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Thomas Song

Carbon market pioneer Thomas Song dies

Tuesday - A New Zealand carbon market pioneer has died.

Amazon employees push Bezos to get busy

15 Apr 19 - More than 4500 Amazon employees have urged the company to take aggressive action on climate change and reduce its carbon footprint.

Reserve Bank joins Pacific climate initiative

8 Apr 19 - New Zealand’s Reserve Bank is joining central banks across the Pacific in preparing for the impacts of climate change on the region’s monetary systems.

Power companies eye EV-charging potential

8 Apr 19 - With electric vehicle sales climbing, utilities are investing in thousands of new EV charging stations, recognising that if they don't move now, they could lose out on a growing and increasingly competitive market.

Saudi oil company world's most profitable business

4 Apr 19 - Saudi Arabia’s state oil company has emerged as the most profitable business in the world, racking up profits of $111.1bn in 2018 to overtake Apple.

What Warren Buffett thinks about climate change

26 Mar 19 - Warren Buffett’s home state of Nebraska is dealing with the aftermath of record flooding, but don’t expect the billionaire investor to jump to the conclusion that climate change is responsible.

Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19 - Four of New Zealand’s largest emitters are joining forces to supply their own carbon credits to meet obligations under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Sorry, says expert, but Bitcoin can't be green

15 Mar 19 - Bitcoin can’t be green – even when it is powered by renewable energy, an expert says.

Report puts boardrooms on carbon liabilty notice

26 Feb 19 - The days of ignoring carbon prices and the risks associated with climate change are over, businesses are being told.

Insurers warn of slump in property prices

26 Feb 19 - Insurers say there is a risk of a climate change-related slump in property prices leading to financial turmoil.

Sustainability grows on private equity companies

26 Feb 19 - A new PwC survey has found that responsible investment and sustainable development are become more of a priority for private equity companies.

Why Gen Z has real power to influence business

29 Jan 19 - Armed with social media and growing economic clout, Gen Z is best positioned to influence business practices, rather than global climate agreements.

NZX firms drag chain on sustainable reporting

26 Nov 18 - Companies on the New Zealand Stock Exchange have a long way to go on sustainable reporting, a new report shows.

Campaigners take aim at NZ-owned banks

22 Nov 18 - Three New Zealand-owned banks are the new targets of anti-fossil-fuel campaigners.

Big Business backs cuts to industry emissions

21 Nov 18 - A coalition of business leaders known as the Energy Transitions Commission has backed proposals for radical changes to industries, including steel, cement, shipping and aviation, to cut their...

Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18 - Businesses will soon be able to price and trade carbon without the help of governments by using blockchain technology, says a social enterprise about to launch a new carbon platform.

FUNDING FUTURE: Why green will rule over brown

15 Nov 18 - Directors of companies in the “brown” economy might struggle to attract money as investors switch to the green economy, says Chapman Tripp.

Bitcoin mining takes twice the effort

7 Nov 18 - The amount of energy required to mine one dollar’s worth of bitcoin is more than twice that required to mine the same value of copper, gold or platinum.

OPINION: It would help if companies paid their taxes

Wayne Swan

6 Nov 18 - By WAYNE SWAN | Less fiscal revenue means less money for vital infrastructure and less money to prepare for the effects of natural disasters.

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