As organisations pursue aggressive net-zero carbon emission strategies in the run-up to 2030, and increasingly put sustainability at the heart of their operations, the data centre faces particular scrutiny due to its burgeoning power consumption. Little wonder, since data centres are responsible for producing over two per cent of the

G8 Education, Australia’s largest publicly listed early childhood care and education company has signed up for a $AU350 million  A$350m sustainability-linked loan facility (SLL) with Westpac. Such approaches to financing are becoming more common as businesses align themselves to more sustainable business operating methods. Last year, for instance, CommBank and

Philips is now completely carbon-neutral in its operations, uses 100 per cent renewable energy electricity, and recycles 90 per cent of its operational waste, the company announced this week as part of an update of its five-year ESG program. The Dutch conglomerate has been divesting from its traditional electronics business

Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their

More than 6.5 million pieces of soft plastic will be recycled into the concrete used to build Coles’ newest supermarket in Melbourne’s west starting this week. On Monday the supermarket giant announced it will use a new recycling technology developed in partnership with RMIT University and recycling organisations RED Group

Retail is the best performing Australian industry for renewable energy commitments, according to new analysis by Greenpeace which says an accelerating green energy race will save companies money and create thousands of jobs.  2020 was the year Australian enterprises committed to 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new

Like the digital revolution before it, the sustainability revolution promises to change everything. That’s the view of Bain & Co Chairman Orit Gadiesh, who along with Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Partner, Head of Global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility has written a paper on the topic for the World Economic Forum Which-50 Digital

Traditional consumer goods companies are missing out on the opportunity to embed sustainability into their brands, an effort that can significantly boost growth. The European study by Bain & Co. determined that three obstacles prevent companies from making sustainability part of their brand DNA: delivering consumer value, finding affordable solutions,

NAB will use power from wind and solar farms to offset the energy used by its more than 600 branches by the end of next year, the bank announced today. Australia’s largest business bank has entered a three year deal with ENGIE to purchase renewable energy certificates that will offset

Amazon is investing in more renewable energy projects in Australia, announcing it has backed a planned Victorian wind farm today as part of the company’s global renewable energy push. Amazon declined to reveal details of the wind farm investment for commercial reasons. The wind farm, located in Victorian Western District