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00:00 — Sustainability is a major growth driver within the greatest growth market the world has ever known. The challenge all major cloud industry players now face is convincing business leaders that sustainability and profits are no longer mutually exclusive goals.
00:51 — Microsoft aims to not only help its customers achieve profit margins and drive new sustainability objectives, but also unlock “enormous economic opportunity” throughout entire organizations via sustainability initiatives.
01:08 — Microsoft’s Rosie Mastrandrea spoke in a recent Cloud Wars Expo keynote on the role of sustainability in creating better business models and processes across different industries.
02:37 — Mastrandrea cited four key points that the Microsoft sustainability cloud will focus on in the days ahead:
- Deliver data intelligence.
- Build sustainable IT infrastructure.
- Reduce environmental impact.
- Create sustainable value chains.
03:19 — Tech vendors need to get business leaders excited about the growth opportunities sustainability cloud technology provides.
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