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Six Capitals: Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I looked at how the environment and sustainability is a brilliant proxy indicator for overall quality of a company’s management. I reiterated how accounting across the six capitals reverses the source...

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Six Capitals: Part 1

Company Reports: The surprising reason why firms must account for the six capitals: PART 1 We’ve just had that season again – no, I don’t mean for giving presents, but for presenting company reports. Eye-glazing for most of...

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Let’s imagine.

Let’s imagine a society based on human flourishing and respect for the natural world. When you look around what do you see? What is it that keeps society ticking over; same old, same old, until – all of a sudden – something...

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Earth’s ecosystems will change faster in the next 100 years than they have since a comet or meteorite impact exterminated the dinosaurs. This change will be catastrophic for many species of plant and animal, possibly even...

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Flights of Fancy

Is it better for the environment to fly from Wellington to Nelson than take the ferry and a bus? Some claim the former but is this simply a flight of fancy? The issue of carbon footprints came up when a friend of mine was out at...

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Zero Tillage

When asked what the linkage is between food security and climate change, most people don’t have a ready answer. Some see climate change as threatening how well food plants will grow in future, but they don’t see many other...

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Thirty Million

Thirty Million is a 35 minute documentary on the effects sea-level rise and climate change will have on the people of Bangladesh. The country is widely considered the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. The title...

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No sooner did “resilience” become the word of our times, so too the concern that it is just another vacuous buzzword. The cynics say that resilience, like so many other buzzwords, simply lends a purposeful sheen to the...

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What’s next?

As the world confronts the enormous challenges it faces, people are looking for alternatives to the way things are currently done. Our current social, political and business models, designed for a ‘world without limits’ are...

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Being environmentally aware – and able to back it up – is good for business. Increasingly, consumers, retailers, manufacturers and government agencies worldwide are favouring products and services from environmentally...

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Climate Change. That big, incomprehensible, ungraspable monster. For the everyday person, there is often a feeling of powerlessness and disconnection when it comes to wicked problems like a warming planet. Enter (and...

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University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is a prime example of an organisation committed to environmental excellence and among the world’s top international universities committed to sustainability. With more than 44,000 staff and students...

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