26th July 2021: Px3’s Analysis Recognised in Citrix’s Kingston & Sutton Case Study

A new case study by Citrix reports that Kingston and Sutton Councils have improved their IT energy efficiency by one third by using a combination of Citrix, Acer and Google technologies. It also recognises the sustainability analytics provided by Px3 and notes the farsighted IT strategy which ensures business continuity and large energy savings.

Read the Citrix case study here.

8th July 2021: Px3’s CEO a panellist for WBS’ sustainability lecture at The Shard

Justin Sutton-Parker will be joining the expert panel at the Shard for the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School Business and Sustainability Lecture by Frederik Dahlmann. Justin’s contribution will focus on how #sustainableit supports sustainability focused business strategies and supports legislative compliance on the journey to #netzero2050.

16th June 2021: Px3 shortlisted for “Sustainable IT Project of the Year”

PX3’s emissions analysis project for Kingston and Sutton Councils has been shortlisted for the Sustainable IT Project of the Year at CRN’s inaugural Tech Impact Awards. One of four projects selected in the category, the project highlighted how strategy and procurement decisions can be “green” and cost-effective as well as supporting organisations in times of significant change and disruption. The case study is available here and more details about the awards and finalists are available here

12th May 2021: Device Milestone Reached

Px3 Device emissions analysis exceeds 600,000

Recent projects for central government, manufacturing and not-for profit clients have seen a significant increase in the number of devices reported under Px3’s emissions analysis. With sustainability once again firmly at the top of the news agenda, we take a moment to recognise passing a significant milestone on our sustainability journey. More details….

23rd April 2021: Google’s Earth Day Blog

More Earth Day coverage as Justin Sutton Parker’s research is featured by Google in their Chrome OS blog. The piece highlights the findings of our sustainability work with Kingston & Sutton councils. You can read the case study here and also see a recording of the live Citrix webinar “Practical Steps for IT to Drive Sustainability” from February this year which includes Px3’s CIO Ewen Anderson interviewing speakers from Kingston, Google and Citrix.

Read the full Google blog post here

21st April 2021: Live Together Longer – why human-machine symbiosis could save the planet

“When you celebrate Earth Day 2021 contemplate your human-machine symbiosis. Think about all the EUC devices of old and those devices you have begun to covet for the future. Take a moment and simply think, ‘Is my machine really at the end of its life or can we live together for a while longer?”

Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton Parker takes a philosophical and practical look at device sustainability in a guest blog for Igel in the run up to Earth Day. Read the full blog post here

April 2021: Article – Plan I.T. for the Planet

Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker is featured in the Guardian’s eco supplement exploring how a ‘new normal’ in work styles could support the planet.

“What was evident was the fact that over 600 people had stopped driving their combustion engine cars an average of 71km per day to visit the office. In fact, for this one company,  a total of 4.3 million commuting miles simply didn’t happen in 2020 due to the pandemic.”

Read the whole supplement here

24th March 2021:Sustainability Webinar – Techies Go Green

Aimed at technology companies and resellers, this event aims to build awareness and encourage action around sustainability in the IT channel.

Sustainability offers significant opportunities (and threats) for channel partners.  As procurement demand increasing levels of “green” accountability, the channel needs to be able to answer questions about their own credentials and the environmental cost/sustainability benefit of the products and services they supply. 
 
Ewen Anderson, co-founder of specialist consultancy Px3 which helps customers, vendors and partners measure and reduce their IT carbon footprint, will discuss the changing landscape and offer three key take-aways to guide partners on their sustainability journey.

10th February 2021: Citrix Sustainability Webinar

News Update: View the webinar, available on-demand from the Citrix website.

Px3 is delighted to be the host for a discussion about IT sustainability with key customers and innovative vendors in an upcoming Citrix webinar on sustainability in local government.

This session will provide both examples and practical steps for how you accelerate your journey towards IT sustainability.

Our CIO, Ewen Anderson will be joined by two guest speakers from Kingston and Sutton Councils; David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Transformation for the Digital & IT Service and Jason Sam-Fat, Digital and IT Commercial Manager, together with Michael Wheeler-Wyatt, EMEA Head of Chrome/Android at Google and Chris Oldham, Head of Citrix Public Sector.

