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Global accounting leaders call on profession to help address climate change
Global accounting leaders call on profession to help address climate change

As part of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Accounting Bodies Network, 14 major accounting bodies are publishing a declaration calling on the profession to put sustainability and the fight against climate change at the forefront of its work...

Issued by CIMA 1 day ago

New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

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Mining executives can use inspiring climate narratives to engage stakeholders

Too often mining companies frame their "climate narrative" around compliance. Instead they should aspire to be more inspiring...

By Lucas Chaumontet 11 Feb 2020

Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools
Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools

As the 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, South Africa has a pressing responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change...

5 Feb 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

Palm oil: Research shows that new plantations produce double the emissions of mature ones
Palm oil: Research shows that new plantations produce double the emissions of mature ones

Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones...

By Sofie Sjogersten 24 Jan 2020

Climate crisis: We are not individuals fighting a faceless system - we are the system that needs to change
Climate crisis: We are not individuals fighting a faceless system - we are the system that needs to change

Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land...

By Tom Oliver 24 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

By Nico Groenewald 13 Jan 2020

In some countries, as much as half of the generated electricity is lost in transmission. yelantsevv/Shutterstock.com
We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid - globally, it's a lot

When it comes to strategies for slowing the effects of climate change, the idea of reducing wasted energy rarely gets a mention. But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions...

By Sarah Marie Jordaan & Kavita Surana 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By marian salzman 6 Jan 2020

9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate change
9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate change

There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate change, you're probably struggling to keep up...

By Rod Lamberts 30 Dec 2019

Climate conferences are male, pale and stale - it's time to bring in women
Climate conferences are male, pale and stale - it's time to bring in women

The COP25 climate meeting in Madrid concluded over the weekend. As in past meetings, the talks failed to make much progress on international climate action. And again, the views and needs of women were largely ignored...

By Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True 17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa
COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa

In the opening statement for Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting on Tuesday, 10 December, Yasmin Fouad, Egypt's minister of environmental affairs, on behalf of the African Union, said: "We have, and will continue to engage and to seek landing grounds on the outstanding issues. But we must flag our concern...

13 Dec 2019

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet
How to design a forest fit to heal the planet

Without care, reforestation projects can damage ecosystems and be useless as carbon stores. Here's how to go about it the right way.

By Heather Plumpton 11 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund
Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund

Following a €2m grant to the Africa Climate Change Fund in 2016, the Government of Flanders has this year committed a further €1m to support five projects in three African countries - Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa...

3 Dec 2019

Call for JSE to act on climate change
Call for JSE to act on climate change

About 50 protesters from Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future, and members of mining affected communities - many from Soweto - protested outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton on Black Friday...

By Kimberly Mutandiro 2 Dec 2019

Cities need to innovate to improve transportation and reduce emissions
Cities need to innovate to improve transportation and reduce emissions

Pilot studies in several cities have shown that innovative partnerships are essential in addressing urban transportation challenges and improving the quality of life for urban residents...

25 Nov 2019

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't
To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't

Synthetic biology lets us explore places where evolution has never gone, to help meet humanity's food needs in a future shaped by climate change...

By Claudia Vickers 20 Nov 2019

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how
Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done...

13 Nov 2019

Antarctica's first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere
Antarctica's first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

As a scientist investigating climate change, I'm embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica...

By Kate Winter 13 Nov 2019

Renewable energy technologies will in the next two years be competitive on price with fossil fuels. Shutterstock
The transition from fossils to renewables and its impact on consumer prices

The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it's faster and more intensive in some countries than others...

By Roula Inglesi-Lotz & George Alex Thopil 11 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Lexus puts the 'Greta' in green

Promise: have your cake and eat it. But Mbaks gets an Onion - despite his halo...

By Brendan Seery 5 Nov 2019

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability
Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

By Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

Nedbank employs innovative solutions to grow agricultural sustainability
Nedbank employs innovative solutions to grow agricultural sustainability

Nedbank has developed a shade netting finance solution to assist farmers to protect their margins, as natural elements, such as wind, hail, frost, sunburn and birds, resulting in negative crop output...

25 Oct 2019

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