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Pure Advantage investigates and promotes opportunities for green growth in New Zealand

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Pure Advantage investigates and promotes opportunities for green growth in New Zealand

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Pure Advantage investigates and promotes opportunities for green growth in New Zealand

We play a lead facilitation role in a range of campaigns and discussions that articulate New Zealand’s key advantages in the transition towards net zero.

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Go Fast Go Far – Why New Zealand Needs to Change

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The following article is an abridged version of Rod Oram’s essay in The Big Questions: What is New Zealand’s Future? The article was first published by Newsroom. Rod Oram is hopeful we can solve our paradox of being rich in natural capital, but being a poor performer economically and environmentally. He proposes a way forward. We wash away each year some 200 million tonnes of top soil, the...

Community Solar Unlocks the Abundant Renewable Energy for Everyone

New York has recently announced its largest community solar project is now on line. This investment in sustainability and the future has made clean, locally generated solar available to renters, homeowners, low-income residents, schools, and businesses alike. The same will soon be happening in New Zealand, writes solarcity CEO Andrew Booth. The global shift to renewable energy is picking up...

How Microbial Communities Improve Agricultural Production

The world of biological farming is not confined to what happens in soil.  Biological products have been available for decades and provide strong competition for traditional chemical products.  Unlike many reach-for-the-shelf chemicals, biological products require more preparation and strategic thinking in their use.  The spray and walk away mentality falls short of the next level of agricultural...

How Ambitious do New Zealanders want to be on Climate Action

With the Government proposing to introduce a Zero Carbon Bill by the end of the year, climate change legislation is getting set for its biggest shakeup in 20 years.    Through its recent consultation, the Government asked New Zealanders their views on what a net-zero target should mean, whether we support a UK-styled climate commission, and how we should prepare to adapt to the impacts of climate...

One Number to Rule Them All: Are We Stuck with GDP?

Businesses do it. NGOs do it. The New Zealand government plans to do it. Clare Feeney conducts a thought experiment on why governments should report on their national accounts across the Six Capitals and finds this is at the heart of what government is for. What is the government for? With businesses and non-profits now measuring value-add across the Six Capitals, should governments do it too? Is...

Mindful Investing for a Sustainable Future

At last, momentum is building towards a low emissions future. Now, 26 years after the signing of the UN Convention on Climate Change, we see commitments to reduce emissions from New Zealand corporate leaders, Councils and Government. But there is a missing piece in the jigsaw. Most of New Zealand’s investment still fuels the polluting economy. We need a massive switch in funding towards low...


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