Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rethinking capitalism

Michael E. Porter, Harvard University professor, explains why business leaders must focus on shared value—creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society. He is the co-author of the HBR article Creating Shared Value.

If you have 16 minutes to spare, this is a really important and insightful rethink about where capitalism should be heading particularly to address climate change and to ensure that other social and environmental benefits of business and corporate profits don’t necessarily come at a cost to society.


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Study on the benefits of ‘green’ buildings

A comprehensive Australian study of almost 430 buildings released on 3 June, 2013 provides considerable evidence of the environmental benefits of ‘green’ buildings.

Green Star-rated buildings emit around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions and use a third of the electricity when compared with the average Australian building, a new report finds.

The Value of Green Star: A decade of environmental benefits, released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today, analyses data from 428 Green Star-certified buildings and fitouts and compares it to the ‘average’ Australian building and minimum practice benchmarks.

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