Good morning. Here is the latest news, research and market analysis that sustainable technology partners need to know for Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
1. Partnership - SaaS Software & Net Zero Consulting: ERM, which positions itself as the world's largest sustainability consultancy, has inked a partnership with cloud CRM software provider Salesforce to "help organizations accelerate their decarbonization journeys and deliver on their sustainability goals."
2. e-Waste and IT Services: Here's how IT companies can embrace sustainable e-waste practices, according to Bob Wallace, VP of global repair services at Shyft Global Services, a division of TD Synnex.
3. Green Websites: The Eco-Friendly Web Alliance is offering accreditations for eco-friendly and climate-positive websites.
4. AWS Clean Energy Accelerator: Amazon has announced 15 startups that will participate in the company's Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 effort.
5. Most Sustainable Companies: Barron's has published a list of the 100 most sustainable companies.
6. Blockchain and Sustainability: Vechain has released a white paper describing how blockchain can potentially help sustainability efforts. Boston Consulting Group partnered with Vechain to produce the content.
7. Remote Work and Sustainability: Here are five steps companies can take to support remote work and associated sustainability efforts, according to a Deloitte blog on Harvard Business Review.
8. Top 10 Sustainability Predictions for Asia Pacific: Here's what IDC has to say.
9. ESG and Big Consulting - Dangerous Combo?: A new book, called The Big Con, alleges that our economies’ reliance on big consulting firms "stunts innovation, obfuscates corporate and political accountability, and impedes our collective mission of halting climate breakdown."
10. ESG Reporting Challenges: Ninety-five percent of large companies worldwide release sustainability reports, but they use a jumble of inconsistent performance standards that cloud assessments by investors and lenders, two global accounting organizations said, CFO Reporting.
11. Alleged Green Crypto Scam: The SEC has accused Utah-Based Green United of running an $18 million crypto mining scam, Coindesk reported.
12. KPMG Under Fire: KPMG is facing criticism for serving companies accused of forest destruction even as the auditing giant increasingly focused on sustainability.
13. Government Policy: The UK and Canada have "agreed a landmark agreement to co-operate on critical minerals such as cobalt and lithium that are essential to the economy and used in almost all modern and green technologies, from solar panels to electric vehicles," Gov.uk reported.
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