Month: October 2008

Study supports organic agriculture in Africa

Study supports organic agriculture in Africa

The agricultural biotechnology sector has been active in recent years in promoting their technology as the answer to world food shortages, whether these shortages are driven by price rises associated with futures speculation or by declining rainfall with climate change.  The willingness of the sector to overlook health and environmental risks in the pursuit of […]

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News story: Sustainable business in mining

News story: Sustainable business in mining

Here is an article of mine in the Mining Bulletin, October 2008, on sustainable business and the mining industry. mining_bulletin.pdf

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Valuing catchment as assets

Valuing catchment as assets

This research was conducted for SA Water over 2008-2009, out of the International Graduate School of Business, and the Sustainable Communities Innovation & Research Cluster of the University of South Australia. Its aim was to develop a framework for valuing catchments as assets.  This becomes important in evaluating proposals for capital budgeting in water utilities.  […]

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Reflections on Flannery’s National Library lecture (final)

Reflections on Flannery’s National Library lecture (final)

So where does that leave us?–‘us’ being here simply the population of the world.  Flannery attempts a rallying call to the troops.  Calling, rather oddly, on the nineteenth century campaign to rid the world of slavery, and on the late twentieth century campaign to rid the world of the CFC’s that deplete ozone, he argues […]

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