Having been leading sustainability initiatives at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for over 10 years, Dr Swati Murthy and her team have managed to deploy an array of digital transformation measures that look to cut environmental impact across the value chain. The tech leader led the creation of a department dedicated to boosting sustainability globally, combining carbon reporting, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and energy management components to help operations across multiple sectors towards reaching net zero. Strong collaboration between all departments, and indeed between all stakeholders involved including customers and partner organisations, has proved key to advancing towards TCS’s target to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.
With this kind of innovation calling for ideas and mindsets from people belonging to as many different backgrounds as possible, Murthy also been keen to nurture the diverse pool of talent at TCS, by coaching them with the right skills needed to enable digital transformations needed for a net zero economy. This focus, along with her leadership of sustainable digital innovations, earned Murthy the accolade of Digital Transformation Leader of the Year at the 2023 Women in IT Awards UK.
In the below interview, TCS’s sustainability practice head speaks with Information Age about how she has gone about bringing together a variety of previously siloed elements and teams to boost sustainability initiatives, and the keys to boosting DEI in the tech industry.
This interview is being presented in the lead-up to the 2023 Women in IT Summit UK. Commencing on the 18th May 2023, the event will explore how businesses can place DEI strategies at the core of long-term strategies. You can learn more about the summit, including how to register to attend, here.
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