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Supermarket happy hour reduces food waste

12 Sep 19 - A Finnish supermarket chain is fighting food waste by offering steep discounts during a late-night happy hour.

How KiwiSaver funds could green the enconomy

3 Sep 19 - An organisation which believes billions of dollars’ worth of KiwiSaver funds are ripe for ethical investing says the sector is at a tipping point.

Big Four's free credits top $1 billion mark

13 Aug 19 - Four companies have been given a total of more than $1 billion worth of free carbon credits in the latest round of subsidies under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Firms celebrate reduced carbon footprints

8 Aug 19 - A print shop, a company supplying uniforms, a skincare product manufacturer, a district council and a health board have taken the top prizes in the Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards announced in Auckland this morning.

Insurance companies turn away from coal

6 Aug 19 - Insurance companies are refusing to cover power companies using coal and are extending the ban to coal-mining, analytics company GlobalData says.

Moody's makes move on climate change risks

6 Aug 19 - Moody's, one of the main agencies that rates the creditworthiness of big borrowers, including cities and corporations, has brought on board a data firm specializing in climate risks.

BlackRock drops $90b investing in fossil fuels

2 Aug 19 - BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90 billion over the past decade by ignoring the financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies.

Report ranks fashion brands for toxic textiles

30 Jul 19 - An investigation of 14 clothing corporations, each with household-name brands, reveals the inadequacies of greening the fashion industry.

Big Business wants cross-party support for ZCB

Mike Bennetts

24 Jul 19 - Companies responsible for nearly two-thirds of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are calling for cross-party support of zero-carbon legislation.

LSE reclassifies oil and gas producers

4 Jul 19 - Oil and gas companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have been reclassified under a non-renewable energy category in a move designed to distinguish between heavily polluting companies and...

Farm co-op makes it 100 for climate coalition

24 Jun 19 - Farmer co-operative LIC is the 100th organisation to join the Climate Leaders’ Coalition.

KELP KILLING: Fortunes being made from seaweed harvest

13 Jun 19 - Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry.

Only one firm signs up to investor guidelines

6 Jun 19 - Just one New Zealand company has signed up to international guidelines on disclosing climate exposure to investors.

Why scarred millennials want to punish business

29 May 19 - Years of economic uncertainty, growing inequality and fear of an inhospitable planet have created two generations prepared to punish companies whose motives they suspect, a new survey shows.

Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020

14 May 19 - The German conglomerate Bosch has promised to make its entire business carbon neutral by 2020.

Investment firms issue climate warnings

13 May 19 - Two major financial companies are issuing warnings to investors over climate change.

Banks hear they can't ignore climate dangers

Mark Carney

23 Apr 19 - The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned.

Carbon market pioneer Thomas Song dies

Thomas Song

16 Apr 19 - A New Zealand carbon market pioneer has died.

Amazon employees push Bezos to get busy

15 Apr 19 - More than 4500 Amazon employees have urged the company to take aggressive action on climate change and reduce its carbon footprint.

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