09 July 2024

2023/24 Rybczynski Prize Essay

Author: Dr Shivani Taneja, University of Kent
Author: Dr Filip Mandys, University of Cambridge

Growth in the industrial sectors plays a key role in global economic growth. How-ever, it also contributes to CO2 emissions due to the use of fossil fuels. Digitalisation has changed the way companies operate in the market; nevertheless, it is not clear whether digital technologies contribute to environmental sustainability for industries and businesses. From one point of view, modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) are energy efficient and reduce overall electricity consumption.

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