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Logicalis wins official approval for science-led emissions goals
Yesterday
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Global tech service provider, Logicalis' net-zero emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
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Seagate's ESG report outlines path to carbon neutrality by 2040
4 days ago
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dei
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Seagate has stepped up its pursuit of full carbon neutrality, boosting the use of renewables in its production and R&D sites alongside continued emphasis on diversity and circularity.
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Australian freight sector's crucial role in achieving net-zero emissions
Last week
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hydrogen
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climate change
Freight transport innovators like KoolPak and FreightExchange spearhead sustainable efforts amid concerns of governmental policies undermining decarbonisation goals.
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Sapro-Tech forms strategic partnership with top NZ fashion firms
Last week
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nz
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climate change
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investment
NZ firm Sapro-Tech forms strategic alliances with leading fashion brands SABEN, taylor, Velvet Heartbeat, and YY NATION, promoting sustainable materials derived from fungi.
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NZTech unveils tech strategy for emissions reduction
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iot
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NZTech unveils a report outlining the crucial role technology may have in cutting emissions and promoting environmental sustainability.
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Zyxel Networks among top 5% in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024
This month
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power / energy
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human rights
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climate change
Zyxel Networks lauded among top 5% in S&P Global's Sustainability Yearbook 2024, affirming its leading position in robust ESG practices and commitment to net-zero emissions.
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Deloitte & RMIT Online join forces for climate reporting course
This month
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compliance
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climate change
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Mandatory climate reporting in July instigates a vital shift, with Deloitte and RMIT Online joining forces to offer a course for finance professionals.
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Agri-tech sector braces for M&A surge as investment plummets
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microsoft
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cloud services
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public cloud
A 40% slump in agri-tech investments in 2023 has prompted industry changes and a predicted surge in M&A activity for 2024, with tech giants entering the sector.
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Virgin Media O2 to provide mobility data to UK Government
This month
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mobility
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telco
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climate change
The Office for National Statistics selects Virgin Media O2 Business to supply anonymised mobility data, aiding government decision-making for national policies via the Integrated Data Service platform.
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Virgin Media O2 Business, ONS to share mobility data
This month
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mobility
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government
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climate change
Virgin Media O2 Business is set to share anonymised data from its O2 Motion service with the ONS, supporting government operations.
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Kacific wins Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 Awards
This month
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wifi
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climate change
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Kacific Broadband Satellites Group wins Innovation of the Year at SIG 2024 Awards for CommsBox, a portable WiFi solution designed for disaster response in the Asia Pacific region.
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Drones aid bushfire monitoring in ground-breaking NSW trial
This month
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cloud services
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drones
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climate change
Advanced drone technology facilitates safer bushfire monitoring across Western NSW in a landmark trial, proving critical in both early detection and rapid response.
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UK firms ekko & Primis pioneer sustainability in consumer journey
Last month
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online shopping
UK fintech ekko partners with customer experience provider Primis to enhance post-purchase sustainability, harnessing technology to heighten consumers' awareness of their purchasing impact on the environment.
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NVIDIA launches Earth-2 platform to tackle climate change impacts
Last month
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sustainable it
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chatbots
NVIDIA launches Earth-2, a climate digital twin cloud platform, addressing $140bn worth of weather-related economic damage with AI-backed high-resolution simulations and timely data updates.
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Felix mobile battles eco-friendly cost myths, expands into Coles
Last month
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mobile plan
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queensland
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climate change
Felix mobile counters the belief of 88% of Australians that sustainable choices are pricier by expanding into Coles supermarkets.
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Utimaco aids UN's climate resilience in 'Early Warnings for All' Initiative
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ai
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ai security
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digital initiatives
IT security lead Utimaco collaborates with the UN's 'Early Warnings for All' initiative to augment climate resilience, utilising its expertise in mobile alert systems.
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IWD 2024: The big risk of too few women in Aotearoa's tech sector
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cybersecurity
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engineering
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climate change
The scarcity of women in Aotearoa's tech sector, including cybersecurity, exacerbates risks of talent shortage, low productivity, staff turnover, and weaker business outcomes, experts warn.
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£100m boost for UK's AI industry from Chancellor Hunt
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data science
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AI investment in the UL set to double with a £100m boost, targeting healthcare, environmental protection, and national security sectors.
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Dirty Looks pioneers eco-friendly film rendering with Deep Green
Last month
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climate change
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sustainability
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eco-friendly
For the first time in the UK, post-production company Dirty Looks uses Deep Green's innovative heat-reuse technology for eco-friendly film rendering, paving the way towards sustainability.
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CAST donates revenue portion to Clean Air Task Force for sustainability efforts
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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climate change
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carbon footprint
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sustainability
In a boost for green tech, software company CAST donates to Clean Air Task Force as part of their sustainability pledge to divert 10% of their Green Software Insights revenue towards eco-focused charities.
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Equinix launches Australia's largest data centre solar system
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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data centre operators
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power / energy
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renewable energy
Global digital infrastructure firm Equinix has unveiled an extensive 1MW rooftop solar system, one of Australia's largest data centre solar deployments, in Melbourne.
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Nokia & Orange develop 'extreme deep sleep' energy-saving tech
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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Nokia and Orange have partnered to create an advanced power-saving technology called 'extreme deep sleep', capable of reportedly reducing mobile network energy consumption by a factor of eight.
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CBA pilots emissions tracking program with Ruminati for Australian farmers
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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cba
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climate change
Ruminati and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia initiate a pilot programme to provide farmers in Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales with data for tracking, modelling and reducing emissions.
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Australia's first gas & green hydrogen power station opens in NSW
Tue, 20th Feb 2024
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power / energy
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natural power solutions
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oil and gas
Australia's first dual-fuel power plant, capable of operating on natural gas and green hydrogen, has opened in New South Wales in a significant stride towards a sustainable energy future.