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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.

Big businesss targets unambitious, say analysts

30 Oct 17 - Nearly nine out of 10 of the world’s biggest companies have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions, new research has found, but only a fifth of them are doing so for 2030 and beyond.

Big brands promise 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

17 Oct 17 - Major clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Timberland, and Levi’s have pledged to use 100 per cent sustainable cotton by 2025.

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

13 Oct 17 - What is something worth? How do you put a dollar value on something like a river, a forest or a reef?

EY finds smart investors dodging carbon exposure

Dr Matthew Bell

11 Oct 17 - Two-thirds of the investors surveyed by international accountancy company EY have already changed their investments because of carbon exposure.

Big banks slow to track emissions portfolios

11 Oct 17 - The World Bank is aiming to put 28 per cent of its funding into climate-related projects by 2020. But it does not track the greenhouse gas emissions of its portfolio, let alone have a target to...

Climatecoin lines up the carbon markets

9 Oct 17 - Blockchain – the technology developed by cryptocurrency pioneer Bitcoin to knock financial intermediaries out of transactions – has the carbon markets in its sights.

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

9 Oct 17 - Global businesses are, quite rightly, under scrutiny for what they are doing to tackle challenges such as climate change and poverty, writes STEPHEN BADGER, chairman of Mars Inc.

Evian launches carbon-neutral bottling plant

25 Sep 17 - Evian has introduced its first carbon-neutral bottling facility as part of the company’s plans to become 100 per cent carbon neutral by 2020.

Better 'use by' labels, less food waste

22 Sep 17 - Simplifying "sell by" dates should help to reduce food waste, which releases greenhouse gases as it rots in landfills. The move could save people money, too.

GREEN IS GO: Investors seek good businesses

21 Sep 17 - Institutional investors in New Zealand and Australia want to put more money into good green businesses – if they can find them.

Big Business makes commitment to electric vehicles

21 Sep 17 - A coalition of global corporations has launched a global campaign to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles.

San Miguel pulls plug on bottled water business

21 Sep 17 - Asian beverage giant San Miguel Corporation announced that it will soon discontinue its bottled water business as part of its strategy to limit plastic waste.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

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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