CSI Trends 2017

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ENGIE, ANER partner to promote clean energy in Senegal

ENGIE has signed a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country...

13 hours ago

Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big polluters

According to the Southern Africa arm of the Environmental Resources Management group, some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints...

15 hours ago

SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

10 hours ago

Thinking about a sustainable retrofit? Here are three things to consider

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner...

By Trivess Moore, Andrew Carre, Ralph Horne 17 hours ago

All Dutch trains now run on wind energy

The European country has reached its goal a little earlier than planned...

By Lindsay Samson 3 days ago

Resource Alliance to host IFC Pop-Ups in SA

The Resource Alliance will host three one-day International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop-Up events in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban this year...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

Massmart donates high-tech hampers to top matriculants

At the recent event, officially announcing the 2016 matric results, Massmart provided the top three achievers in quintiles 1, 2 and 3 with hi-tech hampers worth R80,000. The hampers are aimed at assisting the students' transition from secondary to tertiary education...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI

We interviewed Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, general manager of the MTN SA Foundation to get her take on CSI in South Africa in 2017 and how the role of the CSI manager may evolve this year.

By Sindy Peters 12 Jan 2017

How waste can stimulate South Africa's economy

A new study undertaken by the Energy Research Centre of UCT in November 2016 investigates the economic impact of the introduction of resources back into the economy through waste stream management...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Water recycling, re-use and sustainability

Although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses...

By Theunis Coetzer 11 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Defining sustainability for the bottling industry

Sustainability is the ultimate long-term goal of any company, which allows it to contribute to the development of the country where it operates. It is no longer merely about profitability, but a phenomenon that must support the goals of a company through the triple context of its social, environmental and economic aspects...

By Gaopaleloe Mothoagae 11 Jan 2017

Global warming is top threat to polar bears

US wildlife authorities released on Monday, 9 December, a broad plan to try to save Arctic polar bears from going extinct, as global warming melts away their icy habitat at an increasing pace...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: HVAC and building efficiency

In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless...

By Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017

How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS

The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment...

By Brian King 11 Jan 2017

Concave roof design collects rainwater to cool the interior

This crafty double roof design collects rainwater and cools the interior of the home in arid regions...

By Lolita Pukwana 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainable architectural practice in the space of engagement

Architecture has more to offer the South African context than ever before, largely due to the opportunities offered by transformative development frameworks...

By Yashaen Luckan 11 Jan 2017

CT asks residents to report on water wastage

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to intensify their efforts to save water and to take responsibility for reporting contraventions in their community as water use continues to exceed targeted levels...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Green building groundswell taking hold

Dissatisfied urbanites increasingly experience carbon emissions, resource indulgence, aching infrastructure and the resulting gridlock, disempowered local economies and degradation...

By Donia Kamstra 10 Jan 2017

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