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Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 11 May 2021

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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030Article

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

15 Apr 2021

City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging station
City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging stationArticle

The City of Cape Town has opened its second public electric vehicle charging station, situated in the parking area of the Somerset West Civic Centre...

31 Mar 2021

Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050
Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050Article

With 93GW - a 53 per cent year-on-year increase - of new capacity installed, 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry, but...

29 Mar 2021

Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have one
Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have oneArticle

It may take an extreme heatwave, a mega wildfire or a severe coastal storm to begin to appreciate the dangers of climate change...

Alanna Rebelo, Karen Joan Esler, Michael Samways, Patricia Holmes, Tony Rebelo 11 Nov 2020

Wind power grows despite Covid-19
Wind power grows despite Covid-19Article

Wind power will continue to show record growth over the next five years despite the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, and will make a crucial contribution to economic recovery...

5 Nov 2020

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Young activists remind investors that today's actions will determine our tomorrowArticle

This week the annual Desmond Tutu International Peace lecture was delivered virtually amid Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings. The 10th iteration of the event was poignantly themed around climate change and its real-world impacts, reiterating the call to build anew...

12 Oct 2020

Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023
Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023Article

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

18 Sep 2020

GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certification
GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certificationArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Durban-based belt manufacturer Equator - the Belt Factory a five-star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance...

1 Sep 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery
Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distilleryArticle

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends
#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trendsArticle

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy...

Bouwer Serfontein 13 Jan 2020

Confronting the City of Cape Town's PHA "myths"
Confronting the City of Cape Town's PHA "myths"Article

All of advocate Paschke's asserted "myths" are rebuttable, but the following ones in particular reveal fundamental misconceptions regarding the essence of the PHA Campaign's arguments...

Christian Alexander 19 Nov 2019

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MSC Cruises becomes first global carbon-neutral cruise lineArticle

The commitment forms part of MSC's broader vision to support UN Sustainable Development Goals in tandem with continued investments in the accelerated development of advanced environmental technology that will allow for zero-emissions ship operations...

10 Nov 2019

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3 ways sustainability and reputation are closely linkedArticle

Where does the corporate world stand in the fight against global warming?

Chris Bischoff 8 Oct 2019

SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needs
SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needsArticle

South African Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa have kicked-off the first leg of their Global Roadshow in Zurich, Switzerland in a bid to boost tourist arrivals to South Africa...

29 Aug 2019

Smart cities need smart energy solutions
Smart cities need smart energy solutionsArticle

Siemens South Africa puts Smart City vision into action by implementing a real-life local case study...

10 Jul 2019

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Study: Amplats workers and communities still losing outArticle

Amplats workers and communities benefitted far less than its shareholders during the fat years prior to the global financial crash of 2008...

5 Sep 2018

Darling Brew declared carbon neutral
Darling Brew declared carbon neutralArticle

Darling Brew in the Western Cape is the first brewery on the continent to be declared carbon neutral...

4 Apr 2018

Western Cape wine tourism grows by 16%, lesser known wine routes enjoy increased popularity
Western Cape wine tourism grows by 16%, lesser known wine routes enjoy increased popularityArticle

The 2017 Wine & Food Tourism Study showed that wine tourism in the Western Cape has grown by 16% between 2016 and 2017 and tour operators indicate that 99% of Cape Town-based itineraries include a trip to the Winelands...

14 Mar 2018

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Monsanto to become carbon neutral by 2021Article

Monsanto Company recently announced at COP23 that they have made significant progress toward getting its operations carbon neutral by 2021...

22 Nov 2017

South Africa is headed for carbon-neutral and solar-powered airports
South Africa is headed for carbon-neutral and solar-powered airportsArticle

Four of Africa's six airports that have received Level 1 Mapping for Airport Carbon Accreditation are proudly South African...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jul 2017

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DRC hydro plant goes for the green lightArticle

A verified carbon standard (VCS) process is underway for Matebe hydropower plant in the DRC, opening the way for future carbon certification in that country...

30 Jan 2017

Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRC
Virunga Foundation, Aera Group launch carbon certification process in DRCArticle

Virunga National Park and finance group Aera have launched a VCS carbon certification process for Matebe hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

30 Jan 2017

Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system.
Trump, carbon neutrality and the next phase of business sustainabilityArticle

The Trump administration appears to be moving in one direction on the issue of climate change with the appointment of climate skeptic Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a transition team led by and stacked with fossil fuel interests...

Andrew J. Hoffman 13 Dec 2016

- The solar panels at George. Source: Facebook Yeni Safak.
SA basks in continent's first solar-powered airportArticle

The regional airport in George, a town of just 150,000 residents on South Africa's south coast, is Africa's first "green" airport to be powered by the sun...

