sustainability

Australian news consumers are far more likely to believe climate change is “not at all” serious compared to news users in other countries. That’s according to new research that surveyed 2,131 Australians about their news consumption in relation to climate change. The Digital News Report: Australia 2020 was conducted by the

As companies continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 they are learning more about themselves and their corporate resilience  says VMWare Group head of sustainability, Nicola Acutt The company shifted almost its entire 30,000 strong workforce to work from home arrangements in March, and after 10 weeks of lockdown,

Consumer demand for more transparency in the products and services they buy is forcing organisations to get serious about their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and move beyond window dressing and lip service, according to a senior executive from Schneider Electric. Natalya Makarochkina, Senior VP, International, Secure Power at Schneider Electric

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,

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