Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

IS Research on Sustainability at ICIS Conference

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I just returned from the International Conference on Information Systems in Phoenix where I saw several interesting talks on sustainability and information systems (below).

In a nutshell, IS researchers are beginning to examine

  1. metrics for green IT readiness capabilities
  2. institutional theory as a lens to view sustainable IS adoption
  3. technical solutions to reduce server slack and lower energy use
  4. dimensions of assessing sustainability of IS outsourcers
  5. IT in support of local food systems, e.g., to support innovation and the transfer of innovation.

Three papers were presented in the sustainability track:

There were also two green-themed posters:

Kudos to all – let’s keep the momentum rolling.


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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