Sustainability & ESG
Minimizing Environmental Impact with a Culture of Innovation
Bringing Data, Science and Technology Together
About 85% of the world’s population is already being affected by human-driven climate change, a Nature Climate Change study finds, and nearly 70% of all economic sectors worldwide are impacted, according to Deloitte research. The Climate Connections eBook provides a guide to help customers bring these resources together with the cloud and offers insights from AWS climate experts across both public and private sectors. C-suite and leaders can learn how AWS customers achieve their climate adaptation, resilience, and sustainability goals.
Executives share how they drive environmental sustainability programs
Collaborating Across the Supply Chain
A conversation with Rodrigo Santos, president of Bayer Crop Science Division and Jake Joraanstad, CEO at Bushel.
The Crop Science Division of Bayer conceptualized how to use carbon data from farms to signal the value of sustainable practices downstream through the supply chain. Bayer collaborated with Bushel, an ag-tech company, and AWS to turn the concept into a solution.
Scaling Sustainability Innovation
A conversation with Ruth Gratzke, President of Siemens Smart Infrastructure U.S. and CEO of Siemens Industry Inc.
Hear 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.
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
By Mark Schwartz
AWS Enterprise Strategist
Environmental and social governance, or ESG, is a growing concern for business leaders—and for government regulators, investors, and standards bodies. The critical thing to understand about ESG is that it is a strategic concern of businesses, not just a nice-to-have activity. According to a Fortune 500 company board member, “companies are recognizing that taking care of broader stakeholders in the business over the mid- to long-term is a good thing for the long-term sustainability of the business.”
We often talk about the cultural change and the shift in mental models needed for an organization to thrive in the digital age. In this post I mean to suggest that we need a further change in culture and mental models to make ESG an aspect of everything we do. So how can IT promote ESG strategies?
45% of board directors now say that ESG is a regular part of the board’s agenda, up from 34% in 2019.
How companies can take immediate action to reduce their carbon footprint
Companies across all industries have set ambitious goals to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Achieving these goals requires collaboration across an organization, from senior executives to leaders who execute sustainability initiatives relevant to their area of the business. To accelerate progress, leaders need to align business and technical teams and build the scalable solutions required to accurately measure and report on sustainability programs, and continuously improve performance.
Wefarm powers the world’s largest farmer to farmer digital network. See how they are using machine learning on AWS to enable knowledge sharing among small holder farmers. With over a billion small holder farms contributing more than 70% of the world’s food – Wefarm plays an important role in using technology to develop the food supply and build resilience for small holder farmers.
The Climate Pledge
All companies have a role to play in investing in solutions to protect the planet and the economy. And all companies – including Amazon – have work to do to further reduce their operations’ carbon footprint and carbon intensity. In addition to being the right thing to do, taking ambitious climate action can spur innovation that helps a business and its customers.
The Climate Pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019 to build a cross-sector community of companies, organizations, individuals, and partners working together to address the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
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