European agriculture is under enormous pressure to achieve the level of sustainability envisaged by EU initiatives such as the Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy. Meanwhile, the international crisis in Ukraine also reminds us that we need to make our food system more resilient to shocks. Data-driven policy
See how these 12 carbon terms are starting to define our future.
Rainforests are a vital part of the climate and life on our planet. Rainforests are known as ‘the lungs of the Earth’ because they produce 20% of the world’s oxygen. Because of this, conservation efforts are more important than ever. By combining the power of AI and analytics technologies with
More newsworthy than ever, since the pandemic, the so-called ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is one of the hottest topics in any organization, any industry. No surprise, ESG investing continues to soar in 2022. Did I tell you I work for a company that has a solar farm, bees and
The topic of sustainability has always been on the agenda at SAS in one way or another. As we become more educated and aware across the globe, and more regulatory factors come into play, expectations and accountabilities are under scrutiny like never before. I caught up with Malinda Salter, Senior
Today’s investors are eager to understand the climate-related risks of their business investments, not just because they are becoming more climate-conscious but also because climate-related risk can bring financial risk. A newly proposed rule in the US aims to bring more transparency to those risks. In March, the US Securities
Analytics are vital to a safer future. As a renowned sustainability leader, SAS is committed to making a positive impact for our customers, employees, and the planet. Climate change is more important than ever, and the explosion of big data is essential to navigating this crisis. Learn how analytics is
See how our customers are using analytics to cut carbon emissions while achieving other business goals.
The 2021 SAS Hackathon was a major success and teams are now signing up for the 2022 hackathon. We are inviting you to join us. The world has lots of problems in search of answers and it’s your chance to contribute some creative solutions. Here’s what the team from KPMG
Whether you are looking for a gift for someone interested in making more meals at home, searching for something sweet for a friend with food allergies, seeking something sustainably sourced or perusing for a present you can make yourself, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the ideas below
Have you ever thought of a sweet potato as ugly? These tuberous, root vegetables are a holiday staple, but the sweet potato industry prefers a certain size, shape and weight for them to make it to your grocery store. Many farmers even leave the potatoes deemed “ugly” in the fields,
A recent report suggests that the current state of climate change is alarming. Climate change puts billions of people at risk of events like extreme hurricane seasons and rising sea levels. However, data and analytics play a critical role in informing us about the situation, planning ahead, and raising awareness
Over the past year, it’s become normal for me to order my groceries online, make telehealth appointments for my family and attend dozens of virtual meetings every week. And I am not alone. Last year not only brought an increase in the use of digital technologies. It also brought with
Analyzing climate change business risk helps companies choose the most effective actions.
Two billion people worldwide experience food insecurity and 14% of food produced for humans to consume is wasted before it arrives at the wholesaler, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO celebrates World Food Day on October 16, 2020. This year’s event focuses
Most of us know about electric vehicles (EVs), and the fact that they charge when connected to the grid. However, the technology is moving on. Instead of simply drawing from the grid, some EVs now have the capacity to feed energy to the grid from their batteries. This is known
Five years ago, 193 countries joined forces and formed the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, which are commonly referred to as the Global Goals, serve as a universal promise—an ambitious pledge to build a better future for people and planet by 2030. This year marks the final 10-year
Coffee and tea are the most popular drinks around the world, and of course we all love chocolate. However, special attention should be paid to these crops not only because of their environmental impact but also because of the social injustice issues that are pervasive among these industries.
Our food choices not only impact our health, they also have far-reaching impacts on our environment, economy and politics. Dining with the planet in mind can be a daunting task. Do what you can and remember that every small change adds up to big differences! Start with something simple like
From saving cheetahs to preserving fresh water systems, analytics plays a role in many inspiring conservation projects around the world. Read on to learn about a few of our favorites. 1. Protecting animals from extinction Learn how analyzing footprints could help save cheetahs in Namibia and other endangered animals around
A few weeks ago, our team moved into SAS’ newest building, Building A. It’s a beauty, featuring a world-class training center, a bakery, and over 1000 pieces of artwork. While the abundance of baked goods is hard to beat, I think my favorite part about the building is the view.
Sometimes, during my day-to-day job, I get to experience some really fun and unique things. I’m thankful that these experiences, while work-related, sometimes spark deeper reflection about the world around me. Case in point: a few weeks ago, I zipped into a bee suit to tour and learn about SAS’
One thing that inspires me is hearing two super minds who are thought leaders in their fields discussing new ways to make our planet better. This happened recently when I listened to an episode of Mark Hyman’s Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast where Dr. Hyman was interviewing environmentalist Miriam Horn. Miriam Horn
Applying analytics to IoT data provides opportunities for cities to use information from sensors, citizens and connected infrastructure in unprecedented ways.
I was asked to speak recently on a topic that includes two hyped terms: Big data and sustainability. At the risk of igniting an anti-buzzword campaign, I added a third over-used term to that list: analytics. Even though individuals and companies use those three words – big data, sustainability, and
We live in a world of digital communications, where social media provides the global population with the opportunity to come together like never before. This has brought a whole new dimension to consumer interaction. It provides instant channels for information exchange, experience and opinion sharing. Social media and multichannel digital
Many years ago I served as the program manager for the NC Alternative Fuel Vehicles program. The goal of the program was to promote the usage of various vehicle types that were alternatives to gasoline powered vehicles. One of the main programs in this set of grants was the Clean
Bernd Jan Sikken leads multi-stakeholder initiatives at The World Economic Forum (WEF) that aim to find solutions for fundamental issues such as demographic shifts and environmental sustainability. As an Associate Director, Sikken plays a role in the independent organization that is committed to improving the state of the world by
Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutch astronaut in 1984. His flight aboard space shuttle Challenger motivated him in propagating a sustainable futuristic view. He spreads this idea as professor at the Aerospace Engineering faculty of the Technical University (TU) Delft and via innovative transport and energy concepts. Well-known examples are