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Electricity companies turning on to green power

20 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand's biggest electricity generators are embarking on an investment drive that could boost the country's wind generation capacity by more than 70 per cent in coming years and lift geothermal power capacity by as much as 10 per cent.

New Zealand's biggest electricity generators are embarking on an investment drive that could boost the country's wind generation capacity by more than 70 per cent in coming years and lift geothermal power capacity by as much as 10 per cent.

KPMG NZ proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative

19 Sep 2019 | KPMG

Green bonds are taking off as the investment vehicle of choice for the private and public sectors to finance projects with environmental benefits, such as clean power, low-carbon transport and energy efficient buildings. KPMG New Zealand is proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. We are helping Kiwi companies mobilise capital for ambitious climate action.

Green bonds are taking off as the investment vehicle of choice for the private and public sectors to finance projects with environmental benefits, such as clean power, low-carbon transport and energy efficient buildings. KPMG New Zealand is proud to be a certified verifier under the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. We are helping Kiwi companies mobilise capital for ambitious climate action.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare - doing the right thing through CEMARS

19 Sep 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

Operating in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare adopts the highest international standards when it comes to environmental performance. Enviro-Mark Solutions’ CEMARS programme is a great fit, ensuring transparency and credibility through alignment with international best practice in carbon emissions measurement and verification.

Operating in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare adopts the highest international standards when it comes to environmental performance. Enviro-Mark Solutions’ CEMARS programme is a great fit, ensuring transparency and credibility through alignment with international best practice in carbon emissions measurement and verification.

ASB launches Positive Impact funds

19 Sep 2019 | ASB

ASB has added two new funds to its stable of investment options – the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme Positive Impact Fund and the ASB Investment Funds Positive Impact Fund. Both will have a focus on investing in companies that are making a positive impact on society or the environment. The decision to launch the funds was based off an increasing demand from customers who want to put their savings to work to give the world a better future, but still want solid long term returns.

ASB has added two new funds to its stable of investment options – the ASB KiwiSaver Scheme Positive Impact Fund and the ASB Investment Funds Positive Impact Fund. Both will have a focus on investing in companies that are making a positive impact on society or the environment. The decision to launch the funds was based off an increasing demand from customers who want to put their savings to work to give the world a better future, but still want solid long term returns.

ODT electric vehicle feature Moving into the Future featuring Waste Management

16 Sep 2019 | Otago Daily Times

The electric revolution has begun, moving silently through the city’s streets, writes Tom McKinlay.

The electric revolution has begun, moving silently through the city’s streets, writes Tom McKinlay.

Climate change: our next ‘moonshot moment’?

16 Sep 2019 | Victoria University of Wellington

While some despair about the fate of our planet, award-winning climate scientist James Renwick says it is never too late to take action - and seizing the moment may require a new “moonshot moment” for the 21st century. If you find yourself grasped by a sense of fatalism regarding the existential threat posed by climate change, James Renwick has some good news - we can always stop things from getting worse.

While some despair about the fate of our planet, award-winning climate scientist James Renwick says it is never too late to take action - and seizing the moment may require a new “moonshot moment” for the 21st century. If you find yourself grasped by a sense of fatalism regarding the existential threat posed by climate change, James Renwick has some good news - we can always stop things from getting worse.

Victoria University sets out ambitious zero carbon plan

13 Sep 2019 | Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has today announced an ambitious plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. It is the first New Zealand university to release a comprehensive emissions management plan towards a net carbon zero future integrated with teaching, learning, and research opportunities. The plan includes a 20 percent reduction in gross greenhouse emissions.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has today announced an ambitious plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. It is the first New Zealand university to release a comprehensive emissions management plan towards a net carbon zero future integrated with teaching, learning, and research opportunities. The plan includes a 20 percent reduction in gross greenhouse emissions.

Otago Polytech helps build 'climate safe house'

11 Sep 2019 | Otago Polytech

An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a “Climate Safe House” at the Home and Living Show, to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 2-3 November. The house is the brainchild of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and is a result of a partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

An all-women group of tradies will help the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust build a “Climate Safe House” at the Home and Living Show, to be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 2-3 November. The house is the brainchild of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, and is a result of a partnership with Otago Polytechnic.

Big processors pursuing staged transitions

10 Sep 2019 | Otago Daily Times

Weaning New Zealand's primary sector off fossil fuels could cost the industry and the agri-sector hundreds of millions of dollars.

Weaning New Zealand's primary sector off fossil fuels could cost the industry and the agri-sector hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lion creates NZ's first carbon zero beer

10 Sep 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Beer drinkers can now save the planet with New Zealand's first carbon neutral brew. Christchurch-based craft brewery The Fermentist is the first in the country to receive an Enviro-Mark Solutions carboNZero certification for its Kiwi Pale Ale (KPA). And it's aiming for the title of New Zealand's first carbon neutral brewery next year.

Beer drinkers can now save the planet with New Zealand's first carbon neutral brew. Christchurch-based craft brewery The Fermentist is the first in the country to receive an Enviro-Mark Solutions carboNZero certification for its Kiwi Pale Ale (KPA). And it's aiming for the title of New Zealand's first carbon neutral brewery next year.