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For next-gen, read low carbon: the mobile phone industry joins hands to tackle climate change

Mats Granryd, (Sep 16, 2019)

GSMA’s Mats Granryd explains that the agreement by 50 operators to report their climate impacts to the CDP is the first step towards an industry-wide roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement

‘AI can’t be put in the “too difficult” box. Boards have to tackle the risks now’

Peter Montagnon, (Jun 24, 2019)

Peter Montagnon of the Institute of Business Ethics says the skills needed to address the challenges of AI require less a technical mastery of its inner workings than for directors to know how to ask the right questions, and to trust the answers they receive

Will privacy concerns throw up roadblocks in race for self-driving cars?

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 27, 2018)

With Apple, Samsung and Uber among the 57 companies that are trialling AVs in California and elsewhere, the question of who will control access to the vast amounts of data they generate is of growing urgency

Nine takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit Europe 2018

Mike Scott, (Jun 17, 2018)

A thought-provoking second day at Ethical Corporation's European summit looked at the unexpected implications of digitalization, the challenges of extracting value from Big Data, and the benefits of long-term investing. Here are nine titbits from day two

‘We need to wake up to the existential threat surveillance capitalism poses to democracy’

Rebecca MacKinnon, (Mar 28, 2018)

Rebecca MacKinnon of Ranking Digital Rights argues that transparency in the wake of the Facebook revelations is not enough. Silicon Valley firms must bake privacy into the design of their information platforms

Natural capital case study: Earth Genome uses big data to zero in on water solutions

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 18, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how the Californian data analytics company is helping Dow Chemical tackle water risks in Texas

Comment: 'We can't leave Silicon Valley to solve AI's ethical issues'

Guendalina Dondé, (Jan 18, 2018)

Guendalina Dondé of the Institute of Business Ethics explains how companies can empower their employees and other stakeholders to use artificial intelligence efficiently, effectively and ethically

AI explainer: why machines have an edge

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

With AlphaGo, DeepMind demonstrated the power of machine-learning to beat humans. And it is not only in games where we come up short

'With AI polluters will have nowhere to hide'

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

From cleaning up city transport systems to bringing transparency to supply chains, AI and deep learning have the potential to transform sustainability

Barclays executive banks on blockchain

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Shona Tatchell wants to combine technology with new finance models to change how products are manufactured and shipped around the world with her Halotrade startup

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains

Refusing to dance with dictators

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 27, 2017)

ICT firms that operate in repressive regimes have to find a balance that respects the human rights of users and fulfills their legal obligation to respond to authorities’ lawful demands

Protecting privacy in the digital age

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 27, 2017)

With rising cyber-crime and the exploitation of personal data for commercial gain, companies have to work hard to gain consumer trust

Issue 9: Big data comes to the supply chain

Ellen R Delisio, (Dec 15, 2016)

From monitoring palm oil plantations to cutting energy use in data centres, Ellen R Delisio looks at how companies used IT to get a shop-floor view of their operations in 2016

Big data: The germination of precision farming

Ellen R Delisio, (Jul 26, 2016)

Technologies such as drones and robots have the potential to revolutionise agriculture, allowing farmers to use resources more efficiently

Big data: Blowing the cover on deforestation

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2016)

New tools allowing access to real-time images and data are providing hope in the fight against forest destruction

Big data in CSR reporting: From box ticking to a real-time window on the shop floor

Nadine Hawa, (Jul 25, 2016)

The vast amounts of data now available means the traditional sustainability report is fast losing relevance