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What carbon budgets do, and what they can do for your business?

What carbon budgets do, and what they can do for your business?

Playing an increasing role in business strategy and planning, carbon budgets - an allowable amount of emissions within a defined time period - are used to assess regulatory, market, and reputational risks, set goals and track progress. In this article,...

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"Energy efficiency is essential" for energy security

"Energy efficiency is essential" for energy security

The Energy Efficiency Council's head of policy Rob Murray-Leach has welcomed the latest Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report, which states that managing how we use energy will be critical for energy security this summer.

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Cracking the glass-cultural ceiling

Cracking the glass-cultural ceiling

With only 2% of ASX directors being culturally diverse women, there is strong evidence that 'double jeopardy' (when gender and cultural background combine) is locking these women out of leadership opportunities.

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Australian businesses turn to internal carbon pricing

Australian businesses turn to internal carbon pricing

A new report by Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) has found that about half of Australia's major businesses will use an internal carbon price to manage their business and reduce risk within two years, as momentum builds within the corporate sector...

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Waste Opportunist: it's a question of trust

Waste Opportunist: it's a question of trustLock icon

It has been some time since there has been any discussion on the benefits of professional standards for the (waste) industry. Back in December 2015's Inside Waste magazine, the interview with the then WMAA CEO, Martin Tolar, discussed his aspirations...

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Legal Eagle: are you aware of your deemed refusal appeal rights for EPL?

Legal Eagle: are you aware of your deemed refusal appeal rights for EPL?Lock icon

Deemed refusal appeal rights arise when a licence application has been lodged with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) but it is not determined within the timeframes specified under section 287 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act...

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Californian energy leader will head talks on Australia's energy crisis

Californian energy leader will head talks on Australia's energy crisis

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has announced that Californian energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister will headline the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017, taking place on November 20-21 in Melbourne.

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Proactive monitoring critical for effective landfill management

Proactive monitoring critical for effective landfill managementLock icon

When it comes managing the environmental impact of a landfill facility, most operators have their eyes firmly fixed on the rearview mirror. Armed with measurements and reports of incidents that have already occurred, they attempt to put in place mitigation...

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ESG is only one of many factors that characterise responsible investment

ESG is only one of many factors that characterise responsible investment

Choosing investments based off a set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) related factors is a core part of responsible investing and also makes sense purely from a financial standpoint, but aside from this integration, a number of other factors...

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Local emergency waste management planning

Local emergency waste management planningLock icon

The waste generated by natural disasters or emergencies can be significant in volume, hazardous in composition, immediate in generation and vast in their geographic extent. The management of this waste can be a colossal task and has the potential to overwhelm...

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