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Sustainability
Schneider Electric’s new solutions for net-zero carbon buildings
Schneider Electric announces two new offerings to tackle building sustainability and efficiency while also enhancing occupant comfort.
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Sustainability
ABB unlocks sustainable energy upgrades for data centers
ABB says its new microgrid solutions will get data centers ready for the green revolution and use their own energy sources with a reduced carbon footprint.
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Sustainability
Three sustainability trends to become mainstream - Gartner
Gartner's research shows cloud sustainability, measuring carbon footprints and advanced grid management software will become crucial for businesses.
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Unified Communications
Konftel secures climate-neutral certification for third year
Konftel has strengthened its climate-neutral ethos after securing official certification for the third year in a row.
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Data Center
Fujitsu AU signs PPA to offset 40% of NSW data centre load
The agreement marks a key step for Fujitsu Australia in decarbonising its operations and providing lower-emissions services to its customers.
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ABI Research
70% better 5G power consumption with hardware optimisation
ABI Research has found that hardware optimisation promises up to 70% improvement in 5G power consumption as networks reach scale in many developed nations.
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Sustainability
Responsible Technology, Sustainable Future: How technology will help companies become carbon neutral by 2030
Climate change is becoming a high profile topic all around the world - it is a Pandora’s box that will continue to unleash complex consequences that are increasingly challenging for humanity to assess and cope with. 
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches carbon footprint tool to combat climate change
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched the AWS customer carbon footprint tool to help businesses calculate their carbon emissions and predict future changes.
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Manufacturing
Logitech scales the use of recycled plastic in its products
Logitech has exceeded its commitment to incorporate post-consumer recycled plastic into products, reducing its carbon impact.
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Climate change
Sustainability and the corporate carbon footprint challenge
By investing in the rapid advancement of digital technology, businesses can find new ways to get ahead of the competition and create impactful social change.
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Carbon emissions
APAC firms could slash carbon emissions by 78% by moving to cloud - AWS report
A new report from AWS and 451 Research suggests cloud infrastructure offers major benefits in terms of reducing energy usage, and the resulting reduction in carbon emissions.
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Sustainability
Google Cloud launches region picker tool for customers
The region picker is one way of partnering with customers to decrease carbon emissions, boost renewable energy usage and improve infrastructure sustainability.
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Apple
Apple creates sweeping carbon removal fund
The US$200 million fund has set its goal to remove ’at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere’ — equivalent to the amount of fuel used by over 200,000 passenger vehicles.
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Sustainability
NEXTDC launches 'first of its kind' carbon neutrality program
The program's aim is to 'decarbonise the digital economy’, says data centre provider.
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Printers
Five ways to reduce the environmental impact of printing and save costs
Before organisations can reduce their environmental impact, they need to start with clear visibility into how much paper and energy they currently use, writes Y Soft managing director for A/NZ Adam O’Neill.
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Apple
Apple pledges 100% carbon neutrality by 2030
The commitment includes efforts to reduce carbon emissions by bolstering the use of low-carbon or recycled materials, investment into energy-efficient projects, as well as investment in conservation and environmental restoration programmes around the world.
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Amazon
Amazon commits to five new utility-scale solar projects
The projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. will total 615 MWh. Comes as Amazon criticised for conditions and lack of paid sick leave in U.S.
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Printers
How Epson makes CSR more than a buzzword
After being named in the FTSE4Good Index yet again, the company has outlined how it makes social responsibility a core tenant of its vision.
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Storage
Aussie businesses struggling with data and storage strategies
"Lack of senior buy-in, coupled with budget constraints, will create ongoing challenges when securing, organising and gleaning insights from data effectively."
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Power / Energy
Swiss lead charge on data centre efficiency certification
HPE, academia and industry have launched a data centre efficiency label to decarbonise data centres and significantly reduce their energy consumption.
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Sustainability
NZ tech start up wins innovation award
"We've worked incredibly hard and getting this kind of recognition gives us the determination to keep pushing for innovation and better ways to fight climate change for the sake of future generations."
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Government
Kiwi startup making waves in electric transport
“We’re helping organisations address one the biggest challenge of our time climate change by giving them a practical way to reduce their own carbon footprint."
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Vertiv
Vertiv certified for energy efficiency in A/NZ
“We’ve always been environmentally conscious, but increased demand from our customers has led us to take this a step further."
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Infrastructure
NEXTDC’s corporate operations go 100% carbon neutral
Much has been said of the environmental impact of data centres, and now NEXTDC is looking to do its part in curbing its own contribution.