Thursday, August 18, 2022

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.

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.

Shouta Biz takes a new-age approach to traditional corporate gift-giving

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In the lead-up to Plastic-Free July, the team at fintech startup Shouta are encouraging businesses to reconsider their gift-giving practices and adopt a sustainable approach to corporate gifting. CEO and co-founder, Carly Shamgar, has seen a rise in businesses opting for sustainable corporate gifting approaches, like Shouta’s business platform, Shouta Biz.

Action on climate change requires an inter connected response strategy

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With the UN climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow, it’s obvious that there is consensus among many world leaders and key stakeholders that much more needs to be done.

Shareholder proposals at companies concerned with the environment

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Shareholder attendance at the annual general meetings (AGMs) of Computershare clients in Australia in 2021 was the highest it has been in five years, according to the global financial services company and leading online Annual General Meeting platform provider. The figures were revealed in the 2022 AGM Intelligence Report released by Computershare in Australia in conjunction with proxy and corporate governance advisor, Georgeson.

New GRI-SEBI link helping Indian companies mainstream sustainability

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It is now easier than ever before for organizations in India to meet national and international transparency expectations, thanks to a new publication that maps Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting against the requirements of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Linking the GRI Standards to the SEBI BRSR Framework enables firms that produce a GRI report to use much of the same data to fulfil their regulatory obligations for a Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR). The edition produced in collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), has been revised to reflect GRI Universal Standards 2021.

Cloudflare targets creation of new blueprint for a zero emissions internet

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Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet announced it will help power an Internet with zero carbon emissions.

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.

Xpansiv acquires APX to empower markets to scale with efficiency

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Xpansiv, the premier market-infrastructure platform for global carbon and environmental commodities, completed the acquisition of APX, a player in registry infrastructure for energy and environmental markets. The acquisition brings together two innovators with the technologies and capabilities to empower markets to scale with liquidity and efficiency.

GRI funding the future of sustainability reporting with newly created position

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A new senior role has been established within GRI, the provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, to drive forward fundraising and donor engagement. Jérôme St-Denis has been appointed as Chief Donor Engagement Officer (CDEO), with responsibility for implementing the strategy to strengthen GRI’s grant financing through a diversified development strategy. His role is inclusive of outreach to corporate donors, private foundations and bilateral funders. The CDEO is a member of the GRI Leadership Team.