The Rio Tinto boss says there’s a tsunami of opinion urging action on climate change and it’s time to stop the shouting and work on some answers

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Nigel Deeks

Future vision

As head of one of Australia’s biggest quantity surveying companies, Nick Deeks handles projects worth billions.

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Catching carbon

She’s trying to turn carbon dioxide into plaster board, but this young entrepreneur has some even bigger plans for Australia

Jay Sanjayan

We need to talk about cement

Concrete is essential to modern life, but it’s no friend to the planet. The rush is on to find a way to make concrete without CO2

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Our green super future

If we’re smart, we could turn Australia into a booming manufacturing country based around a low-carbon economy

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Land where money really does grow on trees

Drought-stricken farmer Michael Marshman was stacking supermarket shelves when he heard about a radical carbon capture scheme; now he’s harvesting credits.

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Game on

Just four years ago, South Australia looked like a basket case for power transmission when a huge storm devastated supply. Today, it’s the leading the race to shift to renewable energy


Helen Trinca

The Deal

Editor’s letter

It’s all but impossible to leave the politics to one side when talk turns to climate change, but that’s our aim in this issue.

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Anything but coal

Forget the cliches. In the UK, the millennials are not the only ones embracing a future built on nuclear and renewables. The enthusiasm cuts across the generations

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The man who reinvented Bosch

Gavin Smith has seen the worst of times and the best of times at the manufacturing giant.

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Invisible work

We’ve been reading about knowledge work for decades, but the new challenge for companies is managing a workplace where the work that really matters is actually hard to see.

Michael Hanna

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Sun shots

Backing a renewable energy company was big news back in the 1990s, but these days IFM has a different view about how to invest in the future

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Make mine plastic

It used to be about finding alternative materials, but now the focus is on recycling plastic for other uses

Daniel Wong

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Making the big bets

Our biggest investment bank is in the thick of it when it comes to innovative renewable energy projects

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The swimsuits made from carpets

As fashion struggles with its environmental footprint, swimwear is one area where innovation in fabric development is being embraced.

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Politics of podcasts

Get inspired, stay informed, gain insight and grow, or simply escape. Listen and learn for your life.

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Meritocracy makes misery

Professionals work so much that many firms may have to count the hours their staff actually work, to ensure their employees’ annualised salaries aren’t in fact illegal underpayments.

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Solar success

Investing in US renewable projects offers far more opportunities — particularly in batteries

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Opinions are easy, decisions are hard

Anyone can assess evidence and form a view, but in the end it’s a matter of judgment.


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The problem with Australia’s water supply

The nation doesn’t have much water, and what we have is not where it’s needed.

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Don’t get too comfortable in the C-suite

Members of executive teams are more mobile than before as expectations around their roles undergo radical change.`

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Has #MeToo changed the business of bras?

For the past few years, lingerie aisles have looked like bondage shops. But have a wander through the racks now.

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Companies should realise they have a good story to tell

Some miners have great stories to tell, so why aren’t their marketers using them?

USTR hearing on proposed tariffs to retaliate against French digital tax

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Generational navigation is Netflix’s big test

Television as we have known it is undergoing a radical reinvention.

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How to travel further on points

Ever wondered why some people fly around the world on frequent flyer points while your trips break the bank? Here’s how to make those points work for you.

Helen Trinca

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Philanthropy and Australia

Scott Farquhar, co-founder of tech darling Atlassian, believes we’re in a new world when it comes to philanthropy.

Hamish Douglas

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Packer, Starbucks and sweet success

He’s made a fortune in funds management but Hamish Douglass says that the secret is to keep moving and never get complacent.

Has email met its match?

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Why email is so old-school

Email has revolutionised office communication over recent decades, but why is email so old-school now?

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The profit motive

In this new series, one of the nation's best known analysts outlines his golden rules for success. This month: Be master of your own destiny.

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Written for women

The most important thing for anyone interested in making a name for themselves is to know who they are.

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