Episode 31

Zero Carbon Committed! An ESG Special with Nicola Peill-Moelter, Director of Sustainability Innovation at VMware

Published on: 12th January, 2023

The next frontier for innovation is sustainable computing! When we reflect on 2023 priority areas, advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact is increasingly centre stage, especially with the resonance that investment here creates shared value benefits for business and societal innovation. So how can we move beyond rising consciousness and transparency around ESG, to accountability on results that is measurable, comparable and scalable too?

In this special feature, I am delighted to be joined by the brilliant Nicola Peill-Moelter, Director of Sustainability Innovation at VMware, which sits in the Office of the CTO. We focus on the role of technology leadership and all things actualisation when it comes Sustainability, covering areas including sustainable computing through workload energy and carbon efficiency, the 2030 Agenda and decarbonisation of digital infrastructures, the critical role of developers, supported by sustainability dashboard innovation, and the power of partnership and ecosystem collaboration for change.

We also share a range of examples, advice and resources ranging from the Zero Carbon Committed (ZCC) public-cloud partner initiative right through to holistic STEAM skills development, inclusion in the tech sector and ‘moving the dial’ on ESG measurement – look out for some exclusive news! And all the assets discussed can be found in the show notes - all feedback and follow on questions are most welcome.

Additional Information

Zero Carbon Committed


The Green Software Foundation

Green Software Foundation | GSF

Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (EU version of GSF)


AWS Well Architected Framework Sustainability Pillar

AWS Sustainability Pillar for AWS

Well-Architected Framework | AWS News Blog

Clean Energy Buyers Association


Renewable Energy Training


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Sally Eaves has been described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’. She is an international advocate for opening access to opportunity and has founded Aspirational Futures to help skill, empower and support the generation of interdisciplinary talent into careers yet to be conceived, alongside scaling the application of emergent technology as an enabler for business transformation and social good. Sally is also the Social Impact lead for the UK Government Blockchain Association and contributes to parliamentary policy thought leadership. She was an inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact award, presented at the United Nations in 2018 and is now leading major initiatives in this area, including presenting at Davos and leading events worldwide.

Sally also brings a depth of experience from both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Advanced Technologies and as a Global Strategic Advisor. She specialises in the application and integration of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and associated emergent technologies for business and societal benefit. Sally works globally with bleeding-edge disruptors, governments, academia and leading corporate institutions to apply her expertise for achieving sustainable competitive advantage alongside purpose-driven change.

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an award winning international keynote speaker, author and influencer with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines, digital transformation, future of work and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has recently been ranked 8th in the World in Blockchain impact and is continually ranked in the top 10 for digital disruption and across frontier technology subjects by leading bodies such as Onalytica.