November 23rd 2020: Latest Px3 Case Study Published featuring Kingston and Sutton Councils

A look at how a combination of solutions from Citrix, Google and Acer helped two councils address their major strategic challenges and how Px3 helped them to quantify the environmental benefits.

Jason Sam-Fat, Commercial Manager for the Shared Digital Service at Kingston and Sutton, commented: “We presented the findings at our last climate emergency meeting.  It was the first time we’d had such detailed information about our carbon footprint and it was really good that IT had significantly more information about emissions than any other department and a clear roadmap for the future.”

Read the full case study here: Kingston and Sutton Case Study

October 21st 2020: Px3 Research Features in Raconteur’s “Climate Change 2020” report, printed in The Times

Raconteur’s Climate Change special report, published in The Times, explores innovative ways to offset carbon emissions and the environmental cost of going digital. Research and comment from Px3’s CEO, Justin Sutton-Parker is featured in the section “Counting the true cost of going digital“.

The report can be read online here or the full digital copy can be downloaded from here.

October 2020: Px3 Feature in My Green Pod’s Ethical Shopping Magazine

Distributed with The Guardian Newspaper, My Green Pod is their quarterly Green and Ethical supplement. October’s edition features a review of Cloud Ready (now a Google product) by Px3’s CIO Ewen Anderson.

Read the supplement and article here

September 18th 2020: Justin Sutton-Parker’s article features on the website for the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) for Data Centres

Justin’s article for My Green Pod includes the following quote from Susanna Kass of the SDG: ‘ Do not do the status quo. Ensure that stakeholders rethink social responsibility when building data centres and embrace circular economy values to harmonise with the community it serves. Key attributes
must include clean location-based energy and a focus on waste and
cost efficiency to support the success of new businesses.’
SUSANNA KASS, data centre advisor to UN SDG Program and member of Climate 50

Read the full article posted by the SDG for Data Centres here.

September 16th 2020: Justin Sutton Parker of Px3 is Guest Editor for the Guardian’s Eco Supplement

Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker is the guest editor for the Guardian’s quarterly eco supplement. This edition, “Time IT Changed” is focused on ways to make our work lives greener. Justin presents thought-provoking articles on sustainability from leading specialists in IT, academia, and energy, plus thoughts and opinion from Justin himself. Great to see so many partners involved in raising awareness about the impact of work on the planet and what to do about it. Get your copy here: https://www.mygreenpod.com/magazine/

September 16th 2020: Featured articles from the Guardian’s Eco Supplement “My Green Pod”

A selection of articles authored and co-authored by Px3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker from the Guardian’s quarterly eco supplement on 16th September 2020 at http://www.mygreenpod.com/magazine/:

Editorial: An introduction and welcome to the IT Edition of My Green Pod
All About Eve: A personal view on individual responsibility from Justin
Why UK Business Needs Sustainable IT: A Perspective on achieving Net Zero by 2050: (jointly with Frederik Dahlmann, Associate Professor of Strategy & Sustainability at Warwick Business School)
Cloud Computing Gives a Dam(n): Can Public Cloud be Truly Green? (jointly with Rob Procter, Professor of Social Informatics in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick)
Working from Home: The role of Analytics in the New Ways of Working

September 2nd 2020:  Px3 Appointed to the Crown Commercial Service “Spark” Innovation Marketplace

Px3 has been appointed as an approved supplier under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) “Spark” Technology Innovation Marketplace.

Spark was launched by the CCS as a new marketplace for innovation, providing a smarter way for public sector customers to access the very latest technologies.  It is designed to support cutting edge products and markets that aren’t catered for in traditional commercial agreements.

Px3 joins a small but growing list of specialist suppliers who have been approved as offering innovative and disruptive goods and services, adding their unique sustainability assessments to the other solutions on the framework such as AI, the Internet of Things and wearable technology.

Spark is a dynamic purchasing system which enables customers to use new but proven technologies which can drive public service innovation and cost-savings across the public sector.

