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Future Melbourne as One of World’s Top Sustainable Cities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th August 2008 -  By 2020, per capita greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 35 per cent per resident and 59 per cent per worker under a target identified in ‘Future Melbourne’ –…

Government Funds ‘Climate Ready’ Companies

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th August 2008 -  The Rudd Government’s $75 million Climate Ready program is open for applications from Australian business. Climate Ready will support Australian businesses developing…

What Assures Consumers on Climate Change?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th July 2008 -  Preliminary results from an Australian survey have found that more than 81 per cent of consumers agree that everyone needs to take more responsibility for their personal contribution…

GM Holden to ‘Green’ Its Supply Chain

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 30th April 2008 -  GM Holden and the World Environment Centre (WEC) are joining forces to launch a program to help GM Holden and its suppliers improve their environmental performance. GM Holden says…

Earth Hour Cities Sign Up

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th January 2008 -  Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are in the first group of 14 cities around the world to sign up to take part in the global ‘Earth Hour’ campaign in 2008. They’ve joined…

Climate Change – Australia’s Philanthropic Challenge

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th November 2007 -  Philanthropy has an important role to play in addressing the issues of climate change according to David Shelmerdine from the Myer Family Office in his speech to the Australian Environmental…

Green Philanthropy Under-Funded – New Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th November 2007 -  Charities play a vital role in tackling environment problems but are under-funded by both private and corporate givers according to a new report. Only a tiny proportion of giving…

The Business Implications of Climate Change

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd August 2007 -  A new survey has found that while almost all companies reported on climate change in their sustainability reports, on closer examination companies reported far more on potential…

Companies Find Proactive Strategies for Climate Change

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2007 -  Australian companies are finding innovative responses to climate change according to a new study by the University of Queensland Business School. The study was carried out by university…

Environment Still Missing from CSR Agenda in US

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2007 -  Americans continue to define Corporate Social Responsibility as treating employees well despite the constant drumbeat of news coverage on environmental issues such as global…

Welfare and Enviro Groups Join Forces on Climate Change

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th April 2007 -  Australia’s welfare, climate and environment groups have joined forces to tackle climate change. Four national welfare, climate and environment organisations met in Melbourne…

New Enviro-Charity “Global Cool”

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd February 2007 -  In the UK, a new enviro-charity with the funky name of "Global Cool" has been launched with a star studded line up and a 10-year campaign to defeat global warming. Singer/songwriter…
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