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Climate Change and Environment Impact

A commitment to young people, clean energy and the planet

Climate and sustainable energy, people’s wellbeing, care for the environment and creating value for society are the four core pillars to TotalEnergies’ sustainable development ambition. As a multi-energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, TotalEnergies believes the greatest impact can be made through partnerships and …

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The Spar Group’s commitment to ESG – shaping sustainable retail in South Africa

In the fast-paced and dynamic landscape of modern retail, success isn’t solely defined by profit margins and market share. It’s increasingly about how a company contributes to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and ethical governance. The SPAR Group, a prominent player in the South African retail sector, understands this shift in paradigm and is leading the …

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Eskom uplifts with its largest battery storage project in Africa

Eskom has unveiled the first of its kind largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project not only in South Africa but in the African continent by officially opening the Hex BESS site at Worcester in the Western Cape. The Hex BESS is the first project to be completed under Eskom’s flagship BESS project announced in …

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Green Economy will deliver jobs, hope to SA’s youth

Speaking at the inaugural Climate Action Youth Seminar at the CSIR, Executive Head for Nedbank Foundation, Poovi Pillay, called on South Africa’s youth to take advantage of the opportunities created by the emerging green economy. Pillay described the green economy as an economic model that combines growth and sustainability. “Environmental stewardship does not mean lower …

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Are SA’s green entrepreneurs ready for the green hydrogen economy?

Green hydrogen has been heralded as the key to meeting South Africa’s decarbonisation targets and finally leading the country away from its dependence on fossil fuels for energy. By Billy Bokako – Senior Manager: CICSA However, the country continues to lag significantly behind international counterparts in making the transition. Green investment Developing and integrating green …

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Considering livelihood opportunities in the Green Economy

The global climate, is undeniably becoming more volatile, posing increasing threats to lives and livelihoods across the globe. Humanity’s culpability in the causes of this volatility is now generally accepted: by emitting carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (amongst many other pollutants) at an exponentially industrial scale over the past two centuries, the planet’s overall temperature …

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Managing risk by investing in sustainable ESG strategies

For decades the business sector has recognised its corporate social responsibility and has invested in sustainability programmes aimed at supporting, amongst others, community health, access to quality education, infrastructure, and enterprise development initiatives. Tshikululu Social Investments The philosophy that the success of a business is directly linked to the stability and growth of the country …

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Plant seeds of literary love: support Exclusive Book’s Book Tree Project

With your help, three SA schools will receive a mini library of children’s books and a playground full of trees Exclusive Books There is a Chinese proverb that states: “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” With this in mind, Exclusive Books has unveiled an exciting …

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ESG: Social impact is the true measure

“Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the centre. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking.” By: …

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Half of SA’s people are food insecure

For several years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa had already been in a food security crisis, with an estimated 14 million people experiencing moderate to severe food insecurity. Andy du Plessis – Managing Director FoodForward SA For several years prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa had already been in a food security …

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