At the launch Niall Quinn, Technology Pillar Director at CCS, said: “Spark is the result of a wide-ranging review into how the public sector adopts new technologies. It has been developed to support SMEs through government buying power while stimulating growth in the UK technology sector.

Commenting on the appointment Ewen Anderson, co-founder and CIO at Px3 said: “We are delighted to feature in this innovative and dynamic marketplace.  Our solution is offers customers an easy way to improve their sustainability by bench marking, visualising and then reducing their Scope 2 and 3 CO2e emissions from ICT and work-based travel.  Making this easier for public sector organisations to access is good for them, for us and for the planet.”

Px3 is on a mission to remove GHG emissions equivalent to those of 100,000 cars per annum from the environment by 2050.

More information about Px3 is available at www.px3.org.uk, while information about the Spark Marketplace can be found at https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6094

September 2020: Px3 CEO selected to Guest Edit Guardian “Eco” Supplement

Editor for The Guardian’s eco supplement “My Green Pod” this month will be Px3 co-founder and CEO, Justin Sutton-Parker. A special edition focused on sustainability from an IT perspective, the supplement will present thought-provoking articles from leading vendors, academics and Justin himself.

www.mygreenpod.com

September 8th 2020 :  Reducing GHG emissions through efficient working and modern workplaces

Join Cetus and guest Px3 for the twelfth episode of their Virtual Coffee webinar series, discussing how to minimise the environmental impact of increasing digital technology use, helping organisations to reduce costs and their carbon footprint.

It is estimated that over 5% of the GHG emissions produced today are directly or indirectly related to the provision of IT. Despite this, only 40% of businesses have formal plans to address this as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy or Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) obligations.

The session will feature guest speaker, Ewen Anderson – Co-founder & CIO from PX3. We will be discussing compelling reasons for change and proposing practical solutions, including how to use benchmarks and analytics to build the case for strategic change. We will also be discussing how organisations can fulfil their Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) obligations.

More information and registration is available here: https://cetus-solutions.com/virtual-coffees/

August 2020 – Px3 Research Papers Published at the International Sustainable Energy Conference

Contributing to The 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT) August 9-12, 2020, Leuven, Belgium, our CEO and Research Director, Justin Sutton-Parker has two research papers included in proceedings and published by Elsevier.

Appearing in the international Procedia Computer Science journal, Justin’s papers, ‘Determining end user computing device Scope 2 GHG emissions with accurate use phase energy consumption measurement,’ and ‘Quantifying resistance to the diffusion of information technology sustainability practices in United Kingdom service sector,’ examine the impact of correctly measuring IT related GHG emissions and factors that may slow the diffusion of sustainable IT.

The 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2020) aims to bring together academia, industry, research scholars, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers, and policy makers responsible for delivering advanced sustainable energy solutions for competitive advantage and cost savings in modern industrial and business sectors. The conference will act as a platform for the dissemination of current technologies in intelligent sustainable energy, as well as act as a forum for the strategic next steps in smart grid adaptation.

JULY 14th 2020 – Webinar: Why Sustainable IT?

PX3’s CEO Justin Sutton-Parker will be presenting “Why Sustainable IT” live to the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners at 4pm on the 14th July 2020.

Justin discusses the impact of IT on global GHG emissions. Framing detailed research and translating this into how 4 Simple IT Sustainability Strategies plus innovative quantification can help you to build a sustainability strategy that will contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ultimately support the fight against climate change.

This webinar has now finished but you can view a recording here: Watch Recording

APRIL 7th 2020 – Webinar: Tackling Existential Business Threats – Strategies to support Business Continuity and Sustainability

Join Px3 and 6 Degrees on this highly topical webinar where we will examine the various threats to business continuity and sustainability and discuss how to:

  • Improve business continuity
  • Protect your organisation’s bottom-line
  • Support productivity
  • Meet sustainability objectives

Location: Webinar, 11:00 (GMT)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9015838323000/WN_PakWdijJSJOv82cTLwp0Tw

MARCH 12th 2020 – Pupil Mentoring Event with Founders4schools and the EY Foundation, Birmingham

Designed to inspire students, this Founders4schools event brings in business leaders to participate in a series of short, focused conversations about specific career questions and topics. These encounters should be set up as a student-led, ‘carousel’-style activity, where groups of students move between different business leaders, with pre-prepared quick-fire questions.

