Business & Politics

Trump’s budget a disaster for the built environment

US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget measures for 2018 would spell disaster for built environment sustainability, massacring environment, energy efficiency and affordable housing programs in his country, with potential implications…

Brisbane City Council goes carbon neutral

Brisbane City Council reached a major sustainability milestone this month, officially gaining carbon neutral status. The goal was achieved through a combination of energy efficiency activities, emissions reduction actions, purchase…

New toolkit lays out pathway for more community solar

A new toolkit launched at this week’s Community Energy Congress in Melbourne aims to make it easier to establish and finance locally owned renewable energy projects. Developed by Frontier Impact…

New program aims to open impact investment opportunities

Charitable and purpose-driven organisations will soon have help to make themselves “impact investment ready”, thanks to a new program that could open the door to 20 times the funds currently available through grants.

APRA considers climate stress tests to avoid the next GFC

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has warned that organisations not taking climate change seriously could undermine the entire financial system. In a speech at the Insurance Council of Australia’s annual…

Bob Inglis on a conservative’s battle for the planet

The political reality right now is that conservative climate deniers rule in both the US and Australia. That’s an unpalatable reality to many people, but according to former US Republican…