Sustainable Business Development Workshop

Workshop Sustainable IT (english)

The goal of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the topic of sustainability in IT so that they can identify and address the main sustainability factors in IT (hardware, software and services) and to develop initial solutions.

Another focus is energy efficiency in IT. The IT staff will receive an overview of the essential factors of energy-efficient IT in order to then identify, prioritize and execute suitable measures for reducing the energy requirement and thus also the cost and CO2 load. The focus is on the combination of hardware, software, infrastructure, and operation, because an optimized interaction of these components can achieve an increased energy, cost, and environmental balance.


Foundations of sustainability

  • Legal requirements and guidelines
  • Sustainability reporting


Sustainability topics in IT

  • IT sustainability strategy
  • Double materiality
  • KPIs and metrics
  • Costs and benefits


Sustainability organizational structure in IT

  • The connection and dependency between corporate and IT sustainability
  • Sustainability in the IT organizational structure
  • Roles and Responsibilities


Challenges of a sustainable IT

  • Energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Green Sourcing
  • E-Waste
  • Data Protection
  • DEI


IT components and their energy demand

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Operations (Processes)
  • Further Infrastructure


Methods for determining the energy requirements

  • Energie efficient solutions
  • Hardware components
  • Software development and usage
  • Architectures
  • Energy efficient operations


Best Practices, organisations and guidelines

  • DIN ISO 50 0001
  • DIN ISO 26 000


Energy efficiency implementation

  • Identification of suitable measures
  • Prioritization and goal setting
  • Project planning
  • Integration and communication with stakeholders 


Implementation challenges and resolution approaches

  • Strategic obstacles
    • Competing or imprecisely defined sustainability goals
    • Unrealistic expectations
  • Organisational obstacles
    • Departmental thinking (Silos)
    • Insufficient resources and budget
    • Lack of skills and knowledge
  • Obstacles to execution
    • Lack of stakeholder commitment and support
    • Resistance of Change
    • Poor availability of data and measurement systems
    • Use of inappropriate execution methods
    • Communication



  • System Thinking
  • Problem Identification and resolution
  • Sustainable Project Management

Target Audience:

  • IT managers and leaders
  • IT staff (Hardware, Software, Services, Operations)
  • IT procurement


  • Basic knowledge of IT components and processes

Delivery Methods:

  • Lecture
  • Work in groups
  • Discussion

Delivery Format:

  • Online


  • 2 Days, 9:00-17:00

Price per Person:

  • 1.490 EURO

Open Workshops 2023

  • Di/Mi 13./14. Juni 2023

* The maximum number of participants is limited to 12 people.

If you would like to book the workshop in in-house format – online or face-to-face – please contact me.