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MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

MK:SMART Smart Cities initiative kicks off

MK:SMART is a new three-year £16m initiative, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), which aims to provide innovative digitally-oriented solutions to the growth challenges in Milton Keynes. Fronesys is pleased to be part of the...

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

Circular economy: will the tech industry ever learn?

In the face of planet-wide resource depletion and huge volatility in raw material pricing, it is time for the circular economy. The tech industry is well-placed to make this move. But will it? Fronesys in in discussion on the issue with the International...

What happens to the lost generation?

What happens to the lost generation?

Fifteen million people between the ages of fifteen and twenty four are out of work in North America and Europe at the moment. Italy and France have 25% youth unemployment while, in Spain, 45% of the young people are jobless. At these levels, there is grave...

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy, security and freedom of expression have become significant challenges for the technology industry, not just because governments seek this information but also because the industry's own business models increasingly seem to need a "Big Brother"...

A new narrative for the post-carbon era

We don't think today's industrial framework can continue as before. But what comes next? Some are exploring new forms of capitalism. Jyoti Banerjee explores the post-carbon framework laid out in Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution. Basic...

Step Change: Broadcasting Sky’s sustainability story

Step Change: Broadcasting Sky’s sustainability story

Satellite broadcaster Sky has set itself ten targets as part of its overall vision of reducing the company’s environmental impacts. These targets, including a 25% reduction in gross CO2 emissions over three years, a 20% increase in energy efficiency, and...

Fronesys collaborates on ICT sustainability with ITU

Fronesys collaborates on ICT sustainability with ITU

Fronesys is collaborating with a group of information and communications technology companies under the auspices of the ITU (The International Telecommunication Union) to help communicate the importance of sustainability. The major thrust of the effort is...

FT: Improving environmental performance through analytics

FT: Improving environmental performance through analytics

Rod Newing's article in the latest Financial Times sustainability supplement, Analytics: Numbers game is hard to play, points to the main challenge in dealing with environmental analytics: how to produce improved environmental performance from a seemingly...

“Data is the new oil”

“Data is the new oil”

Paul Druckman reporting from Ceres 2011: When receiving an award at Ceres 2011 on behalf of Nike, the company's vice president of corporate social responsibility spoke about two key themes in reporting: transparency and data. Her quote? "Data is the new...

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