On Monday, April 20th, I represented AMD along with Corporate Fellow, Sam Naffziger, in The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Our participation in the conference reinforces AMD’s position as a leader in the corporate responsibility and energy efficiency space.
During the conference, I presented AMD’s expertise and leadership in corporate responsibility and had the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker Donald Sull, a global expert on strategy and execution in turbulent markets. Plus, AMD had some awesome giveaways for those in attendance.
Additionally, Sam Naffziger participated in a panel titled “The Future Is Energy Efficiency: How the digital revolution affects sustainability.” There’s been an explosion of computing and communications over the last 20 years with resulting societal benefits across business, education, research, health care, and other sectors. However, the energy and environmental impact footprint from computing has correspondingly grown. The panel explored the sustainability implications of the technology revolution and the trend lines that will impact the future. While the growth in usage is undeniable, there are those who say that information and communications technologies provide a huge opportunity for energy conservation.
Susan McPherson served as the panel moderator. She is a well-known corporate social responsibility (CSR) expert and regular writer and contributor for the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Triple Pundit. In addition to Naffziger, panelists included Dr. Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute and Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, the University of Texas; R. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE); and Christopher Lloyd, Executive Director Corporate Responsibility, Verizon.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship was founded in 1985, inspired by an early recognition that community expectations of companies were changing. The conference is attended by corporate citizenship and CSR professionals tasked with developing their company’s corporate citizenship initiatives.
Tim Mohin is Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and the author of the book, Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger's Guide to Working in Corporations (Greenleaf and Berrett-Kohler). His postings (and comments made in his book) are his own opinions and may not represent AMD's positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied. Follow Tim @TimJMohin and
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