Cloud computing is quickly becoming one of the most important advancements for modern businesses. With no signs of slowing down, the benefits of cloud-based systems can’t be overstated.
One of the most significant benefits of cloud computing is its environmental impact on your business. With the ever-looming threat of ‘climate catastrophe’ and a massive push for companies to go ‘green’, cloud computing seems to be a major way for companies to begin pushing the envelope in this regard.
We believe that the environmental impact of technology cannot be ignored and that any way to reduce this effect is a positive thing for your company and the world at large.
That’s why in this article, we’re going to take a look at the environmental benefits of cloud computing, and how your company can get started with cloud computing today!
The Growing Importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Investing in ‘Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is becoming important for many companies:
- Environmental: The impact of your company on the environment.
- Social: The impact of your company on the people around you and the people within it (employees).
- Governance: The governance of your company, or more specifically how ethically the company is running.
As companies become more socially responsible, ESG is becoming a key factor in how those companies are run. Large or small, organisations are finding that ESG is key to both increasing their reputation and attracting both new customers and employees — nurturing growth.
Microsoft has led the charge of environmental awareness, pledging to be ‘carbon-negative by 2050’. Whilst a massive undertaking, companies like Microsoft are finding that they have the power to make a change for the better regarding environmental sustainability and climate awareness.
Adobe has found that it too wants to take a sustainable approach to its technologies, and aims to operate on 100% renewable energy by 2035. With large companies like Microsoft and Adobe taking the charge and becoming environmentally conscious, companies are finding it far more important to examine their environmental impact and improve their sustainability.
ESG also creates value for your company too. McKinsey found that companies with ESG targets had more growth and positive effects on companies and that it’s becoming integral to any company in the modern day.
With so many benefits, there’s no question that any company must focus on ESG. Rather than fall behind and let your company’s growth stunt and reputation dwindle, taking a look at ESG can be a way to breathe new life into your company. By doing so, you can not only benefit your company but also the world around you.