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IIRC launches Integrated Reporting Framework today

A three year journey traversed by a global coalition of companies, investors, framework providers and NGOs led by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has resulted in the publication of a new framework for corporate reporting: The...

Sustainability toolkit for the ICT sector

The Smart 2020 report found that the full life cycle carbon footprint of the ICT industry represents around 2% of worldwide emissions, and is projected to grow at a 6% annual compound growth rate. Although the sector’s emissions are rising, its largest...

Digital entrepreneurship

Across the world, national governments and regional economies are putting considerable effort into digital start-ups in the hope of accelerating economic growth. This trend is driven by the clear recognition that start-ups – and particularly high-tech...

Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

Cities and municipalities across the globe are increasingly looking at digital innovation to tackle the dual challenge of economic growth and sustainable development. The Smart City concept, a confluence of the Internet of Things and Big Data, holds...

Digital skills

Unemployment is a blight on this generation of youth: around 1 million unemployed in the UK in the 16-25 age cohort, while unemployment is in the 40-50% range in this cohort in southern Europe and the Americas. What makes this generation of unemployed...

Fronesys apprentice hired by think tank

Apprenticeships are all the rage in policy circles, but do they work in a start-up company like Fronesys? Jyoti Banerjee reflects on the first apprenticeship at Fronesys. As a company doing work in the areas of youth unemployment and digital skills, we are...

Adnams brews long-term value through resource efficiency

Andy Wood, ceo at Adnams, a modern brewing company built around a heritage brand, shares the story how his company has placed resource efficiency front and centre of its sustainability drive. The Adnams story is an excellent example of a mid-sized business...

Lydenberg seeks sector-specific materiality reporting

Thousands of companies around the world are voluntarily reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, in addition to the reporting of material financial factors they believe they are mandated to deliver.  A new report from the Institute...

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