When 60 heads of large New Zealand companies recently committed to a transition to a low emissions economy, some environmentalists were wary.
While many were prepared to take these leaders at their word, they rightly said they were keen to see evidence of the commitment.
That position is understandable: these companies are responsible for at least 50% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the companies’ voluntary initiative, some may think the commercial world is slow to turn around.
It’s not for lack of desire; everyone wants to be able to say they tried to leave the planet in better shape. That is why I was one of the signatory chief executives, representing Ravensdown.
Our company has varied effects on the environment so we’re considering every facet of our operation and the impact of farming practice, as well as emissions. We’re getting bolder and more innovative in the practices and technologies. . . . . . >