digital transformation

Building a Better, Decarbonized World Means Raising Standards for All Buildings, New and Old

By Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President, Energy Management, Schneider Electric
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Energy waste is happening all around us, and it’s contributing to climate change. Yet fighting this invisible foe is near impossible – unless we make the invisible visible. Digital innovation, combined with a shift to more electrification, holds the key to tackling climate change, unlocking the ability to see and measure our impact, so we can recognise and reduce it.

Ironically, digital adoption is also one of the biggest barriers to action. Confusion around what to invest in has caused many to delay decisions and wait for a ‘miracle cure’. This paralysis is part of the problem.

Rio Tinto Partners With Schneider Electric to Drive Decarbonization Through Circular and Sustainable Market Ecosystem

Press Release

Rueil-Malmaison, France, July 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rio Tinto a leading global mining and metals company, and Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a first of its kind collaboration to develop a circular and sustainable market ecosystem for both companies and their customers.

How Digitization Contributes to Global Water Sustainability Goals

by Alain Dedieu
Blog

Industries across the globe use water for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, irrigating, cooling, and transporting products.

Why Sustainability and Digitization Go Hand-in-Hand

by Peter Weckesser
Blog

A few weeks ago I talked about some of the lessons I learned during my onboarding as a CDO of a global company during the height of the pandemic. This time, I’ll be talking about sustainability and fighting climate change.

Sustainable Innovation Starts at Home: The Singapore Story

by Jai Thampi
Blog

Sir Isaac Newton was at his best when he was working from home. The legend goes that when the polymath stayed at home to avoid the plague of 1665, he discovered the laws of gravity, optics, and invented calculus.

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States

Grant is in Partnership with Truist Cares COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021, /3BL Media/ — The Internet Society today announced a new grant program, Expanding Potential in Communities, or Truist EPIC Grant, to support broadband initiatives that help alleviate disparities in education, employment and social welfare in the southeastern United States. These grants will expand broadband access in communities with complementary Internet connectivity solutions such as community networks.

Duke Energy Donates $10,000 to Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C.

Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

Global Survey Ties Digital Investments to Growth, Business Resiliency During Pandemic

Blog

It’s no surprise that COVID-19 changed—and accelerated—most organizations’ IT plans. As a result, technology executives are increasing their investments in digital technologies. They’re also speeding up what were once multi-year technology plans.

Schneider Electric Well on Its Way to Achieving Its Year-End Sustainability Targets

Summary: 
  • New social and environmental objectives to be outlined in early 2021
  • Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) recorded a score of 8.63 on a 10-point scale

 

Press Release
  • New social and environmental objectives to be outlined in early 2021
  • Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) recorded a score of 8.63 on a 10-point scale

 

How COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.
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Before COVID-19 became a reality, Aflac, the $23 billion insurance company, had embarked on a digital transformation. Launched in early 2019, “One Digital Aflac” would use technology to make it easier for customers to buy insurance, for the sales teams to sell into the marketplace, and for employees to deliver. “We built a whole portfolio around looking at our business from the customer lens,” says Rich Gilbert, senior vice president and chief digital information officer, who joined Aflac in January of last year. 

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