Techedge Launches New Sustainability Intelligence Platform, ESGeo

ESGeo is an integrated cloud software application powered by AI and specifically designed to manage the entire value chain of the Environmental, Social and Governance factors, helping measure, report and compare the business impact of ESG initiatives. ESGeo allows companies to collect non-financial data, create detailed sustainability reports and make budgets for business units or single managers: identify and measure material ESG issues; compare current ESG positioning with budgets, peers and benchmarks. https://prn.to/2qSs4gk

Top 10 Tech Evolutions That Will Reshape Business In 2020

GP Bullhound’s new report – Technology Predictions 2020 – has highlighted 10 trends and innovations which it predicts will evolve the tech landscape over the coming 12 months. Simon Angear provides more insight. http://bit.ly/2RJZ5q2

SASB’s 77 Industry-Specific Sustainability Reporting Standards, Gaining Popularity

It’s been one year since the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) launched its 77 industry-specific reporting standards, and the non-profit says 120 companies are now using the standards in their ESG reporting – Ben Ashwell. http://bit.ly/2RPI91s

Green Loans are coming to Emerging Markets

The trend for green and sustainability-linked financing that has captured Western Europe is filtering into emerging markets. Emerging markets borrowers have been much slower to join the boat of green and sustainability-linked financing that has swept up so many companies in Western Europe. The slower trend in emerging markets are not because of lack of interest, but companies must overcome practical obstacles. http://bit.ly/2qPVlbx

Akamai Technologies Publishes 2019 Sustainability Report

Company anticipates sourcing 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The report summarizes Akamai’s innovative efforts to reduce the amount of energy consumed by its global intelligent edge platform, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, recycle electronic waste responsibly, and have meaningful and beneficial impacts on the places it works, operates, and lives. Energy efficiencies realized have delivered millions of dollars in expense savings while making Akamai’s customers’ digital experiences fast, intelligent, and secure — in an environmentally friendly way. http://bit.ly/38yFjUl

Estée Lauder Shares 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

The report highlights the company’s progress and commitment to strengthening efforts across core citizenship and sustainability focus areas and highlights key milestones demonstrating industry leadership in inclusion and diversity practices. http://bit.ly/2EgTYpb

Atlas Copco draws attention to Mens’ health through CSR

For a second consecutive year Atlas Copco continues to support the worthy Movember Initiative, a CSR campaign aimed at encouraging men to open up to each other and share their problems and solutions and to let them know that they are not alone. http://bit.ly/34m9haF

Sujimoto Boss Pledges to Renovate School, Provide Books

CEO of Sujimoto Construction Ltd, a real estate company based in Lagos – Nigeria, Sijibomi Ogundele, has pledged to renovate some classrooms in the New Oko-Oba Primary School in Agege, Lagos State as part of CSR. http://bit.ly/2PiYDO0

How Small Businesses Can Balance People, Profit and Planet 

The purpose of business is shifting solely profit towards a balance between profit, people and planet. The change is driven by the emergence of green movements and greater awareness of the importance of environmental preservation. http://bit.ly/38D7MrY

Canadian Firm issues C$300m of five-year green bonds

Canadian real estate giant, Ivanhoé Cambridge, has become the first Canadian real estate corporation to launch an unsecured green bond, a C$300m (€204bn) five-year green bonds to fund environmentally sustainable initiatives. http://bit.ly/2EheG8o