Sustainability in the digital world

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Azalea: So it's 2023. What I did is obviously, I asked AI chat, but on the topic. And first I went to Google Spot and ask him about our our session title or or and learn that this has to do with the practice of using digital technologies in a way minimizing environmental impact and promoting promoting social and economic activity.
… After I asked, but I wasn't. Next. I sent the same prompt to
… learn something similar. Again, applying principles of sustainability in the in the digital world. Again something about environment and and social aspects which which I found on the interesting. And I went really into the repertoire found out there are a lot of books. I didn't read any of them, but they exist, and all of them seem to cover very, very different different topics.
… And I also learned this as well like the fun fact that there are a lot of stock images, and they all look like this and like this which really makes me nervous to see that the plan comes out of the the keyboard of the laptop. Get really anxious when seeing this. But my point is that there it's a very broad issue, a lot of initiatives. And it's a little bit often.
… Yeah, everything and nothing topic. So as way of introduction. We thought we
… give an example of one
… framework that I think is helpful to steer discussion. We don't have to stick to this framework for everything we do, but at least it helped me to get a better operational grip on sustainability in in our world. And yeah, consider the other organizations. We all work or body with.
… And this is why, yeah, we want to focus today on our digital behavior. And you know, explore some ideas, what we are our companies or organizations can do and can do better. And for this, as a framework or just as a food for thought maybe, is the framework of scope. 1, 2, 3 admissions. I don't know if you are familiar with that framework already or not
… once developed by the greenhouse gas protocol, which is a
… a group that sets certain admissions, standards for companies, cities, or countries. And they come up with this
… differentiation between scope, one scope, 2, and scope 3. And I found it very helpful to actually, properly understand what? Yeah, how we can talk about emissions and maybe compare few few things company organizations are doing
… so
… scope on the direct admissions directly owned or controlled by the company or the organization directly.
… Scope 2 is yeah. If you wanted to to the
… the related system form of information on product form information which is about
… the energy. That you, as an organization, acquire
… also hand in hand with your scope. One emissions and scope 3 is basically the rest. So everything that you don't either directly control or own, or that you directly purchase or acquire usually has to do with your supply chain. So everything that happens then beyond your scope one and 2 license.
… There's also 1 one rule of thumb that I read in one of the guidebooks, that scope one is about
… burning scope 2 is about buying and scope. 3 is beyond all of this
… one example,
… which which illustrates it's a bit better. And this is also one of the textbooks example. It's always a a car manufacturer, maybe because I'm chairman. And this is all, all, all our yeah, all of what our economy is doing. But if you are, I don't know Bmw, or or explain, or something
… just for one emission building cost would be your actual factory. So the plan where you where you yeah make the cars where you produce them.
… Your scope, too, is the energy that you need to need to buy to actually run the the factory that you have
… and scope. 3. It's everything that happens then. With your indirect value chain that mission. So if you're being W, and you have produced now 100
… big fast cast. Scope one and 2 emissions were the ones that were used to actually
… produce the car in your factory, and then the scope. 3. Admission is, for example, if you shift those 100 tasks to your dealership somewhere else, and you yeah,
… do contract a a, a a drug or a train or ship to actually get those costs to the dealership where they are, where they are sold.
… And these scope 3 emissions. And you can also already. Yeah. Get a hint of this at the at the bullets. Bullet point structure. These are usually the the very big factors. They are a bit more overlooked often, but they they can have a very strong impact on the initial of an organization. But they also they also lot of potentials to actually save
… save the missions. And this is why the last bullet there is this.
… at least for me personally, probably the most relevant one that you can actually develop products. And then with
… depending on how those products work and how the supply chain work, you actually can
… we use your scope? 3 emissions. And this is maybe 1 one good way to to kick off the the discussion.
… This is just an overview. And maybe we can give it on later, when when we start discussion to give more examples for the different scopes. But this is more or less what what I had covered as a as a quick intro to the to the topic.
… And with that we can't go into the discussion. I know if you wanna do the yeah. The point is like, we want to figure people to start me thinking ways. How we're thinking of this presentation also is like.
… actually, I'm gonna speak about myself, for a bit. So getting back to the next slide when I like, when I joined I/OI didn't think that. You know. Blogging all our online advertisements. Contribute some kind of commissions. To be honest, it was something that I didn't think about. But it's something that
… actually, it is happening. And it's the case. So that make me think like, okay other than the traditional examples of like, well, we have motion sensors in the office, you know.
… in the end of the day. There we contribute in a different way of like sorry. I always the company that makes outlook so I forgot to make this this disclaimer Alexander, and for everyone forgot to make this disclaimer. I use the company that makes out look plus. And our main product is about like blocking and filtering, advertising, filtering advertisement and blocking. So you know, by blocking some advertisement, it
… decreases the the footprint that we have in the world, because less processing power, less screen usage, and also power for for presenting the advertisement on the screen and processing power, of course.
… But then, on top of that, there are some other ways that you know at I/O, where, like
… contributing towards our our goals our unsustainability, which is like adopting some best practices for training our Ml. Models, there are, there is a detailed blog post
… around it, for example, selecting your and if it's an Ml. Model architecture, I mean also something that you work a lot on that if you want to add something.
… Choosing our platform as well. And also it contributed to that and using using processors that optimize for Ml training. It's something that
… helps a lot into degrees, for carbon makes change. So it's a it's a, it's a lot of different things that we can do And
… just like
… Alexander can say more. You know, we're thinking this session more likely. Let's spark the conversation, and maybe that is also, if it can contribute. Oh, can you go to the next slide? Can contribute to something that is that is taking place, that web sustainability, guidelines, which is like an evidence based guidelines for web workers which can utilize in order to reduce carbon emissions. And
… Alexander there they are hosting a breakout session later today, where they're gonna be launching the public draft. If I'm not mistaken, I mean, it's online, live. But officially, you will be launching it then? So the idea is like, Okay, what can we do? And if we can like, contribute
… other words, that just an ability guidelines. It's also something that's really important. I'm not gonna go into the details of the guideline. Of course. But we can discuss like
… collectively together here some of the things that we can
… we can do in our everyday life, like some of the problems we have in our in our everyday life. In regards to like
… the web
… and our and our and our roles and our products.