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NTT sinks to $41 million loss in New Zealand business
Mon, 10th Oct 2022
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NTT New Zealand has reported a $41.5 million loss for the year to the end of March 2022, driven by a $25 million write-down of goodwill.
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SAS recognised by leading bodies for promoting sustainable business practice
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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SAS has recently garnered recognition for its environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.
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AIBP announces 2022 winners of ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards
Mon, 13th Jun 2022
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
AIBP has announced the three winning entries of its ASEAN Tech for Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Awards to be presented at the 2022 AIBP ASEAN Innovation Retreat.
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Digital decarbonisation of the mining industry - now or never
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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mining
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enterprise
With the rise of conscious consumerism and conscious capitalism, mining enterprises are facing pressure to shift to cleaner and more sustainable operations.
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Fujitsu addresses massive skills shortages with Global Strategic Partner Academy program
Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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partner programmes
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fujitsu
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economics
With a focus on Fujitsu employees, apprentices and new recruits, the Global Strategic Partner Academy program will offer training, re-training and experience-based development opportunities.
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Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Mon, 13th Sep 2021
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united nations
"This cyber attack on the United Nations demonstrates how valuable stolen credentials are to criminals."
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UNESCO submits draft recommendations for ethical usage of AI
Fri, 2nd Jul 2021
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ai
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ethics
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united nations
The draft includes a framework to ‘ensure digital transformations promote human rights and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’.
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Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Fri, 15th Jan 2021
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lenovo
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
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Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
Fri, 3rd Jul 2020
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microsoft teams
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climate change
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united nations
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
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University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
Wed, 29th Apr 2020
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The university was ranked in the top 25% for each of the Goals with which it engaged.
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UN and Hackster.io partner up to take on COVID-19 in developing countries
Thu, 16th Apr 2020
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united nations development programme
The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge calls on engineers to design low-cost and easily deployable software, hardware and services to support the detection and prevention of COVID-19 in some of the world's most vulnerable areas.
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NTT declares itself 'business avenger' for UN sustainability goals
Thu, 9th Apr 2020
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The UN Global Goals call for action to end poverty, protect Earth, and encourage peace and prosperity by 2030.
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UN telecommunications agency launches global platform to fortify countries' networks
Tue, 24th Mar 2020
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telecommunications
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international telecommunication union
The platform set out by the ITU today aims to assist policy-makers, regulators and telecommunication companies by sharing ‘best practices and initiatives put in place during the COVID-19 crisis'.
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Commvault joins Business Avengers for sustainable development
Fri, 25th Oct 2019
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Commvault has officially joined the Business Avengers coalition, which brings together 17 companies focused on contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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UN hails AI's 'quantum leap' in tech
Mon, 4th Feb 2019
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ai
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intellectual property
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Half of all patents for AI have been published in the last five years – a marked upsurge since the initial boom that started in 2001.
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South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
Mon, 10th Sep 2018
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law
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gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
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Robots and drones could battle disease-spreading bugs
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs according to a United Nations agency.
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United Nations' telco union launches ICT data and report library
Tue, 24th Apr 2018
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"Policy makers, academics, companies and other ICT stakeholders around the globe will greatly benefit from the new ITU iLibrary digital platform."
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Australia gets behind the global fight for gender equality
Mon, 19th Feb 2018
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women in technology
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gender diversity
“We hope to accomplish a great deal during our time together to further gender equality and empowerment.”
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Only 20% of e-waste is recycled - and this needs to change, says United Nations
Thu, 14th Dec 2017
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microsoft teams
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recycling
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united nations
“E-waste management is an urgent issue in today’s digitally dependent world, where use of electronic devices is ever increasing."
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New data center to improve statistics on forced refugee displacement
Mon, 30th Oct 2017
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Almost 90% of refugees live in the developing world and more than half of those are displaced for more than four years.
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Robots in diplomacy: Super-robot sits in on UN meeting
Fri, 13th Oct 2017
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“Technology is here for us to explore and use for the benefit of all...”
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Volvo’s ground-breaking EV strategy embraced by the UN
Mon, 25th Sep 2017
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cartech
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volvo
"Volvo is leading the way and we can see now that the automotive industry is waking up to its responsibilities."
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Sydney charges ahead as a global FinTech leader, Melbourne not far behind
Wed, 13th Sep 2017
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fintech
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world bank
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united nations
"Sydney’s recognition as a Global Leader is well deserved and long overdue."
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