Sustainability Matters 11th October 2018

In this edition you can read a very tiny fragment of what’s going on in the ‘sustainability’ world;

      •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 9th October 2001 action
      •   ‘Most Important Years in history’: Major UN Report Sounds
          Last-Minute Climate Alarm
      •   Global Warming 1.5°C
      •   37 Things You Need to Know about 1.5C Global Warming
      •   ‘We’re Moving to Higher Ground’: America’s Era of Climate Mass
           Migration is Here
      •   We Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Net Zero or Face
           More Floods
      •   While Economic Growth Continues We’ll Never Kick Our Fossil
          Fuels Habit
      •   Un Intended Consequences: Impact Assessment for Sustainable
          Regional Futures

      •   Introducing Shareable
      •   Humans Are Not Just the Problem; They Are the Solution to Climate
          Change
      •   Students Build a Car which Runs on Air
      •   Kiwi Ingenuity Shines at Energy Efficiency Awards
      •   How to Make Air Conditioning More Sustainable
      •   Social Metrics Commission Launches a New Measure of UK Poverty
      •   Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 in Edinburgh
      •   How to Fix Our Air Conditioning Problem
      •   Where in the World Do You Read Sustainability Matters?

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  • Sustainability Matters 27th September 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 11th September 2001 action
          •   Survey: The Integration of Sustainability in the Education Journey
              of the Professional Accountant
          •   Tax Working Group Releases Interim Report
          •   Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale
              Collective Action

          •   Gasoline Made of Carbon Sucked From the Air
          •   Carbon Legislation for Infrastructure: Workshop
          •   Obama Foundation Fellowships
          •   Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum
          •   2018 World Indigenous Business Forum
          •   Recycling the Unrecyclable
          •   Air Pollution Particles Found in Mothers’ Placentas
          •   (Un) Changing Behaviour: (New Zealand’s delay & dysfunction in utilising)
              Economic Instruments in the Management of Waste?
          •   Animated Map: 2,400 Years of European History
          •   United Airlines Plans 50% Emissions Reduction by 2050
          •   HomeGrown – Inspiring Local Stories of Sustainability Success
          •   Low-carbon Economy ‘Growth Story of the Century’: Stern
          •   Pay More for Your Clothes, Bangladesh Workers Tell Global Fashion Brands
          •   The Human Element Movie NZ Premiere

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  • Sustainability Matters 13th September 2018

    In this ‘supa-sized’ 6 page edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 11th September 2001 action
          •    We Won’t Save the Earth With a Better Kind of Disposable Coffee Cup
          •    Global Soft Drink Firms Back Plan to Eliminate Packaging Waste
          •    Global Warming Visualisations
          •    How the World Measures Wellbeing
          •    Europe to Ban Halogen Lightbulbs
          •    World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea
          •    Technology Key for Energy Resilience
          •    Strengthening Communities
          •    Why the Topic of Modern Slavery is Coming to the Fore
          •    Two Job Vacancies
          •    Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century:
               Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times
          •    An Environmental Ethic
          •    A Blueprint for Solving NZ’s Waste Problem
          •    People Fighting to Save the Planet
          •    Earth Photo 2018 Shortlist – In Pictures
          •    Act Now to Achieve Low-emissions Future
          •    Record Numbers as Finalists Announced for 2018 Sustainable Business
               Network Awards
          •    Scotland’s Floating Turbine Smash Tidal Renewable Energy Records
          •    Sustainable Footwear Brand, Allbirds
          •    New Guidance Reporting Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
          •    A New Blueprint for Business
          •    Practice of Destroying Finished Luxury Products to End
          •    India’s Largest City: Ban on Plastics Faces Big Obstacles
          •    How to Solve Our Paradox of Poverty and Plenty
          •    World Green Building Week 2018
          •    Court Quashes Trudeau’s Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline
          •    Wide-Ranging Outcomes of Impact Investing
          •    Fighting Fire with Fire: California Turns to Prescribed Burning
          •    New Reporting Standard Offers a Holistic Approach to Water Stewardship
               Across the Value Chain
          •    Seeing a Future in Improved Land.

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
          •   A Powerhouse in Responsible Investment – Tessa Tennant Obituary
          •   Bottle Deposits – Coming Soon After Plastic Bag Ban?
          •   True to Label
          •   France to Set Penalties on Goods Packaged with Non-recycled Plastic in 2019
          •   Ensuring a Fit for Purpose Charities Act
          •   Changes to NZ’s Rubbish Strategy
          •   The World Is In a Plastic Pollution Crisis
          •   Think Resilience Guided Course
          •   Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
          •   Sustainable Home Renovations
          •   New Act, New Approach, New Business
          •   Trust: A Cornerstone of Wellbeing – The Building Blocks for a Flourishing Society
          •   Plant-Based Butter Made from Chickpeas
          •   Half-price Solar for Victorians
          •   Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time.

