Climate Change

Climate change, and actions to counter it, represent one of the decade’s biggest strategic megatrends, virtually in every industry vertical. The technology sector is no exception.As Annette Zimermann and I argue in our recent research note, Competing in the Age of Climate Change and Radical Decarbonization (subscription required), it is something

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

Most CEOs say environmental sustainability is important but that belief isn’t reflected in how much time or attention they spend on the subject, according to Bain & Company.  The consultants argue the lack of current and comprehensive data on company efforts and difficulty measuring the ROI of sustainability investments are

Australia’s biggest telco says its operations will be carbon neutral this year and it will halve its 1.3 million tonnes of yearly greenhouse gas emissions within the decade. Telstra this week announced three major sustainability goals: To be carbon neutral in its operations this year, energy consumption equivalent to 100

Australian leaders are still struggling to determine exactly what kind of skills their workforce needs to prosper in the future, according to Deloitte’s Industry 4.0 Readiness report, released today.  Only 3 per cent strongly believe their organisation currently has the Industry 4.0 skills needed in the future (compared to 20

As global leaders gather in Davos this week businesses and investors are being urged to put themselves first—by accelerating their action on climate change.  A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Boston Consulting Group titled, The Net Zero Challenge highlights the business imperative of tackling climate change.  

Digital transformation remains the number one concern for Australia’s business leaders as they look ahead to 2020, but new worries have emerged surrounding the global political and economic landscape, and climate change. A survey of nearly 200 C-suite executives by KPMG Australia paints a picture of CEOs who are worried

Salesforce today announced Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, a carbon accounting product that will give businesses access to investor-grade data on sustainability initiatives and metrics. The tool will be generally available in December 2019, enabling businesses to quickly track, analyse and report reliable environmental data to help them reduce their carbon emissions.