Combining data, green software and Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability will make a genuine human impact for businesses and the planet
Avanade, the leading Microsoft solutions provider, is bringing its unique insights and expertise to help organisations solve their toughest sustainability challenges with new solutions focused on enabling clients to harness the full potential of Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability.
With Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) hot on the business leadership agenda, finding sustainable business models that combat climate change without compromising business growth is high priority in many boardrooms.
Two new solutions developed by Avanade and based on Microsoft’s Cloud for Sustainability which combine data, green software and the power of the cloud, will enable clients to make a meaningful impact on their sustainability goals and see results in as little as a month.
• Avanade Sustainability Technology Accelerator will harness Avanade’s rich cloud and data technology expertise enabling organisations to integrate existing data sources and start using the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to report on emissions and carbon impacts within weeks.
• Avanade Sustainability Quick-Start will enable organisations to combine their people, business, and technology to rapidly prioritise practical actions and test and scale new innovations based on insights generated from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.
“Smarter sustainability actions depend on digital,” said Jillian Moore, Global Advisory and Executive Sustainability Lead, Avanade. “Through the power of Microsoft and people, Avanade’s new services will help clients use data to report emissions reductions and digital technologies to turn ambitious sustainability goals into practical actions.” Bhavya Kapoor, Southeast Asia Managing Director, Avanade, said: “Enterprises need to recognise that now is the most opportune time to make that giant leap towards sustainability. Not only has the global disruption given enterprises the chance to reflect on their business models and the momentum to transform themselves, but the burgeoning green economy is also presenting organisations with new and immense growth opportunities. By tapping on digital technology and innovation, organisations can participate in the future economy in a more sustainable and responsible manner – while making a positive impact on our environment.”
Avanade is actively partnering with organisations to accelerate activity to achieve their ESG goals by moving to green cloud and software to consume fewer resources and innovating safer and more sustainable business models with AI and the Internet of Things. One example is Wood, a global consulting and engineering company, which is exploring new ways to harness digital innovation and the power of data to drive efficiency, performance and become more sustainable.
Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President for Sustainability Solutions at Wood said, “Our driving purpose at Wood is to unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges and climate change certainly fits that description. We share Avanade’s commitment to bringing together digital technologies and diversity of thought to innovate new ways to address this challenge. Its deep digital expertise will help leaders take advantage of the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to prioritise climate-positive actions and progress their sustainability journeys transparently and ethically.”
As a global Microsoft sustainability partner and steering committee member of the Green Software Foundation, Avanade brings specialist expertise to help organisations use digital to rethink sustainability and drive business value from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.
Elisabeth Brinton, Corporate Vice President, Sustainability at Microsoft said, “Microsoft believes that, just like every company currently has a financial system of record that sits at the core of their organisation, there needs to be a sustainability system of record. Avanade’s new services for the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability will help organisations use technology to run the execution of their sustainability commitments and reduce emissions faster.”