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What’s inside your mobile phone and why you may want to recycle them

What happens when you recycle an old phone? Why should you bother? As e-waste collection bins spring up throughout Australia, there’s a good reason why you may want to fill them. An estimated 23 million unused mobile phones are gathering dust around the country instead of being
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Shaping the future: what clients want from their investments

Every investment decision local investors make plays a role in shaping the future of Australia. Recognition of that simple concept brings with it a deep responsibility for all who are involved in finance and capital markets. The scale of the responsibility brings with it enormous oppo
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Market Pulse: Why demand for engineers is “on fire”

Unprecedented. On fire. Hot. Not like anything I’ve seen in 35 years. These were just some of the superlatives used to describe the booming infrastructure market for engineering in Australia this week. The cause? A new found synchronicity of infrastructure projects in Melbourne and Sy
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Achieving Net (or Nearly) Zero Buildings

How much progress has been made in achieving net zero buildings? And will this approach help us meet our Paris Climate Change Agreement commitment of net zero emissions by 2050? A Net Zero-Energy Building is one that is highly efficient and operates on renewable energy to achieve net
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Let’s imagine a connected, efficient, sustainable Australia – then plan for it

Close your eyes and imagine that your home town is suddenly the perfect place to live. What do you see? Chances are good public transport is there, along with accessible jobs, education and healthcare; high-quality affordable housing; clean air to breathe; and green spaces to wander i
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No one’s buying electric cars in Australia

Australia is lagging behind in electric vehicle ownership while some countries are streaking ahead, with a new report calling on more local incentives to convince car buyers to make the switch. In China, sales of electric cars increased 80% in September compared to last year, reports 
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Australia to see more M&A in the energy space: survey

Australia will be one of the top five countries for energy investment and M&A, a new survey has found. The study for Change: Investing in a smarter energy future, by law firm Pinsent Masons and Mergermarket, surveyed 250 senior executives from 200 businesses with revenues of $US1
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How to tell if a company is really doing good

One of the most significant recent trends is the desire of consumers and investors to achieve social good with their money. Companies such as Toms, who give away a pair of shoes to the disadvantaged for every pair of shoes purchased, have found that the strong resonance of their messa
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Solar grows faster than all other forms of power for the first time

Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016, the International Energy Agency said in a report suggesting the technology will dominate renewables in the years ahead. The institution established after the first major oil crisis in 1973 said 165 gigaw
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