Australia

The Centaur Pod will morph and change shape

The Centaur Pod will morph and change shape

A robotic room that morphs and shifts to accommodate more people and changes in temperature is being designed by the University of New South Wales students and Arup.

How better planning can save Sydney’s music scene (and its mojo)

How better planning can save Sydney’s music scene (and its mojo)

Good planning and governance has the potential to breathe life back into Sydney’s music scene, writes James Hulme from independent think tank The Committee for Sydney. Sydney should consider dedicated music zones, he says, and think outside the box to keep neighbours of noisy venues happy.

Game-changing finance for green borrowers with Greenlend

Game-changing finance for green borrowers with Greenlend

Planet Ark Power has jumped onto the opportunities for expansion through borrowing funds without needing to rely on real estate securities, thanks to Greenlend, the new clean energy funding platform from MarketLend. Robert Harley reports.

Consultancy giants boost sustainability teams

The big consultancy firms such as KPMG and EY are bolstering their sustainability teams to meet new demand in areas such as climate change risk, modern slavery, carbon farming and sustainable timber verification.

Momentum Energy appoints Amy Childs as new MD

Amy Childs has been appointed managing director of Tasmanian-owned energy provider, Momentum Energy. Joining the company in 2016 as general manager sales and marketing, Ms Childs has been acting in…

QandA with Tamara DiMattina on the New Joneses

“if it wanted to, the AFL could stop climate change”. Big call, but this CEO was referring to the power of the AFL to educate and drive positive change.

Tyre waste to screech to a halt in Toowoomba

Aside from the few tyres that are turned into park swings or are ground up for soccer ground surfaces, most tyres from Australian cars and trucks go to waste or are exported overseas to be turned into fuel.

Farmers locking horns with climate change 

Farmers locking horns with climate change 

Farmers are starting to agitate for action on climate and they’re getting smarter and more innovative to cope with the challenges it presents. According to young award winning farmer, Anika Molesworth, expect to hear more from this sector.