10 Oct 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beer
#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beerArticle

South African brewer, Darling Brew has launched Blood Serpent, the first carbon neutral beer in Africa. Darling Brew is a microbrewery located in Darling in the Western Cape...

28 Jul 2016

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Policy statement on climate change releasedArticle

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) released a statement on climate change, presenting the contribution of the industry to the mitigation of...

1 Dec 2015

Non-state actors can help fight against climate change - UN report
Non-state actors can help fight against climate change - UN reportArticle

Initiatives by non-state actors to cut greenhouse gas emissions are becoming increasingly significant in fighting climate change, and could bring savings of close to 1.8 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) in 2020, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...

15 Jun 2015

Greenpop launches Trees for Travel
Greenpop launches Trees for TravelArticle

Greenpop launched its new Trees for Travel initiative with a green event at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, last week. The event was attended by nearly 100 representatives from companies in the travel industry in Cape Town.

28 Oct 2013

Carbon offsetting vs carbon reduction
Carbon offsetting vs carbon reductionArticle

Sustainability is something many companies have adopted in their overall business strategy. Many of these companies who have adopted this strategy have seen tremendous growth in their revenue streams. One of the areas of sustainability which companies strive for is to be carbon neutral.

David Bonellie 17 Oct 2013

Bumper month for Green Star SA ratings
Bumper month for Green Star SA ratingsArticle

June was a bumper month for green building certifications with a total of six new buildings receiving a Green Star SA rating from the Green Building Council South Africa. This further substantiates that the green building movement is rapidly gaining ground in South Africa as developers and progressive businesses increasingly embrace sustainable building practices.

8 Jul 2013

Climate Hero Awards go social
Climate Hero Awards go socialArticle

Now in its fourth year, the Climate Hero Awards (CHA) sees a number of updates and revisions, as it takes its lead from its predecessor, the Climate Change Leadership Awards.

5 Nov 2012

Mango aims to be carbon neutral within a decade
Mango aims to be carbon neutral within a decadeArticle

Low cost airline Mango intends to be the first African carrier to achieve a significant measure of carbon neutrality within a decade. The airline announced its commitment to sustainable growth and a pledge to reduce its emissions within a robust framework of initiatives that should see Mango achieve its goal.

26 Sep 2012

Avis certified as carbon neutral company
Avis certified as carbon neutral companyArticle

Avis, the car rental company, announced that it has renewed its position on carbon neutrality through The CarbonNeutral Company. Following three years of internal energy efficiency, carbon reduction and carbon offsetting to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero, Avis has achieved CarbonNeutral certification.

11 Oct 2011

Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality goalArticle

Following Nedbank's announcement in September 2009 of its commitment to work towards carbon neutrality, it announced on 13 July 2010 that it has achieved this goal.

15 Jul 2010

Green bank does it again
Green bank does it againArticle

Nedbank is not only a green bank in logo but also in practice - the group was awarded an international sustainable banking award and has installed solar powered traffic lights in Sandton.

8 Jun 2010

Green dollars for Africa
Green dollars for AfricaArticle

Nedbank announced mid last week that its partnership with Wildlife Works, to make available to the international market African carbon credits, has proved successful. The demand for carbon credits from the international business community is said to be extremely strong.

1 Feb 2010

Africa almost a 'no-show' at MIPCOM
Africa almost a 'no-show' at MIPCOMArticle

MIPCOM 2009, the international event for co-producing, buying and selling media content, was held last week in Cannes, France, 5 - 9 October 2009. African exhibitors were almost absent from the trade floor except for South Africa's National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), which facilitated SA's presence in the market via the provision of a SA pavilion.

Sylvain Béletre 16 Oct 2009

Golden Arrow's green advertising gets credits
Golden Arrow's green advertising gets creditsArticle

Offsetting carbon emissions through carbon credits is not well understood in South Africa but the new advertising opportunity offered from today, 1 September 2009, on the 300-vehicle fleet of Golden Arrow in Cape Town is aimed at changing that.

1 Sep 2009

Carbon neutral clothing goes high fashion
Carbon neutral clothing goes high fashionArticle

A partnership with Rene Geneva Design, LLC leads to the first eco-chic luxury fashions to be certified "carbon neutral".

22 Aug 2007

Cellar combats climate change
Cellar combats climate changeArticle

Backsberg has become the first wine producer in South Africa and one of only three in the world to gain carbon-neutral status by sequestrating its carbon emissions.

13 Jul 2007

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