The toll of climate change on businesses is highlighted by research published in a study by the London School of Economics. The study found that the global economy suffers losses up to USD 24 trillion due to climate change. As a result, ESG investing is on the rise. Data from the Bank of America Corporation revealed that “ESG investing has grown by more than 97 percent globally [from 1997 to 2017].”
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This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.
The Role of Public Policy in Advancing the SDGs Through ICT
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Sep 19, 2017 10:00:00 AMMORE
In our previous article entitled, “Accelerated Diffusion: ICT's Key Contribution to the SDGs", we stated that leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is crucial to achievement of the SDGs by 2030, especially the universal coverage of key services such as health and education in low-income countries. This will require that we leverage ICT’s ability to accelerate the diffusion of technology. Business-as-usual will not be sufficient.
Accelerated Diffusion: ICT’s Key Contribution to the SDGs
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AMMORE
Mainstreaming the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste for Sustainable Development
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Aug 22, 2017 10:00:00 AMMORE
Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12) calls for sustainable consumption and production characterized by resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life. A critical factor to achieving this is the sound management of chemicals and waste (SMCW).
How to Properly Dispose of Electronic Waste
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AMMORE
Electronic waste (also known as e-waste) is a growing form of pollution today. Our heavy reliance on electronic devices has led to huge numbers of these devices being manufactured and discarded on a regular basis. An estimated 300 million computers and 1 billion mobile phones are produced every year, and approximately 40 million tons of e-waste is produced globally per year. E-waste represents about 70 percent of the US’ overall toxic waste.
How Hotels Can Become More Sustainable Through Data
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Feb 21, 2017 10:00:00 AMMORE
The word “sustainable” is often used interchangeably with “eco-friendly.” For the hospitality industry, being eco-friendly may mean getting certified or meeting compliance requirements, and can be a point of differentiation that sets a hotel apart as unique, attracting a niche market. Though it has not yet proven enough reason to adopt sustainable practices industry-wide, increasingly, hotels are required by governments and customers to disclose their impact beyond branding. To meet these growing requirements, hotels must be able to accurately measure and disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and resource consumption.
A story of data, data storage, and data visualizations
Posted by Dinali Mallikage on Jan 19, 2016 11:43:42 AMMORE
As I sit here waiting for my 29-MB file to download, I ponder the origin of this fascination with data that we have developed. As 21st century adults, we are toned and primed to present data, have data-driven conversations and cite data as evidence. How did data gain the power it has over modern society? When and how did we start trusting it more than our own 5 senses?