In episode 39 of the Data Modernization Minute, Wayne Sadin discusses sustainability within the context of data.
00:37 — Dealing with sustainability data requires using both an accounting framework and engineering skills.
01:05 — The ultimate “big data problem” is correctly using a combination of sustainability, accounting, and mitigating emissions.
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01:16 — Wayne details the “three scopes” of collecting emissions data. Scope one includes emissions that are produced by things that are being directly overseen, operated, or controlled by an individual organization. Scope two includes the electricity that a company buys. Scope three includes the indirect upstream and downstream impact of energy use of greenhouse gas.
04:27 — The three scopes of sustainability data come from a large number of sources. Nonetheless, the rules around sustainability data are likely to change, as it is a “new area of endeavor.” This big data problem that most users will be facing is solvable, but will take a lot of work and study of the problem.
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