Sustainability

The battle against greenhouse gas is about to take another step forward in South Australia. Plans have been unveiled this week to build a new processing facility 200klms north of Adelaide, designed to create a seaweed-based feed supplement for cows which will reduce their methane production by 90 per cent.

Logistics giant Linfox announced that it would be introducing its first Volvo FL all-electric truck to deliver beer in Melbourne from July 9. The VB truck is decked out in the famous green, can travel up to 250km before it needs recharging. The big Volvo will be transporting 100,000 plus

Rare earth metals remain the flavour of the day amongst the battery and electric vehicle producers.  Australian listed Vital Metals Ltd (ASX: VML) announced the commencement of rare earth production at their Nechalacho project in Canada. Ore is now being crushed, and the company remains on schedule for the first

Closing the employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians requires access to broad, current and quantitative data. In the first session of CEDA’s Empowering First Nations Peoples series, panellist Shelley Cable, CEO of Generation One, Minderoo Foundation highlighted the lack of accessible data related to the Indigenous employment landscape. “We

Toy company LEGO has recently launched the prototype for recycled toy bricks made from plastic waste.  In a move towards producing toys from sustainable materials, the company has designed a product made using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic from recycled water bottles. The milestone is part of LEGO’s mission to sustainably

Toyota has been labelled slow to the pure electric vehicle game, despite having been a pioneer in petrol/electric hybrids. In part one of a two-part interview, our Managing Editor, Mike Fagan, speaks to Smartkarma’s Mio Kato about his recently published report on the auto giant and discovered that Toyota is

Environment, Social and corporate Governance

Assessing sustainability outcomes across modern businesses has become increasingly important, but it’s not without its challenges in our corner of the world. “Environment, Social and corporate Governance” (ESG) is a set of non-financial criteria used to measure a company’s performance across a large range of intangible areas that can be

Renewable energy company AgBioEn has launched a $2 billion initiative turning agricultural waste into renewable diesel. The company has partnered with La Trobe University and Microsoft partner LAB3 to run a series of trials using IoT sensors and devices to monitor the sustainable growth of high yield crops, in what

Leading Edge is working to connect regional Australia, while reducing emissions through the solar structure encasing its data centres.  The company was recently awarded at the Datacloud Global Awards 2021 for the ‘Edge Award‘, which celebrates “Innovation in delivering superior user experience in connectivity and interconnections for Edge Data Centres”.  While

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s (NHFIC) issued its first ever sustainability bond, raising a capped $343 million, with the support of the Commonwealth Bank. NHFIC is the corporate Commonwealth entity dedicated to improving housing outcomes, with a focus on affordable housing. The funds raised through the 15-year sustainability