What does CSR success look like? Check out Intel’s IT department…

Here’s a great example of what I mean when I talk about successes in Intel’s ongoing strategy to “embed CSR more deeply into the business.” Over the past year, Intel’s IT departmentr has embraced and taken ownership of driving sustainability into their organization and identifying ways that their group can help Intel achieve our corporate-wide sustainability goals.

They’ve just launched the first of a series of videos – Making IT Real – which features Intel employee Mike Breton who’s been working (at home and in his role at Intel) to identify ways to reduce energy use through the application of IT. Mike’s been blogging about his work as well on the IT@Intel site.

Our IT group has posted some recent whitepapers as well, “Building a long-term strategy for IT sustainability” and “Establishing baseline measurements and a roadmap for IT sustainability” – which share our experiences in measuring the impact of our initiatives, and hopefully help our customers and other companies looking to reduce their energy use and drive change through their IT organizations as well.

For more background, see video of Diane Bryant, VP and CIO – on the tie between the sustainability initiatives of her organization and the connection to business value.

Suzanne Fallender

About Suzanne Fallender

Suzanne Fallender is Intel’s Director of Corporate Responsibility. In this role, she collaborates with key stakeholders across the company to integrate corporate responsibility concepts into company strategies, policies, public reporting, and stakeholder engagement activities to advance Intel’s corporate responsibility leadership and create positive social impact and business value. Suzanne leads a team of experienced professionals who engage with internal and external groups to review Intel’s corporate responsibility performance and to identify new opportunities to apply Intel’s technology and expertise to address social and environmental challenges. The team also works closely with Intel’s investor relations and corporate governance groups to drive an integrated outreach strategy with investors on governance and corporate responsibility issues. Suzanne has more than 20 years of experience in the field of corporate responsibility and socially responsible investment. During her time at Intel, Suzanne has held a number of corporate responsibility-related roles, including leading programs empowering girls and women through technology. Prior to Intel, Suzanne served as Vice President at Institutional Shareholder Services where she managed the firm’s socially responsible investing division. Suzanne holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has served on a number of leading industry advisory boards and committees on sustainability and corporate responsibility over the past decade and currently is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Executive Forum and the Net Impact Advisory Council. Follow Suzanne on Twitter at @sfallender.

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