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Sustainability

No place to hide: Expert sees growing threat to godwits

As tens of thousands of bar-tailed godwits leave New Zealand for their annual long-distance migration, one expert is warning their habitats – and those of other species – continue to be under threat from human practices.

Greenhouse gas emissions – four things farmers should know

AgFirst Agribusiness and Environmental Consultant Erica van Reenen outlines four things farmers should know as sector groups urge farmers to prepare for change.

ANZ backs ambitious sustainability commitment for Tāmaki Makaurau

ANZ and Auckland Council have partnered to create what is believed to be the country’s first sustainability linked lending for a local authority.

Government emissions reduction plan not ambitious enough

ANZ Managing Director Business Lorraine Mapu writes that Aotearoa needs to accelerate private investment and action on climate change.

ANZ welcomes Government’s Green Bond move

ANZ welcomes the announcement that the New Zealand Government is planning to issue sovereign green bonds from next year to help raise funds for New Zealand’s low carbon transition.

Kiwis take backyard trapping to new level through COVID

Data from one of New Zealand’s leading innovators in predator-free technology suggests Kiwis double down on pest control in their backyards when in COVID lockdown, with some impressive results.

Going above and beyond carbon neutrality

They became carbon zero certified in 2019, but now the team at nationwide property remediation company APS Complete Property Services (APS) is planning to double - even triple - their offsets, to become one of just a handful of New Zealand companies that are carbon positive.

‘Making a difference and feeling proud’

One of country’s leading tourism operators is looking forward to the return of international visitors, eager to provide a pioneering zero-carbon holiday experience in partnership with other businesses in the Nelson Tasman region. In this article, Brendan Alborn of Alborn Enterprises talks about how he went about making his company carbon neutral.

Lofty ambitions

Auckland food manufacturer Loft started out wanting to reduce waste, but that goal quickly evolved into a widespread focus on sustainability – now they’re carbon neutral, and have some key tips for other businesses just getting started.

Real opportunities for banks to shape sustainable future

ANZ NZ CEO Antonia Watson talks about how banks can act as a catalyst for everyone to reduce emissions and preserve our natural environment.

Challenge to Kiwi farmers to think 100 years ahead

The couple behind one of New Zealand’s most sustainable farms are challenging all Kiwi farmers to think three or four generations into the future when making decisions.

Summerset in sustainability-linked loan first

New Zealand retirement village operator Summerset Group’s sustainability linked loan sets environmental, social and governance standards for the growing aged care sector.