Sustainable IT Playbook for Technology Leaders

Design and implement Sustainable IT practices and unlock sustainable business opportunities

We are at a critical point in human history. Humanity is under threat, but all is not lost. We can take action! But how?

Sustainable IT Playbook for Technology Leaders will show you how. It will walk you through the construction and implementation of a Sustainable IT strategy and enable you to do your bit for the future of mankind.

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Sustainable IT Playbook

About this book

Sustainable IT Playbook for Technology Leaders will show you how. It will walk you through the construction and implementation of a sustainable IT strategy and enable you to do your bit for the future of mankind.


At a critical point in human history, this book presents proven ways to gain the critical skills needed to develop Sustainable IT practices and set yourself apart as a progressive technology leader.

Who This Book Is For

This book is for executive IT leaders such as CIOs, CDOs, and CTOs dedicated to influencing, inspiring, and engaging businesses, organizations, and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint through Sustainable IT practices.

Niklas Sundberg

Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at ASSA

Niklas Sundberg is a Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Information Officer (CIO), and a proud leader of a passionate group of IT professionals committed to sustainable digital transformation at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions division. Niklas firmly believes in the diversity of people and the power of technology to positively change the world.
With over 20 years of experience driving change in public and privately held companies, his professional background has a proven track record of successfully managing large-scale IT, customer experience, finance, and operations transformations impacting front-line sales, back-office profits, and cash flow. Before joining ASSA ABLOY, Mr. Sundberg was a Managing Partner at Gartner and has served as executive vice president (EVP) on the executive management team of Connecta, a large publicly traded professional services firm.
Niklas is a passionate Sustainable/Green IT advocate, and the lack of literature available on the topic inspired him to write his book "Sustainable IT Playbook for Technology Leaders" to educate, engage and activate other technology leaders to get started with their sustainable IT journey. He is also part of the board of directors for, which is a nonprofit organization (NPO) led by technology executives who seek to advance sustainability around the world through technology leadership.

Leaders taking action

  • André Christ, CEO and Founder, LeanIX

    André Christ is the CEO and Co-Founder of LeanIX, a Software-as-a-Service trusted by 800+ companies globally. LeanIX, sometimes referred to as the “Google Maps for Software”, is used for Enterprise Architecture Management, SaaS Management, and Value Stream Management. André has the goal to build a global technology company, that’s why he raised USD 120M funding from investors such as Goldman Sachs and Insight Partners.

  • Ann Molin, General secretary Hack for Earth Foundation and CEO Hack for Earth AB

    Ann Molin is the founder and Secretary General of the Hack for Earth Foundation. By bringing citizens and organizations all over the world together in hackathons, we create real solutions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and bring them to life through the Dream- Hack – Build method.
    Ann has introduced her work on citizendriven innovation in the United Nations General Assembly, and also at an exclusive TEDx event. She is a published author on citizendriven innovation and is a frequently employed international speaker on sustainable innovation.

  • Asim Hussain, Executive Director, Green Software Foundation

    Asim is a developer, trainer, author and speaker with over 20 years of experience working for organizations such as the European Space Agency, Google, Microsoft, and now Intel where he is the Director of Green Software and Ecosystems.

  • Camilla Cederquist, Sustainability specialist ATEA Sustainability Focus manager, ATEA, Board member Cradlenet

    Camilla Cederquist works at the Nordic IT-company Atea where she specializes in circular economy and runs the initiative Atea Sustainability Focus. The initiative aims to accelerate the sustainable transformation of the global IT industry by using the insights and collective voice of the Nordic market. Camilla is also on the board of Cradlenet, a Swedish platform for knowledge and networking in circular economy.

  • David Scrivner, IT Sustainability Specialist and Asset Recovery Manager, Electrolux

    From the UK, now living in Sweden, worked for Electrolux for 21 years in internal audit, finance and IT. Worked in the IT Sustainability team since  2016 working on Sustainability issues within IT and Sustainability reporting.

  • Elsa Westin, IT Sustainability Lead at Scania and co-founder of Gaia Gen, a sustainable tech startup financed by Scania

    Elsa wants to save the world! Her biggest passion in life is to combat the climate crisis and to do everything in her power to leave a better legacy behind. Working in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, the IT industry, she want to help the industry reach net zero as soon as possible.

  • Helena Babelon, Head of IT Sustainability, Electrolux

    Helena Babelon is responsible for the Sustainability agenda globally at Electrolux IT.  She has for many years been working with the digitalization of Electrolux Sustainability framework. Since 2017 she has been responsible for defining and driving the sustainability agenda within the IT organization.

  • Hélène Barnekow, Executive technology leader and passionate sustainability advocate Partner at Ascension AS, former managing director Microsoft Sweden and Telia Sweden

    Hélène is a leader with 27 years of experience in the IT business, holding various C-level roles. an extensive worldwide career working with organizations including Microsoft, Telia, Sony Ericsson, EMC, and Ericsson. lived, studied, and worked abroad in several nations. Hélène is passionate about digitalization, leadership, culture, innovation, and how the pursuit of the customer drives business. Her published book, “Re:start,” which she wrote about, is on truly value-based leadership, which is her specialization (2019).

