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Sustainability & Technology: Executive Briefing

by Simon Allardice

Most organizations see an ever-increasing focus on Sustainability. Here, explore the most important ideas and terms, see how to define and manage sustainability goals, and how current technologies help—or even harm—sustainability efforts.

What you'll learn

In this course, explore on how technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and data science can help with sustainability efforts. We begin by getting clear on multiple pieces of common terminology: like carbon footprint, carbon offsets, carbon neutral and carbon negative. It discusses GHG protocol and how a corporation can start to estimate their different scopes of emissions. We then look at the kinds of sustainability goals and indicators that most organizations are starting to concentrate on, then explore specific technologies like cloud computing and AI, with several real-world examples of how they’re being successfully used to advance sustainability goals—and discuss a few challenges, like energy consumption of AI models and technologies like NFTs.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at lynda.com. His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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