How digital technology can be a force for good in sustainability
Harnessing the digital technologies of the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will accelerate solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PwC's head of corporate sustainability has claimed.
Global collaboration critical in averting climate hardship, says World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has called on global leaders to collaborate to avert "hardship and volatility" over the next 10 years - much of which will be intensified by extreme environmental dangers.
Apple named world's greenest tech firm in latest Greenpeace report
Apple has been named the world's greenest major tech company for the third consecutive year in a new report released today (10 January) by Greenpeace.
Disruptive technology: The 'great hope' for widespread business model shake-ups
EXCLUSIVE: The unstoppable rise of "disruptive" technology such as cloud storage and the Internet of Things (IoT) will inevitably pave way for new and more sustainable business models, but entire industries will have to embrace this transitional period in different ways to accelerate the shift towards a circular and sharing-based economy.
Report: Digital technology uptake needed to reach Sustainable Development Goals
A host of technology frontrunners including Microsoft, BT and Verizon have urged countries to accelerate the uptake of digital technology, claiming that smart solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT) would be "indispensable" to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
O2 pursues sustainable living for 20 million customers
Digital communications giant O2 has unveiled the next phase of its bold Think Big Blueprint, which will establish the company as an "agent of change", by enhancing the livelihood of 20 million customers through a sustainable technology drive.
GRI aims to streamline sustainability reporting through new Digital Alliance
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has unveiled a new programme aimed at streamlining sustainability reporting for businesses by using digital platforms to "enable transformational change".
Virgin Media to add 4 million homes to ultrafast broadband network while freezing emissions
Virgin Media has today (30 July) launched a new set of sustainability targets to ensure a greater rollout of digital technology while not compromising environmental performance.
Amazon commits to 208MW wind farm in largest renewables venture yet
Amazon is to construct a 208MW wind farm which will become the first utility-scale wind farm in the US state of North Carolina.
Groundbreaking solar sail launched into space
A 'solar sail' which could be the first step to fossil-fuel free space exploration, has been successfully launched into space.
London's charging: Fire Brigade installs EV plug-in points
The London Fire Brigade has unveiled 156 electric-vehicle charging points at 76 fire stations and sites around the capital.
Businesses at centre of circular revolution, says Dow
EXCLUSIVE: Businesses must collaborate with policymakers, suppliers and consumers if they are serious about driving a circular economy, according to the director of sustainability programs at Dow Chemical.
VIDEO: Solar sports car nears road-readiness
A team of Australian students claim they are less than three months away from completing the Southern Hemisphere's first road-legal solar-powered car.
Online retailers worst for omitting product energy information
Online retailers across Europe are far behind bricks and mortar shops in providing information about the energy performance of domestic appliances, according to findings released today (24 July) by the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
VIDEO: BT crowdsources ideas on how to frame big data 'for social good'
BT is actively exploring how digital technology can fast-track efforts to progress sustainable consumption through more effective curation of big data.
WRAP and DIGITALEUROPE unveil mercury-free logo for TV and monitor producers
Digital technology trade body DIGITALEUROPE and WRAP have launched two new logos for use by producers of TVs and computer monitors to help identify screens containing mercury.
CO2 neutral search engine green 'alternative to Google'
Berlin-based search engine Ecosia aims to turn green niche products into a mass phenomenon by providing users with green information when entering search terms.
EXCLUSIVE: Digital technology will lead us to a green economy
Digital technology and effective engagement in sustainability will lead the way to 'greening' the economy, says Whitbread's head of energy and environment Chris George.
Digital economy using almost 10% of the world's electricity
Due to the increasing use of mobile data the digital economy is now approaching a tenth of the world's electricity use, according to a new report.