Tata Consultancy Services and Glasgow University Launch Problem-Solving Event to Empower UK University Students in Tackling Global Climate and Sustainability Issues
LONDON, October 5, 2021: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has launched Sustainathon UK 2021, a problem-solving competition that empowers and inspires UK university students to address urgent environmental challenges using new digital technologies.
TCS has been organising Sustainathon events across the world, jointly with customers and partners, to get young people engaged in sustainability. Participants are challenged to devise innovative solutions to real-life sustainability issues facing businesses and organisations. Areas of focus include reducing emissions, incentivising behaviour change and creating sustainable products and services.
Sustainathon UK is now open for registration and will run until October 22, with participants being offered a unique opportunity to work alongside TCS’ clients across a variety of sectors, including energy, public sector, and finance. TCS clients, including Aviva, one of the UK’s leading insurance specialists, and Improvement Service, the national improvement organisation for Local Government in Scotland, are among the participating organisations.
“In keeping with our core beliefs, TCS is fully committed to building a sustainable future through innovation and collective knowledge. Sustainathon is our way of nurturing the ingenuity of young people to help solve critical real-world environment challenges,” said Yogesh Chauhan, Director, Corporate Sustainability, TCS.
TCS has partnered with Glasgow University to ensure students get the highest standard of support during the ‘sprint engagement’ period, in which students join a series of interactive online masterclasses, webinars, virtual mentoring and drop-in sessions that provide the knowledge, tools and guidance to help turn their vision into a reality. Students are invited to form teams of up to six and will be given a two-week window to propose ideas using innovative digital solutions.
The winning students will be rewarded with sustainable prizes and an opportunity to showcase their ideas at the grand finale event taking place during the week of COP26 and at TCS’ Innovation Forum on November 16, 2021, which attracts business leaders from some of the UK’s leading companies.
For full details and to enter this year’s Sustainathon UK 2021, please visit: https://www.sustainathon.tcsapps.com/events/ongoing/UK2021
About Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 500,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com.
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