Contents : October 2008 • Vol 55 No 9

Cover Story : Chasing Clean Billions Sustainable + profitable
Has the sustainability game changed from one of reluctant compliance to recognition there are substantial business gains to be made in the “clean tech” space? And if the need for carbon constraint is driving new industrial revolution – how quickly can Kiwi companies climb on board? by Vicki Jayne

Rod McGeoch – Bridging TransTasman Relationships
Mark Peart attended recent Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum event in Sydney and caught up with the Australian co-chairman Rod McGeoch. They discussed the transTasman relationship, common currencies and why Australia needs to be little more sensitive.

Sailing’s Golden Mile – wind in the sails
Collaboration means global success for the companies that make up Auckland’s Marine Industry Cluster. The 70 or so marine companies rely on each other – and strong industry organisation – for their success. Ellen Read takes look at how this works.

The Political Outlook for Business – break in the clouds?
Through the Labour-led Governments’ nine years, business has been gloomy about the operating environment even though profits have been good and at times in bonanza territory. Is the gloom about to lift? by Colin James

Rebooting retail icon – Rejuvenating Oroton
When Sally Macdonald took over as CEO of Oroton Group in 2006, the iconic Australian brand was in the middle of major restructure following net loss of A$9.1 million. Since then both share price and profits have bounced back up. What was the turnaround recipe? by Vicki Jayne

CSR and Business Sustainability – HR’s Leadership Role
International HR expert Brian Glade gave the keynote address at the recent HRINZ conference in Wellington. This is an edited version of his presentation on significant leadership opportunity for the HR profession in an area of growing importance for business success – sustainability.

The Director

IN TOUCH: Focus, Comment On Breaking Bad News
NZIM: Trend Spotting – Kevin Gaunt
• Politics: Now for Social Entrepreneurs – Colin James
• Economics: Taking an Economic Gamble – Bob Edlin
• Book Reviews – Vicki Jayne, Ellen Read
• Tax: Accountants’ Right of Non-disclosure – Neelam Krishna
• Sustainability: In the Dark on Emission Risks – Peter Neilson
• Consultation: Conquering Conferences – Kevin Gaunt
• Employment Law: Dodgy Medical Certificates – Can You Ignore Them? – Greg Cain, Jennifer Jones
• Ten Top Tips: Getting The Best From Temps – Megan Alexander

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