Moving to net zero requires corporate leadership, teamwork, and innovation
Meeting and surpassing corporate sustainability goals requires leaders who have the organizational skills and fortitude to reverse traditional business and financial practices. Company strategies now depend on data and modeling to provide a sophisticated perspective about the impact of sustainability on both the bottom line and the health and well-being of employees.
While many different technology solutions for cutting emissions and achieving energy efficiencies exist, leaders committed to achieving sustainability objectives also must rely on project teams that understand the technologies and can align technology objectives with sustainability strategies. Along with understanding and deploying green technologies, project teams must use standardized metrics to monitor environmental performance and compliance.
Even with the emergence of renewable energy resources that enhance grid reliability and resilience, leaders and teams must also seek innovative methods for mitigating climate change, creating value, and guarding against risk. Innovation sometimes means integrating existing technologies in new ways rather than developing new technologies. New business paradigms built around LED lighting and connected systems, for example, offer structured, cost-effective methods for achieving profitability while conserving energy and reducing emissions. Connected systems that integrate lighting, smart devices, and environmental control systems with the IoT can establish methods for attaining long-term sustainability objectives and optimizing workspaces that support productivity and well-being.