Qantas Future Planet has revealed sustainability partnerships with two leading Australian data centre providers designed to help IT departments offset carbon emissions by reducing their electricity consumption. NextDC and Fujitsu both revealed their new sustainability initiatives today in partnership with QFP. Data centres are generating an ever-growing share of carbon

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

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

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,

The sixth annual Gartner Marketing Symposium/Xpo wrapped up just over a month ago, but it already feels like a lifetime has passed since over 3300 CMOs and senior marketing leaders gathered for our first entirely virtual conference. Heck, yesterday feels like a month ago. Before the conference fades too far in our

Too many businesses still treat environmental management and intelligence as a tick-box ‘compliance exercise’ (51 per cent) and the ‘cost of doing business’ (43 per cent), rather than a transformational opportunity.  That’s a key finding from a new report by Frost & Sullivan, which partnered with Australian technology company Envirosuite

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