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The Carbon Credit Market: An Opportunity to be Seized for a Sustainable Future

By Maria Vittoria TrussoniHead of Sustainability & Green Tech, NTT DATA Italia , Antonio PolicicchioAI and Quantum Computing R&D Project Team Leader, NTT DATA Italia

Carbon credits are already a rapidly growing market, and will soon become a crucial component – alongside the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions – in achieving carbon neutrality across all industries.

Business Reinvention Across Three Horizons

Amid increased global competition and continued market turbulence, acting now when it comes to innovation, investment and sustainability will not only be crucial to meeting the future needs of customers and stakeholders, but could mean the difference between market dominance and imminent irrelevance.

The Evolution of ESG

Over the years, ESG – the environmental, social and governance framework used to evaluate a company’s performance and sustainability – has evolved from a niche concept to a mainstream consideration for businesses. Now, this vital strategic imperative, if acted upon without delay, heralds stronger stakeholder engagement, greater resilience, and a longer, healthier life for the company.

5 Minutes On… Sustainable Principles in Product Development

By Prof. Rupert BaumgartnerProfessor for Sustainability Management at Graz University and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy

Sustainability as a Hard KPI: This Is How IT Can Help

By Elmer KramerSAP SCM / QM consultant, NTT DATA Business Solutions

New EU legislation means that providing reporting on your organization’s CO2 emissions will soon be mandatory. Finding efficient ways to do this is crucial – and a good place to start is with specialized technology, which can help to calculate carbon impact in just a few clicks.

The Business Opportunities and Challenges of Sustainability 2.0

By Prof. Rupert BaumgartnerProfessor for Sustainability Management at Graz University and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable Product Management in a Circular Economy

The global challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity and social inequality are becoming increasingly urgent. With pressure growing from consumers, investors and governments to operate more sustainably, businesses must adapt to this new reality by changing their business models and value propositions – not only to remain competitive, but to ensure their own survival.

What the Future Digitalized Energy System Means for UK Energy Providers

By Eduardo FernandezUK Head of Gas, Power and Water, NTT DATA UK

As the UK energy industry collectively works towards the government’s ambitious emission reduction targets, robust digital strategy and unified data principles will be the bedrock for successful cross-sector modernization.

The Great Supply Chain Transformation

By Gianluca BuziHead of Operational Excellence practice, NTT DATA Europe and LATAM

Organizations seem to be putting the recent past behind them and growth is back on the agenda. Despite continuing uncertainty, supply chains are now willing and able to make a greater positive contribution by being more responsive and agile.

A Look at the Future of Supply Chain Finance

By Miguel Mas PalaciosDirector - Global Corporate Banking, NTT DATA EMEAL

Businesses across all industries have been forced to find solutions to a rapidly evolving market environment since the outbreak of coronavirus. For many firms, the economic challenges of Covid-19 have heavily disrupted their supply chains. But supply chain finance has provided a valuable lifeline during this highly turbulent time. Now, many innovations are emerging, offering enormous value for banks, buyers and suppliers.

The Evolving Role of the CFO: From Financial Anchor to Strategic Leader

By Belen VillasanteGlobal Digital Finance Transformation Partner, NTT DATA EMEAL

As the business landscape grows ever more uncertain and disrupted, CFOs need to reinvent themselves so that their focus increasingly falls on fostering innovation and promoting adaptability, rather than solely on accounting, compliance and safeguarding assets. Those who can become comfortable in today’s climate of upheaval and change will discover new opportunities in what will be an increasingly key leadership role.

Connecting Your Hybrid Workforce

Recent research from NTT showed that over 90% of organizations recognize the value of employee experience to their strategy, or as a crucial strategic differentiator, but just 25% fully agree that the value of EX is understood and embraced across the enterprise. Forward-looking organizations have moved ahead with secure-by-design digital transformation to enable hybrid working – and are reaping significant rewards. But can leaders, managers and employees agree on what the future of work should look like?

