Rethinking the Relationship Between Tech and the Living World
How can technology contribute to the understanding, monitoring and preservation of our biodiversity?
by Cyril Garcia, Capgemini Group Head of Sustainability Services and Corporate Sustainability, and CEO of Capgemini Invent
As one of the active partners of World Biodiversity Summit and World Climate Foundation, Capgemini Invert makes a major contribution to the achievement of global biodiversity goals and to the improvement of business sustainability around the world.
“We have been working with the WCF for the last 5 years with one objective in mind: leveraging this strategic partnership to increase cross-sector dialogues with our clients and partners, develop innovative collaborations and scale up our actions on sustainability and biodiversity. The WCF is the perfect partner to help us achieve this objective, thanks to its global presence and ability to bring together a huge variety of key stakeholders willing to drive the sustainable transition forward.”
- Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Vice President, Capgemini Invent
Why rethinking the importance we place on biodiversity is essential?
Even though biodiversity seems to be currently on everyone’s lips, there is a significant and disturbing gap between the practical attention paid to the biodiversity agenda and the more high-profile climate crisis agenda. These are the dual existential challenges facing the world.
In repeating the biodiversity term over and over, society may have reached a form of semantic saturation, where we have lost the sense of what it really means. Biodiversity embeds the entire living world. It is a notion fundamental in all its diversity and potential, the cornerstone of our existence - paradoxically endangered by our own act.
This paper aims to provide a fresh view on the state of this living world, and how we should rethink our place and role in the global ecosystem. If we are to make progress in achieving sustainability, we at Capgemini strongly believe in the value of collaboration - not only to expand our vision and concepts of the challenges facing us, but also in the design and implementation of relevant solutions that embrace the social, environmental, and economic stakes.
That is why Capgemini has developed this paper, together with its partner Amazon Web Services (AWS), with additional valuable contributions from key academics and other businesses, all with the aim of exploring how technology can help protect, maintain and restore biodiversity.
This first paper – Tech and the Living World – looks at the importance of societal paradigm shifts, as well as specific actions that need to be taken. So, we invite you to take a deep dive into this first edition of ReThink, a series of whitepapers that we hope will make you think again about how to ensure a sustainable future.
Read the paper "Tech and the Living World" - https://bit.ly/3XP7HeC
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About the author
With more than 25 years of experience in consulting in the fields of services, public sector, utilities and telecommunications, Cyril has always been at the forefront of the development of the digital strategy and services of the Capgemini Group and its clients. He joined the Group in 1993 where he led numerous transformation projects, then held the positions of Group Strategy Lead, Managing Director of Capgemini Consulting France and Spain, and CEO of Capgemini Consulting. In 2018, he launched the new Capgemini Invent brand, whose mission is to support decision-makers in defining and implementing the future of their organisations. Since 2019, Cyril also sponsors Sectors, Sustainability & CSR within Capgemini.