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Environment

12 Jun 2018

Plastic bags – the elephant in the room

Tony Field | bluenotes contributor

Over 1.5 billion single-use plastic bags are used every year in NZ. One company is helping out.

02 May 2018

The power of partnerships and wind

Mel Cutler & Mark Clover | Head of Environmental Sustainability & Director of Project and Export Finance, ANZ

As environmental issues become increasingly important for businesses, some turn to renewable energy.

05 Apr 2018

A warmer year for fossil fuel funding but finance climate still cooling

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Global banks increased lending for “extreme” fossil fuels last year but will such finances be increasingly climate constrained?

04 Apr 2018

Australia, act now or risk missing green investment opportunities

Prof Martina Linnenluecke | Professor of Environmental Science at Macquarie University

The business benefits of adopting a purpose-beyond-profit approach are positive for all organisations, including banks.

26 Mar 2018

Bubbles, not balloons, for a better future

Jemma Wight | Production Editor, bluenotes

Just like individuals, organisations may not fully understand their environmental impact.

19 Dec 2017

Elliott: community, causes & social licence

Sally Warhaft | Broadcaster, anthropologist and writer

On podcast, CEO talks about ANZ’s causes and the changing community expectations which led the bank to support a royal commission.

27 Nov 2017

How to harness the energy transition

Craig Shortus & Tsen Wong | Head of & Director of Utilities & Infrastructure, Institutional Banking at ANZ

The challenges of energy supply are significant; the costs of getting it wrong even more so.

23 Nov 2017

COP23: warming warning to banks, insurers

Sharanjit Paddam | Principal, Deloitte Actuaries & Consultants

Australian institutions aren’t adequately prepared for the impact of the transition to renewable energy.

23 Nov 2017

COP23: global carbon markets are critical

Paul Orton | Head - Project & Export Finance, Institutional Banking at ANZ

With only one year before the Paris Agreement rules must be in place, what happened at COP23?

19 Sep 2017

Banking on climate change

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

There is another front - beyond politics and risk - for would-be financiers in the energy debate.

31 Jul 2017

Why green is no longer a soft investment issue

Simon O’Connor | CEO at Responsible Investment Association Australasia

Responsibly invested assets have quadrupled in the last three years to $US622 billion.

20 Jul 2017

How do we nurture the green bond market?

Robert Scharfe | Chief Executive Officer of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Exchange groups have the power to support the transition to greener economies.