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  • Greenpeace ranks climate change leaders and laggards

    Greenpeace has released the fourth version of its Cool IT Leaderboard and Cisco, Ericsson and Fujitsu ranked atop the list of 17 global high-tech companies.
    "The Cool IT leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change," notes the announcement. "The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy revolution."

    Written by Thomas Wailgum12 Dec. 10 22:00
  • Next stop, the land of the long brown cloud

    The massive dust cloud that turned Sydney red this week was blowing towards New Zealand last night.
    A picture shot by NASA's Terra Earth-observation satellite yesterday morning, and processed by the Bureau of Meteorology, above, showed the brown cloud riding on a swirling low pressure system off New Zealand's west coast.

    Written by Richard Macey24 Sept. 09 22:00
  • Faith deposited in carbon bank push

    Businesses under pressure to reduce their impact on the environment have been advised to establish carbon banks that can channel cash collected from customers into greenhouse abatement programs such as computer system reforms.
    Jetstar was already harnessing such an initiative, the airline's chief information officer, Stephen Tame, said. About 16 per cent of its passengers were now participating in its carbon offset scheme.

    Written by Michael Crawford12 May 08 22:00
  • Big four widen recruiting scope

    The big four accounting firms will this year take on more graduates from a non-accounting background than ever before as they seek to bolster their knowledge and skills base in areas of increasing global importance such as sustainability, water accounting and climate change.
    Between them, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG will find space for a total of more than 2000 graduates nationally, which must be good news for those just finished or close to finishing university, including those with science and engineering degrees.

    Written by Damien Lynch24 Feb. 08 22:00
  • Winning in the knowledge economy

    Professor Paul Callaghan of Victoria University in Wellington argues New Zealand needs a cultural change to push a much greater investment in science and technology.

    Written by Stephen Bell03 Feb. 08 22:00
  • Carbon footprints revealed

    The Investor Group on Climate Change, Goldman Sachs JBWere and The Climate Institute, launched the Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2007 (CDP5) in October. For the second year, the largest 100 Australian and 50 New Zealand companies are included in the global CDP process, which highlights how companies are responding -or not responding - to the challenges of climate change and how they compare globally.
    Larger companies were more responsive about their actions in response to climate change; 74 per cent of the S&P/ASX 50 gave an answer to the CDP5.

    Written by Fairfax Business Media11 Nov. 07 22:00