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Investors fight back against climate wreckers

10 Dec 19 - Two strands of action are being taken by investors against the planet’s biggest and most polluting companies to try to coerce them into complying with climate targets.

Why lower emissions mean better business

6 Dec 19 - Companies with high levels of greenhouse gas emissions are worth less than low-emitting companies, says financial analysis and advisory firm Forsyth Barr.

Tell us what you're doing, investors tell govts

2 Dec 19 - Institutional investors will either stay away or demand higher returns in New Zealand and Australia if their governments don’t produce credible, long-term climate investment strategies, a new report...

New IMF chief urges climate action

2 Dec 19 - New International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva tells why global heating is as big a threat to economic stability as another financial crash.

Supermarkets, powercos best at sustainability

25 Nov 19 - Supermarkets and electricity retailers are scoring the highest marks with consumers for sustainability, but none is doing well enough, a new study says.

Wall Street increasingly weighs climate risks

8 Nov 19 - In the wake of two years of wildfires in California, Wall Street is incorporating a new risk metric when evaluating companies: climate resiliency.

Kiwi company pushes one-click carbon offsetting

5 Nov 19 - CarbonClick plans to be as much of a disrupter for carbon offsetting as Xero has been for accounting.

Google donations finance climate deniers

15 Oct 19 - Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis.

Carney gives business two years to make climate rules

Mark Carney

10 Oct 19 - Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned major corporations that they have two years to agree rules for reporting climate risks before global regulators devise their own and make them...

It's time to 'pull finger', EDS tells politicians

Gary Taylor

7 Oct 19 - The organisers of a high-powered business and climate change conference in Auckland this week say it is way past time for politicians to come together.

Largest banks lagging in sustainable finance

7 Oct 19 - Most of the world’s 50 largest banks have not made sustainable finance commitments to respond to the risks of climate change and continue to finance fossil fuels, says a new report.

Most big firms likely to miss climate targets

26 Sep 19 - More than four in five of the world’s largest companies are not on track to meet the Paris climate targets for 2050, says a new study.

Banks worth $47 trillion adopt climate principles

25 Sep 19 - Banks with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, have adopted new UN-backed “responsible banking” principles to fight climate change.

Green fund hires clean-investment banker

Jason Patrick

24 Sep 19 - A former Bank of America Merrill Lynch vice-president with a background in financing “clean” investment is heading the investment programme of the Government’s Green Investment Fund.

Supermarket happy hour reduces food waste

12 Sep 19 - A Finnish supermarket chain is fighting food waste by offering steep discounts during a late-night happy hour.

How KiwiSaver funds could green the enconomy

3 Sep 19 - An organisation which believes billions of dollars’ worth of KiwiSaver funds are ripe for ethical investing says the sector is at a tipping point.

Big Four's free credits top $1 billion mark

13 Aug 19 - Four companies have been given a total of more than $1 billion worth of free carbon credits in the latest round of subsidies under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Firms celebrate reduced carbon footprints

8 Aug 19 - A print shop, a company supplying uniforms, a skincare product manufacturer, a district council and a health board have taken the top prizes in the Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards announced in Auckland...

Insurance companies turn away from coal

6 Aug 19 - Insurance companies are refusing to cover power companies using coal and are extending the ban to coal-mining, analytics company GlobalData says.

Moody's makes move on climate change risks

6 Aug 19 - Moody's, one of the main agencies that rates the creditworthiness of big borrowers, including cities and corporations, has brought on board a data firm specializing in climate risks.

