Accenture’s Lan Guan and MIT’s Julie Shah

Seizing “a watershed moment” for enterprise sustainability efforts

Building the future by focusing on sustainability could improve innovation, business performance, and meet ESG goals.

Commitments toward sustainability have become a greater priority in recent years as enterprises look to comply with environmental, social, and governance standards. However, many enterprises are finding that meeting sustainability goals not only aligns with compliance but also offers opportunities to drive new value, growth, and revenue streams. “Just as the digital revolution transformed how we live and work, so now will sustainability. It will drive new value, new growth, and eventually, and I hope very soon, it's going to permeate everything that we do in business and in government,” says Stephanie Jamison, global resources industry practices chair at Accenture.

This episode is part of our “Building the future” podcast series. It’s a multi-episode series focusing on how organizations, researchers, and innovators are meeting our evolving global challenges. We understand the importance of inclusive conversations and have chosen to highlight the work of women on the cutting edge of technological innovation, and business excellence.

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Enabling the next iteration of the internet: The metaverse

By MIT Technology Review Insights

Building the future by adopting emerging technologies will help enterprises meet customer needs and improve employee experience.

As real and virtual worlds continue to overlap, customers are drawn in by the metaverse and its potential of highly functional and immersive environments. Conceptions of the metaverse may seem fanciful, but the metaverse promises to be the next revolution of the internet, says Denise Zheng, managing director for the Metaverse Continuum Business Group and the lead for Responsible Metaverse at Accenture.

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