Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

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

Hara doing “a deal a week”

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According to Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee: “We are closing about a deal a week in terms of market momentum.”

What does Hara’s software do?

Hara’s software first collects information on a company’s use of electricity, water, gas and chemicals and compares it with outputs of greenhouse gases, solid waste and waste water.

Electricity has an emissions factor depending on mix of fuel use… Are emissions in Scope 1, 2, or 3? GHG from transport, business travel, etc.?

It then devises a strategy to manage and reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Heuristics embedded in the software, if this step is indeed fully automated? In any case, still takes a great deal of organizational change to implement this strategy.

Hara adds value by giving us not only reliable insight into the size and makeup of our energy usage and carbon footprint, but also a solid road map for achieving further cost reductions and better carbon management,” said Joe Pettus, senior vice president of fuel and energy at Safeway. [more]

Reporting capabilities, dashboards, workflow?

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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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