Ethically Challenged: Decarbonizing the data center - can a bold CSR policy save the world?
This session took place on April 1, 2020
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Decarbonizing the data center - can a bold CSR policy save the world?
The role of the sustainability lead is relatively new for the modern enterprise but their ambitions are lofty and with help from their infrastructure partners, increasingly achievable. The vast majority of organizations have employed a hybrid IT strategy and for those with workloads in the ‘cloud’, it can be difficult to achieve true transparency as it pertains to the environmental footprint of computing. With this in mind, we are keen to unpick the role businesses are playing in tackling the climate emergency, all while balancing their corporate goals to increase profit margins and scale. How are the stewards of cloud contributing to the new green reality? Are they doing enough to set the pace for decarbonization or failing the customers who rely on them to help protect the planet’s precious resources?