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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center Operators Building an ESG Roadmap

Elliott Gillespie  (Senior Vice President of Operations, Bluebird Network)

Location: Room 6AB

Date: Thursday, May 11

Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am

Pass Type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Developing an ESG program is a journey, so it is appropriate to approach this effort in steps. Through each step on the journey, an ESG program will become more robust, building on the foundation and lessons learned from previous activities. The roadmap should include where data center operators stand in terms of completion of the necessary activities, and recommendations on what needs to be done to consider the expected outcomes of each step achieved.

Building out an ESG roadmap, there are 7 main steps to explore and make sure data center operators are getting closer to their sustainability goals.
Governance Structure and ESG Guiding Principles
Stakeholder Engagement
Materiality Assessment and Identification of Focus Areas
Baseline Assessment of ESG Focus Areas
Action Identification and Goal Setting
Monitor Performance
ESG Reporting and Disclosure

Bluebird will further discuss the 7 main components to consider when building out an ESG roadmap and getting closer to the data center operator's sustainability goals.

Takeaway

Why build an ESG roadmap
7 main components to have when building out an ESG roadmap
What to consider when building out the ESG roadmap