Ethics: A Consultant’s Guide

By Ian BowerDirector, Business Design Lead, NTT DATA UK

Being able to recognize a consulting organization’s ethics, reflected in their culture, greatly influences their clients’ ability to trust them. It is therefore the remit of the individual consultant and the organization to ensure they are engaging clients with the best intent, that they don’t falsely represent themselves, that they charge fairly, and conduct their business with integrity.

Technology, Ethics and Customer Trust

By Vincenzo IucciDirector, Security, NTT DATA Italia

Companies that want to differentiate themselves will have to take a long, hard look at their practices around safeguarding customer data. Practices need to comply with the relevant laws, of course, but they also need to be rooted in ethics. Risk governance technologies make it easier than ever before for companies to be both compliant and ethical – and prove to customers they can be trusted.

The Purpose-Driven Corporate: Reimagining the Power of Business

By Debbie Haski-LeventhalCSR expert, professor of management at Macquarie Business School and author of Strategic CSR: A Holistic Approach to Responsible and Sustainable Business

In the last decade we have seen a genuine move towards a more holistic approach to the role of business in society. When we use who we are and what we know to serve others, we create a sense of meaningfulness that increases happiness, connectedness and impact, both on a personal and organizational level. And when companies decide to walk the talk and lead with purpose, there is no limit to what can be achieved.

People-Centric Banking: How to Gain the Trust of Future Generations Through Sustainability

By Gianluca RandazzoHead of Sustainability, Banca Mediolanum

As one of our oldest institutions, banks have a pivotal role in shaping our local communities and even our global society. Going beyond being customer-centric, some banks are embracing being people-centric – looking after and enhancing the community they serve. By placing sustainability at the core of their strategic practice and relationship building, banks can build trust with all customers, and in particular the younger generation.

Why Trust is Stuck in the U-Bend

By John ElkingtonFounder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, professor, and author of Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

We are facing a continuing erosion of trust in the institutions of capitalism, globalization and democracy. But with a focus on regeneration, instead of just responsibility and resilience, businesses can plot a course through this period of disruption and systemic change.

The Value of Trust in Business Relationships

By Claudia JandlHead of Industry Consulting, NTT DATA DACH

Today the global operating environment stands on shaky foundations. Technology is changing at unprecedented rates, and with significant political and economic instability, uncertainty defines interaction, experience and strategy. To build a future that can withstand this complexity, organizations need to put trust at the forefront of their engagements and operations.

Data-Driven and Intelligent: How SAP Helps Organisations Perform at Their Best

By Ricardo LangaSAP Value Proposition Head, NTT DATA Europe & LATAM

Actionable intelligence from rich data gives you immediate competitive advantage. Once you trust these insights enough to devolve some decision-making to automated systems, then you are on the way to being a data-driven enterprise.

5 Minutes On… Carbon Footprint Measurement

By Bill WilsonChief Sustainability Officer and Head of Data & Intelligence Solutions, NTT DATA UK

5 Minutes On… ESG at NTT DATA

By Yoko TomiokaSVP & Head of ESG Promotion Department, NTT DATA Corporation

White Paper: Creating a Vision for a Sustainable Future

The world is changing beyond recognition. Society is increasingly demanding that companies address sustainability as part of their transformation to a post-pandemic world. Sustainability is now firmly on the C-Suite agenda and it’s at the heart of NTT DATA’s vision for the future.

Why It Makes Business Sense to Protect and Restore Nature

By Eva ZabeyExecutive Director, Business for Nature

Business and nature are eternally and irreversibly linked. Corporations that transform their business models will gain a competitive advantage over those that do not advocate for nature. To take a leadership position in this realm, companies must Assess, Commit, Act and Advocate.

Transforming for Growth and the Future of the Planet

By David CostaGlobal Head of Business Development and New Markets, NTT DATA EMEAL

As we navigate the rapidly-changing business landscape, soon the only lasting competitive advantage that companies have will be the sustainability of their operations and their readiness to develop products and services that positively impact the world around them.

