Schneider Electric has launched the Integrated Planning and Optimisation Solution, designed to provide mining companies with an integrated software solution that manages their entire mining operation from resource to market.
Sustainability at Work has launched the report 'The Sustainability and Supply Chain Divide: Insights into the gaps, challenges and opportunities for Australian companies'.
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have released a book which contains a newly developed tool for measuring social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Sydney's $2 billion Central Park development - a mixed-use urban village striving to be the city's most sustainable urban community - will also deliver Australia's largest car share pod.
New Zealand Minister for the Environment Amy Adams has released a discussion document on possible options to improve the management of waste products. The document seeks feedback on whether intervention is required to improve outcomes for four waste streams.
The New Nature of Business report, a cross-disciplinary project be funded by the US National Science Foundation, has devised an 8-point plan designed to halt unsustainable levels of environmental degradation wrought by the private sector.
The Energy Network Association (ENA) has released two new publications - 'The Road to Fairer Prices' and 'Electricity Prices and Network Costs' - highlighting recent influences on energy prices and suggesting smarter pricing structures.
Consult Australia, with the support of gold sponsor Norman Disney & Young (NDY), has released The Business of Sustainability - a website and tool to be used by the professional services industry to improve business sustainability.
Consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Dean Toomey as General Manager Water and Andrew Schroth as Regional Director, Western Australia.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group 3 has released its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. The report, titled 'Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change', finds that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.
The expert panel conducting the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has invited public submissions on issues relevant to the review.
Technology and consulting company AWT has joined Mott MacDonald Group, a global management, engineering and sustainable development consultancy.
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, has opened a manufacturing and service facility in Melbourne to serve the process industry in Australia and New Zealand.
In partnership with software provider Autodesk, McGraw Hill Construction has released the SmartMarket report 'The Business Value of BIM [building information modelling] in Australia and New Zealand'.
Investment manager Australian Ethical has announced the appointment of Dr Stewart Palmer as its new head of ethics. Dr Palmer has recently championed business consulting, leadership and educational programs at the St James Ethics Centre, advising companies on the implementation of ethical frameworks within their business practices.