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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

#SustainabilityMonth: The dangers of goodwashing and greenwashing

Sustainability Month means an increase in companies proudly stating their corporate social responsibility and CSI initiative success. But beware of tooting your company's 'good and green' trumpet if you're not quite there yet...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2016

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International

Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidising the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released on Thursday, 22 June.

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AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

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