The webinar will include an overview of ESGs, a discussion of real-life ESG case studies facilitated by BCS followed by a Q&A with Maria.

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Businesses are under pressure to reduce carbon emissions, with Government targets, supply chain pressures and consumers all playing a part. Green IT is becoming a necessity for organisations and by adopting Green IT, they can derive many benefits, especially through improved sustainable operations, improved organisational reputation and of course, reduced cost. Digital professionals must be able to demonstrate they are doing everything possible to reduce carbon emissions through developing, using and promoting digital technologies that support achieving net-zero.

In addition to looking at financial performance, organisations and businesses are now having to measure, report and improve their environmental footprint, their social impact, and how they govern themselves which is known as Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG). New rules for ESG are expected to come into force from 2022, which will make ESG reporting mandatory for all private UK companies and limited liability partnerships with more than 500 employees and turnover greater than £500m, along with all publicly quoted UK companies.

One of the biggest challenges over the next 15 years is how businesses are going to transition to carbon net-zero.

As a digital professional are you ready, is your organisation prepared for the Environmental societal, governance ESG rules? Don't know where to start?

BCSNI are delighted to welcome Maria Diffley for this webinar to get an understanding and insights into this critical new business area.

The webinar will include an overview of ESGs, a discussion of real-life ESG case studies facilitated by BCS followed by a Q&A with Maria.

About the speaker

Maria Diffley, Co-Founder, SustainIQ

Having worked in the sustainability space for well over a decade, both Maria and her business partner Liam recognised the need for a solution that helped companies to navigate the complexities involved in measuring, monitoring and reporting on their Sustainability and ESG investments. In response, they created an agile, integrated, real-time reporting tool that calculates a company's impacts on the environment, local communities and their people, through their products and supply chain. This data provides organisations with business intelligence that wasn’t previously being considered in strategic decision-making.

Prior to the establishment of SustainIQ, Maria worked with Business in the Community, providing support and advice on CR to the private, public and voluntary sectors. She also holds an MSc in Sustainability and CSR.

She is passionate about harnessing the power of business to positively impact the world and has advocated for long-term partnerships between business and community development organisations since her teens. She has helped with the capacity-building of many charitable and social enterprise organisations both locally in Northern Ireland and in the Developing World.

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Webinar: Using IT for green business
Date and time
Tuesday 26 April, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is sold out