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Category: Sustainability

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Overcome the Challenges of Sustainable Manufacturing in the Cloud

What if greener practices—beyond reducing, reusing, and recycling—could help your manufacturing business grow more efficiently? What if you had data that helped you understand opportunities hidden in your spreadsheets? These questions could be answered with software and devices that monitor your equipment and help you gain insights. As it stands, the manufacturing sector accounts for […]

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The European Union’s New Sustainability Regulations for Small and Medium Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are “the backbone of Europe’s economy,” according to the European Commission, accounting for fully 99% of all EU businesses and half the GDP. And because of their track record of innovation and adaptability, a lot of focus is being placed on SMBs to help meet environmental goals. A new law […]

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Lower Emissions Through Green and Sustainable Buildings

The United Nations Environment Programme estimates carbon emissions from buildings and construction constitute almost 40% of global carbon emissions. The Tracking Buildings 2021 Report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights that all new buildings and 20 percent of the existing building stock would need to be zero-carbon-ready as soon as 2030 to achieve carbon […]

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Top Technology Sustainability Use Cases for Small and Medium Businesses

If small and medium businesses (SMBs) want to remain competitive and responsive in an evolving landscape, I believe it’s time they adopt sustainability as a strategic priority. Imminent government regulations and growing consumer expectations for brands to be better stewards of the planet are driving companies across all sectors to design sustainable solutions. In fact, […]