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Business group pushes for social impacts action

12 Sep 17 - The Government should take environmental and social impacts into account when it is letting contracts, Business New Zealand says.

Blame these 90 companies for climate crisis, says report

12 Sep 17 - More than a quarter of sea level rise and about half the warming from 1880 to 2010 can be traced back to just 90 corporations, says a new report.

Refrigerant Recovery earns praise

7 Sep 17 - A business initiative that safely disposes of climate-damaging gases from the refrigeration and air conditioning industries has had its accreditation as a product stewardship scheme extended.

Business body names sustainability award finalists

31 Aug 17 - Finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards have just been announced.

Climate-savvy customers making presence felt

24 Aug 17 - Most New Zealand companies are already being affected by customer demands for environmental sustainability - or expect to feel an impact.

Super fund goes 40% low-carbon

16 Aug 17 - Forty per cent of the New Zealand Super Fund is now low-carbon.

FREE CREDITS: And the winner is NZ Steel

15 Aug 17 - New Zealand Steel is once again the big winner in the Government’s allocation of free carbon credits to industrial emitters.

Company gets $55,000 to fill rubbish bins

15 Aug 17 - The Government is giving $55,000 to a Tauranga company to develop an online waste-reduction workshop.

More investors will spurn fossil fuels

2 Aug 17 - Oil and gas shares offer diminishing returns, and more investors will spurn fossil fuels, though finding a new home for their money is not easy.

Climate-related damage bill climbs to $174 million

19 Jul 17 - This year’s bill for climate-related disasters in New Zealand has climbed to $174.7 million.

Green groups slam Coke's recycled plastic scheme

14 Jul 17 - Coca-Cola's plan to reduce the millions of plastic bottles that end up in the world’s oceans every day has been criticised by environmental groups as unambitious PR spin.

Shoppers can pick their own kai at the supermarket farm

14 Jul 17 - A German startup intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs.

How a different climate will change business and work

12 Jul 17 - The planet, already feeling the effects of climate change, is also poised to cause irreversible shifts in the ways we work, and the skills that employers need.

Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

11 Jul 17 - Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them.

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

10 Jul 17 - Led by the Port of San Diego, California’s dockyards are moving away from diesel machinery and plugging in.

Corporates stepping up to save the planet

3 Jul 17 - As US president Donald Trump reneges on climate change commitments, progressive businesses are implementing the measures themselves.

Disclosure must for all businesses, says Bloomberg

30 Jun 17 - All businesses – including banks - are being told to start disclosing their carbon exposure as soon as possible.

Apple issues second $1 billion green bond

16 Jun 17 - Technology conglomerate Apple has issued its second green bond valued at $US1 billion, making it the biggest issuer of green bonds pegged to the American dollar.

Business interest in CSR is growing

15 Jun 17 - Almost half New Zealand businesses say sustainability reporting should be mandatory, a new survey suggests.

Trump made us do it, says carbon-cutter Carlsberg

15 Jun 17 - Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reduce its brewery carbon emissions to zero, singling out Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement as a motivating factor.

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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