Decays
    •    ‘This is Very Alarming!’: Flying Insects Vanish From Nature Preserves
    •    Student Welcome’s Decision in Landmark Climate Lawsuit
    •    Insurance: The Canary in the Coalmine of Climate Change?
    •    A Circular Economy for Auckland?
    •    Integrated Reporting – The Future of Accounting
    •    Climate Change Puts Cambodians at Risk of Mental Health Disorders
    •    Do You Need Expert In-depth to Help Make Your Business More Sustainable?
    •    Fewer Poor Means More Climate Work for the Rich
    •    European Social Innovation Tournament Winner
    •    Disclosure of Environmental and Social Information – New EU Guidelines
    •    A Thank You to Jan Wright, Out Going Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
    •    New PCE Sworn In
    •    NZGBC Announces New Chair
    •   Trump Nixes Environmental Regulations
    •    Around the World in an Electric Car
    •    Is Uber Stopping Us from Walking
    •    For The Love of Earth, Stop Traveling
    •    It Must be Important
    •    Scotland Plans Publicly Owned, NFP Renewable Energy Company
    •    The Science, Business and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World

    Note: ** Even at 8 pages the material selected is merely a drop in the bucket of that which is available.

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  • Sustainability Matters 26th October 2017

    In this edition;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    Like Final Result or not, NZ Democracy Leads World
    •    Labouratory
    •    Nudging the World Toward Smarter Public Policy
    •    GRI Facts and Figures at Age 20 Years
    •    NZ’s Slow-moving Disaster as Sea Level Rises
    •    Seniors Contribution to the Workforce
    •    Twelve Questions with Ian Short, Former Lehman Brothers Investment Banker
    •    The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
    •    Bread Top of the Heap for Wasted Food
    •    What’s up with the [N.Z.] EPA?
    •    Numbers – Correct, Misleading or Wrong?
    •    Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect
    •    A Guide to the Top Social Enterprises in NZ Right Now
    •    Brian Fallow: Rising Sea Level Will Cost Us All
    •    ‘Those Who Do Not Learn History are Doomed to Repeat It’ – Are You Ready for the Next Crash?
    •    How NZ Could Be a World Leader in Sustainability
    •    Global Study of Children: More Trees, Less Disease

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  • Sustainability Matters 12th October 2017

    In this ‘standard’ length edition you can read about;

    •    Sustainability Group Events
    •    The Quest for Prosperity: How can New Zealand Keep Living Standards Rising for All?
    •    The Crisis of Democracy
    •    Right Under Your Feet: Soil Health and the Climate Crisis
    •    Rod Oram: In Search of Unconventional Solutions
    •    The Bentley Effect
    •    Twenty Years of Ecosystem Services: How Far Have we Come and How Far Do we Still Need to Go?
    •    Solar Thermal Power Plant Another ‘World First’ for South Australia
    •    Whitewash: The Accountancy Sector is Trying to Gloss Over its Role in Tax Avoidance
    •    The UK has Endorsed Recommendations for Financial Reporting of Climate Risks – But Are Voluntary Guidelines Enough?
    •    Got It Figured?
    •    Save the Children – 2016 Annual Report
    •    PRI-coordinated Engagement on Corporate Tax Responsibility
    •    State of Our Atmosphere and Climate
    •    Meet the 25-year-old Entrepreneur Whose Winning Business Idea is so Simple You’ll Wish YOU Thought of it First
    •    Six Things to Remember While Working Towards the Global Sustainable Development Goals
    •    Future-proofing the New Zealand Economy.

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