ITAC Online - The Green ICT Issue - April 2010

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Prospering Responsibly

There is no arguing that the ICT industry is in a leadership position economically, both in Canada and abroad. It weathered the economic challenges of the recession as well as any other industry, and its future looks extremely bright as digital economy strategies are becoming commonplace in public policy around the world.

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When CSR makes (dollars and) sense

Compugen Finance Inc.

Compugen Finance Inc.

To transform a burdensome task into a good deed – that is the idea behind Compugen’s “Green4Good” program. The program focuses on the disposal of IT assets, what is traditionally a costly endeavour for any company. Through Green4Good, however, Robin Stroud (Leasing Account Executive) and his team at Compugen Finance Inc. have developed a way to turn this cost centre into an opportunity to donate to charity.

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ITAC Board Member profile:
Andrea Stairs, Country Manager, eBay Canada

Andrea Stairs, Country Manager, eBay Canada

Andrea Stairs, Country Manager, eBay Canada

When Andrea Stairs joined eBay Canada in 2006, she not only joined one of the most revolutionary companies to ever enter the online marketplace – she also joined a real, living community.

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CSR, from the inside out

Mukesh Gupta, Director of Strategic Relations, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)

Mukesh Gupta, Director of Strategic Relations, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)

For the multinational corporation TATA Group, CSR is more than a corporate strategy – it is a way of life. And according to Mukesh Gupta, Director of Strategic Relations, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), it has been the company’s raison d’être since its first days in 1868.

“CSR, to broadly define it, is responsible capitalism. It’s every fibre of our organization: to improve the quality of life of the communities we serve, through leadership in vectors of national economic significance,” Mukesh said.

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