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The evolving role of the CIO requires a focus on sustainability

As the world becomes increasingly digital and a shift by organisations to pursue generative AI, a shift is taking place within boardrooms. CIOs are now fulfilling more strategic roles to drive digital transformation and sustainability.

Creating sustainable mining through process automation

Process automation plays vital role in making the mining industry more sustainable. It enhances operational efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact. By leveraging advanced automation systems, mining companies can optimise resource utilisation, minimise energy consumption, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Growing sustainability through colocation services

Over the past several years sustainability has become a growing priority for most, if not all, organisations. Forward-thinking businesses, consumers and governments alike are increasingly looking at how to increase their sustainability efforts, while many decisions are increasingly being made with enhancing sustainability as an important driver.

Responsible & ethical AI- process automation has part to play

To some it might feel we’re living in an “endless summer” of artificial intelligence (AI), with a new breakthrough announced almost monthly. And whilst AI offers important benefits to a myriad of industries, it should also be cautionary tale, with the relevant cybersecurity, legal compliance, data protection and so forth measures put in place.

Retailers – get the best out of monitoring & security

From a smart retail perspective, it is crucial to understand that monitoring stock and other assets through camera surveillance and a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors stretches further than the stores themselves.

Net zero strategies & progress in retail

South Africa’s retail sector is optimally positioned to drive emission reductions through net zero commitments. This can be achieved by its significant influence through conducting direct engagement with its suppliers for extensive emissions reductions impact throughout its value chain.

How will challenges to globalisation impact thematic investing?

Let's have a look at the impact of "deglobalisation" on some of our favoured themes: smart manufacturing, energy transition and climate change, and the circular economy.

BPO for sustainability – the path to greener business practices

To minimise environmental impact, many organisations seek to implement eco-conscious strategies into their operational practices.

Smart cities and the sum of their parts

Business premises is one of the first places companies take stock of when assessing their electricity usage and the optimisation thereof. And rightly so, approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and 70% of energy consumption are attributed to buildings. Moreover, it’s estimated that 30% of energy is wasted in buildings.

REPORT | The state of South African energy

At a time when the country is facing a significant energy crisis, the report provides a consolidated overview of the electricity market from consumption to generation to financing. We have launched our South Africa-focused market report, providing a comprehensive overview of the state of play of the country’s energy sector.


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