A group of prominent CIOs and other leading technology professionals has joined together to support a new non-profit organisation dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
SustainableIT.org is dedicated to the idea that technology leaders must take a collective stand on environmental and social issues. Among its aims are to help define standards and best practices in areas such as energy efficiency, racial and gender diversity and data privacy. It will raise awareness of ESG issues via social media, awards programs and training. It will also establish certification programs for use by enterprises and their tech vendors partners.
Concerns have been regularly aired about the environmental impact of the tech sector, believed to contribute between 1.8% and 2.8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Its board is made up of the following names, in alphabetical order:
Amir Desai, CIO, Molina Healthcare
Chris Gates, Group CIO and SVP, Allstate
Bernard Gavgani. Global CIO, BNP Paribas
Josh Harbert, President, SustainableIT.org
Brian Kirkland, CIO, Choice Hotels International
Ralph Loura, SVP CIO, Lumentum
Bryan Muehlberger, CIO, The Beachbody Company
Vipal Nagrath, SVP Product Development, ADP
Neal Ramasamy, Global CIO, Cognizant
Andy Santacroce, VP and Deputy CIO, Tokio Marine NA
Mihir Shah, Enterprise Head of Data, Fidelity
Suda Suvarna, Global Chief Solutions Officer and US Chief Solutions Delivery Officer, Deloitte
Katherine Wetmur, CTO, Morgan Stanley
Jedidiah Yueh, Founder, SustainableIT.org, CEO and Founder, Delphix