2022 Informed: Sustainability predictions
Enterprises require tech solutions to help them reach Net Zero.
Our experts predict more new technologies and innovations that support a carbon neutral future.
AI and Machine Learning will fill the gaps in decarbonised data
“More companies will set bold decarbonization goals such as science-based targets or Net Zero pledges, and the topic of carbon is moving from a pure reporting concern to a core strategic one.
“The challenge is that the underpinning carbon data is evolving much slower. Many leaders are rightly questioning whether they have the right data to act. But it’s not a binary question: Act or gather data. Companies don’t need to wait for perfect data to act as new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the way organisations think about decarbonisation data. These technologies can model missing data, project future scenarios and mobilise organisations to move at the pace required to reach Net Zero.”
Mathias Lelièvre, CEO, Engie Impact
Enterprise embraces third-party sustainable innovation
“The world and the enterprises within it are facing major challenges, especially around climate change sustainability. These big challenges require big solutions, and this entails a more holistic approach to innovation. No business can expect to find the answers by looking only within its own organisation.
“Open innovation refers to the practice of sourcing ideas from an external crowd of experts beyond your own enterprise. It is based on the premise that there are more smart people not employed by you than are. Businesses that have embraced open innovation have found they can tap into an even greater resource than their own employees. Such collective expertise and knowledge are a powerful proposition and can be used to address the sustainability challenges the world is facing, navigate business issues, and unearth new opportunities.
“Furthermore, innovation must be scalable. If you can address a smaller problem within the organisation, then it makes sense to expand and scale that, so it is even more impactful. Enterprises are becoming more aware of this need and 2022 will be the year that the concept truly hits home.”
Simon Hill, CEO, Wazoku
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