Better Place, a Better Paradigm

I recently discovered that my sister-in-law’s brother-in-law works for Better Place (I bet there is a specific word for sister-in-law’s brother-in-law in a language that has more respect for family than English!)  I had always been interested in the concept of switching rather than recharging batteries. Seems like a no-brainer to me. Why recharge a battery for a many hours, breaking a long journey, when you can go to a drive through and swap it for a charged one in minutes?  Good-bye range anxiety.

So I got on the phone with him and learned there is even more to …

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Forget the Informed Consumer – Make the Sustainable Decision the Easy Decision

There are a number of apps that provide information that will help us be more sustainable.  I looked at one recently that had won awards and would help me determine the financial savings of a CFL compared to an incandescent bulb.  There are apps that let you switch your home devices on and off from your hotel, check the charge on your EV from the living room, and assess the sustainability credentials of a product while in the store.

I have written and even made videos about some of these.

But I am increasingly of the opinion that they …

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ICT in the Environment: The Connected Car

ICT in the Environment: The Connected Car from Kevin Moss on Vimeo.
ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems and even teleworking in my own home.

The 6th episode in this series focuses on the connected car.  At this week’s Green Monday panel  Dr Thomas Becker of BMW described the prototype Rolls Royce Phantom EV.   The Phantom EV wasn’t at the …

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ICT in the Environment: The Sustainable Shopper

ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems and even teleworking in my own home.

In the 5th episode of this video series, I focus on the sustainable shopper.  I joined Harriet Hentges, VP Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Ahold USA Inc., (owner of Giant), at a local Giant supermarket in Bethesda MD, to explore the potential for applications to help a …

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ICT to Help the Environment: The Connected Home

ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems, inside grocery stores and even teleworking in my own home.

In this fourth episode, I explore how ICT enables home owners and developers to lower their carbon footprint and other components of their environmental footprint, enabled by creating homes that are connected internally and connected with the outside world.  For this video, I visited the …

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ICT in the Environment: Telework


ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems, inside grocery stores and even in my own home.

In this third episode, I explore how ICT enables telework to help organizations lower its carbon footprint, support work-life balance and reduce real estate expenses.

There is a very valid question of whether telecommuting simply shifts the carbon burden from the office to the home. …

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Guest Post: Kim McMann, President BT US & Canada – Magnifying Our Impact

In an earlier post  I talked about the role of CSR in society and how it also helps the business. I see sustainability challenges reflected increasingly in discussions both I and my leadership team have with our customers.  Our customers (and in particular those from the sector for which I am responsible, consumer packaged goods) tell us that sustainability is among their top strategic priorities. I am thrilled to be working with companies such as Unilever, Pepsi, P&G, Nestle, Mars and others who are sustainability leaders in their sectors.  And my peers in other verticals …

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ICT to Help the Environment: Capital Bikeshare Video

ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems, inside grocery stores and even in my own home.

In this second episode, I explore the Washington D.C. Capital Bikeshare program and examine how sustainable travel can be user friendly and available to the community at large. The program makes available over 1100 bicycles across 110 stations to anyone in the D.C. Metro Area. Similar programs …

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When is It Right to Cut Off Social Media and Telecoms?

Many years ago, before I ever knew what CSR was, I had a task to identify phone numbers in another country that were being used to carry pornographic services.  Bear with me on this!

Due to a peculiarity of the payment system for international calls at that time, a small foreign nation stood to gain a lot of money from such calls. By chance, the particular combination of international access code and country dialing code looked, to the uninitiated, like a London phone number. Cards with these numbers on them were being distributed to teenage boys in the UK, outside the gates …

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London Riots: The Good and Bad of ICT

This week I am working from London.  Although all has been peaceful on the streets I’ve been walking,  I am reading about all the violence and looting that is occurring. It seems the rioters used various social media networks to identify where to hit next.

Apparently Blackberries are a favorite for rioters because of their relatively private messaging capability. But on the positive side, clean-up crews are also utilizing social media tools to communicate and mobilize with the hashtag #riotcleanup. The corresponding website is here.   As always, IT based media can be used for good and bad.

According to this

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