CIO & CSO: a Sustainable Partnership
Climate change is the biggest foundational shift that we must deal with as a planet and people.
The UN-Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) has firmly put environmental consciousness as a leading global priority. The last two years has given many organisations the opportunity to do a hard reset, in terms of doing something more meaningful with their sustainability objectives. A focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters is becoming increasingly mainstream, and Net Zero commitments have taken centre stage across all industries. However, to achieve our climate goals by 2050, a lot more needs to be done. With the ‘Net Zero Intent’ gaining traction, many organisations are struggling with challenges around the practicability, regulatory support, and holistic decarbonisation programs across the value chain. This holds true for all industries but specifically felt in the ‘real economies’.
Technology in the form of networking, data centres and computing devices consume an estimated 10% of the world’s electricity.
At the same time, technology drives modern businesses and also enables organisations to measure, store, and understand the data around sustainability and create meaningful objectives and measurements for success.
When it comes to sustainability and decarbonisation, the CIO, is the perfect ally to the CSO as they partner to identify areas for improvement and execute on an organisations sustainability initiatives.
I would like to personally invite you to become a founding member of Ecosystm’s Sustainable Leaders ThinkTank to drive the direction towards sustainable innovation and to establish a decarbonisation pathway for the ‘real economy’ sectors. We look forward to you welcoming you as an advisor and participant of a quarterly invitation-only ThinkTank Forum where we will hear how organisations in Singapore are executing on their sustainability initiatives, and the role technology is playing.
How the CSO and CIO can create an alliance that empowers organisations to meet their ESG goals.