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Businesses reluctant to factor in carbon prices

Thursday - Carbon prices rarely influence businesses’ decisions to install energy-efficient plant, according to a new report examining the market’s failure to drive down greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector.

Firms failing to disclose climate risks, says group

Thursday - Environmental group ClientEarth has reported a number of UK insurance firms for failing to disclosure their level of exposure to climate risks in annual reports.

Don't force carbon-risk disclosure, says board

6 Aug 18 - Carbon-risk disclosure by companies should not be prescriptive, the External Reporting Board is warning.

Kraft Heinz targets 100% sustainable packaging

6 Aug 18 - Kraft Heinz has committed to making all its packaging “recyclable, reusable, or compostable” within the next eight years.

What extreme weather will mean for businesses

3 Aug 18 - As the Northern Hemisphere suffers in heatwave conditions, lawyers warn of increased risk of litigation relating to extreme weather events.

Mastercard vows 20% emissions cut

30 Jul 18 - Financial services giant Mastercard has set a new goal to tackle greenhouse gas emissions across it global operations.

Companies climate-aware but quiet on carbon risk

27 Jul 18 - Most New Zealand companies are not disclosing their carbon risk – despite ranking the environment and climate change as their top priorities, a new survey shows.


Big investors call for low-carbon roadmap

25 Jul 18 - New Zealand and Australian investors with $10 trillion worth of assets are calling for a suite of policies to direct finance into the low-carbon economy.

Ngai Tahu targets a million native trees

17 Jul 18 - Ngai Tahu is planting a million native trees and converting some of its farms to horticulture as part of its strategy to deal with climate change.

Banks face divestment pressure from councils

16 Jul 18 - Banks can expect pressure from the country’s largest urban authorities to get their money out of fossil-fuel investment.

All businesses in the firing line, says Orr

16 Jul 18 - Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has expanded on his climate change disaster warning.

Big Business makes public climate promises

12 Jul 18 - Details of support for the Zero Carbon Bill by businesses responsible for half the country’s greenhouse gas emissions have emerged today.

Super fund joins in global pressure on companies

9 Jul 18 - New Zealand’s $39 billion public retirement fund is among major investors applying renewed pressure to carbon-intensive industries.

The war on waste could make you wealthy

22 Jun 18 - The latest eco-drive has taken hold in middle-class heartlands in a way that this time it might just mean widespread, permanent changes to the ways we live and consume.

Funds manager puts 84 global firms on notice

21 Jun 18 - London-based Legal & General, which has close to £1 trillion worth of assets under management, has released its latest assessment of how 84 global corporations are responding to the risks posed by...

Samsung commits to 100% renewable energy

19 Jun 18 - Samsung has become the latest international company to take the step towards obtaining 100 per cent of its energy from clean sources.

Dow saves $120 million by investing in nature

15 Jun 18 - The Dow Chemical Company says it has saved $120 million over the past year from its ‘valuing nature’ project.

Sustainable Business Network looks for winners

11 Jun 18 - Entries are open in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards.

Green economy closes in on fossil fuel sector

8 Jun 18 - The green economy now holds roughly the same market share as the fossil fuel sector, according to a leading market analyst.


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