Solar Power Microgrids Transform Lives in Asia | Impact Entrepreneur

Despite more than 90 percent of households in Cambodia and 96 percent in the Philippines having electricity, hundreds of thousands of people in these countries still lack access to it. High costs further limit usage among those who are connected. However, entrepreneurs are now developing innovative solar solutions to provide affordable electricity in these and other countries where millions lack access to energy.

Asian Family Offices’ New Focus on Sustainability | Impact Entrepreneur

In the past, many families chose not to establish family offices, and those who did primarily focused on maximizing returns. However, as the second generation becomes less involved in family businesses, they increasingly rely on family offices to manage their investments. Although financial results remain crucial, a growing number of family offices now prioritize sustainability in their investment strategies.

Banks need Hyper-Personalisation to Catch up with Customers – and Starbucks

Use the Starbucks app and you may start getting offers for chai latte with soy milk or chocolate muffins, if those are your favourites. Watch Netflix for just a little while and you’ll get recommendations for new shows similar to what you watched in the past as well as shows in adjacent genres that you might enjoy. Consumer companies like these leaders use customer data, artificial intelligence (AI) and more to deliver real-time hyper-personalised recommendations for services you use and products you did not even realise you wanted.

Payments Go Green Behind the Scenes

Recyclable non-plastic credit cards and benefits for consumers who go green get plenty of attention amidst the increasing focus on mitigating climate change. While initiatives behind the scenes in operations get less attention, financial institutions (FIs) have also taken almost equally big steps to mitigate climate change with their practices for payments in the back office. While paying with a card might seem to have little impact on the environment, everything from making cards and payment t

Ethical Sourcing, Recycling and the Value Chain in the Solar Panel Industry

A 2016 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency(*) found that, given an average solar panel life span of 30 years, it is likely that millions of metric tons of solar panels will be decommissioned by the early to mid-2030s and may end up in landfill. That forecast and the pressure to use more responsibly-produced materials for solar panels should incentivize everyone from materials suppliers and manufacturers to installers and utilities to source panels responsibly and seek means to recycle or reuse them. Unfortunately, the tools are not easily available.
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