Sustainable IT and technologies

Digital technology is one of the greatest enablers of sustainability.

The twofold imperative

The digital revolution has transformed how we live and work. It has helped us to create new, tailored products and services and we can do almost everything faster, more conveniently and affordably than ever before.

Yet as technology has permeated society, the amount of energy it consumes has grown huge. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, block chain and quantum computing will compound these energy needs.

Technology also provides many solutions to help society become more sustainable. Smart building systems, robotics and digital twins can help organizations to become more efficient and shrink their carbon footprint. Cloud computing lets utilities manage energy sustainably across entire grids.

We must address an urgent twofold imperative: we must make technology itself more sustainable, and we must use technology to become more sustainable. And we must do both in a responsible way, building in proper governance, respecting privacy and building trust.

Challenges to overcome

There are three big challenges that sit at the heart of this issue.

Raising awareness

While sustainability is an important issue, many leaders could better understand their organization’s technology footprint.

Landing impact

Companies are using technology to power their sustainability efforts but can struggle to scale their efforts.

Re-calibrating value

Many feel there is a ‘green premium’ for sustainability. We must look beyond short-term cost to the huge rewards to be won.

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How Accenture can help

Sustainable technology

We can help you reduce the negative impact and improve the ESG value of your IT footprint – from infrastructure to software.

Technologies for sustainability

We create digital technologies that help enable sustainability across organizations.

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Why Accenture

As one of the largest orchestrators of technology in the world, we are uniquely placed to help.

We understand first-hand both the vast promise of technology, and the need to reduce the harmful side-effects of its wide-scale use.

We also know that technology will play a pivotal role in making the world sustainable.

That’s why we are investing in embedding sustainability into everything we do. And we can help your organization to do the same.

Accenture shares the different levels of ambition that organizations can expect as they begin their journey toward a sustainable cloud.

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