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  • Sustainability Matters 30th August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
          •   A Powerhouse in Responsible Investment – Tessa Tennant Obituary
          •   Bottle Deposits – Coming Soon After Plastic Bag Ban?
          •   True to Label
          •   France to Set Penalties on Goods Packaged with Non-recycled Plastic in 2019
          •   Ensuring a Fit for Purpose Charities Act
          •   Changes to NZ’s Rubbish Strategy
          •   The World Is In a Plastic Pollution Crisis
          •   Think Resilience Guided Course
          •   Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
          •   Sustainable Home Renovations
          •   New Act, New Approach, New Business
          •   Trust: A Cornerstone of Wellbeing – The Building Blocks for a Flourishing Society
          •   Plant-Based Butter Made from Chickpeas
          •   Half-price Solar for Victorians
          •   Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time.

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  • Sustainability Matters 16th August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 14th August 2001 video-linked event
          •    New Zealand to Ban Single-use Plastic Bags
          •    The Reporting Exchange
          •    A Healthy Economy Should be Designed to Thrive, Not Grow
          •    Resilience and Future Wellbeing: Discussion paper
          •    Timber Mill Uses Wood Waste to Flip $1m Loss into $500,000 Profit
          •    Leading Businesses Back Study on NZ’s Plastic Packaging System
          •    The Big Questions – What is New Zealand’s Future?
          •    Sustainability Knowledge
          •    SBN Leadership in Sustainable Business Course
          •    Fossil Free Acceleration Tour
          •    Regenerative Qualities of WholeTrees©
          •    New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the SDGs
          •    Modern Slavery Act 2018 – Australia
          •    Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles
          •    Supply Chain Sustainability School Australia
          •    What if Economic Growth Isn’t as Positive as You Think?
          •    Captured Plastic Recycled into Floating Parks
          •    Meet the Growing Source of GHG Emissions

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  • Sustainability Matters 2nd August 2018

    In this edition you can read about;

          •   Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 17th July 2001 meeting
          •   New Government Indicators – Significant Announcement
          •   Investing for Wellbeing Panel: Balancing Commercial and Social
                Outcomes
    : Keynote Speech
          •   Reserve Bank Governor – Climate Leaders Coalition Briefing
          •   NZ Companies, Councils, Not ‘Walking Talk’ on Climate Risk
          •   Submissions – Proposed the Zero Carbon Bill
          •   The Upcoming Zero Carbon Bill: What it Means for NZ Organisations
          •   16 of the World’s Leading Banks Collaborate to Tackle Physical Risks of
                Climate Change
          •   Preparing for Stronger Refrigerant Regulations
          •   Researchers Use 36 years of Bike Race Footage to Illustrate Belgium’s
                 Changing Climate
          •   Carrots n’ beets Strengthen Concrete
          •   Bamboo Can Power Sustainable Development
          •   Barefoot is Best for Kids’ Bodies and Brains
          •   Rice Farmers are Substituting Ducks for Pesticides
          •   Electronics Recycling About to Get a World-wide Shake-up
          •   Economic Development NZ 2018

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  • Sustainability Matters 19th July 2018

    This edition is 6 pages rather than the usual 4 as was expected at the time of the most recent (19th June) edition.
    Several stories merit greater length than they would usually receive;

           •    Sustainability Working Group – Insights to 17th July 2001 meeting
           •    60 Leading Kiwi CEOs commit to Climate Action
           •    Demystifying the ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Reporting Frameworks
           •    Annual Earth Building Conference
           •    25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase ‘Triple Bottom Line’ – Time for a Rethink
           •    Government Dialogue on Natural Capital
           •    ‘Global Warming is Happening’ – Defence Adds Climate Change Issues
                to its Strategy for the First Time
           •    New Book Promotes Kiwi Success
           •    Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference
           •    SBN Members Step up to Show Us Your Lunch Box!
           •    Indian Start-up is Turning Trash into Treasure
           •    Women Will Drive Transition to Electric Cars
           •    Ireland World’s First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels
           •    Minister Promises to Extend Scope of Social Value Act
           •    Krill Fishing Industry Backs Massive Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary to
               Protect Penguins, Seals and Whales
           •    Senate Inquiry says Ban All Single-use Plastics by 2023
           •    Crushed Porcelain from Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource
           •    Trees That Count
           •    True to Label: Measuring Value in the Non-profit Sector in Aotearoa
               New Zealand
           •    Incentivizing Sustainability Reporting by SMEs Through Policy:      A Primer
           •    A Different Type of Ambulance
           •    Too Far Too Often – Energy Transfer Partners’ Corporate
               Behaviour On Human Rights, Free Speech, and the Environment
           •    Climate Change and Agriculture: The Investment Implications
           •    Tourism and Sustainability
           •    Not Bowling Alone: How American Grassroots Communities are
               Collaborating to Realise Effective Change
           •    Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

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