Sustainability Matters 20th July 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    A Shared North Star: Intergenerational Wellbeing Requires System Change
      •    Reshaping the Economy
      •    2023 Winners of the Ethical & Impact Awards
      •    Sustainability Fundamentals: Reporting Toolkit
      •    A Filter Could be a Simple Solution to Your Laundry Releasing Microplastics
      •    In the Market for Solar power? Don’t Fall for These Tricks
      •    Brands Put Brakes on Bioplastics Over Biodiversity and Recyclability Concerns
      •    The Rise of Generation Left Could Spell Trouble for National
      •    Plastic Waste Briefing
      •   Greenwashing At the Supermarket: Can We Trust Environmental Claims?
      •    Artificial Intelligence Tech Gets Gong for Stopping Wind Turbines Hitting Birds
      •    7 Sustainability Trends 2023
      •    Timber Harvests to Meet Global Wood Demand will Bring Soaring Emissions: Study
      •    Solar-(em)powered: Streetlights Illuminate a Path Towards Climate Resilience
      •    Limitless ‘White’ Hydrogen May Soon Shatter All Energy Assumptions
      •    Consultation: Proposed Guidance and Expectations for Keeping Proper Climate-Related Disclosure Records
      •    A Guide to Just Transitions for Communities in New Zealand
      •    Consultation on a Biodiversity Credit System for Aotearoa New Zealand
      •    Climate Change Adaptation: Impact of Extremes
      •    Shelter in Our Changing Climate: Challenges and Pathways.

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Sustainability Matters 6th July 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;
      •    ISSB Issues Inaugural Global Sustainability Disclosure Standards
      •    Standardised Natural Capital Management Accounting
      •    2023 Insights on New Zealand Sustainability Professionals
      •    Australians Release Climate-related Financial Disclosure Consultation Paper
      •    Recommendations for e-Product Stewardship Scheme Published
      •    The Perils of Capitalism and Disinformation: 4 Critical New Books
      •    Navigating the Polycrisis of Environmental and Social Breakdown
      •    None of the Sustainable Development Goals on Course to be Achieved by 2030
      •    Turning Pine Needles from Fire Risk to Renewable Fuel
      •    3M in $10.3 Billion Settlement Over “Forever Chemicals” in Water Systems
      •    Why Birds and Their Songs Are Good for Our Mental Health
      •    Climate Governance for NFP Directors: Starting the Journey to Net Zero
      •    Lake Onslow Not Getting a Fair Hearing, Environment Commissioner Warns
      •    Auckland Climate Festival 2023
      •    Climate Ambition To Advocacy: A Framework for Responsible Policy Engagement
      •    Consumer Plastic Packaging
      •    A Guide to Materiality in Sustainability.

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Sustainability Matters 22nd June 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;
      •    We Can Start Thinking in Centuries
      •    Historic Treaty to Protect High Seas Adopted
      •    Climate Change Clause Bank
      •    Revolutionising Safety Culture: With Belief Systems and the Power of Storytelling
      •    Palmerston North Buses Will Go all Electric
      •    Finalists Announced for Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment Awards
      •    Degrowth: An Approach to Degrowth for NZ
      •    The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes
      •    FutureFit in Business – New Version
      •    Translating the Climate
      •    15th Climate Change and Business Conference
      •    The First Corporate Science-based Targets for Nature Launched
      •    As Africa Loses Forest, Its Small Farmers Are Bringing Back Trees
      •    Carbon and Energy Professionals Conference
      •    Climate Risk Management and Reporting
      •    Call for a Climate Shift
      •    Breaking the Ice on Degrowth in Aotearoa
      •    Finally, Some Seriously Good News on Climate. And Some Not So Good
      •    Final Report – A Fair Chance for All: Breaking the Cycle of Persistent Disadvantage
      •    2023 National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.

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Sustainability Matters 8th June 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    Seeing More Clearly
      •    Legal Rights to Sea Turtles, Boosting ‘Rights of Nature’ Movement
      •   Navigating the New Frontier of Sustainability Standards
      •    Letters from the Atmosphere
      •    Why Ideas of ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Must Uphold Environmental Justice
      •    Review of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act
      •    More than 5,000 New Species Discovered in Pacific Deep-sea Mining Hotspot
      •    Improved Climate Action Toolbox
      •    Electricity Being Made from Thin Air
      •    380 New Species Discovered in a Year in Ark of Biodiversity in Greater Mekong
      •    Talking the Talk But Not Walking the Walk – The Absence of Net Zero Financial Disclosures
      •    By Fighting the Ozone Hole, We Accidentally Saved Ourselves
      •    Best Practices in Sustainability Education
      •    2023 Global Slavery Index
      •    Launch of Insights on New Zealand Sustainability Professionals 2023
      •    Democratic Innovation: Why We Need It and How We Can Do It
      •    First Steps Agreed on Plastics Treaty Breakthrough at Paris Talks
      •    Our Actions Tell a Story – oatas
      •    Electric Cars Too Heavy for Car Parks
      •    Microcars Invading Cycle Lanes of Amsterdam
      •    NZI EV Fleet Guide: A Comprehensive EV Adoption Guide for Business Fleets
      •    With Green Prescriptions, Getting Healthier Is a Walk in the Park.

