The Sustainability Imperative

As organizations struggle to define a strategy that balances purpose and profit, opportunities are increasingly emerging to take the lead in sustainability initiatives. Front-line advances in areas such as net-zero emissions, AI-powered solutions for the underserved, precision agriculture, digital healthcare, and more are delivering business benefits, while simultaneously contributing to the realization of the UN’s 17 SDGs. We provide the expert thinking, debate, and guidance to help your organization reposition and transform in the era of sustainability.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is being used — and can be used — in key business and industry sectors, buildings, and households to improve energy and operational efficiency, thereby minimiz­ing environmental impact. In this Advisor, we take an inward-looking approach to examine how we can reduce IoT’s own environmental impact and explore its cybersecurity risks. We also discuss how we can leverage and benefit from IoT’s full climate-action potential and help create a sustainable environment.

Companies can’t choose between growth and sustainability — they must have both. This Executive Update explores this issue and proposes ways to identify the right technology portfolio to support new business models that lead to growth while ensuring sustainability goals.
Governments and industries worldwide are accelerating their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint associated with their operations, supply chains, products, and services — and technology is playing a key role in these efforts. In this Advisor, we look at some of the key areas and projects where organizations are focusing their carbon reduction and other environmental sustainability initiatives.

societal attitude that home and childcare duties should be carried out by women is widespread in many countries. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, more women than men lost their jobs or felt they had to stop work. But the IT sector initiated, and needs to continue with, COVID-19-induced societal transformation toward remote work.

The term “DEI” (diversity, equity, inclusion) is currently trending across the business world but is frequently and increasingly misused. In this Advisor, we break down each concept into simple language that can help your company "walk the talk" when it comes to organizational transformation.
DEI problems are created by offensive and archaic attitudes that persist in the workplace. As explored in this Advisor, organizations can advance DEI by removing their institutional structural barriers and by using inclusive language to help create an equitable workplace.
Precision agriculture is a set of farming management practices that produces higher yields through more efficient use of critical resources such as land and water, as well as lowered consumption of fossil fuels, fertilizers, and pesticides. This Advisor explores how drone technology enables these practices.

O.P. Jindal Global University is moving towards a healthier and safer environment by implementing the SDGs within the university campus. By implementing Sustainable Development Goals, O.P. Jindal Global University has taken a firm step to create a green-accounted, socially-conscious campus. This private university in India at Sonipat, Haryana, has shown other educational institutions the way that futuristic, social, and environmental commitments are met.

This Sustainable Development Report is jointly authored by representatives of TERI, Trust Legal, and Mazars.