2 Aug 19  BlackRock drops $90b investing in fossil fuels

30 Jul 19  Report ranks fashion brands for toxic textiles

24 Jul 19  Big Business wants cross-party support for ZCB

4 Jul 19  LSE reclassifies oil and gas producers

24 Jun 19  Farm co-op makes it 100 for climate coalition

13 Jun 19  KELP KILLING: Fortunes being made from seaweed harvest

6 Jun 19  Only one firm signs up to investor guidelines

29 May 19  Why scarred millennials want to punish business

14 May 19  Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020

13 May 19  Investment firms issue climate warnings

23 Apr 19  Banks hear they can't ignore climate dangers

16 Apr 19  Carbon market pioneer Thomas Song dies

15 Apr 19  Amazon employees push Bezos to get busy

8 Apr 19  Reserve Bank joins Pacific climate initiative

8 Apr 19  Power companies eye EV-charging potential

4 Apr 19  Saudi oil company world's most profitable business

26 Mar 19  What Warren Buffett thinks about climate change

15 Mar 19  Big emitters join hands to buy carbon forests

15 Mar 19  Sorry, says expert, but Bitcoin can't be green

26 Feb 19  Report puts boardrooms on carbon liabilty notice

26 Feb 19  Insurers warn of slump in property prices

26 Feb 19  Sustainability grows on private equity companies

29 Jan 19  Why Gen Z has real power to influence business

26 Nov 18  NZX firms drag chain on sustainable reporting

22 Nov 18  Campaigners take aim at NZ-owned banks

21 Nov 18  Big Business backs cuts to industry emissions

15 Nov 18  Blockchain takes politics out of carbon play

15 Nov 18  FUNDING FUTURE: Why green will rule over brown

7 Nov 18  Bitcoin mining takes twice the effort

6 Nov 18  OPINION: It would help if companies paid their taxes

24 Oct 18  Pioneering carbon investment fund opens doors

23 Oct 18  New power group takes aim at finance system

19 Oct 18  Recycle grant helps firm to take back products

28 Sep 18  Make nature your business, urges academic

28 Sep 18  New report criticises slow disclosure

28 Sep 18  Corporate tree-planting not always a good thing

13 Sep 18  Businesses make it to EECA finals

11 Sep 18  Can big business and the environment get along?

3 Sep 18  NZ eco-friendly footwear wins backing of Leonardo DeCaprio

28 Aug 18  Greenhouse emissions must be cut, says Ardern

28 Aug 18  Beware of cherry-picking, study tells businesses

21 Aug 18  Public wants green-guilt companies to foot bill

21 Aug 18  Company wins $3.1m to recycle industrial waste

17 Aug 18  Sustainable investments outperform the market

17 Aug 18  Facebook leads record clean power purchases

9 Aug 18  Businesses reluctant to factor in carbon prices

9 Aug 18  Firms failing to disclose climate risks, says group

6 Aug 18  Don't force carbon-risk disclosure, says board

6 Aug 18  Kraft Heinz targets 100% sustainable packaging

3 Aug 18  What extreme weather will mean for businesses

30 Jul 18  Mastercard vows 20% emissions cut

27 Jul 18  Companies climate-aware but quiet on carbon risk

25 Jul 18  Big investors call for low-carbon roadmap

17 Jul 18  Ngai Tahu targets a million native trees

16 Jul 18  Banks face divestment pressure from councils

16 Jul 18  All businesses in the firing line, says Orr

12 Jul 18  Big Business makes public climate promises

9 Jul 18  Super fund joins in global pressure on companies

22 Jun 18  The war on waste could make you wealthy

21 Jun 18  Funds manager puts 84 global firms on notice

19 Jun 18  Samsung commits to 100% renewable energy

15 Jun 18  Dow saves $120 million by investing in nature

11 Jun 18  Sustainable Business Network looks for winners

8 Jun 18  Green economy closes in on fossil fuel sector

6 Jun 18  Big businesses back zero emissions

5 Jun 18  Major businesses vow to get rid of plastics

5 Jun 18  Companies call on governments to act

1 Jun 18  How drones could boost economies by billions

30 May 18  Insurance industry goes slow on climate risk

30 May 18  Green bonds help to protect waterways, forests

28 May 18  E-waste 'miner' wins Government funding support

15 May 18  Tesco cuts emissions by 13% in one year

3 May 18  BP profits leap 71% as oil prices rebound

2 May 18  Fonterra turns to wood to help fire dairy plant

2 May 18  New tool eases pathway to disclosure

23 Apr 18  What if Tesla's time is running out?

20 Apr 18  Directors face climate liability, says report

17 Apr 18  Plight of the bees hits unaware businesses

10 Apr 18  MEMO BUSINESS: Ignore carbon liability at our peril

29 Mar 18  FOSSIL FAIL: Report points finger at Big Four banks

27 Mar 18  Bloomberg praises EU drive for green finance

20 Mar 18  Adidas has sold a million shoes made of plastic from the ocean

12 Mar 18  How stock market could help fight climate change

19 Feb 18  Business seeks closer access to climate talks

13 Feb 18  Why now's the time for businesses to cost carbon

8 Feb 18  Big companies back circular economy moves

7 Feb 18  Ikea buys 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry

26 Jan 18  Musk could pocket $95b if Tesla's dreams come true

26 Jan 18  Corporates winning race to become 100% renewable

26 Jan 18  Coca-Cola launches ‘World Without Waste’ campaign

23 Jan 18  Lloyd's of London latest to divest from coal

15 Dec 17  Here's to a happy (and low-carbon) Christmas

14 Dec 17  Insurance giant dumps investments in tar sands

13 Dec 17  Big investors put pressure on carbon emitters

11 Dec 17  Business chiefs call for carbon transparency

5 Dec 17  The eco-friendly guide to online Christmas shopping

1 Dec 17  NZ Post takes out sustainability award

30 Nov 17  WASTE SIZE: Stella McCartney makes fashion industry stand

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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