Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Aeromon raises €4.8m in funding to help detect and reduce emissions

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Emission monitoring service and technology company Aeromon announced that it has raised €4.8 million in financing for the development and scaling of its operations. A capital loan from The Finnish Climate Fund is part of the financing package, of which €2.4 million was raised from industrial investor, Vopak Ventures, and the company’s current shareholders.

Alipay Ant Forest casts user option to aid coastal ecosystem restoration

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Alipay Ant Forest, an Alipay app initiative encourageing users to make low-carbon lifestyle choices, launched an option for users to contribute to the restoration of coastal ecosystems.

Climate accountability starts with sustainability in our workplaces

Over the weekend on World Environment Day, Aussies noted a shift in the mood around the climate agenda. As we settle into a newly elected gov't with commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions more aggressively, it’s worth remembering that policies are going to take time. More importantly, they are not where our collective role in climate begins and ends. 

Climate startup Reask helps insurers price risks posed by climate change

Reask co-founder Nick Hassam is speaking at InsurTech Connect Asia in Singapore as part of an AusTrade delegation to explain how the firm uses data, tech and computing for climate catastrophe risk modelling. His return to Asia is poignant, since the last time he visited was five years ago for the 15th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia in Taipei where he met climate scientist Thomas Loridan and the idea for their climatetech startup was hatched.

PUMA most sustainable in Business of Fashion Sustainability Index 2022

PUMA is the most sustainable brand in the industry according to the latest ranking by publication Business of Fashion, which ranked the 30 largest companies in fashion. Business of Fashion noted that PUMA had leading scores for water & chemicals, worker’s rights and transparency, while also sharply improving its emissions score compared to last year. Overall, PUMA scored 49 out of 100 points, well above the industry average of 28.

Avanade leverages industry expertise to aid its customers meet ESG goals

Avanade, a Microsoft solutions provider, is bringing its unique insights to help organisations solve their toughest sustainability challenges with new solutions focused on enabling clients to harness the full potential of Microsoft’s newly announced Cloud for Sustainability. With ESG hot on the business leadership agenda, finding sustainable business models that combat climate change without compromising business growth is high priority in many boardrooms.

Experienced executives Neil Ryland and Maggie Buggie join Normative

Maggie Buggie and Neil Ryland have joined Normative to accelerate enterprise value chain carbon reduction and management. Buggie joins as COO after holding senior executive roles at SAP, Capgemini and Fujitsu and is on the Board of Spirent Communications. Ryland joins as CCO with executive experience from Peakon (acq. Workday) and Huddle.

AMCS to reaches agreement acquire prominent SaaS provider Quentic

AMCS, a global supplier of integrated cloud-based software and vehicle technology for the environmental, utilities, waste, recycling, and resource industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quentic, one of the leading solution providers of Software as a Service for EHSQ and ESG management, for an undisclosed amount.

What regions need on path to net zero: Australia gives its deliverance

A new report from The Next Economy released has found that regional Australia is undergoing an economic shift, with historical coal and gas heartlands like Central Queensland, The Hunter Valley and the Latrobe Valley in pole position to capitalise on the global shift to net zero emissions – with appropriate Federal Government leadership, investment and support.

Huge disparity between businesses and British public on sustainability

A new survey by the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business and carried out by YouGov has shown a huge disparity between public opinion on how businesses should behave when it comes to environmental and how businesses are conducting themselves. The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative from Birmingham Business School. The Centre is funded by Lloyds Banking Group, but operates independently, to help develop insight for businesses to work towards a responsible future in business.