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Sustainability in the Virtual Workplace

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

One year later, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically impact working patterns around the world. In a largely virtual world, it is important to consider the impacts of cloud computing, big data and web conferencing on corporate sustainability. Some of the benefits of widespread virtual work made the news during lockdowns last Spring: declines in traffic, air pollution, and the return of wildlife to normally congested urban areas. In this discussion, we will consider the continuing benefits on virtual work in conjunction with negative impacts that can stem from increased internet and data usage. Taking these concerns into account, we will discuss what the future of work might hold post-COVID.

The event will consist of a moderated roundtable discussion with opportunities for audience questions.

Featured speakers:

  • Mr. Chris Talbott, Cloud Sustainability Lead, Google
  • Mr. Armando Mann, Chief Business Officer, Hopin
  • Dr. Mark Handcock, Professor, UCLA Department of Statistics

Moderator:

  • Dr. Marilyn Raphael, Interim Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

In addition to the panelists, the audience will have the opportunity to hear short presentations from this year’s CPP student researchers on their findings related to the pandemic’s impacts on corporate sustainability. For more background on our student research projects, please visit our website.

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