Tag Archives: Sustainability

Special report: African banking and finance (Financial Times)

Investors electrify South African banks’ in their sustainability push; Africa’s booming tech hub of Lagos braces as Covid-19 bites; and the Kenyan banking group set on regional dominance. Plus, Ethiopia’s steps towards banking reforms. Financial Times special reports provide in-depth FT coverage of countries around the world, as well as industries from tech to luxury, […]
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Beyond growth: Towards economic approach (OECD)

The OECD has just published: Beyond Growth – Towards a New Economic Approach. We are facing a series of converging planetary emergencies linked to the environment, the economy, and our social and political systems, but we will not meet these challenges using the tools of the last century. We need to rethink the role of the […]
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This thesis on Natural capital accounting done by Avir Bhaidas was one of our best theses in 2016

Natural capital and externality accounting within large South African organisations By: Bhaidas, Avir Source: http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/59849 Abstract: In a world with finite natural resources, the prevalence of economic models which exclude environmental impacts signals a non-sustainable business context. A paradigm shift is required to ensure that sustainable economic growth is achieved without further environmental degradation. The […]
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How the ‘aspirationals’ are changing the world (World Economic Forum Blog)

“Solutions to some of our intractable global challenges could be found in 2.5 billion empowered, young and urban shoppers. These are the “aspirationals”, and the way they are uniting style and social status with sustainability values represents both an opportunity for business and a lever for change. Aspirational consumers love shopping, but they also want to […]
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South Africa World’s Most Attractive Emerging Solar Energy Country …

In IHS’s Emerging PV Markets Attractiveness Index, South Africa scored 66 out of 100 for the fourth quarter of 2013, 17 points ahead of any of the competitors. 2014-01-24_South_Africa_Figure. “South Africa has consolidated … GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: solar energy – The IHS Index ranks the attractiveness of PV markets in emerging countries  for […]
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Top 100 people innovating cities | SmartPlanet

Here are the people working to make cities better, more sustainable places. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Innovating cities – ““The movement to build, support, and sustain livable cities worldwide is well underway, with individuals all over the globe and across numerous industries committed to leading the charge,” the reports says. “Today, we’re calling […]
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Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability | SmartPlanet

These 10 global cities are ahead of the rest when it comes to finding innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, improve mass transit and boost energ GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: “Here are the top 10: Bogota, Colombia – Urban Transporation Copenhagen – Carbon Measurement & Planning Melbourne – Energy Efficient Built Environment unities […]
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In Finland, smart waste containers inform collectors when they need emptying

The Enevo ONe Collect is a solution that lets authorities know exactly which containers need emptying on their route. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: smart sustainable –  “Enevo shows how data collection can vastly improve both the performan”ce and efficiency of businesses providing social services See on http://www.springwise.com