sustainability

The heightened business focus on sustainability and responsible business practices has driven a  dramatic transformation in debt markets during the last decade, reflecting new environmental and social needs.  In episode 3 of Boardroom.Media’s new show, Pay It Forward, The Responsible Investment Series, Stephen Fitzgerald, Managing Partner at Affirmative IM outlines

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Telstra and Microsoft have recommitted to their long running partnership on cloud computing, network connectivity and sustainability. The announcement, made late last week, means the two companies will work closely on 5G, edge computing and IoT. Microsoft’s Azure will also be the telcos cloud public cloud of choice and be

Half of the energy utilised by the Queensland University of Technology will be produced from renewable solar sources until at least 2028, after the institution signed a contract with the Columboola Solar Farm, which is being built between Miles and Chinchilla. According to QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil, this new

Rare earths are critical to the production of smartphones, computer memory, and rechargeable batteries, making them a core component of the world’s digital infrastructure. However, China’s dominance of the sector has revealed weaknesses in the supply chain — especially after COVID exposed vulnerabilities around the world for all kinds of

Microsoft now believes underwater data centres are reliable, practical and energy sustainable, following the retrieval of a prototype from the ocean floor. The test case could have implications for on-land data centres, which are heavy users of power and fresh water. Microsoft’s test device — a sealed, shipping container-sized data

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,