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Sustainability in business is not a side project

With increasing pressure from external regulatory bodies and savvy consumers looking to make smarter and more responsible purchasing decisions, it is more important now...

Australia’s vanishing clean coal opportunity

If we are to defend and improve our competitive standing as a first-tier global economy, Australia needs to invest heavily in the development of...

Australia's vanishing clean coal opportunity

If we are to defend and improve our competitive standing as a first-tier global economy, Australia needs to invest heavily in the development of...

Hip! Sneakers made from London Underground seats

Eco-conscious footwear company, Above+Below London, is now selling shoes made from material that once adorned seats on London's transport system. The shoes' leather upper parts are made from discarded wallets and the soles from used car tyres. They are assembled in Portugal in non-sweaty shop conditions.

One man's trash is another man's shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

One man’s trash is another man’s shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

Grow Me The Money

Grow Me The Money is a 12 month online program designed to help small to medium sized businesses become more sustainable and save money....

The risk with green

Henry Ford’s marketing promise has moved on the colour wheel. Every company, product and service, from diapers through to life insurance, has become green.

Carbon pollution reduction — for fun and profit

When the Department of Climate Change decided to change the name of the national Emissions Trading Scheme to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, they really hit on a winner. Yes, it’s a bit harder to say – the CPRS doesn’t roll off the tongue like the NETS. In fact, it sounds a bit like a medical procedure, but it’s a brilliant name change because now the scheme is being referred to in terms of its goals, rather than its mechanism. The new name puts all the focus on what the scheme wants to achieve. The emissions trading scheme is simply the way in which it’s going to be done.

Before saving the world, you need the right armour

The opportunity Do you want to save the world and make money doing it? That’s the opportunity that presents itself with the introduction of the...

On bio-fuels

There has been a lot of criticism of late about bio-fuels and, like many issues, the good technologies are being tarred with the same...

Being green (and credible)

Green laundry detergent, green broadband, green electricity, green cars, green cleaning products, green flights, the list goes on... With increased awareness about climate change (particularly...

Shut the bleeding door!

Have you ever wandered off a cold and rainy street, through the open doors of a shop into somewhere warm, dry and seemingly a...

What are Carbon Credits anyway?

The very best way to reduce your emission of carbon into the atmosphere is to make appropriate behavioural and structural changes so that you physically cease to emit so much carbon. Sounds obvious, hey? But the devil is in the detail.

Victorian Technology Profiles Aug/Sep 06

The path from start-up to success story can be a challenging journey. These two Victorian innovators are taking the path less travelled, turning good ideas into profitable international businesses, and they're not looking back!

Regional tech

For the most part, we Australians huddle in and around our eastern seaboard cities, with healthy respect for the harsh realities inland. But there's more to Australia's tech sector than MBA-educated entrepreneurs and wealthy investors in Sydney and Melbourne. As globalisation levels the international playing field, so the performance gap between urban elites and regional innovators narrows.

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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