The ASX ‘clean tech’ small caps to watch as environmental risk rises up the corporate agenda

A new report has highlighted the importance of environmental risks to business and ways in which organisations can better protect their bottom line using new data-driven technology.

Commissioned by clean tech company Envirosuite (ASX:EVS) the report authored by Frost & Sullivan revealed that half of businesses in a survey have experienced dramatic or significant impact from environmental factors over the past three years.

One example given in the report was in South Korea, where the government forced the temporary closure of the country’s coal-fired power plants in the 2019 winter because of the risk of air pollution in major cities.

The report said around $US44 trillion ($59.7 trillion) of economic value generation, equivalent to half the world’s gross domestic product – is moderately or highly dependent on nature.

For the first time, environmental risk factors dominated the list of top five long-term global business risks in the World Economic Forum’s

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Opinion | The Danger in White Moderates Setting Biden’s Agenda

The stakes for all of us are high.

With the coronavirus entering what some scientists say could be its deadliest wave yet, all of our social institutions are buckling under the stress. This pandemic did not only unleash a nimble biological threat to public health, it also politicized common-sense public health measures.

We do not have the testing strategy that every reputable scientist tells us we will need to return to merely normal political sectarianism. The right lost faith in science when science resisted racist declarations. The left lost faith in scientists when the right turned them into political pawns. We cannot even trust the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose missteps in providing good guidance to the public reinforced conspiracy theories and eased the way for its delegitimization by this administration.

The Trump administration carried out that delegitimization primarily as a shield for the president’s outright corruption and

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Forrester Announces Full Conference Agenda For Technology & Innovation Global 2020 Live Virtual Experience

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced the full conference agenda for its Technology & Innovation Global 2020 live virtual, immersive experience to be held November 4–6, 2020. According to Forrester, 84% of tech buyers lack the right technology to manage shifting customer, workforce, and economic challenges spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event — offering globally relevant content and sessions in three separate time zones — will help CIOs and other senior technology leaders across Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas be more resilient, creative, and adaptive — the three pillars of a future fit technology strategy — for the decade ahead.

Securing customer trust, reducing technical debt, and avoiding digital sameness are among the key challenges CIOs and technology leaders face. Technology & Innovation Global 2020 will explore how, by adopting a future fit, customer-obsessed tech strategy, leaders can adapt faster

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