  • Jedidiah Yueh, Delphix Founder and CEO, Co-founder, Bestselling Author of Disrupt or Die

    Jedidiah Yueh is the Co-founder of, whose mission is to advance sustainability through technology leadership. He is the Founding CEO of Delphix, which provides a DevOps data platform to accelerate application innovation while protecting consumer data privacy. He was also the Founding CEO of Avamar, which was acquired by EMC and shipped a multi-billion dollar data protection product, and the bestselling author of a book on innovation called Disrupt or Die.

  • Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, Sustainability Business Advisor, AWS former Europe Sustainability and Technology Practice Lead, IDC EMEA

    With over 25 years experience advising organizations on their use of various technologies, Marta helped found IDC´s Technology for Sustainability and Social Impact Practice in Europe in 2019. A dedicated team of analysts and consultants advising technology vendors and users on the ability of IT to help drive corporate sustainability goals and strategies beyond the IT function. As part of her work in this team, Marta was instrumental in driving the creation of IDC´s Technology and Sustainability Index, evaluating the sustainability capabilities and portfolios of various IT providers and identifying best practices to replicate in the industry. Since September 2022, Marta works as a Sustainability Business Advisor in AWS Global Sustainability team. In her role, Marta helps deliver the cloud service provider´s sustainability strategy directly supporting AWS strategic customers by leveraging its sustainability ecosystem of solutions and services.

  • Michael Mansard, Principal Director of Subscription Strategy at Zuora and the Chair of the Subscribed Institute think tank for the EMEA Region

    Michael is Principal Director of Subscription Strategy at Zuora and the Chair of the Subscribed Institute think tank for the EMEA Region.

    He has been working closely with the senior leadership of 300+ companies globally and across industries, in their shift towards customer-centric subscription business models.

    Michael is also a guest lecturer at INSEAD, where he co-invented the Subscription Business Bootcamp elective, as well as an active investor and advisor to 12 start-ups/scale-ups.

  • Nicole Zethelius, Head of Global Sustainability & ESG Strategy, CGI

    Nicole is responsible for the overall creation, development and continued evolution of an effective Corporate Sustainability and ESG program for CGI, its organization and its business. With 15+ years’ experience and certification as an expert in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University, she has extensive knowledge in leading sustainable innovation development of products, concepts and business models. In addition, she has contributed as a senior advisor for the UNECE, IPCC, and Ashoka foundation on using technology for real-time, validated data on Scope 3 Sustainability Impacts.

  • Rainer Karcher, Global Head of IT Sustainability Allianz Technology, Former Global Director IT Sustainability, Siemens

    Rainer has over 25 years of IT experience at various companies including IBM, TeleCash/ FirstData and Arvato Systems.  Most recently, he was Global Director IT Sustainability at Siemens AG. The IT specialist gained know-how in various areas such as support, infrastructure, data centers and service operations. The „climate activist in a suit“ has been campaigning for the issue of sustainability full-time for two and a half years.

    He just started in October at Allianz Technology as Global Head of IT Sustainability.

  • Sanjay Podder, Global Lead, Technology Sustainability Innovation, Accenture, Founding Board Member, Green Software Foundation, Eisenhower Fellow

    Sanjay is the Global lead for Technology Sustainability Innovation at Accenture and drives thought leadership and innovation in this area. He is also responsible for establishing and managing our ecosystem strategy for Sustainability, developing our Technology Capabilities offerings and capabilities, and for embedding sustainability best practices in technology delivery. Sanjay is also a founding Board Member of the Green Software Foundation.

  • Sophia Flucker, Data Center Expert at Operational Intelligence

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  • Stephen Fuller, Senior manager at TCO Development

    Stephen Fuller leads the development of supply chain and chemical management criteria for TCO Certified, the global sustainability certification for IT products. He is the creator of the groundbreaking public accepted substance list for safer chemicals that forces the industry to replace highly toxic substances with independently assessed safer alternatives. Stephen also developed the first social criteria included in an IT product certification, which transformed the scope of TCO Certified from being strictly environmental to also covering supply chain social sustainability. As a qualified lead social auditor and chemical expert, he has often traveled in Asia and South America to visit factories and talk with workers and management, which has helped him develop a deep understanding of what the challenges are and what drives the industry to make responsible choices.

  • Teemu Salmi, CEO Nixu corporation; former CIO & Head of digitalization @ Stora Enso corporation

    Executive leader with over 25 years of experience within telecom and IT industries. Currently leading an international cybersecurity services company, listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Teemu was awarded “CIO of the year”, in 2020 in Finland for his achievements in transforming a traditional forestry company into leading digital innovation in its industry.

  • Tony Tiyou, Founder and CEO of Renewables in Africa

    Tony Tiyou  is the Founder and CEO of Renewables in Africa, a Clean Energy engineering company and media platform which mission is to Bring (Back) Power to Africa.

    Tony is a regular technical expert making appearances in various Renewables Energy programmes in BBC, Sky News, Forbes afrique and has also featured in US broadcasting Stations VOA and EmeraldPlanet TV.

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