At CGI, we are committed to sustainability and continue to lead and encourage others to join us in improving the health of our planet and the communities in which we live and operate.Learn more Sustainability
The new Sustainability Exploration Environmental Data Science (SEEDS) programme is an exciting research initiative to challenge the thinking and practice around sustainability. It will develop ground-breaking products and solutions, providing benefits for governments, businesses, and individuals.
Accelerating the transition to a sustainable future through technology, research, and innovation.
To harness the power of technology, research, and innovation to create positive environmental and social change, and foster access to technological sustainability solutions.
SEEDS specialises in reducing emissions and waste from data centres. It is predicted that data centres could reduce up to 88% of their emissions. The number of data centres worldwide has grown from 500,000 in 2012 to more than 8 million. The energy used by data centres continues to double every four, with total global emissions estimated to rise to 14% by 2040 from 3.2%.
Global emissions from agriculture totalled 10.7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) in 2019. This was the second consecutive year that emissions from agriculture increased. Global agricultural emissions from farm gate and land use change processes have remained relatively stable over the last three decades. However, in Africa, farm-gate and land use-related emissions increased over the entire 2000–2018 period by 38% and 20%, respectively.
Software is an overlooked factor partly responsible for driving up carbon emissions from the tech sector. The way software is designed, developed, and deployed can have a significant impact on energy consumption.
Water pollution negatively impacts human health and the environment. Effective management of water using technological innovations is needed to reduce Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and other gases.
President UK and Australia CGI
Dr Russell Lock
Reader in Information Modelling in the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University, and Senior Tutor of Loughborough University
Professor Sebastian Farnaud
Professor of Enterprise, and Innovation in Healthcare Technology, in the Institute of Health and Well-being of Coventry University
Dr Aleksandar Radu
Associated Professor in Chemistry, University of Lincoln
Professor Ashiq Anjum
Professor of Distributed Systems and Director of Enterprise and Impact, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences University of Leicester
Programme Director of Innovation, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Strategic Market Lead for Environment and Sustainability, Ordnance Survey
Petronella Chaminuka, PhD
Impact and Partnerships Division Lead in South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
Dr Ernesto Saiz Val
Post-doctoral Researcher, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Keele University
Miguel Alejandro Naranjo Gonzalez
United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change Secretariat
“ Research and collaboration between business, academia and other actors such as NGOs and governments are very important in our fight against climate change, including for mitigation and adaptation, Miguel Alejandro Naranjo Gonzalez of the UNFCCC secretariat”