IBM joins CEO-led organisation to accelerate sustainability transition

The tech giant has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, which works with 200 leading businesses to drive down environmental impacts

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IBM has joined as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an initiative that brings together 200 leading businesses to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

The work with the group is expected to help the tech giant to support and implement its sustainability targets in collaboration with like-minded partners.

It will also facilitate the firm’s research division to develop solutions to current challenges, including the carbon footprint optimisation of hybrid cloud and supply chains.

Mark Foster, Senior Vice President, IBM Services, said: “We have a shared vision with WBCSD that purpose-led companies can be the driving force for societal innovation that addresses the world’s most pressing sustainability issues at scale, from feeding the world’s growing population to renewable energy production.”

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker commented: “From artificial intelligence to quantum computing, technology is a critical enabler of the systems transformation that we need to ensure a stable and healthy world for all.”


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