Win with Element

Win: Organic heirloom seeds with Kings Seeds Win: Organic heirloom seeds with Kings Seeds

To celebrate its recent announcement as New Zealand's…

Win: Own the road with a Garmin Edge 1000 Win: Own the road with a Garmin Edge 1000

This month, Garmin announced the Edge 1000, a top-of-the-line…

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Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and Funding
Social Enterprise Guide: Incubation and Funding

Starting companies is tough. That's why many entrepreneurs work in incubators, where they can share space and resources…

Social Enterprise Guide: Business Planning and Market Research
Social Enterprise Guide: Business Planning and Market Research

The business planning phase of a start-up is the springboard from which a social enterprise or conscious business may or…

Inside New Orleans' social revolution
Inside New Orleans' social revolution

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans nearly nine years ago, it prompted a social revolution. Angered by post-Katrina policies…

Element's Social Enterprise Guide: Purpose
Element's Social Enterprise Guide: Purpose

Writing a cheque might impact hundreds of people's lives; mobilising your whole business to drive change can impact millions…

Sustainable business

How to build a world-changing enterprise
How to build a world-changing enterprise

Social enterprise: An organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human…

Live Chat: How can we move beyond GDP?

What will New Zealand look like in 2025? With a host of challenges such as climate change, an ageing population, inequality…

Blue Economy: Siemens CEO Paul Ravlich

Siemens NZ CEO Paul Ravlich explains that 40% of his company's revenue is now connected to environment and sustainability…

Blue Economy: Ecostore's Malcolm Rands

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands shares his prediction for New Zealand's sustainable future in 2050. OPINION: I'm going…

Blue Economy: Going beyond GDP
Blue Economy: Going beyond GDP

What gets measured, gets managed - and that applies to sustainability. Deloitte New Zealand assurance…

Blue Economy: Sustainable Business Council

Sustainable Business Council executive director Penny Nelson writes about what needs to be done over the next 35 years -…

Introducing the Blue Economy

It's the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2014. Well-dressed men and a handful of women clutch drinks under…

Blue Economy: Turning sustainable values into action

Dr. Logan Wait and Dr. Manuel Seidel, the directors of sustainability software ecoPortal, and Caleb Clarke, director, Morphum…

Blue Economy: Manufacturing and energy

Stephen Jones (General Manager, Industrial Energy Solutions at Energy for Industry) writes about the opportunity for businesses…

Video: Meet Ben Bell, Hungry Bin inventor
Video: Meet Ben Bell, Hungry Bin inventor

Element editor James Russell met local eco-preneur Ben Bell, the founder of Low Impact and the creator…

Simon Terry: GM guardian's error a grave failing

A spectacular fail by the Environmental Protection Authority raises serious questions about its reliability as a guardian…

Smart shopping with Conscious Consumers

Ethical shopping scheme Conscious Consumers is growing up, with plans to expand beyond the hospitality sector and beyond…

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Human Rights

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'
Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

A Queenstown man says he is subjected to taunts over his sexuality, which he likens to racism, every…

Inequality in NZ worsens over decade

Inequality between New Zealand's European, and Maori and Pacific populations has worsened over the past decade, according…

Streets of anxiety, anger and tear gas

Anxiety and anger remained a toxic cocktail in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson last night as demands for the arrest of the…

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Sam Judd on the environment

Sam Judd: Kudos to the kids
Sam Judd: Kudos to the kids

Global problems, local solutions? When it comes to environmental challenges, we constantly hear that…

Sam Judd: Electricity - should we use more or less?
Sam Judd: Ban the bad bug killers
Sam Judd: Help! We (all) need somebody
Sam Judd: Keeping coral
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