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Tech industry struggling to align aspirations with sustainability planning

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🗞️ Driving the news: New research from TE Connectivity's industrial technology index highlights a significant gap in the tech industry's development of sustainable technologies
• The survey, involving around 1,000 engineers and executives across several countries, reveals that while there is a strong desire to address climate change through engineering roles, actual progress on sustainable technology is lacking

🔭 The context: The surveyed engineers and executives come from various sectors including data, cloud computing, and aerospace
• Despite an overwhelming majority (80%) believing they can combat climate change through their jobs, the industry struggles with integrating sustainability into company cultures and technologies

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The findings emphasize a critical disconnect in the tech industry—between the aspirations of its workforce to fight climate change and the actual implementation of sustainable practices and technologies
• This gap is especially concerning given the urgent need for industry-wide transformation towards sustainability

⏭️ What's next: The tech industry must bridge the gap between sustainability aspirations and actual practices
• This involves not only enhancing the development of green technologies but also embedding sustainable values deeply into corporate cultures
• Strategic leadership and clear directives are essential for these changes to be effective

💬 One quote: "We wanted to learn more about how these two megatrends [sustainability and AI] are affecting the innovation process and, in turn, how innovation is driving them forward," said Terrence Curtin, CEO of TE Connectivity

📈 One stat: More than 70% of the respondents believe that the tech industry is falling behind in developing sustainable technologies

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