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The problem, the solution, the future.. of business. Telecom as a bridge to a sustainable planet.

The problem, the solution, the future.. of business. Telecom as a bridge to a sustainable planet.

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    Better World Light Reading Conference Nyc V3 Better World Light Reading Conference Nyc V3 Presentation Transcript

    • Driving the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy Green Telecom East June 17, 2009
    • Agenda • Quick BetterWorld Overview • LEED Summary/Comparison • The Carbon Problem and How ICT Can Help • Green Communications Solutions • BetterWork™ Presentation • Questions
    • BetterWorld Express Tour In the $450 Billion US Telecom Carrier Market, BetterWorld is the only triple bottom line, nationwide carrier focused on serving organizations that have a social and sustainable mission People. Planet. Profits. Our Definition of True Client Value
    • Change the world. One call at a time. ™ Overview and Value Proposition  Nationwide Telecom Carrier, licensed in all lower 48 states and Alaska  Technology and geographically agnostic – all services/areas  28% average savings over mainstream carriers  100% guarantee every month of service, single necktie care  3% of Revenues donated to causes that support Children, Education, the Environment and Fair Trade  Only carrier certified carbon neutral (using the Gold Standard) by Climate Cooler, also certified by One Percent for the Planet (donations), B Corp (CSR), and Worldblu (corporate transparency & democracy) ™
    • Change the world. One call at a time. ™ Solutions for Businesses and Non Profits Technology Agnostic – Dell/HP Model Traditional and Leading- Edge Communications Services One Call Resolution - BetterWorld Telecom is a Communications and Applications Integrator and Carrier, providing Business- Grade Services Nationwide  Switched Local, National and International Long Distance and Toll Free  Dedicated Long Distance and Toll Free – DS3, T1  Dedicated Data/Internet – DS3, T1, DSL  Unified Communications, VoIP, IP Trunking  Disaster Recovery, MPLS, Applications ™
    • Change the world. One call at a time. ™  Holistic Business Model, Social and Environmental Model & Impacts Environment  Certifications: Founding B Corp, One What is BetterWorld Percent for the Planet, WorldBlu Doing to Set the and Climate Cooler - first carbon neutral telco Environmental  Green Supply Chain Standard in the  Environmentally Efficient Design Telecoms Industry?  Paper Reduction BetterWorld places environmental advocacy as a top corporate priority –  Focus on green communications we set out from day one to be a force solutions for change and help lead the US  Donations & Volunteerism telecoms industry into a new era of sustainability ™
    • Change the world. One call at a time. ™ Climate Change The only way to understand success is to measure it Better World and Cooler, Inc., are developing automated tools ™
    • Change the world. One call at a time. ™ Our Customers: Aligned by Mission, Passion Increasing Market Share by Demonstrating Green and Socially Responsible Commitment
    • The Inspirational Slide “Putting a man on the moon was once thought impossible. The next ‘giant leap for mankind’ is within our reach, but only if we act now.”
    • Climate Change The transition from the industrial to the information economy begins…
    • Commercial Building Takes the Lead with Sustainable Commitment  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) & USGBC, 1998-2009 - Provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction - More than 14,000 projects since inception, covering more than 1B Square Feet of Development - Transformed building industry, created standards - All aspects of industry, cooperation is key, tide raises all boats
    • Climate Change We need to step back and focus on the root of the problem…
    • Climate Change What is the root of the problem? We move around too much, and there are too many buildings - Matt Bauer, 2009
    • Source: International Energy Agency Source: International Telecommunications Union
    • ICTs Contribution to Global Warming
    • ITU Findings and Recommendations Inward Focus Missing the Boat • 40% from personal computers/ data monitors, data centers contribute 23% • Fixed and mobile telecommunications contribute an estimated 24% of the total. Outward Focus – THE OPPORTUNITY • ICTs have the potential to assist in finding a solution to reducing the remaining 97.5% of emissions from other sectors of the economy.
