Elements of Amazon's Day 1 Culture

Practical Sustainability for Business

Adopting a more holistic approach to sustainability

Sustainability is a business imperative. Organizations can’t succeed when ecologies are failing or societies are degrading; in order for business to thrive, so too must the planet. Business success is inextricably tied to sustainable practices, but becoming a sustainable business doesn’t happen overnight. In this ebook, learn practical ways you can implement sustainable practices that have impact.

To move beyond buzzwords and implement sustainability practices in a way that benefits the planet and their business, leaders must:

  • Create an efficient foundation for business success by taking steps to make their operations more sustainable.
  • Adopt a more holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainability that incorporates system design and the circular economy.
  • Go global for greater impact by looking beyond the boundaries of your organization.

Download the ebook to dive deeper into these practical steps for creating a more sustainable and profitable business.

It’s not only for the big guys with large budgets to take action. Sustainability is something that we can all do something about. It’s never been cheaper to have an outsized impact."

Tom Soderstrom, AWS Executive Enterprise Strategist, Former IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Companies on the S&P 500 ESG index suffered fewer losses and were more resilient than the S&P 500 during the global pandemic, and research indicates that these companies are also 2.5x more likely to outperform their peers.

Scaling Sustainability Innovation

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Ruth Gratzke, President of Siemens Smart Infrastructure U.S. and CEO of Siemens Industry, Inc. shares how AWS and Siemens are utilizing technology to integrate sustainability into their infrastructure and operations, as well as helping customers and partners deploy solutions to achieve their sustainability goals.

About the authors

Elements of Amazon's Day 1 Culture

Tom Soderstrom
Executive Enterprise Strategist, AWS

Since June 2023, Tom Soderstrom serves as an Enterprise Strategist helping and coaching executive customers with their transformation and innovation strategies and actions. From 2020-2023, he created and built the worldwide Chief Technologist team for AWS Public Sector, responsible for identifying emerging technology trends, helping solve complex technical problems at scale, and advising public sector executive CTOs and AWS leaders. Soderstrom served as the IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) from 2006-2020, where he helped define, support, and implement innovative Space missions, emerging IT trends, and mentor the next generation of IT and Space explorers. Prior to JPL, he led teams working on large scale IT technologies, best practices, tools development, and change efforts in small startups, large commercial companies, international venues, and the US Government.

Ilan Gleiser

Ilan Gleiser
Principal Specialist of Emerging Technologies, AWS

Ilan Gleiser has over two decades of experience in financial services and cutting-edge technologies such as AI, ML, IoT, High Performance Computing, Blockchain and Robotics. He specializes in areas including financial risk management, quantitative portfolio management and product management. In his current position as a Principal Specialist - Emerging Technologies at AWS, Ilan focuses on architecting scalable infrastructures utilizing technologies with a focus on Circular Economy, Climate Risk and Agent-Based Simulations use cases. Prior to joining AWS, Ilan held prestigious roles and exhibited remarkable prowess in delivering innovative financial solutions and managing risk. As a Chief Risk Officer for both a Bank and a Renewable Energy company, a Product Manager at two fintech companies, and as a Quant Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management, he has brought unprecedented growth and stability to the organizations he served.

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