Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand its Access to Education training collaboration.
Schneider Electric South Africa’s Access to Education focus speaks to the large need for practical skills development within the field of energy. Since 2012, it has provided energy education to almost 9 000 people and in the next four years will increase this to 30 000, including students, community members, entrepreneurs and teachers.
Water is arguably our most precious resource. It is requisite for the survival of all life on our planet. It is also finite. While water is endlessly recyclable through the hydrologic cycle, there’s only so much of the stuff, and only about 1% of it is freshwater that is usable for human consumption.
There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world; the largest youth population ever. However, 24 million of them are out of school because of political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation. This Sunday, 12th August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
by Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, Xavier Houot, Senior Vice President Schneider Electric and Terry A’Hearn
Aug. 1, marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, the day of the year by which humanity has exhausted its annual resource budget. Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, humanity used more from nature than the planet’s ecosystems are able to renew in the entire year.
Running out of planet is a risk. And we believe the answer is "one-planet prosperity." What does this mean?
Venkat Garimella, vice-president, Access to Energy and CSR, Schneider Electric India, shared how the largest nongovernment renewable energy initiative in the Sundarbans came into being.
by Abhinay Lakshman
Bringing electricity to one of the most ecologically sensitive regions of the world is no small feat. This is the story of Project Sahasra- Jyoti, through which more than 1,000 forest fringe households in Sunderbans were electrified by establishing micro grids of renewable energy stations.
One day of the year has started to appear earlier and earlier on the calendar: Earth Overshoot Day. This year falls on August 1st. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’ s ecosystems can renew in that year. What does this date mean?
Innovation in the capital goods sector is driving a low-carbon industrial revolution according to CDP, the not-for-profit organization provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP released a new report on low-carbon technologies for 2018, which ranks 22 of the largest and highest-emitting capital goods companies and assets, which companies are preparing for a transition to a low carbon economy.
Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 exceeds its target score for Q2/2018; eight indicators exceed their target for the quarter
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, July 27, 2018 – For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the second quarter of 2018. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020, which replaces the Planet & Society Barometer, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments.
According to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year and this year, it will be the earliest since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s,
Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, participated at the regional World Economic Forum (WEF) with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the government recently. The forum highlighted the need to develop and strengthen partnerships between the private and public sector to engage on critical topics for South Africa's future development, including health, security, workforce, higher education, youth skills and governance.