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#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

Eskom's heel dragging on renewable PPAs not economically motivated

Eskom's refusal to sign PPAs with renewable energy suppliers flies in the face of the National Development Plan framework....

9 Nov 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: HIV life insurance pioneer participates in CGI summit

When social entrepreneur, Ross Beerman, and some friends first advocated life insurance for people with HIV, he raised more than a few eyebrows...

31 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Waste, a rich source for innovation at Interwaste

We interview Mike Nicholls, director of Technical Services at Interwaste to find out their take on current waste management practices and legislation in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 28 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: The PE startup addicted to innovation

It's often said that a defining quality of successful tech startups is that they're not afraid of failure. Because the more you try...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2016

Woollies tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment

A Greenpeace report shows Woolworths is still making the greatest progress in its renewable energy commitment, while Shoprite is bottom of the heap...

28 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Big business can treat people and planet with respect

Ford Motor Company's 2015-16 Sustainability Report highlights its continued focus on the human impact of doing business...

27 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity

Nigeria-based green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba is helping change the story in the riverine community of Bayeku in Ikorodu, Lagos by turning an invasive water plant that chokes Nigeria's waterways into a source of income...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2016

Communities at risk in Malawi's mining push

Families living near Malawi's mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks...

24 Oct 2016

Why NGOs need to embrace digital now

From garnering greater support through transparency to building online credibility with funders...

By Sindy Peters 21 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Eco and social labels join forces to encourage SA to become Labelwise

More people want to be part of the change they'd like to see in the world. For that purpose, four of the world's most credible and ubiquitous eco and social labels have joined forces in a unique South African campaign...

20 Oct 2016

Turning cities into hubs for fresh local produce

All cities, big and small, can and must help build the sustainable, resilient food systems of the future...

18 Oct 2016

A matter of trust

As long as the mining industry sees the community as only a labour force, there will be issues...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Oct 2016

Why CSI is the new currency consciously growing the bottom line

When it comes to growing your business, people are everything, be they staff, customers, or the community surrounding your brand...

By Glenda Mansfield 18 Oct 2016

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International

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.

By Mark Brown 2 days ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic is to launch hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry.

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

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