Speed mentoring offers students the opportunity to ask meaningful questions to a range of different business leaders, to gain an insight into their working life and receive advice on the skills that are needed to be successful in today’s economy.

Link: https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/events/5287-999001141-ey/

FEBRUARY 27th 2020 – Workplace Sustainability Event
The Churchill War Rooms, London

Jointly with Citrix and Cetus, Px3 presents an overview of the sustainability challenges facing organisations today, together with practical steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of ICT and work travel on our planet.

Agenda covers:

  • Sustainability – A Global and Historical Perspective
  • The Science of Climate Change & Emissions Calculation
  • Tackling Sustainability –
    • People & Process
    • Devices, Datacentres & Cloud
    • Travel, Workspaces & Productivity
  • Action Plan for 2020 and beyond

Timing: 09:00 – 12:00, Breakfast refreshments and lunch provided

Register here: Event Registration

FEBRUARY 25th 2020 – Workplace Sustainability Event
The Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Jointly with Citrix and Cetus, Px3 presents an overview of the sustainability challenges facing organisations today, together with practical steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of ICT and work travel on our planet.

Agenda covers:

  • Sustainability – A Global and Historical Perspective
  • The Science of Climate Change & Emissions Calculation
  • Tackling Sustainability
    • People & Process
    • Devices, Datacentres & Cloud
    • Travel, Workspaces & Productivity
  • Action Plan for 2020 and beyond

Timing: 09:00 – 12:00, Breakfast refreshments and lunch provided

Register here: Event Registration

JANUARY 30th 2020 – Improving Workplace Sustainability, Commissioner’s Network Event – Guildhall, The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

PX3 presents, ‘Improving Workplace Sustainability’ to the Commissioner’s Network, positioning how sustainable IT choices and flexible working adoption can help support UK greenhouse gas abatement targets, Greening ICT policies and the borough’s climate emergency actions.

Presentation discussion points:

  • Climatology 101
  • Information Technology and Commuting Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainable Workplace IT and Commuting Actions

JANUARY 20th 2020 – Measuring IT and Commuting GHG Emissions Government ICT, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London

PX3 presents, ‘Measuring IT and Commuting GHG Emissions’ during the plenary sessions at the annual Government ICT event in London. The audience includes executives and leaders from Central Government, Local Authorities, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS and Associations.

Presentation discussion points:

  • The Impact of IT of UK GHG Abatement Targets
  • Accurate GHG measurement of IT estates
  • Information Technology and Commuting Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainable Workplace IT and Commuting Actions

Details: https://government-ict.co.uk/

DECEMBER 5th 2019 Danish Sustainability Round Table @ Restaurant Address, Tuborg Havnepark, Hellerup, Denmark.

In conjunction with Citrix, the event presents and debates the case for ‘Sustainable Information Technology’ with Danish business leaders and government representatives to position how workplace sustainability can help to contribute to Denmark’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and climate change actions.

Presentation discussion points:

  • Bridging the GHG emissions reduction gap with technology
  • Zero emissions cloud computing
  • Reducing GHG emissions with flexible working
  • Can true BYOD enable low energy device choices? 

Presenter:

Justin Sutton-Parker, MBA (Sustainability) & PhD researcher (Computer Science)

Non Executive Research Director, PX3 and Channel Area Director for Citrix, an American multinational information technology company specialising in software as a service (SaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), and cloud computing technologies. Justin leads Citrix’s northern Europe partner channel, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. With 25 years of IT experience, Justin has enjoyed a variety of roles with international technology brands including Hewlett-Packard as Managing Chief Technologist, Head of Cloud Service Provision, and Head of Global Alliances, plus software vendor Commvault and distributor Avnet. Justin holds an MBA in Sustainability and Leadership and is currently completing a PhD in human centred computer science.