Published OnJune 4, 2021
Technology leaves an indelible mark on the environment, especially given the digital acceleration triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. But if it is to lead us toward the future that we want, it cannot leave too deep a carbon footprint. Consulting firm Capgemini recently surveyed 1,000 organizations on their sustainability practices for IT. They found that sustainable IT is not a priority for most organizations – only 43% of executives are even aware of their organization’s IT footprint. In addition, while half of organizations have an enterprise-wide sustainability strategy in place, only 18% have a comprehensive one, with well-defined goals and target timelines. Moreover, 49% lack the tools to adopt and deploy solutions and 53% lack the expertise. This leaves a mere 6% to reap the significant performance opportunities, including better ESG scores and improved brand image and customer satisfaction, resulting from being highly mature in terms of sustainable IT.
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