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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 greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

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.

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