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PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

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Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

By Theo Boshoff 1 day ago

How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decade

The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain) funds five major projects in South Africa - each received $1.25m in grants in 2019...

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Why technology is the immediate solution to shack fires

Many people living in informal settlements have limited or no access to electricity and the use of paraffin stoves and heaters is common...

By Kealeboga Magalefa 1 day ago

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

South African policies go some way to tackling poverty and inequality. But more is needed

South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. More than 50% of the population live in poverty...

By Sophie Plagerson 15 Jan 2021

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

By Nicky Brand 14 Jan 2021

Trialogue survey reveals most-liked employee volunteering initiatives

According to a Trialogue survey, carried out for its 23rd annual Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, three-quarters of participating large companies had an employee volunteering programme...

14 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has forced businesses to re-evaluate cleaning regimes, waste management

One of the biggest changes last year, brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach at facilitating their cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management activities and protocols...

14 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

Victor Daitz Foundation, Zero2Five Trust collaborate on school holiday meals progamme

Following the announcement of school closures and the lockdown in March 2020, the Durban-based Zero2Five team restructured its centre-based feeding scheme...

13 Jan 2021

Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Simple ways to accelerate business sustainability outcomes

Achieving the desired levels of sustainability has proven to be more challenging for many businesses since the onset of Covid-19...

By Kavita Pema 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends set to continue or be re-interpreted in the NGO sector

This year, the NGO sector has by and large demonstrated its agility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by pivoting quickly and assertively to developing needs among beneficiaries...

By Innocent Masayira 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Strengthening NPO skills and processes

As an important contributor of skills and research to the non-profit, higher education and philanthropy sectors, Inyathelo shares trends towards ensuring NPO sustainability in 2021...

By Nazeema Mohamed, Feryal Domingo and Soraya Joonas 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

By Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

By Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021



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