Sustainability

While many people think sustainability is about green policies, that is only part of the story, says VMware Vice President, Sustainability Strategy Nicola Acutt.  “Our view is holistic and inclusive of sustainability for people and the planet.” Indeed, Acutt says VMware frames its definition of sustainability around three ideas: people,

Google this week revealed a “carbon-intelligent computing platform” which optimises compute tasks in its data centres for times when renewable energy is more plentiful. The tech giant says the new software will help it achieve its goal of ‘24×7 carbon free energy’. Ana Radovanovic, Google’s technical lead for carbon-intelligent computing,

The University of Sydney Business School’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) in partnership with the Business Council of Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia) has launched a Mobility Pulse Survey to gather data on how prepared business is for mobility shocks and how it will pivot once the community

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic could be a dress rehearsal for dealing with climate, informing how governments and companies calculate risks and respond to future threats. That’s a key takeaway from a new article from McKinsey and Co titled, Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world, which highlights the similarities between

Australian organisations are waking up to the value of taking a holistic approach to their resources and waste. A more sustainable approach to business looms as another disruptor and is driving conversations across c-suites and boards. In this week’s Which-50 Minicast, Athina Mallis, Which-50 journalist and editor of the Digital

At a time of huge disruption, how can businesses ensure they continue on the most sustainable footing? Which-50 interviewed Salesforce ANZ CEO Pip Marlow who said the bushfire crisis and coronavirus pandemic have forced deeper consideration of sustainability measures.  “Sustainability has never been a more important lens for viewing how

In order to reduce global waste governments and industry bodies need to tackle the problem more holistically, beginning from how products are designed to how they are consumed, according to Anna Minns founder and CEO of Boomerang Labs.  Minns said while recycling is important, it is only a part of

Geo-specific weather data and artificial intelligence from IBM and The Weather Company are helping solar inverter manufacturer Selectronic efficiently store energy in solar batteries, increasing the value of the expensive renewable energy storage devices.  Since the early 80s, Selectronic has been designing and manufacturing solar inverters. In this case, the

We’ve all seen the pictures: the giant island of rubbish in the ocean, marine animals with plastic around their necks and streetways blanketed in single-use bags, showing the villainous role plastic has on the world’s habitats.   Hoping to shed this “enemy number one” title, the plastics industry is making strides

Loadsmile, an Australian-based technology start up is aiming to make the freight industry more sustainable by reducing waste and the amount of unused space in trucks.  Geoffroy Henry, CEO and co-founder of the company said 30 per cent of trucks in Australia are on the roads with empty loads and,