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In The Media / 14 Nov 2016 Utility issues pioneering ‘profit and loss’ statement

In a world first, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley Water has prepared a profit and loss statement that prices ‘natural capital’ costs and benefits.

In The Media / 14 Nov 2016 Yarra Valley Water delivers $72.4 million of benefits for the environment and the community

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.

In The Media / 10 Nov 2016 Australian water firm provides AU$72.4 million benefits to environment and society

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.

In The Media / 27 Oct 2016 Is recycled plastic waste the road material of the future?

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.

In The Media / 24 Oct 2016 RI people & appointments

There’s been a series of hires at Trucost, the environmental data firm that is now part of index firm S&P Global (subscription required).

In The Media / 20 Oct 2016 Green bonds seen gaining interest and scale

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.

In The Media / 17 Oct 2016 The cost of plastic packaging

The growing use of plastic food packaging benefits consumers, but critics say industry isn’t doing enough to minimize the negative environmental impact.

In The Media / 10 Oct 2016 The potential of the Natural Capital Protocol to transform business models

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.

In The Media / 06 Oct 2016 Plastic substitutes and other breakthroughs from 25 years of green chemistry

On the 25th birthday of green chemistry, we speak to some of the innovators leading the charge on a toxin-free future.

In The Media / 04 Oct 2016 Climate rain forecast for Indian banks’ parade

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.

In The Media / 04 Oct 2016 Valuing the Invaluable in Business

Putting an economic value on our natural environmental is difficult, both from an ethical and from a technical perspective. Nature is therefore often regarded as ‘priceless’.

In The Media / 04 Oct 2016 Acquisitions: S&P Dow Jones Indices & Trucost

S&P Dow Jones Indices has acquired a controlling stake in Trucost, which provides carbon and environmental data and risk analysis.