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Sustainability Virtual Summits Overview

Register NowOverview Smart ICT (On-demand Apr-Jun 2010)

Responsibility and Profitable Opportunity

The publication of the "Smart 2020" report by the Climate Group and the Global e-sustainability Initiative (GeSI), confirmed, to some extent, what we already knew. The ICT industry is the most likely key player in creating a low carbon society and could do a lot more to help push the world in this direction by 2020.

There are many opportunities for the ICT industry, to replace goods and services with virtual equivalents and to provide technology to enable energy efficiency.

Sustainability Virtual summits: Smart ICT explores how corporations can reduce their environmental impact and become more socially responsible, while maintaining or even improving financial bottom lines. More specifically, it discusses what initiatives the ICT sector has undertaken to reduce its own environmental impact, but also how it can create an even bigger impact by introducing innovative services that other industries may benefit from.

Join us to watch, listen and interact with Leading Executives from Global Organizations and Corporations who will share their views and provide actionable recommendations and ideas.

The good news: Smart ICT opportunities could lead to emission reductions five times the size of the sector’s own footprint by 2020.

NOT a theoretical series of conferences

The Sustainability Virtual Summits present:

to help business leaders create a more sustainable corporate
infrastructure for themselves and their clients.

Sustainability Virtual Summits: an example of sustainability

Conscious of being an example of sustainability ourselves, Sustainability Virtual Summits employ:
• A Virtual Event Platform (Click here for a Demo)
• Telepresence
to host these events, without compromising the sponsors and attendees experience.
Up to 1,300 tons of CO2 savings.

Sustainability Virtual Summits:
  • Bring together global corporate visionaries, policy makers, environmental advocacy groups and leading experts
  • Showcase financially profitable practices and strategies that address and mitigate corporate and government impact on long-term health of the earth
  • Enhance corporate social awareness
  • Benefit corporate growth, profitability, productivity and efficiency

A Groundbreaking Virtual Event Series

Sustainability impact areas addressable by ICT - discussed at the Sustainability Virtual Summits

In its most recent report, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has identified that in total, ICTs could deliver approximately 7.8 GtCO2 of emission savings in 2020. This represents 15% of emissions in 2020 based on a BAU estimation. But as important, in economic terms, the ICT enabled energy efficiency translates into approximately $950 Billlion in cost savings.

An Opportunity


Most accessible opportunities for ICT to achieve emission and cost savings:

ICT for Smart ICT

Replace goods and services with virtual equivalents

  • ICT controls and reduces its own emissions
  • Reducing PC and Peripherals emissions
  • Reducing Data Centers emission
  • Consolidation
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • The power of cooling
  • Reducing the telecom infrastructure footprint
  • Sustainability knowledge, measurement, reporting and Analytics

ICT for Collaboration and Unified Communcations

Smart business leaders are improving their ability to connect with their partners, vendors, and customers using telepresence, and videoconferencing.

They are leveraging telepresence as integral part of R&D, partner collaboration, and even the sales and customer engagement process to reduce pollution, cut costs, improve productivity and aggressively accelerate their position in new markets. Discover the ROI and benefits in connecting your company to the rest of your eco-system globally.

ICT for Smart Grid

Smart grids will be one of the major components of a new, low-carbon economy. They offer the opportunity to generate, transmit and distribute energy in a far more efficient way, by fully exploiting the power of information and communications. Smart grids could also enable a host of new service capabilities in finance, home appliances, transport and the optimization of micro-generation.