Thursday, February 29, 2024

Business

Kimitec and Nutrifarms forge partnership to enhance olive grove sustainability

A recent partnership between Nutrifarms and Kimitec's MAAVi Innovation Center promises to revolutionize the sustainability landscape of olive cultivation.

New design principles are needed to pave the way for global sustainability

A revolutionary shift in design philosophy is therefore needed for the world to become sustainable for present and future generations. Across the globe, innovators and creators are embracing a new design ethos that marries form with function, aesthetics with ethics, and innovation with conservation. This approach to design is not just about making objects and spaces look appealing but ensuring they contribute to the health of our planet and the well-being of its inhabitants. 

Africa’s revolutionary voyage towards a sustainable blue economy

The fusion of sustainability and the blue economy is an evolutionary step in our approach to managing oceanic resources. This requisite convergence is reshaping the maritime sector, driving innovation, and prompting a re-evaluation of economic activities within the marine environment.

A strategic approach of integrating sustainability reporting in your organization

Sustainability reporting enhances transparency, providing stakeholders with a clear understanding of an organization's sustainability practices and impacts. This transparency fosters accountability, as organizations are held responsible for their environmental and social commitments. 

Comparing considerations for GHG emissions using GRI and ISSB standards

The Internation Financial Reporting Standards and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) have collaboratively released a joint analysis and mapping resource. The document sheds light on the areas of compatibility and divergence between the GRI 305: Emissions 2016 (GRI 305) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Climate-related Disclosures (IFRS S2) concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

The place of sustainable value creation in organizations

There are several aspects that can be considered when identifying, quantifying, and representing the place of sustainable value creation in organizations. 

Powering sustainable development in the Southern Africa region

Southern Africa's economic landscape, shaped by its rich natural resources and growing industrial sectors, is now ripe for sustainable transformation. The region boasts significant renewable energy potential, particularly in solar, wind, and hydropower. According to OECDiLibrary, Southern Africa holds about 60% of Africa's installed solar energy capacity and 40% of its wind power. This potential, however, remains largely untapped due to various challenges, including the high cost of capital, inadequate regulatory frameworks, and limited funding options.  

Exploring AfDB’s and UK’s selection of Tunisian cereals project as prime climate finance transaction under landmark Room to Run Sovereign Programme

The recent announcement of the selection of the Inclusive and Sustainable Development of the Cereal Sector Project in Tunisia under the Room to Run...

Benchmarking: What Africa can learn from China’s latest plan on biodiversity protection

Reflecting on China's recent strategy and action plan for biodiversity conservation, there are several valuable lessons that African countries can draw from.

Why big corporations must champion supplier sustainability integration

Big corporations, as major players in the marketplace, hold substantial influence over supply chains and carry an undeniable obligation to drive supplier sustainability initiatives. This not only enhances their credibility but also ensures sustainability permeates their entire supply chain, reducing associated risks.

What Panasonic’s championing sustainability in consumer lifestyle technology means

Panasonic's recent unveiling of a new line of products means hope and innovation in a world that is progressively adopting sustainability. Their CES 2024 press conference not only displayed innovative technology but also set a new benchmark in sustainable product development. This move by Panasonic, a titan in the electronics industry, is a clear signal: sustainability is no longer a fringe concept but a core part of corporate strategy and consumer lifestyle.