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How CIOs can lead in achieving enterprise sustainability goals
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CIOs are using their influence to drive sustainable practices within enterprises, leveraging technologies such as process automation and data analytics to boost ESG performance.
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Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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In contrast to the global outlook, New Zealanders are more optimistic about the future economic climate, according to the latest Global Predictions Survey.
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Adopt AI to unlock 1.3 million affordable dwellings: PointData
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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Analysis by PointData has identified 870,000 profitable new affordable homes and 425,000 new social housing dwellings across mainland Australia.
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New Relic releases ESG Impact Report for Fiscal Year 2023
Thu, 13th Jul 2023
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New Relic, the observability company, has published its second annual environmental, social, and governance (ESG) 2023 Impact Report.
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Can bots succeed where humans have failed in sustainability?
Thu, 21st Apr 2022
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People want businesses to turn talk into action, and believe technology can help businesses succeed where people have failed.
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Sydney consulting firm launches new social impact practice
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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HTANALYSTS has launched a consulting practice to deliver capabilities in social impact measurement, govt services, sustainability, aged care and disability.
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Amazon Web Services commits $40 million to help advance health equity
Wed, 29th Sep 2021
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AWS has announced a new global program to enhance health outcomes for underserved or under-represented communities.
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Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Tue, 6th Oct 2020
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Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
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HCL Technologies celebrates global goodwill champions
Wed, 29th Jan 2020
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Enterprise tech firm HCL Technologies recently honoured goodwill champions around the world as part of its Wave Maker Awards 2020.
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Dell Technologies' Progress Made Real plan outlines social impact goals
Fri, 15th Nov 2019
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Dell Technologies unveils its 'moonshot goals' as part of its 2030 Progress Made Real Plan, aiming to transform lives and improve transparency practices.
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Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
Mon, 16th Sep 2019
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Google's AI Impact Challenge has attracted over 2600 applications worldwide from organizations with no experience in AI.
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WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.
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Interview: GitHub's promise to diversity and social impact
Tue, 30th Oct 2018
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GitHub is primarily a collaborative approach to coding and technical expertise, but dig a little deeper and you find that the company is so much more.
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PCs, AI and... social isolation? Survey hints at next 50 years of tech
Thu, 30th Aug 2018
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Although only 18% of respondents report a heavy use of tech to manage their homes today, 69% believe they will be heavy tech users in 50 years.
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Why NEXTDC believes corporate social responsibility is vital
Mon, 6th Aug 2018
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NEXTDC dedicates to community uplift with 'Live to Give', aiding children's education and charities.
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Microsoft preparing displaced Aussies for future in tech
Thu, 8th Feb 2018
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Microsoft has partnered with the government to provide digital skills to workers whose roles were displaced by automotive manufacturing plant closure.
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Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Mon, 27th Nov 2017
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Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.
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Schools invited to save the environment with digital tech
Thu, 8th Jun 2017
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New Zealand schools can win $5,000 worth of tech gear by showcasing their positive environmental and social impact.
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Kiwi kids empowered by technology
Fri, 19th Jul 2013
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Kiwi kids have had the chance to uncover hidden talents, increase their technology skills and learn from some of New Zealand’s top technology brains at this week’s High Tech Youth Meet Up.
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Facebook enables organ donor declarations
Tue, 26th Jun 2012
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Facebook users can now use the social network to declare their decision to become an organ donor on their Timeline.