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The future of corporate reporting is forward looking and bound by conditions for social and ecological success. Sound far-fetched, idealistic, even a bit out there? Take a look at New Zealand's corporate leaders who are already disclosing this kind of sustainability-related information in their repo...

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The fashion industry has 30-years’ experience of being in the spotlight for its social and environmental impacts; and there have been some casualties. Having worked with global brands for more than 10 years, Proxima’s Brian Johnston highlights the questions consumer focused businesses should be ask...

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Karakia at 4.30am was not something I was expecting when I signed up for an intellectual working bee at Te Ohu (People, Land and Kinship), a collaboration initiative between Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua (Tūhoe’s settlement entity) and the Living Futures Aotearoa Collaborative.  To be honest, my main go...

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Is this article for you?  Have you ever felt that the materiality assessment process can be overly focused on stakeholder opinions; can be too backward looking; or believe that it could be more aligned strategic business objectives?  In short, do you believe there is more potential value in the proc...

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The Future-Fit Business Benchmark is being heralded as a valuable new tool that supports exponential innovation towards sustainability at truly systemic level. In February 2016 The Body Shop launched its ground-breaking ‘Enrich Not Exploit’ commitment which sits at the heart of its goal to be th...

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The NZX launched its updated Corporate Governance Code for listed companies in New Zealand in May 2017, the first major update since 2003 and a big shakeup for non-financial reporting. The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) launched its new NZX Corporate Governance Code in May 2017, a code coverin...

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Proxima’s Calum Revfem busts a few Scandinavian sustainability myths, and explains what we can learn from them in New Zealand. ‘Sweden recycles 99% of its waste’ reads the attention-grabbing headline on my LinkedIn feed. Further down is a link to an article that the ‘Number of bikes in Copenhag...

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Waiheke’s MTB trails are entwined with over 600 years of history at Te Putiki o Kahu. Proxima’s Simon Harvey joined the board of trustees in 2015 and has supported the club to develop a fresh strategic plan and become a registered charity. The success of Waiheke’s fast growing mountain-bike club is gathering pace, offering Aucklanders and visitors another reason to visit the Island. The club has been run by volunteer effort over the last 11 years and now has over 7km of tracks surrounding the Onetangi Sports Park which borders the Whakenwha Regional Park. Recent work has seen an upgrade of the accessible Katoa Iwi ‘family track’ as well as improvements to the more challenging downhill rides.

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