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GREEN IS GO: Investors seek good businesses

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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.

FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

15 Aug 17 - New Zealand Steel is once again the big winner in the Government’s allocation of free carbon credits to industrial emitters.

Company gets $55,000 to fill rubbish bins

15 Aug 17 - The Government is giving $55,000 to a Tauranga company to develop an online waste-reduction workshop.

More investors will spurn fossil fuels

2 Aug 17 - Oil and gas shares offer diminishing returns, and more investors will spurn fossil fuels, though finding a new home for their money is not easy.

Climate-related damage bill climbs to $174 million

19 Jul 17 - This year’s bill for climate-related disasters in New Zealand has climbed to $174.7 million.

Green groups slam Coke's recycled plastic scheme

14 Jul 17 - Coca-Cola's plan to reduce the millions of plastic bottles that end up in the world’s oceans every day has been criticised by environmental groups as unambitious PR spin.

Shoppers can pick their own kai at the supermarket farm

14 Jul 17 - A German startup intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs.

How a different climate will change business and work

12 Jul 17 - The planet, already feeling the effects of climate change, is also poised to cause irreversible shifts in the ways we work, and the skills that employers need.

Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

11 Jul 17 - Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them.

It's not just cars ... ports are going electric, too

10 Jul 17 - Led by the Port of San Diego, California’s dockyards are moving away from diesel machinery and plugging in.


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