Sustainability

Organisations are transforming how they operate as evidence grows that sustainable operations drive business growth. All the key corporate stakeholders necessary for success are contributing to the shift — including consumers, employees, partners and investors. Further reading: Discover the fastest route to carbon neutral IT operations  And while for many

  The private sector is beginning to understand its role in responding to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Boardroom.Media’s latest thought leadership series, Impact Pioneers: The Sustainable Corporates Series showcases companies that have put sustainability at the core of their business model and are, through their products or

Even as digital transformation contributes to intensifying climate change due to burgeoning energy consumption, Australian CIOs are missing in action.  Hyperscalers and data centre operators are hoping they can change that, but at least initially it looks like they have a hard row to hoe just to engage IT executives,

Private equity companies are increasingly betting that broad economic forces — underpinned by the growing acceptable of the need for businesses to operate sustainably consumer, employees and investors — will rapidly change consumer behaviours and attitudes, says Bain and Company in an online paper called The Expanding Case for ESG

A recent study by McKinsey & Company suggests that consumer preferences, technology and regulation have transformed the mobility sector as a result of COVID-19.  Passengers concerned about hygiene and safety have turned away from public transport, and are favouring private modes of travel — including bikes, scooters and even private

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Australia has reported its worst result ever in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, coming in at 50th out of 156 countries.  The index measured against four categories — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. Despite maintaining first place in the second

Energy retailer and generator AGL today announced a joint venture with the UK’s zero-carbon energy supplier OVO which they say will help to drive energy digitisation in Australia.   The JV will give AGL access to OVO’s utility technology platform Kaluza, digitising the AGL offering. The companies claim that their shared

ACT Government-owned Icon water last night won the major prize at the 32nd annual Banksia Awards for its ‘No opportunity wasted’ program that recovers by-products from water and sewerage management such as sludges, soils and biosolids. Icon Water supplies water and sewerage services to the Australian Capital Territory. By re-using

Researchers at Capgemini have confirmed the strong correlation between sustainability and tangible business benefits. More than six in ten organisations have driven an increase in revenue from sustainable operations. Moreover, nearly 80 per cent of executives pointed to an increase in customer loyalty as a key benefit from sustainability initiatives. 

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Qantas Future Planet has revealed sustainability partnerships with two leading Australian data centre providers designed to help IT departments offset carbon emissions by reducing their electricity consumption. NextDC and Fujitsu both revealed their new sustainability initiatives today in partnership with QFP. Data centres are generating an ever-growing share of carbon