Category: Sustainable business & policy comment

Regular summaries of key news reports and articles about sustainable business, from around the world, with links.

Sustainable business news October 2012

Sustainable business news October 2012

Study confirms threats to Barrier Reef: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/great-reef-catastrophe-20121002-26vzq.html The end of the growth assumption: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/78e883fa-0bef-11e2-8032-00144feabdc0.html#axzz28HDSP0St 

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Sustainable business news & articles May 2012

Sustainable business news & articles May 2012

Lean entrepreneurship in the online age: http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/finance/blogs/the-venture/how-to-start-a-multimillion-dollar-venture-with-10000-20120430-1xu2b.html?rand=1335753667793   The ecological and carbon impact of palm oil plantations in Indonesia: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/a-grim-portrait-of-palm-oil-emissions/ Polar bear swimming distances study:  http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/polar-bears-long-distance-swimming-skills-on-display/ The rise of alternative education in Australia: http://theconversation.edu.au/tens-of-thousands-of-students-in-alternative-education-6783 Coming into the country: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/rural-life-without-the-hard-edges/ Dingoes impacts on Thylacines: http://theconversation.edu.au/dingoes-may-have-wiped-out-tasmanian-tiger-on-mainland-6811 Asian economic growth is increasing inequality: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fba71e2c-9607-11e1-9d9d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1u2W3wXLg A sustainability challenge: increasing efficiency increases consumption: http://theconversation.edu.au/our-bloated-cult-of-efficiency-doing-the-wrong-thing-right-6638 Leading the way on climate […]

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Sustainable business news & articles April 2012

Sustainable business news & articles April 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/uranium-mines-dot-navajo-land-neglected-and-still-perilous.html?_r=1&hpw Uranium mines on indigenous land in the US. http://theconversation.edu.au/rapid-warming-in-se-australia-challenges-plans-to-adapt-gradually-6076   Step-wise change may indicate more rapid base-line effects on rainfall and temperature in SE Australia. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/technology/apple-presses-its-suppliers-to-improve-conditions.html?_r=1&hp   Apple’s new CEO putting attention on the supply chain and on labour conditions in China. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/indian-tribe-avatar-supreme-court  A landmark case on indigenous rights and mining before the Indian Supreme Court. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/what-happens-when-all-the-wells-run-dry-20120409-1wl3a.html  […]

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Comment on the MDBA ‘consultation’ process

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. http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2012/04/16/not-a-match-in-sight-at-the-final-round-of-murray-darling-meetings/#comment-8818

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Sustainable business news & articles March 2012

Sustainable business news & articles March 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/us/in-california-a-bold-plan-to-reshape-the-central-valley-flood-plain.html?src=recg#h[AadEsa,1]  New plan for California central value restoration. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water-congress-20120301,0,5831589.story But Congress votes to undo it, and two decades of water reform. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/opinion/the-poverty-of-an-idea.html?_r=1&hp  A review of Michael Harrington’s work and influence, 50 years after ‘The Other America’. http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/with-reef-ecosystems-it-may-be-all-or-nothing/ Important research on Mediterranean reef ecosystems. http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/killing-manufacturing-kindness  An interesting take on environmental standards and strategic competitiveness in manufacturing. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/carbon-tax-may-help-protect-wildlife-20120307-1ukmx.html  Putting […]

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