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What does data science have to do with ESG and corporate sustainability?
What are corporate sustainability, ESG and sustainability accounting? How do companies measure and monitor their impact on the environment and society and how are these impacts quantified?
While corporate social responsibility and environmental governance have been around for a while, consumers and shareholders have begun to ask tough questions of Fortune 500 companies and other organizations about their products and the impact on the planet. And as organizations move towards understanding these impacts, minimizing any harm and being leaders in managing the environment responsibly, there has been even more interest in using data to model and manage these impacts. And that's where machine learning, the Internet of Things and data science in general are transforming and growing a multi-billion dollar industry.
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Gayathri is an award-winning scientist, engineer and entrepreneur who has been pioneering the integration of clean technology and data science since 2003. She worked in several organizations, including Facebook, Argonne National Laboratory, Silicon Valley startups and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. As a scientist, her work has been recognized by the US National Academies of Science and Engineering for innovative environmental research and she was invited by the Obama White House to participate in the first conference on innovation in clean technology and big data. As an engineer and data scientist, she built the data infrastructure, including data pipelines, dashboards and algorithms, for several clean technology startups. She is currently the CEO of Ecoformatics, an education startup founded in 2018 to empower professionals with the skills to apply data science effectively in clean technology. She received her PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Bachelors in Civil Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India.