Britain goes Hungry
The Sustainable Business Network’s (SBN) Get Sustainable Challenge is on right now, and taking part is insurance company Sovereign, no doubt hoping for a result in the November awards. Meanwhile SBN members Low Impact and SolarCity are aiming high...
Leading the way
Sovereign recently became the first New Zealand signatory to the United Nations’ Principles of Sustainable Insurance, the leading edge global initiative designed to make sustainability a fundamental concern of the insurance industry. Signatories pledge to make environmental, social and governance concerns key to their operations, particularly in regards to risk management. “Sovereign is proud to be a signatory to this important initiative, after years of hard work to get it to this stage,” says Sovereign CEO Charles Anderson.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the launch of the Principles of Sustainable Insurance was a further evolution of the important movement to build a green economy.
“The Principles for Sustainable Insurance provide a global roadmap to develop and expand the innovative risk management and insurance solutions that we need to promote renewable energy, clean water, food security, sustainable cities and disaster-resilient communities.”
Further information can be found on the Principles for Sustainable Insurance on
www.unepfi.org/psi SBN member Low Impact, producer of The Hungry Bin worm farm composter (see their ad on page 3 of this magazine), has been making its mark in Britain, having been launched their through trendy home sustainability company Omlet, the company also behind the hugely popular Eglu chicken coop.
The Hungry Bin has attracted some attention in the UK’s largest newspapers, including The Guardian and The Telegraph, which named it as in the top three composters.
SBN member SolarCity has just launched the award-winning C21e solar roof tile in New Zealand.
The C21e is unique as it sits flush to the roof and is a solar panel in itself, so you don’t need to build a roof then add solar panels on top.
Winner of a Queen’s award for innovation this new roof integrated solar power tile is ideal for new builds or re-roofing projects.
Find out more at elementmagazine.co.nz/people/architecture/zero-energy-house/
CEO Charles Anderson