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Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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.

Pioneering carbon investment fund opens doors

24 Oct 18 - A carbon investment fund six years in the making is open for business.

New power group takes aim at finance system

23 Oct 18 - Key companies and government officials are joining forces to prepare New Zealand’s financial system for the low-carbon economy.

Recycle grant helps firm to take back products

19 Oct 18 - An Auckland company which promises to take back its products has won a Government grant to help it to recycle.

Make nature your business, urges academic

Eva Collins

28 Sep 18 - Companies are being told to take a hard look at what they can do for New Zealand’s struggling biodiversity – because it’s good for business.

New report criticises slow disclosure

28 Sep 18 - Another report just released says companies are slow to disclose the financial implications of climate risk for their businesses.

Corporate tree-planting not always a good thing

28 Sep 18 - Eager-to-please businesses might earn goodwill by planting trees, but sometimes their actions are not good news for the planet.

Businesses make it to EECA finals

13 Sep 18 - Finalists in this year’s EECA Business Awards range from the country’s largest company to a thermal hot-pool operator.

Can big business and the environment get along?

11 Sep 18 - Sustainability can bring benefits to everybody – including company execs with their eyes on the bottom line.

NZ eco-friendly footwear wins backing of Leonardo DeCaprio

3 Sep 18 - Eco-friendly shoe brand Allbirds, founded by a New Zealander, has received investment from actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Greenhouse emissions must be cut, says Ardern

28 Aug 18 - Cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions was on the Prime Minister’s menu at a business breakfast in Auckland this morning.

Beware of cherry-picking, study tells businesses

28 Aug 18 - Companies might be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, with greenhouse gas emissions one of the least-reported factors.

Public wants green-guilt companies to foot bill

21 Aug 18 - The public wants companies responsible for climate change held accountable, a new survey shows.

Company wins $3.1m to recycle industrial waste

21 Aug 18 - Auckland company Green Gorilla has won a $3.1 million government grant to recycle commercial and industrial waste.

Sustainable investments outperform the market

17 Aug 18 - Companies which invest on the basis of environmental concerns often receive higher returns, new research shows.

Facebook leads record clean power purchases

17 Aug 18 - Corporations, led by Facebook, are purchasing more clean energy than ever, with 2018 already exceeding the record-amount set last year.

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