Thursday, August 18, 2022

How might digital waste help in the fight against climate change?

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Developing a level of public understanding and trust around the use of alternative data is essential to transforming what would be digital waste into exciting and innovative solutions. The amount of valuable web data coming out of the global data exhaust will continue to rise. We must use this ‘waste’ to our advantage to tackle climate change and meet key targets while respecting compliance requirements and acting responsibly.

The morning office coffee run led to an award winning business idea

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It felt painfully ironic. There we were, using reusable coffee cups but carrying them in a disposable coffee tray.

SAP.iO Foundry Singapore launches APAC sustainability accelerator

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SAP.iO Foundry Singapore, launched its sustainability program that brings together startups building innovative technology solutions. The equity-free program is designed to accelerate sustainability innovation in the APAC region, delivering new business models for SAP customers and organisations more broadly. 

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.

Aussie businesses called on to take action against single-use plastic during the work waste...

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Ambitious Australian eco-friendly start up Zero Co is calling on workplaces across the country to join their sustainability mission to end single-use plastic (SUP).

Envirosuite and Airservices sign noise monitoring contract extension

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Environmental tech firm Envirosuite Limited, has announced a five year extension of its existing agreement with Airservices Australia, a major client and contractor of the company. Airservices facilitates safe and efficient management of 11% of the global airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire-fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Aussie’s environment needs urgent change, and it’s up to our children

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With the announcement of Australia’s state of the environment report telling a story of crisis and decline in Australia’s environment, considered to be in a poor and deteriorating state, it’s now up to our kids to save the planet. How? A plucky young start up called GenUs have created a platform to engage kids in climate change - via a gamified app, at school and in the home. This is the gamification of sustainability and the democratisation of saving the planet. 

Aussie startup Alt Saints banks on NFTs being the new Ooshies

This range is set to expand in coming months, with the addition of an exciting kid’s cereal range – that educates kids on endangered species in a fun and engaging way, encouraging them to do their part to ensure these species don’t become extinct.

Epson climate reality barometer reveals startling climate reality deficit

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To mark 50 days before the start of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), in UK, Epson has announced the results of its Climate Reality Barometer.

Manifest Climate raises $30m to accelerate climate transformation

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Manifest Climate, a climate intelligence SaaS+ (software as a service) platform for public and private organizations, has completed a CAD $30 million Series A raise. The round was co-led by BDC Capital Women in Technology Venture Fund and Climate Innovation Capital, with participation from the slate of investors that backed the company’s Seed Round in February 2021— including OMERS Ventures, Golden Ventures, Garage Capital, Active Impact Investments, Klass Capital and Bryker Capital, and influential angel investors.