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Businesses make it to EECA finals

Thursday - 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.

Businesses reluctant to factor in carbon prices

9 Aug 18 - 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...

Firms failing to disclose climate risks, says group

9 Aug 18 - 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.


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