Amory Lovins Presentation
Amory Lovins Presentation
A copy of Amory's powerpoint presentation of 11 November can be downloaded from http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/story.asp?id=230 Please note that it is 13.7mb and may take some time to download (depending in your connection).
THE WAREHOUSE - REDUCING WASTE THROUGH SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT
As part of its commitment to Zero Waste, The Warehouse recently initiated the redesign of packaging for a range of men's t-shirts, polo shirts and singlets. The original plastic bag and hanger were replaced with cardboard band wraps. This replacement eliminates 12 grams of plastic per unit. With sales of over 300 thousand garments this packaging change equates to a direct saving of around 4 tonnes of waste plastic per year.
View the full case study with photos at http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/casestudy.asp?sectionCode=casestudies&CaseStudyID=50
ROGUES GALLERY - SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Actions photos from the "Eco Challenge" which was part of the Sustainable Business Conference (24-25 October 2002) can be viewed at http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/story.asp?id=216
NZBCSD WELCOMES ICANZ REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORTING
The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development (NZBCSD) today welcomed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (ICANZ) report setting out how ICANZ can contribute to advancing the concept.
ICANZ have reviewed reporting and auditing standards and guidelines and developed two research bulletins for sustainable development reporting. This will help to advance this field in New Zealand and businesses with their reporting. For an associated media release visit http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/story.asp?id=224
WHICH IS NZ'S MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND FUEL EFFICIENT CAR?
The EnergyWise Rally 2002 ran from November 11 to 15 last week. A Volkswagen Golf running on bio-diesel was judged as having the lowest overall environmental impact (although this was in a non-competitive, demonstration only class). The diesel driven Peugeot 406 was judged as the best in the competitive classes.
The Honda Insight hybrid (again in a non-competitive, demonstration only class) had the greatest fuel efficiency. In the competive classes the Honda Jazz CVT was the most efficient in the petrol class and the Peugeot 406 was the most efficient in the diesel class.
For more information visit www.energywiserally.org.nz
NEW CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY CENTRE MOOTED FOR NZ
One of the world's most influential independent centres for climate change policy development, the Pew Centre for Global Climate Change, is looking at establishing a presence in New Zealand.
See http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/story.asp?id=228 for the associated media release
TWO NZ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORTS IN SUSTAINABILITY'S GLOBAL TOP 100
The 2001 Landcare Research Annual Report is in the Top 50 Sustainable Development Reports selected by SustainAbility in their sample of reports from around the world. They have a list of another 50 Reports that they consider are also examples of leading reports. Watercare Services is on this list. It is stunning that a little country called NZ has two reports in the top 100 in the world! For more information visit http://www.sustainability.com/publications/engaging/trust-us-50.asp
SEMINAR - JOHN P. KOTTER - LEADING CHANGE
John P. Kotter is the Harvard Business Professor of Leadership. He was voted the #1 leadership and change guru by Business Week USA. He will hold a one day event on "Leading Change: What Leaders Really Do" on Tuesday 11 February 2003, at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland.
For more information visit http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/publicevent.asp?EventID=99 or phone 07 838 1098
CHARLES HANDY HERE IN AUCKLAND - ALL OUR FUTURES: THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEW CAPITALISM
Totem Auckland with the University of Auckland Business School are proud to present Charles Handy in this special event. Numbers are limited!
16 December, 9am-12noon, followed by lunch in the Totem Members' Hub, overlooking the Viaduct.
For more information visit http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/publicevent.asp?EventID=101 or call Totem on (09) 35 999 60 (email email@example.com)
UK CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY BILL
The UK Parliament's House of Commons is currently discussing a new bill, titled Corporate Responsibility (Environmental, Social and Financial Reporting), or "CORE Bill".
The Bill is backed by organisations including Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth and the trade union representing people who work in public services. The second reading is scheduled for 14 November.The CORE Bill would introduce the following key requirements on companies:
* Mandatory reporting: companies with a turnover greater than 5 million pounds would be required to produce and publish reports on their economic, environmental and social impacts * Stakeholder dialogue: companies would have to consult affected stakeholders before launching major projects * Directors duties: directors would be required to better consider the impacts of their business on the environment and society * Enforcement and transparency: the Bill would create a Standards Board to set standards, monitor and ensure the effective implementation of the above.
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ANEW NZ FORUM ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND WEALTH CREATION
Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well in NZ But What Happened to Wealth Generation?
Have Your Say!
The latest GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) and the corresponding Bartercard NZ Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002, is being released in November. A public dialogue is set to address the importance of entrepreneurship in economic growth, to stimulate both public and private initiatives aimed at boosting the New Zealand economy.
Wednesday, 27 November 2002 GEM Report discussed, compares NZ Entrepreneurial performance with 36 countries. Discusses how to convert our high "E" ranking into wealth generation. Interact with distinguished panel of business / government leaders. An after-the-event working group will consider developing the terms of reference for a concrete proposal to create a "National Commission on Entrepreneurship".
Summary of research by Prof. Howard Frederick, Director of the UNITEC Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and author of the Bartercard NZ Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2002 report.
The Honourable John Tamihere - Small Business & Youth portfolios Tony Falkenstein - Chairman of Bartercard New Zealand Fran O'Sullivan - NZ Herald Assistant Editor Bryan Mogridge - businessman and professional director Ella Henry - UNITEC Head of Maori Studies John O'Hara - software entrepreneur Annette Black - venture capitalists and business entrepreneur John Blackham - software entrepreneur and commentator of government initiatives Matti Wall - Competitive Auckland
Evening includes panel, Q's and A's, small group discussions, results and refreshments.
Venue / time:
AUT Conference Centre, 55 Wellesley St., WA Building, Auckland; 5.15 - 7.30 PM $30 per person (GST inc) including personal copy of GEM report, register by sending a cheque made to Anew NZ, Box 32 Albany. Contact Greg Liggins for further information at 358-5790 or Dr. Howard Frederick at 815-4321 X7016.
Come and contribute your knowledge and enthusiasm for creating a new NZ.
Sponsored by the UNITEC Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Anew NZ. In the Monthly Forum Series "Creating a New New Zealand" See www.anewnz.org.nz for further information.
SETTING THE STANDARD! ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
A new ISO/TS 14048 technical specification 'Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Data documentation format' aims to help companies evaluate the impact that a product has on the environment over its entire life.
Life cycle assessments offer a strategy for organisations to acquire sound environmental information on products and services and thereby influence decisions on materials used, production methods, distribution, and methods of disposal.
ISO/TS 14048 provides special requirements and guidelines for the preparation, conduct and review of life cycle assessment and life cycle inventory data, with a view to developing environmentally improved products and services over their whole life cycle.
ISO/TS 14048 costs 128 Swiss francs and is available from ISO national member institutes. It is the work of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 207, Environmental management, subcommittee SC 5, Life cycle assessment. More from the Switzerland-based International Standardisation Organisation website at www.iso.ch (also Standards New Zealand www.standards.co.nz)
Regards The Team at NZBCSD