Sustainable business news & articles April 2012 Uranium mines on indigenous land in the US.   Step-wise change may indicate more rapid base-line effects on rainfall and temperature in SE Australia.   Apple’s new CEO putting attention on the supply chain and on labour conditions in China.  A landmark case on indigenous rights and mining before the Indian Supreme Court.  Water politics in the Middle East.   The case for sustainable banking.   Good news for the Reef.   Unusual weather patterns persist in the UK summer. UK drought and climate change.   Allegations of Walmart’s systematic bribery in Mexico.  An interesting initiative in sustainable supermarket business. Analysing Apple’s margins from a sustainable business perspective.  On Wendell Berry.  Wendell Berry’s 2012 Jefferson Lecture  An informed view of Australia’s forest cover.  a US-based assessment of sustainable business performance, from EIRIS



Comment on the MDBA ‘consultation’ process

I have posted a comment on Crikey’s piece, “Not a match in sight at the final round of MDBA meetings”.  I am very critical of the MDBA’s community engagement process, as outlined in this comment.

Sustainable business news & articles March 2012[AadEsa,1]  New plan for California central value restoration.,0,5831589.story But Congress votes to undo it, and two decades of water reform.  A review of Michael Harrington’s work and influence, 50 years after ‘The Other America’. Important research on Mediterranean reef ecosystems.  An interesting take on environmental standards and strategic competitiveness in manufacturing.  Putting the carbon tax to work: wildlife corridors.  Debate over water in an Arizona mine proposal.  UN’s new voluntary guidelines on the tenure of land.  Significant changes in UK planning legislation.  Some contemporary views of healthy city design.