Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 11

NEWS

Glow launches a unique consumer ESG tracker

more socially responsible brands . More than one in five consumers also report switching brands in the last 12 months based on ESG performance .
Australia ’ s food and grocery industry ‘ leads the pack ’ when it comes to social responsibility , with the industry ’ s score 78 % better than the average score for all industries .

Glow has launched an initiative to help companies benchmark their ESG performance .

Social Responsibility Score ( SRS ) gives companies an objective way to measure and track what consumers think about how they are addressing their impact on the environment and sustainability as Australia fast tracks its acceleration towards net zero .
Social and environmental responsibility is a key decision driver for two-thirds of consumers .
Over half of Australian consumers ( 64 %) state that social and environmental responsibility is important to them when choosing a brand . It ’ s more important for Millennials than other cohorts .
On average , Australian consumers are willing to pay a 3.5 % price premium for
Consumers believe the biggest issues the industry can address include plastic and packaging waste , cost of living , ethical sourcing , setting appropriate corporate policies and encouraging employee support .
At the other end of the spectrum , the SRS findings show that social media companies , oil , gas and mining and gaming and betting companies are severely lagging behind and have much more work to do .

Partnership to boost Internet connectivity in Indonesia

Princeton Digital Group ( PDG ), Asia ’ s leading data center provider , and the Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association ( APJII ) have announced a collaboration to further elevate Indonesia ’ s Internet infrastructure .

This strategic partnership will help APJII members in Jakarta , Bandung , Surabaya and Pekanbaru to have easy access to the Indonesia Internet Exchange ( IIX ) and strengthen the Internet connectivity infrastructure in Indonesia .
Indonesia is poised to be a hyperscale market for data centers .
According to Structure Research , the data center colocation market in Jakarta is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.7 % through 2020 to 2025 , indicating massive growth ahead .
Stephanus Tumbelaka , Managing Director of Indonesia , PDG , said : “ To build a stronger digital infrastructure in Indonesia and contribute to the nation ’ s development at large is at the core of PDG . Being at the center of explosive economic growth and rapid digitalization by the government sector in Indonesia , PDG is well-poised to serve global cloud companies , domestic Internet companies , and enterprises with unmatched scalability , connectivity and reliability .”
This collaboration will also include PDG ’ s 22MW Jakarta Cibitung 2 ( JC2 ), a new greenfield development that PDG launched recently .
With an Internet penetration rate of 73.7 % in 2021 , an increase from over 64.8 % in 2018 , and 95 % of the population in the country accessing the Internet via smartphones ,
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