While many of us consider the carbon footprint that we as individuals utilize and consume, let’s turn our attention to larger industries. The financial sector in particular is of interest as there is a significant amount of computing power that runs the day to day bank transactions, payments, and credit checks that are involved in the interconnected global economy. Consider that every day, nearly 369 billion purchases are made, along with 1 billion credit card transactions. This is a significant area of improvement to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities.
Equifax, in particular, has been stepping things up, having gone on record to commit to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 with a $1.5 billion investment in cloud transformation.
Learn more about how and why the financial services industry is motivated to resolving toward a smaller carbon footprint in the visual deep dive below, courtesy of Equifax and Google Cloud