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Here are 5 modern KPIs to build into your overall business goals [SPONSORED]

Expecting a different result from the same tired strategies should be the last thing you bring into a new decade, so start to implement some new KPIs today.

Fear and hope at Copenhagen – a Gen Y perspective

On Monday we published Dave Sag’s first post from Copenhagen. Today we received this diary entry from 26-year-old Australian Wendy Miller, who is attending the Copenhagen COP15 climate change summit as a member of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

All atwitter at Copenhagen

Dave Sag is in Copenhagen this week covering the COP15 climate change summit for Anthill. This is his first post in the series.

Cleantech sector gathers momentum with launch of Sydney Cleantech Network

This week we were presented with further evidence that cleantech is rapidly gaining mainstream status in Australia with the launch yesterday of the Sydney Cleantech Network (SCN).

Is your business profiting from solar power?

Electricity prices right across Australia are increasing sharply as power companies struggle to maintain expensive infrastructure and boost shareholder returns. What’s more, our reliance on fossil fuels to produce that electricity means we face a growing chorus of criticism over the impact that coal mining and pollution from power stations is making on our environment.

Sustainability in business is not a side project

With increasing pressure from external regulatory bodies and savvy consumers looking to make smarter and more responsible purchasing decisions, it is more important now...

Green Box: Pizza box turns into plates and storage unit

Saving the planet one pizza at a time... sort of. Green Box is manufactured from 100 percent recycled material and can be easily broken down...

I see REDD, I see REDD, I see REDD

Okay, this is, for some people, going to be an uncomfortable column to read as I am going to seriously challenge what for many seems like an obvious 'conventional wisdom'. In many cases it is better for the planet if you offset your carbon emissions than if you reduce them via your own in-house efficiencies. The woman with the fully carbon offset Hummer is probably a better friend to the planet than the man in his non-offset Prius.

ClickGreen.com.au

A few months back I wrote about FreeRice.com, an online word definition game run by the UN's World Food Programme, which donates 20 grains...

Clean is the new green

Not so long ago, cleantech was an indulgence reserved for tech geeks, fringe-dwelling eco-activists and latte liberals crusading against their own existential guilt. Today,...

How do carbon credits actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Previously, I covered how cap and trade schemes provide economic incentives for businesses to gradually reduce their carbon emissions in a cost-optimal manner. I...

What are Carbon Credits anyway?

The very best way to reduce your emission of carbon into the atmosphere is to make appropriate behavioural and structural changes so that you physically cease to emit so much carbon. Sounds obvious, hey? But the devil is in the detail.

The sky's the limit

Every societal challenge produces a fascinating set of market opportunities. Climate change is no exception.    Last year, I read the Australian writer Tim Flannery's excellent...

The sky’s the limit

Every societal challenge produces a fascinating set of market opportunities. Climate change is no exception.    Last year, I read the Australian writer Tim Flannery's excellent...

Green goes mainstream

ECO ENTREPRENEURS It took a while, but even the most hardened sceptics now acknowledge the reality of global warming and other damaging human footprints...

Dr Don Fry – Aussie all-rounder

Dr Don Fry's ultimate objective in life is to see every home on Earth powered by sun and water. As owner and director of AIMTEK, Fry has designed and built 225 ships and trained 1,000 apprentices. Now he wants to fly from Sydney to London in two hours and unleash the sun's nuclear power.

Strategy: Customer feedback loops

Being the first to react to changing customer needs and preferences is often the difference between business success and failure. Witness, for example, how quickly Sony lost its early dominance of the portable music device market to Apple, which responded faster and more innovatively to demand for digital audio devices.

Green Tech: innovations that won't cost the earth

As Mother Earth groans under the weight of human progress, smart and efficient environmental technologies are gaining currency. Global warming, dwindling power supplies, toxic...

Green Tech: innovations that won’t cost the earth

As Mother Earth groans under the weight of human progress, smart and efficient environmental technologies are gaining currency. Global warming, dwindling power supplies, toxic...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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