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Big businesss targets unambitious, say analysts

30 Oct 17 - Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 and beyond.

Big brands promise 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

17 Oct 17 - Major clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Timberland, and Levi’s have pledged to use 100 per cent sustainable cotton by 2025.

You can put a price on a tree (even though it's priceless)

13 Oct 17 - What is something worth? How do you put a dollar value on something like a river, a forest or a reef?

EY finds smart investors dodging carbon exposure

Dr Matthew Bell

11 Oct 17 - Two-thirds of the investors surveyed by international accountancy company EY have already changed their investments because of carbon exposure.

Big banks slow to track emissions portfolios

11 Oct 17 - The World Bank is aiming to put 28 per cent of its funding into climate-related projects by 2020. But it does not track the greenhouse gas emissions of its portfolio, let alone have a target to reduce them.

Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17 - Blockchain – the technology developed by cryptocurrency pioneer Bitcoin to knock financial intermediaries out of transactions – has the carbon markets in its sights.

My company's carbon footprint is the size of a small country

9 Oct 17 - Global businesses are, quite rightly, under scrutiny for what they are doing to tackle challenges such as climate change and poverty, writes STEPHEN BADGER, chairman of Mars Inc.

Evian launches carbon-neutral bottling plant

25 Sep 17 - Evian has introduced its first carbon-neutral bottling facility as part of the company’s plans to become 100 per cent carbon neutral by 2020.

Better 'use by' labels, less food waste

22 Sep 17 - Simplifying "sell by" dates should help to reduce food waste, which releases greenhouse gases as it rots in landfills. The move could save people money, too.

GREEN IS GO: Investors seek good businesses

21 Sep 17 - Institutional investors in New Zealand and Australia want to put more money into good green businesses – if they can find them.

Big Business makes commitment to electric vehicles

21 Sep 17 - A coalition of global corporations has launched a global campaign to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles.

San Miguel pulls plug on bottled water business

21 Sep 17 - Asian beverage giant San Miguel Corporation announced that it will soon discontinue its bottled water business as part of its strategy to limit plastic waste.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

Business group pushes for social impacts action

12 Sep 17 - The Government should take environmental and social impacts into account when it is letting contracts, Business New Zealand says.

Blame these 90 companies for climate crisis, says report

12 Sep 17 - More than a quarter of sea level rise and about half the warming from 1880 to 2010 can be traced back to just 90 corporations, says a new report.

Refrigerant Recovery earns praise

7 Sep 17 - A business initiative that safely disposes of climate-damaging gases from the refrigeration and air conditioning industries has had its accreditation as a product stewardship scheme extended.

Business body names sustainability award finalists

31 Aug 17 - Finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have just been announced.

Climate-savvy customers making presence felt

24 Aug 17 - Most New Zealand companies are already being affected by customer demands for environmental sustainability - or expect to feel an impact.

Super fund goes 40% low-carbon

16 Aug 17 - Forty per cent of the New Zealand Super Fund is now low-carbon.

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