Decade of Action: Building a digital blueprint for Sustainability
At the Thought Leadership Theatre, Aalok A Deshmukh, Director, Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric India and Ms. Manisha Natrajan, VP, Brand & Communication, Brookfield Properties shared insight on the topic Building a digital blueprint for Sustainability.
The conversation focused on circular economy and how companies are reusing materials and offering recycled products as a service. The impact of human consumption on ecological resources is one of the primary reasons why the circular economy becomes a crucial step for businesses to embrace, instead of following the take-make-waste approach.
Another key point of this discussion was driving sustainability with digital transformation.
Since resources are finite, we need to continuously utilise them in a circular manner, as pointed by Manisha. It is important to look at waste from a three sixty-degree perspective to make the circular economy possible. From recycling clothing to salvaging computers, the world is becoming more conscious of its carbon footprint.
By minimising waste and maximising efficiency, right from the design stage, the triple bottom line, which is People, Planet & Profit, can be tactfully addressed.
Workforce of the Future: Building a robust charter for business success
At the Fireside Chat with Ms. Chaitali Mukherjee, Partner & Leader, People & Organisation, PwC India and Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric, India, the topic of discussion was Workforce of the Future.
As we shift from towards an automated world, there will be a fundamental shift in the way we work.
The future of workforce will see a breath and diverse set of multi-generational, on-demand, gig workers.
There is a shift happening from AI to Autonomous Intelligence. The future of the workforce will be about getting to the next level as bots and humans come at an intersection of autonomy and cognitive intelligence.
In response to how workforce and workplace will change, Ms. Chaitali said that the change has already arrived. With four generations working together, organisations are structuring the way people interact with each other.
As change takes place, leadership roles will change too and so will be the nature of responsibilities.
The discussion underlined one key aspect—which is—loyalty in employees. Today, employees seek meaning and purpose in their work.
Workplace has always centred around humans but as bots become part of the workforce, humans will be pushed to deliver highest results that are strategic and of higher-value, while scaling jobs by utilising bots.
The fireside chat emphasised the importance of upskilling, collaboration, incentivising group successes instead of individual achievement to promote collaboration, embracing diversity and providing opportunities for growth within an organisation.
The first day of Schneider Electric at Elecrama saw the unveiling of Thought Leadership Theatre – it began with an interactive session between Bidisha Nagaraj, CMO, Schneider Electric India and Abhishek Iyer, Engineer, Schneider Electric India. An introduction to Schneider Electric’s New Company Story, Bidisha presented an insightful narrative on who we are as a brand and what we stand for.
Talking about power and digital being the fundamental aspects of economic growth and how we customise tangible solutions for our customers through EcoStruxure solutions—Schneider Electric is helping achieve energy efficiency, reliability and safety and cybersecurity at every stage of its business.
As consumption will double in the next 20 years, our goal is to bring down carbon emissions by 50%. Here are three preventive measures taken by Schneider Electric:
- Saving Energy
Buildings are guzzlers of energy. It becomes crucial to retrofit products, revamp building that can save 30% of energy consumption. Electricity is one vector that can be decarbonised.
Living in a connected ecosystem, where machines interact with machines, cloud with machines and machines with humans, a digitised world is a great enabler of saving energy.
She emphasised that for Schneider Electric, Sustainability is not just a CSR activity. It is about People, Planet and Profit. Our promise is to provide a sustainable future and attain safety, reliability and security in everything we do.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
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