Quick Study: Sustainability and ESG

If your organization isn’t thinking in terms of sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) concepts, it’s better start soon. The ideas that emerged a decade ago as corporate social responsibility (CSR) — once a “nice to have” are emerging as key criteria in how an enterprise is evaluated by potential employees, customers, investors, regulators, … Read more

Is Now the Time for IT to Get Busy?

In October 2021, I wrote an article that discussed sustainability and IT. The conclusion then was that environmental sustainability was not a priority for most CIOs and other leaders. The 2021 CIO position was that virtualization and shrinking data center footprints had achieved significant and tangible sustainability goals. Proving out an ROI (return on investment) … Read more

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion Separately in the Workplace

Whether motivated by Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) investors, the Black Lives Matter movement, or falling behind in the competitive talent market, tech companies have started asking, “Are we truly a diverse and inclusive workplace?” It’s an uncomfortable question, and many have not liked the answer. While quick “diversity hires” check off diversity equity and inclusion … Read more

New Tools Measure Green IT, Sustainability Success

As companies attempt to take sustainability to the next level and gain a more complete view of their greenhouse gas emissions, there’s a growing need to quantify results and track progress. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” says Autumn Stanish, associate principal analyst at Gartner, Inc. “In order to take initiatives to … Read more

What’s Really Being Done About It?

As evangelists and critics debate whether cryptocurrency represents the future of money or is nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme and a haven for ransomware, drug dealers, and terrorists, a basic truth is often overlooked: crypto devours massive amounts of energy. According to Digiconomist, a website that tracks bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, just over … Read more

Supply Chain, Ethical AI, Data Pros in High Demand

Who would have thought 2021 would be easier than pandemic year 2020? 2020 meant work-from-home night hubs, workforce reorganization, the move to the cloud, and new channels for customer service. Additionally, organizations have had to strike an accelerator on digital transformation projects that they had previously planned to implement over many years. Vaccines that reached … Read more

8 Real Ways CIOs Can Drive Sustainability, Fight Climate Change

CIOs, chief data officers, and other IT leaders can play a key role in helping organizations build ESG programs. .