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The question isn’t whether we can fix climate change, but whether it can fix us

Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

The question isn’t whether we can fix climate change, but whether it can fix us

The climate is changing – both in general (bad) and also in business (good). Linear is becoming circular, waste is a dirty word for companies and the threat of impending doom is driving innovation. And while we may be reaching the limits on our natural resources, Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network, thinks we're a long way from reaching the limits of human ingenuity – and businesses have a major responsibility to create a better way. 

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Sustainability isn't just a buzzword – businesses must adapt or get left behind, Ecostore co-founder Malcolm Rands says. He explains why sustainability is now crucial to our planet, our wellbeing, and the economy, as well as some actions businesses can take to move towards this.

Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

In a regular section called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. Taupo Beef and Lamb is one of these businesses, which is fighting the good fight against climate change through sustainable farming.

Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines. So, in a regular section in print called Can We Fix It? and in a series of online pop-up sections throughout the year – Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. First up, the existential threat that is Climate Change. 

Climate Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

In a regular section called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. Kai is a smart, data-driven grocery planning and delivery service soon to be launched out of Auckland. The aim? To decentralise and regenerate the food ecosystem, decreasing waste and prices.

Going global

To say it’s been a big year for co-working provider Bizdojo would be an understatement. The company has spent it planning rapid growth, running into growing pains in the process (such as the liquidation of subsidiary company Bizdojo Auckland) and now, it has just been sold to one of the world’s leading workspace providers, IWG. Bizdojo co-founder Jonah Merchant sat down for a chat about the highs and lows of the past year.

Idealog + James & Wells

James & Wells’ “Turning Innovation into Gold” seminar series is coming back. The event is all about helping businesses understand the different funding options and what is needed to get investment ready. James & Wells Partner Jonathan Lucas discusses here why intellectual property is an important component to securing investment.