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Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

Business leaders call for meaningful climate action

The Climate Leaders' Coalition - whose signatories are responsible for almost 60 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions - will today officially launch a Statement of Ambition, which aims for meaningful climate action.

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Auckland Council continues to expand sustainable finance initiatives

Auckland Council continues to expand sustainable finance initiatives

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable finance initiatives, Auckland Council has converted an existing $200 million standby facility into its first sustainability linked loan.

The council has also executed a sustainability linked derivative for $120 million, making it the first council in New Zealand to do so.

Victoria University of Wellington – The cost of climate change

Victoria University of Wellington – The cost of climate change

Events such as floods, droughts, and storms cause a lot of damage to societies and economies, but can we quantify the role of climate change in the impact of these events?

“The climate crisis is changing the frequency of these events, and they are becoming more intense and more damaging to the economy,” says Professor Ilan Noy, Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Wellington School of Business and Government.

How EVs are steering NZ Post’s business forward

How EVs are steering NZ Post’s business forward

Electrifying changes are afoot for its sustainability strategy
Businesses around New Zealand are embracing change, adapting and evolving to new challenges and demands — one of the most pressing being the issue of sustainability. For a company with a long and storied history, rather than rest on its legacy (or, perhaps, because of it) NZ Post’s vision is firmly in the future — with its commitment to shifting to electric vehicles propelling its sustainability strategy forward.

Silver Fern Farms – carbon zero beef to hit US shelves

Silver Fern Farms – carbon zero beef to hit US shelves

New Zealand-grown beef, with a net carbon zero footprint, goes on sale in US stores this month, the culmination of a two-year pilot to prove contributing farms sequester more carbon than they emit.

From Monday, consumers of selected New York and Los Angeles supermarkets will be able to buy Silver Fern Farms (SFF) branded net carbon zero Angus ribeye, New York strip steaks, ground beef and other cuts, for which farmers will receive a premium.

Transpower consulting on Renewable Energy Zones

Transpower consulting on Renewable Energy Zones

Transpower today launched a national consultation on the concept of Renewable Energy Zones and a potential pilot project in Northland.

Transpower General Manager External Affairs, Raewyn Moss, said Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) are a way of providing electricity infrastructure that lifts the amount of renewable energy available to New Zealanders.

Z Energy begins scaling up EV network

Z Energy begins scaling up EV network

Co-funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) through the Low Emissions Transport Fund (LETF) will enable Z Energy (Z) to take a significant step forward in the scaling up of its EV charging network by supporting EV charging capability at seven Z sites.