Winners of the 2013 Banksia awards

Winners of the 2013 Banksia awards

Net Balance was thrilled to be part of this milestone event as finalists from across Australia gathered in Melbourne last week to learn who would take home the honours in a range of categories ranging from land and biodiversity management through to the indigenous award for caring for country.

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Collaboration and commitment needed for more sustainable palm oil

Collaboration and commitment needed for more sustainable palm oil

A new report, jointly supported by WWF-Australia and the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC), provides a much-needed assessment of the facts, myths, issues and challenges around palm oil. Launched today, the independent report will provide a springboard for action to increase the proportion of palm oil supplies derived from sustainable sources in the Australian market.

 

 

 

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Supply chain sustainability increasing in value

Supply chain sustainability increasing in value

Now more than ever, businesses are reaping the rewards of investing in supply  chain sustainability. According to a recent Supply Chain report released by the  Carbon Disclosure Project, companies are increasingly seeing benefits flow from  the expansion of low carbon products and services, including operational  efficiencies and improved business reputation.

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The real cost of technology

The real cost of technology

As I tap away on my laptop at a café (and therefore on wireless internet)  writing this blog post, listening to music from Spotify.com, periodically  checking Facebook updates and checking the diary on my smartphone, I begin to  fathom the hypocritical mountain I must climb in order to make my point  succinctly – that the debate around the real cost of technology on the planet  and on society is not being had.

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Millennium Development

Millennium Development

“When a child dies from a preventable disease, it shocks all of our consciences. When a girl is deprived of an education or her mother is denied equal rights, it undermines the prosperity of their nation. When a young entrepreneur can’t start a new business, it stymies the creation of new jobs and markets in that entrepreneur’s country, but also in our own."

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Grasping Green Rules

Green, or environmental regulation, is a good thing. That’s because, the intent of these regulations is to protect you and I, our families and our communities from the health impacts of environmental pollution at a local level, and the wider destruction of the environment, the ecosystem from which we draw much of our fundamental building blocks of life.

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Population Expansion and its Impact on the Environment

Population Expansion and its Impact on the Environment

When we speak about population expansion we talk and think about human population growth.  Why is this the case?  Why is the human population so superior that it needs to, and wants to, expand, whilst seemingly all other species experience population decline, mostly as a consequence of the growth of the human population.

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