Business Automation and ESG: A Match Made in Heaven

August 09, 2023
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Sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes. In fact, a recent study by PwC found that 80% of CEOs believe that sustainability is a top strategic priority for their organisation.

But how can businesses achieve their sustainability goals? One key way is through business automation.

Business automation is the use of technology to automate tasks that are currently performed manually. This can free up time and resources for employees to focus on other tasks, such as improving sustainability performance.

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There are a number of ways that business automation can help businesses achieve their sustainability goals. 

For example, automation can be used to:

Reduce energy consumption: By automating tasks that consume energy, businesses can reduce their overall energy footprint.
Reduce waste: By automating tasks that produce waste, businesses can reduce the amount of waste they generate.
Improve efficiency: By automating tasks that are inefficient, businesses can improve their overall efficiency.
Measure and report on ESG performance: By automating the collection and analysis of data, businesses can better measure and report on their ESG performance.


In addition to these benefits, business automation can also help businesses save money. According to a study by McKinsey, businesses can save an average of 10% to 30% of their operating costs by automating their processes..

Of course, business automation is not a magic bullet. It is important to choose the right automation solutions for your business and to implement them correctly. However, when done correctly, business automation can be a powerful tool for achieving sustainability goals.

The Role of the CIO

The CIO is in a unique position to lead the charge on business automation and sustainability. As the head of IT, the CIO has the knowledge and expertise to understand the benefits of automation and to implement it effectively.

The CIO can also play a key role in measuring and reporting on ESG performance. By automating the collection and analysis of data, the CIO can help businesses track their progress towards their sustainability goals and identify areas where they can make further improvements.

In short, the CIO is critical to the success of any business's sustainability efforts. By leading the charge on business automation and ESG measurement and reporting, the CIO can help their organisation achieve its sustainability goals and make a positive impact on the environment.


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