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How greenwashing became big business

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How greenwash became big business
Kath Dewar, quoted by Stuff:
 “Look for the businesses who are investing in proper Fair Trade and organic certifications, programmes that cost money for a good reason. There are companies that make fluffy self claims about being fair trade, so look for the gold standard certifications.” 
Read more from our interview with The Spinoff, 10 May 2018

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Make 2018 the year to go green

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The NZ Institute of Directors has made sustainability a priority for governance, the new NZX Governance Code now requires environmental and social risks to be disclosed and the political landscape has significantly changed.

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Kiwi consumers are voting with our wallets

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Kiwi consumers are voting green with our wallets
Kath Dewar, quoted by Stuff:
“The smart ones business leaders realise investments that reduce the cost of operations, and create a good story to tell, will be the businesses that survive in the future.”
Read more from our interview with Stuff, October 6 2017

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Marketing sustainability without greenwash

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Define a brand that soars without getting burned In May 2017, Kath Dewar ran a members-only webinar for the Sustainable Business Network on how to define a brand that soars without getting burned. In the webinar she discussed the key steps to build your brand and the sustainability benefits in an inspiring and authentic way. Effective messages reach …

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Renewables in Ōtepoti – marketing climate action

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Every business needs to be taking climate action and talking about it without greenwash. Marketing MD Kath Dewar discusses a recent Dunedin visit.

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Make your marketing sing – Project NZ 2015

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Make your sustainability story sing with GoodSense advice

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Online Sustainable Marketing course

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The NZ Marketing Association, the Sustainable Business Network and GoodSense Learning are launching what is thought to be the world’s first online professional course in Sustainable Marketing. The course will train marketers how to adapt to the growing consumer and commercial concerns about sustainability, how to avoid the dreaded ‘greenwash’ and lead their brands to …

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One News, Sunday 15th June 2014

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“I’d like my child to be a child, rather than a consumer, thanks.”
– The stings in the tail of pester-power sales promotion

For five weeks, from early May to mid Jun 2014, Countdown supermarket rewarded every $20 spent in-store with a DreamWorks character card. Made from sturdy plastic the collectable series featured the iconic characters in a tilting hologram. The sales promotion quickly became a craze among children leading some schools to ban the cards.
kath tvnz screenshot 15 june 2014

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Dole – too little too late?

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By Kath Dewar, GoodSense MD, 29th May 2013

This morning, on TV1s Breakfast, I was asked what advice I’d give Dole if they Ethical Choice cartoon Alister Kitchen Aug 2012 Finalcalled GoodSense for marketing help. I thought the answer demanded a little more space than live television permits so will attempt to do more justice to it here.

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Claims seen as greenwashing

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May 2013, Chartered Institute Magazine “Social responsibility claims, by businesses amount to little more than posturing to gain competitive advantage ,” was the motion at CIM- sponsored debate at the House of Commons in January. Proposed by Unilever chief marketing officer Keith Weed and formed IPA director-general and now 23red strategic advisor Hamish Pringle, the …

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