Data-driven innovations to combat climate change: Volkswagen and Microsoft Deutschland choose the most innovative sustainability project
During February, the participating teams were able to call on support from technology, sustainability, creative thinking and other experts and mentors while working on their project ideas aimed at helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Last Friday, they presented the results of their projects to a jury of ten prominent experts from business, civil society, science and academia. A total of 20 teams took part in the contest. They had previously been chosen from numerous international applications.
The winning Pina team impressed the jury with its idea of introducing independent CO2 certification of woodlands as a local means of compensating for emissions and enabling sustainable forestry. The project aims to be the leader in CO2 certification of forests by 2030, according to Gesa Biermann from Pina.
The aim is to create the first 10toGO flagship project between the two companies. 10toGo initiator and Volkswagen Group’s Director Machine Learning Lab Patrick van der Smagt reaffirms his support: With 10toGO we have shown how together we can tackle the SDGs. Now the second, most important part of 10toGO starts, we will not only support the winning team but also help other teams with developing their ideas by growing their network.
Cooperation to create social value added
Volkswagen and Microsoft Deutschland have been committed for years to living up to their social responsibility by promoting sustainability and digital education. Just last year, the Volkswagen Group and Microsoft Deutschland agreed on a long-term cooperation in forward-looking sustainability and social initiatives in Germany. Their goal is to support and jointly implement projects relating to issues of social responsibility, such as sustainability, digital education, professional training and employee engagement for the good of the wider community.
Mar 04, 2021 at 05:14