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Green ICT - Sustainability, Effectiveness and company maturity

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Green ICT - Sustainability, Effectiveness and company maturity

  1. 1. GREEN ICT Sustainability, Effectiveness and Company Maturity A Cost-Effective Approach December 18
  2. 2. IFGICT: International Federation of Global & Green Information Communication Technology 2 Ø Independent organization created to take lead and set industry standards for the talent development in ICT Ø International supplier of the highest quality certification and examination services in a variety of global standards and best practice frameworks MISSION To advance the capacity development profession by developing ICT standard for profession and validating individuals come across those standards through evaluation and recognition VISION To award internationally recognized, most excellent credentials for ICT and business technology development professionals wide-reaching WHAT WE DO IFGICT oversees professional certification examinations and confers credentials based on IFGICT evaluation proficiency model.
  3. 3. IFGICT offers 2 major professional certifications 3 STRATEGIC IT PROFESSIONAL (SITP) Ø The “Strategic IT Professional” certification is built to address only top ICT experts and professionals who demonstrated extraordinary achievements inside their career history, demonstrate underpinning knowledge and understanding over the manufacture of ICT GREEN IT PROFESSIONAL (GITP) Ø The “Green IT Professional” certification is the official training program offered by the IFGICT “Green ICT Standard” to all ICT professionals globally. The program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge for certified “Green IT Professionals” in the Green IT domain
  4. 4. Why join IFGICT 4 AS A PROFESSIONAL Ø Emphasize your professional truthfulness Ø Confirm your pledge to high standards of proficiency, accomplish and decent practice Ø Offer a consistent, independent support of your professional reliability and knowledge Ø Approve that you acknowledge your professional responsibility and constantly work with respect for community awareness Ø Attend IFGICT partners’ conferences with registration deduction and benefits the access to recent publications and research papers AS A COMPANY Ø Building trust and credibility with your customers Ø Use our logo in your website and official printing as authorized company partner Ø Demonstrate your service / product is eco- friendly Ø Credibility in your brand & reputation Ø Receive online verified partnership ID Ø Your Company will be short listed by our federation’s website, thousands will trust your brand
  5. 5. Green IT 5 Ø Green IT is the study and practice of environmentally sustainable computing or IT Ø Green IT is not new, concept first used in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. However IT evolves at lightning speed, with new technologies, their diffusion and related scale of the underlying infrastructure, the challenges of Green IT are as new and relevant as ever Ø Green IT aims to minimize the negative impact of IT operations on the environment by designing, manufacturing, operating and disposing of computers and computer-related products in an environmentally-friendly manner Ø Green IT best practices benefits include reducing the use of hazardous materials, maximizing energy efficiency during the product's lifecycle and promoting the biodegradability of unused and outdated products
  6. 6. Who is winning the race to a Green Internet?
  7. 7. 7 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS Environmental Impact Energy Natural Resources Social Impact Inclusiveness BoP access to services Corporate Social Responsibility Motivated Workforce Long-Term Profits Positive Externalities Better Reputation Sustainability, beyond Green IT
  8. 8. Grounding Sustainability: Embracing the concept of Shared Value 8 Ø The concept of Shared Value can be defined as policies and operating practices that enhance the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which it operates. Ø Shared value creation focuses on identifying and expanding the connections between societal and economic progress. Ø The concept rests on the premise that both economic and social progress must be addressed using value principles. Value is defined as benefits relative to costs, not just benefits alone. Ø In practice, Shared Value is about understanding the needs and challenges of the communities the company works within and address them in order to create a larger amount of value which can then be shared between business and society, still resulting in higher business value than if those challenges and needs weren’t addressed.
  9. 9. Why Impact Investment? • The most important reasons seem to be intrinsic motivation to pursue sustainability goals and project an image of “responsible social actor”. • More effort needed to explicitly link impact investments to financial performance
  10. 10. Market Growth Indicators • Indicators are generally positive, with awareness fueling more talent, opportunities, data and measurement techniques • Government support is surprisingly the growth indicator showing least progress
  11. 11. Main Challenges faced by Impact Investing • While the Government’s support hasn’t shown much progress, it remains an enabler rather than a challenge. Talent in the space is also flourishing. • Awareness, standards and common methodologies are the most challenging aspects for the sector to mature
  12. 12. IT as sustainability enabler 12 Ø Sustainability is very much about efficiency Ø The more output (e.g.: products & services) companies are able to produce with less input (e.g.: energy, natural resources & human resources), the more the business is likely to be sustainable Ø IT is not a source of competitive advantage, because given enough time, IT solutions can be commoditized, but it is indeed a great enabler of efficiency and therefore of sustainable business models Ø With IT’s ability to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, businesses are now able to measure and track (not so) subtle aspects of their business, such as the negative externalities they generate and identify ways to internalize them and/or create positive externalities
  13. 13. Conclusion 13 Ø Green IT is a fundamental challenge Ø Sustainability goes beyond energy efficiency Ø Investments in the field are soaring for good reasons Ø IT is key to achieve sustainability goals
  14. 14. December 18 THANK YOU Rosario Piazzese Email: vp@ifgict.org Site: www.ifgict.org Phone: +1 209 245 0303; +41 788 11 60 90

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