In practice, ESG comprises:

  • The environmental perspective (energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction, resource conservation, etc.)
  • Social considerations (with attention to inclusion, privacy and societal impacts of technology)
  • Governance (including ethical standards, security measures, transparency, etc.)

By incorporating the key ESG elements into its corporate strategy, an organisation not only enhances its overall sustainability but also demonstrates its commitment to ethical conduct, social responsibility, and effective governance in the digital age. And that digital aspect in particular means that the role of ICT and digitisation cannot be ignored or forgotten.

So in this session, we took a look at ESG goals through the ICT perspective. First, we heard about the role of the CIO. Then we took on the practicalities around disposing of hardware. Finally, explored the opportunities and challenges of ICT and sustainability.

Presentations from the event are available to Beltug members, after log in:

  • Deloitte presentation: The role of the CIO in the realisation of the corporate ESG agenda
  • Jocelyn Darbroudi presentation: Responsible end-of-life strategies
  • Q8 user story: ESG opportunities for ICT in a retail network