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The NZ businesses leading the way on sustainability
Opinion piece from Business New Zealand CEO Kirk Hope on CLC and SBC’s pre-election briefing.
Business leaders outline election priorities to drive climate action
The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) have laid out their joint climate policy priorities for political parties to consider as they gear up for October’s General Election. The briefing paper sets out 10 key...
‘Open for business: Ag JV to help farmers reduce emissions’
Update from Ag JV which includes Coalition signatories ANZCO Foods, Fonterra, Ravensdown, Silver Fern Farms and Synlait.
Give us certainty, sustainable business leaders plead after climate assessment
The Climate Action Report Card assessed some of New Zealand’s biggest companies on their climate progress. While the report painted a picture of an economy moving too slowly, business sustainability leaders say there are green opportunities just waiting to be grasped.
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Silver Fern Farms to join a handful of Kiwi companies offering carbon-zero products
Silver Fern Farms, the country’s largest meat processor and marketer, is poised to launch its first carbon-zero certified beef in the United States this month.
BNZ – Reaching net-zero emissions means all hands to the pump for NZ
OPINION: The work towards a low-emissions future for Aotearoa is accelerating and every person, business and sector will need to get themselves up to speed on how to reduce, contribute and report.
ANZ – Government emissions reduction plan not ambitious enough
OPINION: Aotearoa needs to accelerate private investment and action on climate change. With clear pathways from government, the private sector has demonstrated it will follow.
Green jobs of the future
Young or old, most people want a career path that will help, not harm, the planet. Olivia Wannan explores the industries that will – finally – make a dent in Aotearoa’s emissions.
Christchurch Airport establishes its first sustainability linked loan (SSL) facility
Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) has today successfully completed the re-financing of an existing debt facility with Westpac, at the same time converting it into its first sustainability linked loan.
Air NZ could take delivery of its first zero emissions aircraft as early as 2023
Air New Zealand has outlined what it needs from zero emissions aircraft and is asking new generation aircraft companies to build and deliver one by as early as 2023.
This month the national carrier issued a zero emissions aircraft “product requirements document (PRD)” which outlines specifications and requirements for new generation aircraft.
Z welcomes release of biofuels mandate
Z Energy (Z) welcomes today’s announcement from the Government that New Zealand’s Sustainable Biofuels Mandate will be in place by 1 April 2023.
“Biofuels are an important step on the journey to help New Zealand decarbonise the transport sector,” says Z Energy GM Transition Julian Hughes.
Setting Spark’s science-based target: tips from a telco (Part 1)
If you’re serious about reducing your organisation’s carbon footprint, science is your friend. That’s because a verified science-based target (SBT) is the ‘gold standard’ way to reduce your carbon emissions. It’s measurable, credible, and public. And, based on the practical experience of New Zealand telecom provider Spark New Zealand who’ve recently set and verified an SBT, this type of target offers many other less tangible benefits too.
3R – Will the sustainability strides of 2021 continue in 2022?
The past few years, and 2021 in particular, have seen the food and beverage industry in New Zealand working hard to increase its sustainability – both customer-facing and back of house.
COP26 Insights Report
The COP26 Insights Report, produced by The Warehouse Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer and summit delegate, David Benattar, provides a broad view of the role of public policy, business, finance and technology to achieve Net Zero. It includes contributions by fellow Kiwi delegates and leaders in climate action.
First Gas and Ecogas to turn kerbside waste into renewable gas for use in homes and businesses
Firstgas Group and Ecogas are celebrating New Zealand’s first large-scale biogas to pipeline project that will transform kerbside waste into a valuable source of renewable gas for homes and businesses.
Once completed, the plant will supply the equivalent of 9,000 homes and businesses with biomethane, a type of renewable gas which is produced from organic waste like food scraps, agricultural and landfill waste. It is expected to eliminate more than 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year; action that helps move New Zealand towards its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Victoria University to construct one of the world’s most sustainable buildings
Victoria University of Wellington is aiming to create one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable buildings.
Once complete, students will be able to wander around the leafy, wooden, three-storey Living Pā complex and watch monitors showing its energy and water consumption – a building “living” in real time.
Panels of glass will connect it to the university’s wharenui, Te Tumu Herenga Waka, which has stood on Kelburn Parade for the past 35 years.