When Digital Meets Sustainability

November 28, 2023

While all company stakeholders - from employees, clients, partners to investors - are committed to accelerate their net-zero  journey, how can digital platforms and cloud play a critical role in achieving transparency and gaining valuable insights to effectively manage environmental footprint?

The IDC 2023 CloudOps Survey confirms “42% of decision-makers cite cloud as "very critical" or "extremely critical" in achieving their sustainability objectives”.

Using the right cloud capabilities, data and skills can empower organisations to accelerate sustainability progress and business growth. Digital platforms and cloud can offer significant benefits by facilitating data intelligence, governance and reporting, by automating processes, facilitating data standardisation, while guaranteeing greater transparency.

Sebastian Paas, Partner, EMEA Cloud Transformation Leader, PwC Germany, said, “A combination of right technology, data, and ecosystem platforms can truly accelerate organizations' sustainable journeys and support competitive differentiation”.

Wendy van Tol, Partner, EMEA Consulting Sustainability Leader,  PwC Netherlands, said, “C-suite leaders are shifting focus on the value gained from digital technologies beyond speed and agility to using them for creating more sustainable outcomes for employees, customers, economy, and society at large, delivering more business resilience and social responsibility at the same time”.

PwC and Microsoft are engaged in the same holistic approach to help their clients to strengthen their digital foundation with data solutions to drive operational & cost efficiencies and unlock sustainable growth.

The Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability is a SaaS solution developed by Microsoft and its ecosystems of partners to enable organisations to optimise their efforts towards carbon neutrality, by unifying available data, building a more sustainable IT infrastructure and reducing the environmental impact of operations.

The recent IDC Partner Spotlight sponsored by PwC, ‘When digital meets sustainability : Digital platforms and cloud for sustainable innovations’ (October 2023, IDC #seEUR251303623) explores the benefits of using the Microsoft Cloud solution for Sustainability combined with PwC’s deep operational, and business transformation expertise  to support clients in accelerating progress in sustainability while also driving business growth.


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