Understand the issues related to the use of information technologies, the impacts they may have on the environment and the factors enabling the implementation of green technologies within an organisation.
On completion of this course, participants will:
- Have basic knowledge of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development;
- Know and understand the environmental impact resulting from the use of information technologies;
- Know the best practices and technologies known as “green”;
- Establish an assessment of the Green IT situation and develop a policy on the matter;
- Develop an action plan for a Green IT-friendly strategy.
Professionals or managers with an interest in information technology and sustainable development.
Day 1: Introduction to Green IT
- Principles and challenges of sustainable development: integration, preservation, care, consultation, education;
- The three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental;
- The “green” technologies and management of the impact on the environment;
- Ecology-responsible use of IT;
- Consumption and energy control;
- Obsolescence, pollution and recycling technology;
- Carbon footprint and greenhouse gases;
- Laws, regulations and standards for “green” technologies;
- The factors and motivations promoting the adoption of “green” technologies;
- The triple bottom line financial statements.
Day 2: Operation of environmental management strategic IT
- Governance and best practices;
- Yields of “green” technologies: performance indicator;
- Green IT case study;
- Develop an action plan;
- Writing a Green IT policy;
- Success factors.