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In a world first, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley Water has prepared a profit and loss statement that prices ‘natural capital’ costs and benefits.
Australian water utility and Melbourne’s largest retail water business Yarra Valley Water, has created $72.4 million of benefits for the environment, its employees and the community in 2014-15, according to the first ever integrated profit and loss (IP&L) account published in the water sector.
Australian water utility Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne’s largest retail water business, created AU$72.4 million of benefits for the environment, its employees and society in 2014/15, according to the first ever integrated profit and loss (IP&L) account published in the water sector.
KWS, a subsidiary of Dutch infrastructure company VolkerWessels, along with processor Wavin and resin supplier Total have signed a cooperation agreement to develop roads made from recycled plastic waste, which the companies say is a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt.
Only about a third of investors are familiar with green bonds, but demand from long-term investors for the environmentally-friendly debt offerings is outstripping supply, panelists said at S&P Dow Jones Indices 5th Annual Global Fixed Income Forum in New York.
The Natural Capital Coalition’s vision is a world “where business conserves and enhances natural capital”. In July the Coalition launched the Natural Capital Protocol which is mainly aimed at business users. It could potentially transform the way businesses operate because it comprehensively demonstrates how companies are dependent on a healthy environment.
On the 25th birthday of green chemistry, we speak to some of the innovators leading the charge on a toxin-free future.
The bad-debt clouds have parted, and a ray of profit is shining through. Investors in Indian banks, forced to live with quarter after quarter of wealth destruction, are basking in the warmth of a 45 percent rally in the country’s Bankex Index over the past seven months.