Understand the issues associated with the use of information technology in terms of the impacts they can have on the environment and the factors that allow the implementation of green technologies within an organization.
At the end of the course, participants:
- Will have a basic knowledge of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
- will know and understand the environmental impact of using information technology
- Know best practices and so-called “green” technologies;
- Be able to establish a summary of IT ecology and develop policies;
- will be able to develop an action plan for the implementation of a strategy in regards to the ecofriendly use of IT.
Professionals or managers with an interest in information technology and sustainable development.
Day 1: Introduction to IT Ecology
- Principles and issues of sustainable development: integration, preservation, precaution, consultation, education;
- The three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental;
- “Green” technologies and environmental impact management;
- Eco-responsible use of IT;
- Energy consumption and control;
- Disuse, technological pollution and recycling;
- Carbon footprint and greenhouse gases;
- Laws, regulations and standards for “green” technologies;
- Factors and motivations for the adoption of “green” technologies;
- The triple bottom line of financial statements.
Day 2: Implementation of an ecological IT management strategy
- Governance and best practices;
- Returns on “green” technologies: performance indicator;
- IT ecology case study;
- Developing an action plan;
- Writing an eco-responsible policy;
- Success factors.