Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Great potential for greening New Zealand

Media release
15 November 2012

Great potential for greening New Zealand

The Sustainable Business Council welcomes the Pure Advantage Report as a useful contribution to thinking on greening the NZ economy.

“In fact, the greening of all sectors of the economy is important,” said Penny Nelson, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC).

“SBC agrees with a number of opportunities identified and is working with its members in a number of these areas already.

“SBC is introducing corporate training in identifying impacts on ecosystem services, with tools developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute while working with the Department of Conservation on increasing business understanding of biodiversity and developing opportunities to partner.

“Scaling up resource efficiency is another area of work. SBC members are focusing on how they can increase the resource efficiency of their operations and influence increased resource efficiency in their supply chains, while supporting other mainstream business in New Zealand to scale up in this area.

“Where there are areas of focus in common, SBC will work with Pure Advantage to identify how our initiatives can be aligned to make a bigger difference for greening the NZ economy,” Ms Nelson said.


ENDS


The Sustainable Business Council is a CEO- led group of mainstream companies catalysing the New Zealand business community to leadership in creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment, promoting eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Catches Breath After "Goldilocks" Slump

The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month and PM John Key suggested a “Goldilocks” level far lower than at present. More>>

ALSO:

Biosecurity: Kiwifruit Claim To Hold Officials Accountable For Psa

Kiwifruit growers have joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ... More>>

ALSO:

Poison: Anglers Advised Not To Eat Trout In 1080 Areas

With the fishing season opening in just a few days (1 October 2014), anglers are being warned by the Department of Conservation(DOC) not to eat trout from pristine backcountry waters and their downstream catchments, where the department is conducting 1080 poisoning operations. More>>.

ALSO:

Quotas: MPI Swoop On Suspected Fraudulent Fishing Activity

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity... “The investigation involves activity throughout the commercial supply chain – catching, landing, processing and exporting.” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fonterra Slashes 2015 Milk Payout, Earnings Tumble 76%

Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by about 12 percent, citing weaker global dairy prices and said there is a risk of further declines given strong global milk production. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news