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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Abhijit Sunil August 3, 2022
Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Forrester’s technology sustainability framework highlights the importance of addressing cloud and technology architecture for reducing the overall scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in any industry. I recently talked with the core leadership team at Thoughtworks that led the […]
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Don’t Adopt Nature-Based Solutions That Come With A Side Of Dumb

Renee Murphy April 29, 2022
As corporations look to express their commitment to the Earth and its earthlings, nature-based solutions (NBS) have taken on new urgency in the boardroom and sometimes not for the right reasons. First things first: NBS are defined by Forrester as natural and nature-based solutions to the consequences and causes of climate change that reduce an […]

The Future Of Business Is Sustainability

Explore insights on how to navigate the business risks posed by climate change.

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How Sales Can Make Your Sustainability Sustainable

Anne Slough April 22, 2022
The concept of “sustainability,” as we know it today, was first introduced in 1987 in the famous Brundtland (for Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland) Report produced by several countries for the UN. The report defined sustainable development as meeting “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” […]
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Earth Day 2022: Questionable Momentum With A Side Order Of Panic

Amy DeMartine April 21, 2022
We should be taking confident and courageous strides toward creating future-generation-safe companies through purposeful actions such as reducing carbon through efficient and clean energy usage, minimizing water usage, expanding the use of sustainable raw materials, and increasing recyclable packaging while decreasing packaging altogether. These actions would support the overall theme this year of “Invest In […]
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Application Sustainability Is More Than A Programming Language Choice

Sandy Carielli April 21, 2022
(Part 2 of a two-part series) Still Calling On Developers To Save The Earth! Two days ago, we introduced the concept of application sustainability and noted that while less abstract languages may have lower energy costs, there are other considerations in sustainable development and deployment. Whether your team is starting up a sustainable development initiative […]
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Embolden Your Sustainability Program With A Bias To Action

Michael Barnes April 20, 2022
The timing for this year’s Earth Day couldn’t be better. As countries across the world celebrate, the urgency for firms to act has reached a fever pitch. As noted by National Geographic on April 5, when citing findings from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “unless global greenhouse gas emissions peak no later […]
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The Top Systemic Risks Changed In 2022, And Climate Change Was Left Out In The Cold

Renee Murphy April 20, 2022
It’s time for the latest “Top Systemic Risks” report. One of the biggest movers this year was climate change. Last year, as the pandemic dragged on, climate change ranked number five. This year, it ranked number eight. In the age of declaring climate goals and new markets requiring carbon reporting, corporations pushed climate change risk […]

The ROI Of Sustainability

Whether you’re a producer of technology or a consumer of it, your entire organisation is affected by the strength of your sustainability strategy.

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You’re Probably Greenwashing, But You Don’t Know It

Thomas Husson April 20, 2022
Alongside the COP26 Conference, many businesses communicated their green pledge and how much they are acting to protect the environment. Expect more of this to happen this week, with Earth Day falling on Friday, April 22 — and get ready to see many brands accused of greenwashing. Greenwashing — when a business is perceived to […]
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Jekyll And Hyde: The Dual Role Of Emerging Technologies In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 20, 2022
The dual roles of eight popular emerging technologies and explains how to use them to advance environmental sustainability goals.
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UK Investors Begin To Put Their Money Behind Sustainability

Ryan Skinner April 20, 2022
The average retail investor often doesn’t know how their funds are connected to the underlying economic activity that they finance. Especially in the UK, where many or even most investors are salting away money in a managed pension fund, they will spare few thoughts to where it’s invested, provided it gives a handsome, low-risk return. […]
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Calling On All Developers To Save The Earth

Sandy Carielli April 19, 2022
The emerging concept of application sustainability may help developers make more energy-efficient choices. Here, we look at what the concept entails.
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Sneak Peek: The State Of Industrial Sustainability In 2022

Michele Pelino April 18, 2022
On April 22, countries across the world will celebrate the 52nd annual Earth Day. To highlight the important role of sustainability to industrial firms, I’m providing a preview of key findings from an upcoming state of industrial sustainability report. Industrial firms in key sectors (e.g., primary production, product manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, chemicals, oil, gas) […]

The ROI Of Sustainability

Sustainability initiatives are no longer just a ‘nice to have’. Learn how to build a use case for sustainability in APAC.

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Two Steps To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Smart Devices, IoT, And A Bit Of Patience

Julie Mohr April 18, 2022
Earth Day Is Upon Us! Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. As such, I wanted to take a break from my normal IT service management/knowledge management coverage to discuss my own journey to reduce my carbon footprint using smart technologies. I have lived in California for over 20 years, and every month I get […]
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Integrate Sustainability Into Your Value Proposition

Jan Sythoff April 12, 2022
Environmental considerations are increasingly important for organizations when deciding on IT and technology-related investments. Many IT and technology solutions can have a positive environmental impact, which bears underscoring to stakeholders — most notably, to customers.
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Forr The Planet: Intervju om hållbarhet – Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil March 23, 2022
(Foto: Abhinav Sunil) Eftersom telekombranschen tillhandahåller stamnät för uppkoppling och nätverksinfrastruktur har denna bransch hamnat i rampljuset när det gäller hållbarhet. Nu när 5G är här, vad kan vi göra för att se till att de nya nätverken är så energieffektiva som möjligt? Jag pratade med Heather Johnson, VP för sustainability and corporate responsibility på Ericsson, […]
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Managing Technology’s Impact On Society Will Require A Responsible And Ethical Tech Organization

Sara M. Watson January 28, 2022
Digital acceleration means all companies need to understand their technological and social impacts to build customer trust. Responsible and ethical tech efforts will need to be coordinated across the enterprise.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil January 19, 2022
(Photo by Abhinav Sunil) As the key backbone provider for connectivity and network infrastructure, the telecommunications industry has been in a spotlight for sustainability. With the advent of 5G, what can we do to build our new networks to be as energy-efficient as possible? I talked to Ericsson’s Heather Johnson, VP for sustainability and corporate […]

Predictions 2022 Live

Chart a bold path to success in 2022. Hear our predictions for the year ahead.

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What The US Infrastructure Bill Means To You

Renee Murphy November 10, 2021
After months of negotiations in Congress, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is about to become law. This new law will address specifics such as climate change, sustainability, and cybersecurity that all have specific requirements which, in turn, will drive your policy and regulation in the future. If you do business with the US federal […]
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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

Renee Murphy October 29, 2021
Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) (and their VP, director, etc., counterparts) are paving the way to a green future, an undertaking that requires massive transformational change. With confident visions of a sustainable economic system, CSOs are setting bold corporate climate action targets to decarbonize the economy and build trust with stakeholders. However, different firms require different […]
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Global Consumers Drive The Market Toward Sustainable Retail

Fiona Swerdlow October 29, 2021
From a long-standing focus on sustainability by companies such as Patagonia and REI to newer initiatives such as Galeries Lafayette’s (Re)Store, IKEA designing for reuse, and Mars’ pledge for net-zero emissions (among many!), retailers and brands are on the path to actively supporting the circular economy. Overall, consumers’ consciousness about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) […]
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