Digital Sustainability can deliver a competitive advantage
A core belief held by organisations leading the conversation on inclusive growth. Adding a sustainability lens to digital transformation can help us reimagine different outcomes, revitalise our planet, create transformational ecosystems, address inequality, and help us in our journey to a more sustainable and resilient future. When sustainability is at the heart of the digital core, it has a multiplier effect on the impact achieved.
The Digital Sustainability Index and why it’s important
Considering the essential role that digital will play to deliver sustainable outcomes today and in the future, TCS collaborated with the Centre of Digital Enterprise (CODE) at the University of Auckland Business School to create an Asia Pacific focused framework that helps inform the best practice capabilities demonstrated by leaders, leveraging digital for sustainability: the Digital Sustainability Index.
The ‘digital sustainability index’ is the first of its kind in the world. Co-created by TCS and the University of Auckland, we aim to start meaningful conversations on the convergence of digital transformation & sustainbility for future-fit businesses as well as our people & planet.
Understanding your organisation’s readiness and level of maturity
This study enables leaders to understand better the organisational and technological factors that successfully leverage digital assets, infrastructure, and tools for sustainable performance within organisations. A clear, cohesive point of view around the importance of Digital Sustainability across four key themes:
The drivers to pursue digital sustainability
Digital maturity of the business
Ecosystem of partners and enablers
The in-house governing mechanisms involved
Increase in strategic partnership through digital sustainability initiatives
increase in overall market reputation due to digital sustainability initiatives
Countries perceive lack on in-house knowledge is holding them back
lack of ROI as an inhibitor