About Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting Paradigm

Connecting the dots between sustainability practice and Information Technology

Data. It is all around us. A lot of it exists with experts and institutions; and a tremendous amount is available in the public domain. There is data extending all the way from fractal-level to 'birds eye view' on almost every recognized subject.

We are all simultaneously generators of data, and consumers of data. For a multidisciplinary system like Sustainability, the amount of data can be overwhelming: Relevant data can be about material, energy, water, waste, weather, climate and risk, perceptions and communications, social indicators and economic indicators. This data is generated by, and in turn impacts businesses, economies, financial markets and individuals.

We create technology solutions that convert mind-boggling Data into coherent and useful Information, benefiting Financial Markets, Individuals, Businesses, Research, and Governance.

All our technology solutions are grounded on knowledge of the functional practice of Sustainability, and is in conformance with the accepted Frameworks for Sustainability Measurement and Management.

Presented with a Sustainability challenge, we consciously employ Disruptive Thinking, imagination and creativity to break boundaries and to create original and custom solution.

While technology forms the cornerstone of most of our solutions, the bulwark is provided by an ecosystem of Partnerships within and outside the organisation/ institution.

A fully formed Solution Matrix usually combines Information Technology, best practices, and partners ecosystem (including vendors and supply chain).

The result of our approach is always a techno-functional Product; packaged, branded and ready to hit the ground.

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  • Connecting the dots between sustainability practice and Information Technology
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    Sustainability Frameworks

    All our technology solutions are grounded on knowledge of the functional practice of Sustainability, and is in conformance with the accepted Frameworks for Sustainability Measurement and Management.

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    Disruptive Thinking

    Presented with a Sustainability challenge, we consciously employ Disruptive Thinking, imagination and creativity to break boundaries and to create original and custom solution.

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    Partnership Ecosystem

    We strongly believe in the cumulative and collaborative power of partnerships - and actively engage with with partners both within and outside of an organisation.

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    Solution Matrix.

    A fully formed Solution Matrix usually combines Information Technology, best practices, and partners ecosystem (including vendors and supply chain).

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    Productising.

    We create techno-functional Products - packaged, branded and ready to hit the ground.

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    Solution roll-out

    Our solutions are embedded with essential elements of deployment -milestones management, monitoring and communications management

    • The Practice of Sustainability and the Five Elements of Creation: Our Working Philosophy

      At Climate Miles, we liken metrics of environmental footprint to the 5 Basic Elements that are the substance of all Creation: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

      We, and everything around us, exist due to the interaction between these Elements. There exists between them, a delicate balance that holds us in a state of dynamic equilibrium.

      We recognise the organisation as a thinking, breathing, living organism. And just as an organism is the amalgamation of the 5 basic elements, an organisation is the amalgamation of the 5 resources EARTH (Material), WATER (Water), FIRE (Energy), AIR (gaseous emissions or pollutants released in the atmosphere) and ETHER (Communication). These above are also the resources available to an organisation to go about its business. Studying how the above resources are used, is akin to conducting a whole-enterprise diagnostics.

      CAPITAL (Money) and HUMAN-POWER (People) are the other two resources available to an organisation. Our analysis frameworks use these as performance indicators: for measuring resource-use efficiencies.

      Earth/ Material

      Including raw material, intermediate and end products, and solid waste streams. The physical materials used in an organisation - these might be raw materials that are processed to make finished goods (steel, aluminum etc.) or specialised materials used in core or non-core processes; or they might be material used in the operation of the organisation (paper, computers etc.).

      Water

      Including pollution and recycling. Water is a specialised category of Material. It is ubiquitous and diverse in its nature of use, it is a scarce resource, and water consumption is tightly coupled to its recycling/ re-use.

      Fire/ Energy

      Including electricity and all fuels. Energy is defined as the ability to do work. The most ubiquitous form of energy today is electricity; but energy is also generated from various other fuels; these fuels can be renewable or non-renewable.

      Air/ Emissions

      Including GHG and other gaseous emissions. GHG emissions, accepted to be an indicator of global warming, has emerged as an important parameter to track. Its significance also derives from the fact that it is a Lifecycle indicator, i.e., it is an aggregate of the efficiency of how ALL the above Resources are used.

      Ether/ Communication

      By placing Communication along with the primary Environmental Sustainability Elements, we acknowledge its importance in the success of any Sustainability initiative within the organisation. Like Ether, Communication is the subtlest of the Elements - which creates the SPACE within which all the other Elements can act.

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      Earth/ Material
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      Including raw material, intermediate and end products, and solid waste streams.

      The physical materials used in an organisation - these might be raw materials that are processed to make finished goods (steel, aluminum etc.) or specialised materials used in core or non-core processes; or they might be material used in the operation of the organisation (paper, computers etc.).

      Water
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      Including water pollution and recycling of water

      Water is a specialised category of Material. It is ubiquitous and diverse in its nature of use, it is a scarce resource, and water consumption is tightly coupled to its recycling/ re-use.

      Fire/ Energy
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      Including electricity and All fuels.

      Energy is defined as the ability to do work. The most ubiquitous form of energy today is electricity; but energy is also generated from various other fuels; these fuels can be renewable or non-renewable.

      Air/ Emissions
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      Including GHG and Other gaseous emissions.

      GHG emissions, accepted to be an indicator of global warming, has emerged as an important parameter to track. Its significance also derives from the fact that it is a Lifecycle indicator, i.e., it is an aggregate of the efficiency of how ALL the above Resources are used.

      Ether/ Comm...
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      Ether/ Communication

      By placing Communication along with the primary Environmental Sustainability Elements, we acknowledge its importance in the success of any Sustainability initiative within the organisation. Like Ether, Communication is the subtlest of the Elements - which creates the SPACE within which all the other Elements can act.