Think Bigger When It Comes to Your Carbon Footprint

By Dries GuthPrincipal Innovation Manager & Head of Co-Innovation Lab, NTT DATA Business Solutions Germany , Paul DietrichPrincipal Innovation Manager & Head of Co-Innovation Lab, NTT DATA Business Solutions Germany

Understanding what needs to be done to decrease emissions is one thing, but putting it into effect is something else. Sustainability technologies that enable businesses to take action do exist – corporations must now be willing to use them.

The Most Important Data Challenge There’s Ever Been

By Bill WilsonChief Sustainability Officer and Head of Data & Intelligence Solutions, NTT DATA UK

With strong pressure in B2B coming from supply chain and investment funding to be able to prove sustainability goals, robust data is vital. Despite the complexity, organisations must work towards the big picture of data collection and analysis within their business now, to be in position to take the opportunities that carbon emission data can provide.

The Role of Operations: Sustainability, Optimisation and Cost Reduction Working Together

By Rodin SocaciuHead of Delivery, NTT DATA Romania

R&D into new forms of power generation, such as solar and wave power, might always attract the most attention, but the teams and individuals running the operational side of businesses also have the opportunity to make a difference. Significant change can come from internal optimisation.

Sustainability Trends for a Stronger, More Resilient and Nature-Positive World

By David AlvarezCEO, Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad

There is money to be made from nature-positive transitions. Recent moves and initiatives from governments, regulatory bodies and the finance sector are opening up new doors for opportunity. When more companies get onboard, we’ll begin to see real change towards emissions targets.

The Era of the Bio-Economy

By Giorgio ScarpelliChief Technology & Innovation Officer, NTT DATA Italia

Enabling technologies have given us the power to harmonise natural and economic systems. There are now lucrative opportunities for corporations to translate complexities into solutions for biodiversity protection, pollution prevention, public health improvements and job creation. Welcome to the era of the Bio-Economy.

Only Natural: Using the Five Capitals Model to Form a Sustainable Development Strategy

By Jesús Carrasco Naranjo Natural Capital & Biodiversity Project Manager, NTT DATA EMEAL

A more detailed framework is needed to understand how we can develop a sustainable society. The five capitals model expands on current assessments to include our dependence and impact on nature and the resources needed to achieve the SDGs. Luckily, there are already protocols in place to help integrate the capitals into operations.

Embedding Sustainability Into Your Organisation’s Foundations

By Rosy CinefraVP, Head of Legal & Compliance, NTT DATA Italia

Sustainability reporting and standards are so important. Customers want to know that the companies they work with have clearly defined sustainability goals and mandates. Companies need to be prepared, need to recognise the value of sustainability in achieving their long- and short-term goals.

Decouple or Die! How Circular Approaches Can Unlock Business Success in a World of Challenges and Constraints

By Catherine WeetmanDirector of Rethink Global and author of A Circular Economy Handbook

We need to radically rethink our systems to live within our limits on this planet. By adopting a circular economy, businesses can decouple their footprint from the value they deliver to society.

Educating the Next Generation for a Sustainable Future

By Daniela MazzaroneDirector, Cyber Security Strategy & Governance Practice, NTT DATA Italia

Education is not just a fundamental right for everyone: it’s also a pathway to a better quality of life, playing an instrumental role in attaining many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through sharing skills such as cybersecurity, businesses can spread knowledge and help to shape more resilient, informed future global citizens.

The CXO Podcast: Circularity and Future-Fit Corporate Strategy

By Catherine WeetmanDirector of Rethink Global and author of A Circular Economy Handbook , Maria Vittoria TrussoniHead of Sustainability & Green Tech, NTT DATA Italia

Sustainability Within Organisations: The Shift from AOB to Business Critical

By Henrietta Marsh-SmithDelivery Director, NTT DATA UK

The next generation have not only grown up as digital natives but as truly global citizens, connected like never before to people and events all over the world. Threats to our very survival, as well as an equitable and prosperous future, are felt more sharply by Generation Z than any others before them. Protect their future – and in the process, your organisation’s future too.

