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  • Sustainability Matters – Assisting business achieve a tomorrow for tomorrow's children
    Makers Raising the Bar on Sustainability Reporting Worldwide How to Make a Nation A Monocle Guide Edelman Trust Barometer Published in NZ For the First Time Why Would You Think About Becoming a TNS Professional What if Every Act of Design and Construction Made the World a Better Place The Farm which Grows Climate Change Solutions Fit for the Future Be More Effective Get More Done with Less Stress Antarctic Loss Could Double Sea Rise by 2100 Do Good Jobs British Columbia Businesses Call for a Stronger Carbon Tax Ecolabel Index Environment Sustainability Consulting Commercial Manager Local International These 21 Countries are Cutting Carbon While Growing GDP One Million Climate Jobs Tackling the Environmental and Economic Crises Up to 100 Years to Restore Waikato River The True Cost Who Pays the Price for Our Clothing John Elkington s Required Reading Dairy Downturn Chance to Change The Role of Internal Audit in Non financial and Integrated Reporting Success in a Time of Economic Distress ACCA Welcomes Launch of the EC Public consultation on Non financial Reporting Guidelines Ranui Sustainable Brings Kiwi Innovators to Northland Sorry Feds Kids Can Sue Over Climate Negligence Judge Says Battle of Giants GRI vs SASB vs IR To see the newsletter click here Sustainability Matters 31st March 2016 Sustainability Group Events A Need for Trained Carbon Accountants Tertiary Education and Training Is it Fit for Purpose Warren Buffet s Annual Letter to Investors Integrated Reporting Training Freshwater Consultation Scientists Seas Rising Faster than in Past 2800 Years Why Your Board Should Care About Sustainable Development Victoria Appoints Senior Leader in Sustainability Time to Act The Accountancy Profession s Contribution to the SDG s Organic Market Outperformance Sustainable Development in the World s Fastest Growing Reporting Region A Guide to Understanding Liquid Fuels Challenges and Moving Towards

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  • About this site – Sustainability Matters
    and feel A key intent is to provide a vehicle for new ish editions of the Sustainability Matters newsletters Ray has been publishing fortnightly since about 2001 to be available on the www and from a web site of his own rather than via cloud storage services such as DropBox and Google Drive A further purpose is provision of a miscellany of information about sustainability which site visitors will hopefully find useful and interesting especially in the New Zealand context and with some focus toward the potential interests of chartered accountants among others The field is so vast and fast moving capacity limitations mean it is neither possible to be fully comprehensive nor up to date And as the TV adverts say there is more Another purpose is to provide a vehicle for periodic blogs should Ray be so moved something one of his three offspring Rob in Singapore has been encouraging his Dad to do for years and years to get with it move on and consider doing things differently Finally although it is not the end Sustainability Matters is the name of a small New Zealand business focused on sustainability Sustainability does matter to every one of us

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  • Definitions – Sustainability Matters
    humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations https www epa gov sustainability learn about sustainability what there have been many variations and extensions on this basic definition Many argue that sustainability has been hijacked and twisted to suit government and business that really want to continue with business as usual The quotes below will provide some ideas on what constitutes sustainable development and sustainability http www globalfootprints org sustainability Among the many ways that sustainability has been defined the simplest and most fundamental is the ability to sustain or put another way the capacity to endure http www sustainability com sustainability If an activity is said to be sustainable it should be able to continue forever http www landlearnnsw org au sustainability what is sustainability sustainability is defined as the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs particularly with regard to use and waste of natural resources Sustainable practices support ecological human and economic health and vitality Sustainability presumes that resources are finite and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used In simplest terms sustainability is about our children and our grandchildren and the world we will leave them http www sustain ucla edu about us what is sustainability sustainable urban development Improving the quality of life in a city including ecological cultural political institutional social and economic components without leaving a burden on the future generations A burden which is the result of a reduced natural capital and an excessive local debt Our aim is that the flow principle that is based on an equilibrium of material and

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  • Newsletters – Sustainability Matters
    similar to the present eMailed cover messages will be on the home page as posts with hypertext links either to the relevant newsletter and or the specific item within that newsletter Another possibility is a searchable list of newsletters categorised by month The newsletters themselves may be PDF s as at present OR Word documents with password protection Meanwhile here are links to several 2016 editions of Sustainability Matters as

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  • Resources – Sustainability Matters
    more Here s an early trial of how this might be done via a simple spreadsheet If not listed on this page they might be provided in individual child pages for each category As you may expect no responsibility will or can be taken for any of it being complete accurate or fit for your purpose or anyone else s Also the material may have become dated or superceded So

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  • Who – Sustainability Matters
    a tomorrow for tomorrow s children call it 7 generation thinking Small flexible versatile independent and reliable providing a wide range of skills and expertise Ray is an enthusiastic promoter of sustainability including the long term survival of humans everything else would survive if it were not for them Ray is Qualified in management secretarial and administration A Chartered Accountant FCA Experienced in auditing especially internal auditing Conversant with The Natural Step principles Was once upon a time certified by Watercare Services Ltd in dynamic olfactometary to conduct odour monitoring for Waste Water Treatment Plant North Shore City Council November 2002 A co founder and committee member of the Sustainability Working Group a volunteer special interest group attached to the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants as it then was Now CAANZ A co convenor from inception early in 2001 to December 2006 Compiler editor and general factotum of the fortnightly e newsletter Sustainability Matters and A founding member of Auckland Environmental Business Network NZ Businesses for Social Responsibility which merged October 2002 to form the Sustainable Business Network plus involvement with Anew NZ and the Foundation for Progress and Wellbeing A member of the Centre for Social Environmental Accounting Research

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  • Sustainability Matters 14th April 2016 – Sustainability Matters
    relevant sustainability related material it seems appropriate to convey more of it to you Sustainability Group Events Policy Makers Raising the Bar on Sustainability Reporting Worldwide How to Make a Nation A Monocle Guide Edelman Trust Barometer Published in NZ For the First Time Why Would You Think About Becoming a TNS Professional What if Every Act of Design and Construction Made the World a Better Place The Farm which Grows Climate Change Solutions Fit for the Future Be More Effective Get More Done with Less Stress Antarctic Loss Could Double Sea Rise by 2100 Do Good Jobs British Columbia Businesses Call for a Stronger Carbon Tax Ecolabel Index Environment Sustainability Consulting Commercial Manager Local International These 21 Countries are Cutting Carbon While Growing GDP One Million Climate Jobs Tackling the Environmental and Economic Crises Up to 100 Years to Restore Waikato River The True Cost Who Pays the Price for Our Clothing John Elkington s Required Reading Dairy Downturn Chance to Change The Role of Internal Audit in Non financial and Integrated Reporting Success in a Time of Economic Distress ACCA Welcomes Launch of the EC Public consultation on Non financial Reporting Guidelines Ranui Sustainable Brings Kiwi Innovators to

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  • Sustainability Matters 31st March 2016 – Sustainability Matters
    s Annual Letter to Investors Integrated Reporting Training Freshwater Consultation Scientists Seas Rising Faster than in Past 2800 Years Why Your Board Should Care About Sustainable Development Victoria Appoints Senior Leader in Sustainability Time to Act The Accountancy Profession s Contribution to the SDG s Organic Market Outperformance Sustainable Development in the World s Fastest Growing Reporting Region A Guide to Understanding Liquid Fuels Challenges and Moving Towards Stronger More

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