Friday, June 9, 2023

GCN and CTX to bolster sustainability charge on global stock exchanges

GIGA Carbon Neutrality Inc. (GCN) announced a Strategic Partnership Agreement with London-based Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) and its Australian technology parent company Global Environmental Markets (GEM) to globally expand CTX technology and trading. Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX) has launched a White Label version of its carbon market technology. The partnership agreement will enable GCN to negotiate deals with carbon trading platforms and regular stock exchanges worldwide to provide buyers spot market access to carbon credits, RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates), and offsets.

Warren and Mahoney cuts embodied carbon of construction with Autodesk

Architecture firm Warren and Mahoney (WAM) is on a mission to reduce the embodied carbon emissions of its building designs by a minimum of 40% by 2030 with the help of Autodesk. Autodesk Platform Services enables Warren and Mahoney to access material data from its building design portfolio at scale and at speed. Access to this data means it can make fast and easy material design decisions that will have less effect on the climate.

Workiva integrates CDP to further bolster its business reporting platform

Workiva Inc., one of the leading cloud platform for assured integrated reporting, announced that CDP, widely regarded as the leading disclosure system for measuring environmental impacts, has been incorporated into the Workiva platform to advance clients’ ESG programs. This leverages Workiva’s ESG Program and ESG Explorer to streamline client responses to CDP questionnaires, empowering firms to manage their sustainability data more efficiently and drive positive environmental impact and business outcomes. According to CDP, over 18,700 firms, representing half of global market capitalization, disclosed environmental data through its online response system in 2022, an increase of 38% over the previous year.

Carbon credit misuse hurts corporate reputation and harms the environment

The carbon offset market has become a veritable minefield for organisations looking to reach net zero targets. With many offset schemes condemned as 'worthless', it's imperative that businesses find options that provide real-world impacts and use them strategically to avoid claims of greenwashing, advise energy transition experts, Partners in Performance.
Carol Schwartz AO, Board Chair at the Climate Council

Community leader Carol Schwartz AO joins the Climate Council as its Chair

Prominent business and community leader Carol Schwartz (AO), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Climate Council. Together with Amanda McKenzie, one of Australia’s most experienced and longest serving climate Chief Executive Officers, Carol Schwartz’s appointment will propel the Climate Council into a brave new era of climate advocacy. 

Embrace sustainability to drive shareholder value for your firm

Environmental responsibility and sustainability impact not only the survival, but also the growth of the firm. In fact, sustainability-focused firms have better financial results compared to peers. Embracing sustainability uncovers opportunities beyond efficiency and compliance. Firms that embrace green initiatives win shareholder trust and gain competitive advantage.

Data sharing is caring: How global firms can drive sustainability with data

Earth is operating at 175% of its natural resource capacity and on track to be operating at 200% by the 2030s. This is not sustainable. This is the only planet we call home and it is our responsibility to look after it. While some firms engage in sustainability reporting, how do we start managing sustainability challenges? The long-term survival of all firms requires a safe and liveable planet, and research continues to show that sustainability drives profitability.
Davide Bianchi, Senior Tech Leader at Mia-Platform

Mia-Platform’s application reduces the technology carbon thumbprint by 30%

An open-source application backed by Mia-Platform, an end-to-end platform builder, has been adopted by several companies in an innovative move to limit carbon thumbprint of their digital operations. Entitled kube-green, the application was created by Mia-Platform’s Senior Tech Leader Davide Bianchi to limit CO2 emissions for cloud-based applications and save costs.
Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG

EARTHDAY.ORG to host Earth Week in honor of Invest in Our Planet theme

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO), the organizer of Earth Day and largest recruiter of the environmental movement worldwide, announced the launch of  ‘Earth Week’ in honor of this year’s theme: Invest in Our Planet. Consisting of a series of Earth Day Lives and mobilizing the masses through major events in every time zone, Earth Week will pioneer EARTHDAY.ORG’s farthest reaching efforts to date by amplifying inspiration and action from April 14th-22nd worldwide.

Earth Day 2023: Here are the top 10 events happening across the world

From parties, parades and protests to cleanups, rallies, and teach-ins, there are an endless number of ways to activate in celebration of Earth Day. Here are the 10 major events happening around the globe you should know about and consider attending this Earth Day! Just as Valentine’s Day nudges us to cherish our loved ones a little more, Earth Day is a reminder to dedicate our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. April 22, 2023, marks the 53rd anniversary of the birth to the modern environmental movement. The celebration of eco-consciousness takes place in over 190 countries around the globe and is the most widely observed nonreligious holiday in history.