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Creating an Enterprise Capability for Digital Sustainability

Technology leaders are building and leveraging a digital enterprise capability for carbon emission reduction. Learn about it in this audio edition of our March 2024 research briefing.
By Ina M. Sebastian, Thomas Haskamp, and Stephanie L. Woerner
Abstract

Technology leaders in top-performing companies spend significantly more time on building a complementary enterprise capability than their peers. Carbon emission reduction is a top concern for organizations, and therefore developing an enterprise capability for digital sustainability is a compelling opportunity for technology leaders. In our study, technology leaders were building and using an enterprise tracking capability to pursue three opportunities for scaling carbon emission reduction at their companies: optimizing technology emissions and product emissions and creating digital offerings.

The February 2024 research briefing is read by author Thomas Haskamp.

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© 2024 MIT Center for Information Systems Research, Sebastian, Haskamp, and Woerner. MIT CISR Research Briefings are published monthly to update the center’s member organizations on current research projects.

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Thomas Haskamp, Research Associate, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany and Research Collaborator, MIT CISR

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