environmental-social-governance

Hydroelectric Powered Data Center

Posted in environmental-social-governance, green-data-center, green-design, hydro-electric-power, power-generation, state-massachusetts on October 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Consortium-driven Massachusets-based green data center sets project timetable for construction. …

… “The project is designed to draw hydroelectric power from the river while serving as an example of a green, environmentally friendly data center. ” …

Via Mass High Tech: Holyoke data center

Green Advocates

Posted in advocacy, corporate-sustainability, environmental-social-governance, green-it-strategy, information-technology, integration, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on September 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Study provides insights in the sustainable thinking of mid-market leaders, where advocacy for green pursuits is integrated across lines of business and functions, such as information technology. …

… “Green Advocates (25% of companies in the study): These companies integrate environmental considerations into all areas of their business, including IT.” …

Via Industry Week: Midmarket Companies Green Strategies

Allstate Green Data Center in Illinois

Posted in allstate-insurance, certification, energy-efficiency, environmental-social-governance, green-data-center, hosting, information-technology, leed-certification, leed-gold, state-illinois, sustainability, usgbc on June 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate invests in a LEED Gold data center in Illinois. Energy efficient infrastructure and green construction techniques have been implemented. …

… “The 65,000-square-foot facility is a secure, world-class hosting center to support Allstate’s information technology needs – enhancing the customer experience. This new center is targeted to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ” …

Via Allstate Insurance: Eco-Friendly Data Center

Allstate Sustainability: “At Allstate, we have established policies and programs to reduce the direct impact of our operations on the environment and to promote the safety and health of our employees. “

Document Workflow Saves Paper Form Use

Posted in academia-univ-wisconsin, document-workflow, efficiency, environmental-social-governance, paperless-office, sustainability, workflow on April 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

University implements software to streamline their document workflow process, creating efficiency and saving paper. …

… “Add to the campus’ environmental initiatives by greatly reducing the use of paper forms and the necessity of storing multiple copies of the same form in different academic and administrative units … ” …

Via The Nimble BPM Blog: Forms conversion project

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index