    • Trends: Substitution must begin if we are going to curb climate change… - Number of hours Americans waste each year sitting in traffic = 4.2B Source: Texas Transportation Institute - Estimated cost to the U.S. economy: $78B Source: American Society of Civil Engineers. “Increasing virtual meetings and telecommuting today could…help to save more than 3 billion tons of CO2 emissions in a few decades; which is equivalent to half of the current US CO2 emissions.” World Wildlife Fund Report, From Workplace to Anyplace, March 2009 The downturn has dented other aspects of CSR, too… executives at firms such as Gap are using technology to cut the number of trips they make in order to save money. Accenture has saved $8m in a year by using “telepresence” systems and has avoided trips that would have generated 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
    • CO2 Emissions From Commuting In Projections of Future Worlds MtCO2 = Million Metric Tons
    • CO2 Emissions From Business Air Travel In Projections of Future Worlds MtCO2 = Million Metric Tons
    • Independent Reports Coming to Simila Conclusions Two of the most interesting and innovative climate solutions that can contribute to a higher quality of life and decreased ecological footprint are virtual meetings and telecommuting. World Wildlife Fund Report, From Workplace to Anyplace, March 2009 “In total, ICTs [Information & Communications Technology] could deliver approximately 7.8 GtCO2e of emissions savings in 2020. This represents 15% of emissions in 2020…” “…each economic sector will realize double-digit percentage cost reductions in power consumption (>30 percent) and product waste cost savings (for commercial buildings, 50-90 percent) through adoption of green telecom solutions.”
    • Getting Started: Nothing new needs to be invented – sales, marketing and product play
    • Communications solution needs to incorporate all facets of organizational planning
    • Green Communications Solutions for the Enterprise – Enabling Change Solutions… - Web/Audio/Video Conferencing Satellite Mobile Wireless Network Internet IP Network PDA - Unified Communications Pocket organizer Wireless Phone PSTN Telephone - Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Laptop computer Personal Virtual Assistant Fax - Virtual PBX and Phone Numbers - Cloud based Communications …that Enable - Remote Work, Work Anywhere
    • Report BetterWorld Telecom and Bainbridge BetterWork™ Graduate Institute Team to Develop A New Strategy for Work BetterWork ™ Framework - Study completed in May 2009, providing a ground - level view of the cost and environmental impacts to enterprises implementing Open Work philosophies - Case studies featuring successful programs implemented by Sun Microsystems (Open Work), Best Buy (ROWE), and Cisco Systems - Developed an enterprise model that incorporates commuting and travel substitution combining mobile, VPBX, unified comms, conferencing, etc.
    • Case Study Sun Microsystems OpenWork BetterWork™ A New Strategy for Work 9,095 employees (55% of total workforce) are in the Open Work program, working from home at least 2 days per week Huge reduction in office space : - In 2007 Sun reduced their real estate holdings by 15% (2.7 million square feet) and save $68 million in real estate costs. The subsequent reductions in building energy use and commuting saved 23,868 metric tons of CO2 in fiscal 2007.
    • Case Study: Modeling the Impact CAPEX, OPEX and Carbon Savings Across the Board Scenario 1: Small Company, 3 Locations, 25 Employees Commuting, Virtual Meeting Substitution Assumptions: Carbon savings = 31,725 lbs of CO2 - 5 of 25 work remotely - Cut ½ of travel • 2.6 passenger vehicles per year - Transition to virtual PBX • 1,633 gallons of gas • 33.5 barrels of oil • 2 avg. U.S. homes taken off the grid Cost savings = $57,270 • Increased Productivity • Reduced Absenteeism • Retention & Recruitment • Office Space • Gas Savings
    • Case Study: Modeling the Impact CAPEX, OPEX and Carbon Savings Across the Board Scenario 2: Medium Company/Call Center, 1 Location, 100 Employees Commuting, Virtual Meeting Substitution Assumptions: Carbon savings = 1,522,817 lbs of CO2 - 75 of 100 work remotely on avg. - Cut ½ of travel • 126 passenger vehicles per year - Transition to virtual PBX • 78,403 gallons of gas • 1,606 barrels of oil • 91 avg. U.S. homes taken off the grid Cost savings = $729,644 • Increased Productivity / 240 hrs. pp • Reduced Absenteeism • Retention & Recruitment • Office Space • Gas Savings
    • BetterWork™ = Sustainable Business
    • Conclusion Telecom, Society and Climate Change The ICT sector is positioned to be the least cost, quickest-to-market option that the world has at its disposal to create meaningful carbon mitigation and substitution in the coming decades - Industry Mobilization and Cooperation - Marketing, Sales, Education and Promotion to Customers - Emulate and learn from transformative efforts like the USGBC, work with governments for end-user incentives, not handouts
    • Thank You – Questions mbauer@betterworldtelecom.com