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Sustainability Matters 25th May 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;
      •    Building a Wellbeing Economy from the City Up
      •    Sustainable Business Awards 2023 Launch
      •    How to Rethink the Economy with Wellbeing at the Core
      •    Leonardo Imagination Fellowship
      •    The Hidden Costs of Poor House Design – and What We Can Do About It
      •    CA ANZ Sustainability Conference 2023
      •    Sustainability Enterprise Helps Kiwi Kids
      •    Climate investment in Aotearoa
      •    Launch of the Agri-Adaptation Roadmap
      •    This Foldable Coffee Cup Wants Us to Ditch Plastic Lids for Good
      •    The Upper Atmosphere Is Cooling, Prompting New Climate Concerns
      •    #NoFly: Walking the Talk on Climate Change
      •    CA ANZ launches Carbon Accounting FAQ’s
      •    Regulators Crack Down on Corporate Carbon Neutrality Claims
      •    Sustainable Procurement – IT Products
      •    The Liveability Challenge 2023
      •    Wellbeing Economy Alliance
      •    Govt Taken to Court for Ignoring Climate Commission on ETS
      •    The Ancient ‘Wonder Material’ Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere
      •    Turning Off the Tap: How the World Can End Plastic Pollution and Create a Circular Economy
      •    Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

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Sustainability Matters 11th May 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    XRB Guidance for Applying NZ Climate Reporting Standards
      •    Enhancing Social Capital in South Auckland
      •    Grassroots Training Delivers Education to the Illiterate
      •    Environmental Choice NZ is now Eco Choice
      •    In Passing – A 22nd Birthday and 16th May 2013 edition
      •    Pre-election Briefing Paper
      •    ‘Obsession’ with Economic Growth Condemned by Irish President
      •    Launch of the Tourism Adaptation Roadmap
      •    Mapping Tools for Climate Adaptation
      •    The Future of Business is Low Emissions
      •    Banking on Climate Chaos
      •    The Limits of Degrowth
      •    For Farming, is Net Zero Ambitious Enough?
      •    Post Incarceration Support Success
      •    A Common Talking Point About Climate Change Gets It All Wrong, New Study Says
      •    Naming NZ Butterfly Species
      •    Mindful Money Conference & Awards 2023
      •    The Climate King: King Charles’ Influence Over the Hearts & Minds of Business Leaders
      •    Leading UK Lawyers Refusing to Work for Fossil-fuel Clients
      •    Coconut Coir Helping Stop Coastal Erosion
      •    Product Stewardship in your Business.

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Sustainability Matters 27th April 2023

In this edition of Sustainability Matters in which you can read about;

      •    Incorporating Sustainability in Management Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach
      •    Concerns Ocean Circulation Will Collapse
      •    In the Face of Cascading Crises, What Can I Do?
      •    Draft Advice to the Second Emissions Budget
      •    Climate Economic and Fiscal Assessment 2023
      •    Rather Than Mass-Exporting Dairy, we could Grow Berries, Paua and Wheat
      •    Building a Wellbeing Economy from the City Up
      •    Accounting for Flood Risk Would Lower American House Prices by US$187bn
      •    Over 2,000 Companies Buy and Sell Recycled Plastic at This Online Marketplace
      •    A Earth Day 2023 Rally Cry for Rebellion and ‘Soul Force’
      •    Executive Director Position
      •    Accounting for Nature: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Nature Accounting Needs Today
      •    Science Based Targets – Target Setting and Reduction Pathways
      •    Socket Science
      •    Does No-Resumé, No-Interview Hiring Work? New Data Say Yes
      •    Ten Tips to Get Manufacturers Started on Circular Economy
      •    Beached Seaweed Turned into Bricks for Sustainable Construction
      •    Changes to Corporate Governance Code and ESG Guidance Released by NZX
      •    Tax: The Silent T in ESG.

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