Innovations Southern Africa Top Stories 

Sandton Central on the cutting edge of green building practices

Sandton Central which, in 2010, saw Nedbank complete its headquarters which became South Africa’s first Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) Green Star-certified building, has remained on the cutting edge of green building practices on the African continent. This has seen the business district staying firmly in line with the very latest international real estate developments.

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Innovations Investing Southern Africa Top Stories 

Nedbank leads in renewable energy finance in South Africa

A brief search through the headlines across the world leaves no doubt that the threat posed by climate change has morphed from a focus of only climate activists to a global concern points out Mark Boshoff, head of Strategic Initiatives for Nedbank Business Banking. Writing in an opinion piece, Mark also adds that the climate emergency is now being recognised at board level, and contributing towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a requirement in any responsible multinational or major company.

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Innovations Rest Of World Top Stories 

Innovative solar technology wins at Edison Awards

USA – Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar, a not for profit organisation, won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for their Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable and durable power system that provides sustainable energy for around-the-clock, effective obstetric care in remote and off-grid maternal health facilities around the world. The Solar Suitcase, developed by We Care Solar, was named winner in the category of Humanitarian Technology. With more than one billion people living without electricity around the world and about 300,000 women dying in childbirth, often turned away…

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