Thursday, August 18, 2022

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. 

Sustainable deliveries are vital to Aussie consumers finds Deliverect

Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies online ordering for more than 20,000 locations across 40 markets, announced the release of new research into consumer perspectives on sustainability trends and expectations related to food delivery.

New GRI-SEBI link helping Indian companies mainstream sustainability

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.

88% of Aussie business leaders say bots make better sustainability calls

Australians are demanding more on corporate sustainability from businesses, but not all leaders are confident in the ability of their people to make the right call, instead putting their faith in bots to make decisions in key areas, according to a new study “No Planet B” by Oracle and Pamela Rucker, CIO Advisor and Instructor for Harvard Professional Development. The full No Planet B Global Study of over 11,000 consumers and business leaders across 15 countries, including 1,000 from Australia, found that most people are fed up with the lack of progress society is making towards sustainability and social initiatives, want businesses to turn talk into action, and believe tech can help businesses succeed where people have failed.  

Ant Group to grant free patent access to its green computing technologies

Ant Group announced that it has joined the Low Carbon Patent Pledge and made certain green computing patents available for free to low carbon innovators around the world. Ant Group joins other global leaders in low-carbon innovation like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft and Meta, in making these tech more accessible to address climate change.