Alibaba Cuts Carbon Footprint by 620,000t With Use Of Renewables

Alibaba Group said it had saved 619,944 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in emissions across 12 months by tapping cleaner energy sources as it strives to hit its carbon neutrality target. That saving is on a par with the carbon dioxide generated by 12,915 U.S. households in a year, according to the platform company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report published on Monday. Besides upping its use of renewables, Alibaba said it is tapping energy-efficient technologies, deploying greener logistics and incentivizing consumers to buy eco-friendly products. “We believe in our responsibility and capability to be a driver of positive change more than ever,” said Alibaba Group Chairman and…

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Alibaba Launches Carbon Ledger To Drive Eco-Friendly Consumer Behavior

Alibaba Group recently rolled out a carbon ledger that promotes greener lifestyles by rewarding consumers for adopting eco-friendly behavior. Consumers will earn points for making low-carbon choices within Alibaba’s ecosystem, such as buying energy-efficient appliances, recycling boxes, and declining disposable utensils with takeout orders. They can use the points to claim digital badges and shopping discounts on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms. The launch brings the Hangzhou-based company closer to its goal of slashing carbon emissions by 1.5 gigatons across its digital ecosystem by 2035. Alibaba pioneered the concept Scope 3+ and…

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Alibaba and WFP Unveil Next Generation of Machine Learning Technology in the Fight Against Hunger

Alibaba Group and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced the launch of “Hunger Map LIVE,” a groundbreaking global hunger monitoring system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics to predict and track the magnitude and severity of hunger in over 90 countries in close to real-time. Hunger Map LIVE brings together streams of publicly available information on food security, nutrition, conflict, weather and a variety of macro-economic data – including from WFP all in one place to show a holistic picture of the food security…

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