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MEMO BUSINESS: Ignore carbon liability at our peril

10 Apr 18 - Businesses ignore carbon liability at the country’s peril, an international investment organisation is warning.

FOSSIL FAIL: Report points finger at Big Four banks

29 Mar 18 - All four of New Zealand’s largest banks have received fail marks in a new climate change report analysing bank lending to fossil-fuel investments.

Bloomberg praises EU drive for green finance

27 Mar 18 - Capital markets are “one of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change” which is often “overlooked”, says billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg.

Adidas has sold a million shoes made of plastic from the ocean

20 Mar 18 - Adidas chief executive Kasper Rorsted has let slip that his company last year sold one million shoes made out of ocean plastic.

How stock market could help fight climate change

12 Mar 18 - Finance experts are trying to figure out how to integrate environment, social and governance factors into investment planning by comparing returns of carbon-efficient and carbon-inefficient...

Business seeks closer access to climate talks

19 Feb 18 - Business lobbies in Europe and the US are pushing for a distinct, direct and formalised “business channel” into UN climate negotiations.

Why now's the time for businesses to cost carbon

13 Feb 18 - Businesses are being told to price carbon into their forecasts now – regardless of whether they currently face a carbon price.

Big companies back circular economy moves

8 Feb 18 - A new global initiative to foster the circular economy principles has been backed by more than 30 major international companies.

Ikea buys 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry

7 Feb 18 - Swedish multinational Ikea has announced it is buying 25,000 acres of forest in Alabama.

Musk could pocket $95b if Tesla's dreams come true

26 Jan 18 - Tesla president and CEO Elon Musk stands to reap the word’s biggest ever payday – $US70 billion ($NZ95b) by some estimates – if he can deliver on his company's new 10-year performance plan.

Corporates winning race to become 100% renewable

26 Jan 18 - The RE100 group of multinational companies pledging to run entirely on renewable energy has made astonishing progress over the past year.

Coca-Cola launches ‘World Without Waste’ campaign

26 Jan 18 - Coca-Cola has pledged to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100 per cent of its packaging worldwide and to mak its bottles using at least 50 per cent recycled plastic by 2030.

Lloyd's of London latest to divest from coal

23 Jan 18 - Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in coal companies.

Here's to a happy (and low-carbon) Christmas

15 Dec 17 - It has been a busy year – domestic carbon prices climbed nearly $3, New Zealand ratified the Paris Agreement and pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2050, and, for the first time, climate change was an...

Insurance giant dumps investments in tar sands

14 Dec 17 - One of the world’s biggest financial services companies is both dumping investments and ending insurance for controversial US oil pipelines.

Big investors put pressure on carbon emitters

13 Dec 17 - The biggest New Zealand and Australia institutional investors are among more than 225 global investors with more than $37.5 trillion in assets under management promising to “engage” the world’s...

Business chiefs call for carbon transparency

11 Dec 17 - Leading chief financial officers, chairs of pension funds and the chief executives of global accounting bodies – including one from New Zealand - are calling for transparency about carbon exposure.

The eco-friendly guide to online Christmas shopping

5 Dec 17 - Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes it even more difficult.

NZ Post takes out sustainability award

1 Dec 17 - Working with the Red Cross has won New Zealand Post the top prize in the Sustainable Business Network awards this year.

WASTE SIZE: Stella McCartney makes fashion industry stand

30 Nov 17 - Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget by 2050.

30 Oct 17  Big businesss targets unambitious, say analysts

17 Oct 17  Big brands promise 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

13 Oct 17  You can put a price on a tree (even though it's priceless)

11 Oct 17  EY finds smart investors dodging carbon exposure

11 Oct 17  Big banks slow to track emissions portfolios

9 Oct 17  Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17  My company's carbon footprint is the size of a small country

25 Sep 17  Evian launches carbon-neutral bottling plant

22 Sep 17  Better 'use by' labels, less food waste

21 Sep 17  GREEN IS GO: Investors seek good businesses

21 Sep 17  Big Business makes commitment to electric vehicles

21 Sep 17  San Miguel pulls plug on bottled water business

14 Sep 17  Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

12 Sep 17  Business group pushes for social impacts action

12 Sep 17  Blame these 90 companies for climate crisis, says report

7 Sep 17  Refrigerant Recovery earns praise

31 Aug 17  Business body names sustainability award finalists

24 Aug 17  Climate-savvy customers making presence felt

16 Aug 17  Super fund goes 40% low-carbon

15 Aug 17  FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

15 Aug 17  Company gets $55,000 to fill rubbish bins

2 Aug 17  More investors will spurn fossil fuels

19 Jul 17  Climate-related damage bill climbs to $174 million

14 Jul 17  Green groups slam Coke's recycled plastic scheme

14 Jul 17  Shoppers can pick their own kai at the supermarket farm

12 Jul 17  How a different climate will change business and work

11 Jul 17  Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

10 Jul 17  It's not just cars ... ports are going electric, too

3 Jul 17  Corporates stepping up to save the planet

30 Jun 17  Disclosure must for all businesses, says Bloomberg

16 Jun 17  Apple issues second $1 billion green bond

15 Jun 17  Business interest in CSR is growing

15 Jun 17  Trump made us do it, says carbon-cutter Carlsberg

14 Jun 17  Investors push for more green reporting

12 Jun 17  What is this thing called mitigation banking?

9 Jun 17  English still quiet on cost of climate damage

9 Jun 17  Port Nelson gets wine trucks off the road

9 Jun 17  Ladies, here’s a responsible investing platform just for you

8 Jun 17  British industry eyes green powerhouse status

7 Jun 17  Enviroment award winners make their mark

6 Jun 17  Search begins for best sustainable businesses

2 Jun 17  Companies should take charge of potential toxins

31 May 17  Finalists line up for Green Ribbon Awards

11 May 17  Don't waste this $50,000 opportunity ...

9 May 17  Investors urge G7 leaders to back Paris pact

2 May 17  COLD ON COAL: Westpac backs low-carbon lending

27 Apr 17  More investors recognise risk of climate change

13 Apr 17  Investors get carbon exposure advice

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