How have sustainability efforts increased at your organization over the past year?

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CEO & Founder in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Drawing on my past experiences as the CIO of Rapid7 Red Hat, when we talked about sustainability, it was a combination of climate impact and economics—sustainable computing. At Rapid7, we were spending about $15-20 million in AWS a year just on compute power. And we started asking, "Is it responsible? How much are we impacting the environment? And, do we really need that much spam?"

As for our dev staging environments, we were still spun up over the weekend. So we started implementing automation to spin them down on the weekend when nobody's working, and then spin them back up Monday through Friday. It's only a two day difference, but we started seeing cost reduction. And in the first year we saved a couple million dollars by managing our instances, pre-planning, etc. That has a cascading impact eventually, because if you're consuming less, that means Amazon has to budget less for that stuff. It helps the planet, but it also helps your economics.
Managing Director in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
My organization today is not an industry leader in this area, but we're certainly focused on sustainability in terms of good housekeeping and making sure that we can continue to utilize technology and devices to the very end because there is so much capacity and so many capabilities out there. It's nice to get new PCs and devices, etc., all the time, but it's not always needed.
Director IT | CTO Office | Digital Factory / Industry 4.0 in Hardware, 10,001+ employees
When I used to do software for Flex, we actually built the software to track our emissions and carbon and electricity usage within Flex to figure out how to be better citizens at the time. And within Flex, being carbon neutral is one of those topics that's always discussed whether it's on our global calls or regional calls. Even though we try to surface some of the innovations with our suppliers and customers, we're also always being driven through our customers.

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