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Major Panel: ESG and the data center - an irreconcilable relationship?

With the power-hungry, water-guzzling, landbanking label attached to the critical infrastructure sector; the data center, its ESG credentials and its status as a ‘good neighbour’ continues to draw intense scrutiny from both outside the industry as well as within it. But, with the internet gaining 'essential' status, a growing 'carbon footprint' associated with powering and cooling digital infrastructure balanced by operators increasingly guided by a responsibility to people, partners and the planet, how can the two narratives be reconciled?

We ask our panel of sustainability and infrastructure deployment experts to outline the steps the sector is taking to reduce environmental impact, take into account diversity and social impact and drive meaningful change, globally.