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IT Visionaries

Apr 7, 2020

Imagine you’re an environmentalist fresh out of school and you’ve just landed your first opportunity in the corporate world. You’re excited and eager to take on the challenges ahead of you. The only problem is, instead of saving the world and finding new ways to make a difference, you’re looking at spreadsheets...for hours. Welcome to the world of greenhouse gas accounting, or at least the old world. On this episode of IT Visionaries, we brought in two industry leaders who are making a difference. Ari Alexander, GM of Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, and Shengyuan Su, Program Manager, Sustainability at Salesforce, join the show to discuss how Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud is changing the way environmentalists report emissions, why companies voluntarily report their carbon emissions and how the private sector is being asked to lead the charge for governments around the world.

Key Takeaways:


  • Movement in the industry is happening and a lot of that movement is based on peer pressure and the fear of bad publicity
  • Governments are asking private sector companies to carry the torch when it comes to carbon accounting because they believe companies are further along in the process
  • The vast majority of Fortune 1000 companies were using spreadsheets to do their annual greenhouse gas inventory. The Sustainability Cloud was designed to help companies better understand their carbon footprint and more efficiently report it


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