I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

I believe we are going to see a rapid rise in responsible companies taking bold steps to radically reduce their carbon footprint. One way is to deploy a well designed digital workplace that can slash the need for commutes.

For example, check the comments of Telus’s CEO Darren Entwistle in his 2018 CEO Investor letter:

“TELUS’ innovative Work Styles program is one way we are allowing people to work where and when it is most convenient and productive. Through this program, we have decreased our environmental footprint by eliminating 18,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and reducing 2.9 million hours of commuting time in 2018 alone – time that can be spent on more precious endeavours, like engaging with loved ones. We are further reducing our carbon footprint by using super high-definition video-conferencing technology that mimics a face-to-face meeting, which has contributed to more than $40 million in team member travel savings since 2007, whilst increasing team collaboration across the country.”

How far down this path is your company?