ITAC Online - The Sustainability Issue - March 2012

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Objective: Sustainability

Helping customers achieve their business objectives is pretty much the raison d’être of the ICT industry. But in the era of triple bottom line accounting, achieving business objectives is no longer restricted to fiscal objectives like reducing costs, expanding markets and driving productivity. It is also about having as positive an environmental impact as possible.

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Workplace 2.0 builds a greener Allstream

Gary Davenport, Vice-President, Information Technology, Allstream

Gary Davenport, Vice-President, Information Technology, Allstream

As Canada’s only business-focused telecommunications company, Allstream knows what it means to home in on a corporate objective. The proof is in the way the division of MTS Allstream delivers on its commitment to reduce its environmental impact and help customers, stakeholders and employees do the same.

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Using ICT to see the forest and the trees

Alex Miller, President and Founder, Esri Canada

Alex Miller, President and Founder, Esri Canada

Few systems in nature are as complex as the ecology of the forest. An intricate web of interdependence maintains a perfect balance of growth, death, decay and regeneration.
The responsible management of such an advanced system requires sophisticated technology. This allows managers to monitor changing conditions and make intelligent decisions for sustainable care. Forest stewardship entails dealing with conflicting issues of planning, production, business challenges and environmental regulations.

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Making electronics recycling a sustainable imperative

Cliff Hacking, President and CEO, EPRA

Cliff Hacking
President and CEO, EPRA

The path between the moment when a consumer pulls a shiny new tablet or laptop from its packaging to when that device—having processed billions of pieces of data—is safely and responsibly recycled is growing clearer in Canada. Provinces have begun to enact laws to enforce extended producer responsibility for a broad range of technology and electronics products, and manufacturers, retailers and all others in this complex supply chain are enhancing their recycling efforts.

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