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Sustainability

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Conservation funding
Environmental economics
Sustainability and the environment


Collection
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A precinct is a cohesive neighbourhood-scale urban area with both private and shared infrastructure. This Collection supports design and performance assessment of precincts with focus on sustainability, resilience, and low-carbon living. This Collection began as part of a Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funded...
Discussion paper

Population and climate change

The relationship between population and climate change is complex. This paper reviews the evidence, and includes unique insights by lead author Ian Lowe, who has been involved in climate policy and research in Australia from its very beginning in the 1980s.
Report

Climate disclosures: lessons from global trends for Aotearoa New Zealand

The purpose of this report is to consider emerging global best practice for standards on climate risk disclosure regimes and how they might be adopted into the incoming mandatory regime in New Zealand.
Literature review

Greening libraries: a literature review for the Australian Library and Information Association

This publication provides an overview of academic and professional literature relating to sustainability practices in the library and information sector in Australia and overseas.
Report

The government’s preparedness to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores how the New Zealand government how is demonstrating its commitment to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Report

Levelling up through circular economy jobs

In this report, the authors argue that greater UK government ambition for an effective and expanded circular economy by 2035 would create hundreds of thousands of new jobs across the country.
Briefing paper

Targeting net zero: a strategic framework for business action

This briefing paper provides practical and strategic guidance for how organisations can overcome some of the challenges that are preventing climate change action and how they can find ways to implement a net zero strategy.
Report

International developments in sustainability reporting

This paper identifies and describes international trends in sustainability reporting to promote discussion around the potential role of government in laying the foundations for an effective sustainability reporting regime, which would facilitate sustainable transitions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Briefing paper

Transforming the health system for sustainability: environmental leadership through a value-based health care strategy

Health systems are at the forefront of responding to the impacts of climate change. This paper argues that this will require strong leadership within the health sector, supported by innovative, evidence-based and practice informed strategies that support the sustainability of a healthy Australia.
Report

Private equity’s ESG journey: from compliance to value creation

This survey explores the views of general partners and limited partners in responsible investment among global private equity firms.
Report

Review of the governance of Fish and Game New Zealand and the regional Fish and Game councils

This review was promoted by longstanding reports of dysfunction with Fish and Game. It has provided an opportunity to review an organisation that has changed little since its establishment 30 years ago.
Report

Net-zero challenge: the supply chain opportunity

This report showcases the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains.
Report

The future of the corporation: moving from balance sheet to value sheet

This report puts forward recommendations for companies to achieve effective stakeholder governance to assist them in dealing with the impact that stakeholder capitalism might have.
Journal article

Lean practices using building information modeling (BIM) and digital twinning for sustainable construction

This investigation aims to find out the recent efforts of utilizing BIM for lean purposes in the last decade by critically reviewing the published literature and identifying dominant clusters of research topics.
Journal article

The implementation of lean construction and six sigma concepts in light brick installation: a case study in Cordova apartment project

Sustainability has become a significant issue this decade, and construction companies are required to be able to manage their resources effectively and efficiently through the completion of environmentally friendly projects. The purpose of this study is to minimize waste in light brick installation using lean...
Journal article

Sustainability and interoperability: an economic study on BIM implementation by a small civil engineering firm

In the area of civil engineering, due to the local nature of many of the software tools used, interoperability problems are frequent, with few studies addressing the economic impact of this, especially in small engineering firms. The main contribution of this paper is a design...
Report

The future is now: exploring the post-pandemic direction for Aotearoa New Zealand

We need to make collective decisions to improve the long-term prospects of all New Zealanders in a post-Covid world — but what are the most critical issues we will face, and how can we best address them? This report builds on previous papers from the...
Guide

Mobility pulse insights

This report highlights how business can play an essential role in influencing employee, customer and sector mobility options. The report provides examples of business using mobility tools to provide economic savings, improve employee health and wellbeing, and reduce GHG emissions.
Report

Design for a circular economy: reducing the impacts of the products we use

In this report, the legislation that has helped to drive greater energy efficiency is evaluated as well as recommendations to improve it. This includes ways to cut more energy and address resource efficiency to stop the UK getting through electronics at such an unsustainable rate...
Report

Living locally: creating resilient 20-minute neighbourhoods in greenfield growth areas

This report draws on research and practical experience to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving 20-minute neighbourhoods in new greenfield suburbs. The report outlines opportunities for collaborative approaches to create local environments that support ‘living locally’ and, with that, stronger social connections and...