Clare Feeney

AuthorClare Feeney

Clare Feeney is The Sustainability Strategist and the Director of Environmental Communications Ltd. She has developed her own unique IP related to helping companies and governments solve environmental problems through targeted training programs. She is a published author and professional speaker and trainer, and her book is called “How to Change the World – a practical guide to successful environmental training programs." She has 30 years' experience in environmental management and training for sustainability. Clare has a first class masters in physical geography from Auckland University. Clare worked at the council for twelve years before forming a ‘boutique’ environmental consultancy with three colleagues and regularly lectures at Auckland University.

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...

Why Climate Change is not the Enemy and Carbon is your Friend

Net Zero and beyond: fostering Kiwi wellbeing across the Six Capitals in a low carbon future The biggest difference in the 2017 election campaign compared with past elections was the effect of widespread public concern about poverty and the environment. They became upfront campaign issues for all the leading parties. This unprecedented shift puts the new government under pressure to deliver...

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 of value from extractive to creative and concluded with some of the drivers for companies to start accounting across the capitals. Now let’s unpack the potentially...

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 us, but vitally important for the integrity of business and the employment and other benefits it creates. But a big shake-up is now well under way. In 2010 Mervyn King...

Capital Gains – the real returns on investment in restoring our waters

Most people would agree that restoring and enhancing the waters of our wetlands, stream banks and shorelines is “A Good Thing” – places look nicer, bird and fish life come back and so on. But it costs money and takes time – much of it volunteer time. Do we only properly fund this important work when it’s obvious that the cost of doing nothing outweighs the cost of doing something? In a...

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