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The Wollastonite mine near Garies, South Africa.

South Africa’s Mining Industry Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation's power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the…
With its massive gold and platinum reserves – and more than 90 major protests over basic services through 2014 – South Africa provides an ecosystem of case studies.

Mining: Inclusive Investment for a New Triple Bottom Line

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in mineral extraction itself is relatively new – even newer is the risk mitigation that drives institutional investment decisions,…
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Concentrated Solar Producer Abengoa Gets Serious about CSR

In addition to being added to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index, Abengoa has earned an IDB Infrastructure 360 Award for its…
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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Divestment Works: From Apartheid to Climate Change

The Episcopal Church made history in 1971 when it filed the first shareholder resolution by a religious organization. The company in question was…
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South Africa Fights Blackouts with Concentrating Solar Power

Having tripled its national renewable energy targets, South Africa has awarded a contract to build a 100-MW concentrating solar power-molten salts energy storage…
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Boeing and South African Airways Partner on Biofuel from Tobacco

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) have announced that they are close to processing the first crop of tobacco plants for jet biofuel…
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The Street Store: A Lesson for the Sharing Economy?

The South Africa-based Street Store may be less than a year old, but its brand name is already recognized in cities across the…
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Move Over Lithium-Ion: Vanadium-Flow Batteries Gain Commercial Traction

Having closed its first sales contracts here in the U.S., Imergy Power Systems' vanadium-flow battery systems offer distinct advantages as compared to their…
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Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

The largest solar power plant in Africa is now in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and generates 95 MW of clean…
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MSC Sustainable Seafood Standards Yielding Economic, Environmental Benefits

High in Europe and North America, awareness of, and demand for sustainable seafood is growing worldwide. Just over 10 percent of fisheries are…
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The Business Case for Strategic Philanthropy

SAP's work around the world is an example of making the business case for strategic philanthropy as part of a firm's program of…
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Alternative Currency Bitcoin Poised to Grow in Africa and Beyond

Bitcoin, the alternative digital currency that dates back to 2008, has caught on around the world, from Argentina to sub-Saharan Africa.
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5 Reasons the Oil Industry Should be Worried About the Divestment Campaign

Here are five reasons that might keep the executives of the oil and gas companies awake at night because of Bill McKibben and…
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SAP Invests in Skills Development Programs Throughout Africa

SAP launched a “Skills for Africa” program tasked with the development of information technology skills in this growing market.