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Charting a path to a
sustainable future

Explore how digital technologies ensure
innovation for a sustainable future.


Inaction is not an option

Since the year 2000, we have seen 19 of the hottest years on record. Surface temperatures are increasing and with higher temperatures come extreme weather events and catastrophic results.

In 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement committed nations to ensuring that global temperatures do not exceed 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to work towards limiting the rise to 1.5°C. COP26 in Glasgow was a check-in to determine the progress governments and businesses have made in addressing the impacts of climate change.

We all have a responsibility to build a more sustainable future. Digital technologies such as 5G, cloud, automation, analytics and AI can play a crucial role by allowing businesses to boost productivity while significantly reducing emissions. But a transformation on this scale requires planning and commitment. Our report ‘Acting together to achieve zero emissions’ details the current challenges and outlines how we can make systemic changes to create a more sustainable future.

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Going green is going digital

Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions will help to address global warming, but it’s an action we must take now to protect the planet.

Because a digital world is a low carbon world, CSPs can lead the way. They can offer their connectivity and digital solutions to help decarbonize other industries and challenge current operational processes, business models and supply chains.

In our report Industry pathways to net zero, we look at how digital connectivity, 5G, cloud, AI and analytics allow businesses to innovate and ensure a sustainable future.

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Ensure your business is sustainable by design

CSPs play a central role in the climate action response. It isn’t enough to simply use renewable energy. By adopting the latest energy efficient technologies or substituting liquid cooling instead of air conditioning, they can unlock sustainable opportunities.

And, by using smarter ways to better manage networks, like automated, AI-based analytics, CSPs can significantly reduce their emissions.

Read our article CSPs must be sustainable by design and watch the video to find out how CSPs and business are using digital technologies to improve their energy efficiency and cut their carbon emissions.

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Is AI the answer?

Adopting artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as one of the most important strategies for CSPs to reduce their environmental footprint. Learn how CSPs are counting on AI-driven approaches in our article How can CSPs improve network energy efficiency?

Regenerative capitalism for a sustainable future

Companies are switching to a sustainable change agenda but they need to think about the implications for supply chains & business models. Hear what John Elkington at Volans has to say about the changes businesses will face in a sustainable future.


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The convergence of digitalization and sustainability can pay dividends.

John Elkington is an author and advisor on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism. He believes that the demand from today’s younger generations will see us leverage the digitalization of our world to make it a cleaner, better place and turn what he sees as the “degenerative” nature of capitalism into “Regenerative Capitalism”.

Finding sustainable common ground

Environmentalists and CFOs should be best friends

Jean-Benoît Besset, VP for IT and Strategy at Orange France says that environmentalists and CFOs share a common ground. They both hate wasting resources. In this illuminating podcast, he discusses how a shared set of goals can be mutually beneficial to reducing waste, and provide businesses with opportunities to address climate change and meet their sustainability goals.


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A model for sustainability

A truly sustainable future is only possible when businesses take a holistic approach to decarbonization.

It’s time to move from a linear ‘Take-Make-Waste’ production model to an energy-efficient, circular model which has Reclaim, Reuse, and Recycle at its core. Our article, Reinvent value by embracing new business models looks at adopting new business models as well as advanced digital technologies and data to create new sources of value while delivering social and environmental benefits.

What’s next?

Digitalization is crucial to helping industries reduce emissions at the rate required to reach net zero by 2050. We must act together to ensure a sustainable future. Find out how CSPs can utilize mobile and digital technologies in support of industry decarbonization.

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