Positive Responses to Sustainability issues

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Published on March 24, 2009

Author: Annah

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Some examples of the postive responses to sustainability issues, globally and in New Zealand.

Sustainability – Positive Responses

Awareness is changing… … ..to Science, business and lifestyle magazines! Increasing consumer awareness and responsibility and demand for better choices

… ..to Science, business and lifestyle magazines!

Increasing consumer awareness and responsibility and demand for better choices

“ This is not only a political issue it is more a moral issue. Our ability to live is what is at stake!” Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth Climate Change is Driving the Agenda

Climate Change is Driving the Agenda Key Conclusions: #1 - Benefits of strong, early action far outweigh the costs and danger of inaction #2 - There is still time to avoid the worst impacts, if we take strong action now. #3 - Could have very serious impacts on growth and development. #4 - Action is required of all countries, and need not cap aspirations for growth. #5 – A range of options exists to cut emissions; strong, deliberate action is required to motivate their take-up. #6 – Climate change demands an international response, based on a shared understanding of long-term goals and agreement on framework for action. Stern Review - on the economics of climate change

Climate Change is Driving the Agenda cont… Key Policy Actions needed: #1 –Pricing of carbon, implemented through tax, trading or regulation. #2 – Policy to support innovation and the deployment of low-carbon technologies #3 – Removal of barriers to energy efficiency, and to inform and persuade individuals about what they can do to respond to climate change.

Key Policy Actions needed:

#1 –Pricing of carbon, implemented through tax, trading or regulation.

#2 – Policy to support innovation and the deployment of low-carbon technologies

#3 – Removal of barriers to energy efficiency, and to inform and persuade individuals about what they can do to respond to climate change.

Kiwis are shifting their focus… From a concerned citizen (remember save Manapouri) To a concerned consumer (ethical & green purchasing)

From a concerned citizen (remember save Manapouri)

To a concerned consumer (ethical & green purchasing)

A Perfect Storm … of Opportunities Innovation Growth Productivity Brand Image Revenue $aving$ Competitive Advantage Business Value BusinessLAB 10 Market Forces 5 Mega-Issues 5 Demanding Stakeholders Climate Change Green Consumers Pollution & Health Activist Shareholders Globalization Backlash Civil Society / NGOs Energy Crunch Government Regulators Erosion of Trust Financial Sectors

Customer preferences 42% NZBCSD members have deselected suppliers for sustainability (2007) Market for sustainable suppliers has grown from 6% to 32% between 2005 and 2007 27% of NZers (1.17m people) have purposely avoided companies on sustainability grounds (2007) ( 279,000 on week of survey! ) 1.4 m NZers will pay premium for positive social / environmental benefit Sale of organic products growing at 10 – 20% p.a.

42% NZBCSD members have deselected suppliers for sustainability (2007)

Market for sustainable suppliers has grown from 6% to 32% between 2005 and 2007

27% of NZers (1.17m people) have purposely avoided companies on sustainability grounds (2007) ( 279,000 on week of survey! )

1.4 m NZers will pay premium for positive social / environmental benefit

Sale of organic products growing at 10 – 20% p.a.

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