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Digital Business is Good for the Climate: How Tech Can Cut Emissions, Save Natural Resources

To create a true shift in the fight against climate change, there’s a need for concrete actions which can drive results. Digital business and technologies can make a big impact. SAP estimates that IT could help cut greenhouse gases by 7.6 Gt and save a value of around $30 trillion in resources, including water, energy and metals by 2030. According to new research, in six major industries like utilities, agriculture and food production and transportation and logistics, digital technologies can help save 7.6 Gt carbon emissions by 2030.

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Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as in all that shower, sink and toilet water.

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We Need to ‘Re-Wire’ the Labor Market

Re-wiring the U.S. labor market at scale will require more than replicating best practices. We need to build a flexible, dynamic and common “operating system” for the labor market.

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Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies, experts said during a media briefing on Thursday for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s Focus on Buildings.

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The Automation of Management

Are managers on their way out? And what does that mean for the global middle class?

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Google Buses Symbolize A Tale of Two Cities

Coined “Google buses,” the long-haul commuter shuttles (most operated by third-party vendors) transport Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other tech employees day-in and day-out. But not everyone in the Bay Area is happy about their use of public infrastructure.

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Deep Decarbonization Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to Carbon Goal

Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the most rigorous and detailed study of what it will take to achieve a transition to clean energy in the United States.”

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The Bay Area’s Affordable Housing Options: Band Aid or Panacea?

Whether you live in Oakland, the densely-packed neighborhoods of San Francisco or the comfortable ‘burbs of Lafayette, housing is expensive — and, for many, prohibitively so. We speak with three Bay Area housing experts to find out what cities are (and aren’t) doing to ensure affordable housing is a right for everyone, and how tech companies can step up to the plate to help in their communities.

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Is the Bay Area Gig Economy in a Bubble?

The gig economy has transformed the San Francisco Bay Area. But with with the recent shut-down of house-cleaning app Homejoy, some are concerned that the gig economy bubble may pop.