Sustainable Public Places and Infrastructure for a Greener Future

By Thomas KierkgaardDirector, Innovation & Technology, NTT DATA Business Solutions Nordic Region

One of the UN’s Global Goals is that of Sustainable Cities and Communities, to make these urban areas safe, resilient and inclusive as well as reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. On the Danish island of Rømø, NTT DATA Business Solutions is employing a versatile data platform to analyse and forecast flows of people, holidaymakers’ buying habits, water and energy consumption, traffic flows, weather information, and data from the web – making Rømø a truly ‘smart island’.

Sustainable Innovation in Aviation

By Dr. Johannes BussmannCEO of Lufthansa Technik

The aviation industry is facing its greatest performance test to date – addressing the challenges of climate change in an economically weakened state. Rethinking the way we make decisions, holding fast to a century of achievement and continually improving one’s own solutions are the guiding principles to industry transformation.

Taking Action Now to Prioritise ESG Impact

By Zahra BahrololoumiCEO, Salesforce UK and Ireland

The future belongs to businesses who are acting now to weave environmental, social and corporate governance criteria into everything they do. With business-societal interactions changing as we emerge from the pandemic, the challenges we face can help rather than hinder progress if we remain committed to reform and innovation.

Reasons to be Cheerful: Why It Pays To Be Optimistic About Sustainability

By Thomas GeigerSenior Director, Strategic Industry and Management Advisory, NTT DATA DACH

More than a legal obligation to meet governmental targets, consumers, employees and investors are all pointing towards a sustainable future. We can see that sustainability presents a number of profitable opportunities. So, the question is: can you afford to be left behind?

Seven Tools for Sustainability Success

By Kristoffer Nilaus TarpHead of Sustainability Practice, NTT DATA Business Solutions Nordic Region

We don’t have time to think conceptually about sustainability operations anymore – we must act. Results on the ground are what we need to move the needle, but many leaders aren’t sure how to get started. With this toolkit, you can put theory into practice now.

Making the Case for Sustainability

By Mufaddal SulemanjiSenior Consultant, Enterprise Agility & Business Transformation, NTT DATA UK

The risk to your business of doing nothing to move toward sustainable operations might be the greatest risk you can take in this volatile environment. The potential for disruption by government and market forces has businesses asking: Why has it been traditionally difficult to make the case for sustainability, and how can I bring sustainability into my organisation?

Electric Mobility: Trend or Key to a Truly Green Future?

By Nazario MartinoClient Manager, Energy & Utilities, NTT DATA Italia

Today, there is no lack of critical issues that are holding back the take-off of electric mobility. Here are the issues to be solved for a more sustainable tomorrow. Translated from Italian

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How Renewable Energy Communities Give People the Power Back

By Miguel FontelaDirector, NTT DATA

The European Green Deal’s ambitious decarbonisation goals are a chimera without the contribution of small and medium energy users. This disruptive change from consumers to prosumers will only happen if we find the way to engage them with technology, digital tools and new energy markets. Energy communities are one of the most promising initiatives to foster this vital change.

How the Circular Economy Benefits Business and Investors While Tackling Global Challenges

By Michiel De SmetFinance Initiative Lead, Ellen McArthur Foundation (and Member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance)

The circular economy not only allows us to live within planetary boundaries, it can deliver superior returns, new growth opportunities and access to preferential credit lines. The finance sector is increasingly getting behind this framework and is supporting businesses in their transition with significant growth in funds.

White Paper: Forge New Norms: Ensō Foresight 2020

New norms are emerging. Social movements, such as Black Lives Matter or Fridays for Future, urge companies to position themselves politically; and new legal frameworks and standards such as GDPR push companies to rethink the ways they develop products and services. As the responsibilities of companies grow and change, making sure that ethics, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability are built into every process is essential for both consumer and company.