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The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

Information and communication technologies (ICT) companies could realize $2.1 trillion in new annual revenue by 2030 from services that promote the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »

Green IT

Digital Business’ Role in Solving the Climate Crisis

Six major industries can save 7.6 gigatons (GT) of carbon emissions by digitizing business processes, according to a report by SAP. The software company examined businesses in six industries — utilities (2.2 GT), transportation and logistics (1.5 GT), manufacturing (0.7 GT), retail and consumer products (0.5GT), agriculture and food production … Read more »

Construction, Tech Industries Team Up to Improve Building Efficiency

In a move to integrate green building and information technology to improve building efficiency, productivity and health, the World Green Building Council and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) have teamed up. The two organizations — representing the environmental interests of the building and construction sectors and the global information technology … Read more »

The ‘Whole Enchilada’ of Supply Chain Sustainability

Improving efficiency and sustainability across the supply chain is a hot topic — one example of this is AkzoNobel’s announcement that it will measure and report on the four dimensions of capital, financial, natural, social and human, across its entire value chain — but what does delivering sustainability across supply chains … Read more »

How ITC Firms Can Tackle Climate Change

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can reduce energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the effects of climate change, say ITC firms that, on Thursday, launched a partnership with the UN Climate Change Secretariat. The new partnership between the UN Climate Change Secretariat and the Global e-Sustainability … Read more »

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Cloud Computing ‘Can Reduce GHGs 95%, Save $2.2bn’

As cloud computing ramps up, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 percent, leading to savings of more than $2.2 billion, according to a study sponsored by Microsoft Europe and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). Expanding cloud usage beyond the basics to large-scale information and communication technology (ICT) will scale … Read more »

Software Monitors ICT Supply Chain Sustainability

Software Monitors ICT Supply Chain Sustainability

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has partnered with EcoVadis to launch an online platform to monitor sustainability practices in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector supply chains. The Electronic Tool for Accountable Supply Chains (E-TASC) supply chain monitoring software from EcoVadis will allow the ICT industry to access data … Read more »