As senior director of environmental sustainability, Nicola leads Akamai’s global sustainability program, creating the vision, setting strategy, and overseeing execution. She’s excited by the possibilities enabled by rapid innovations in energy, transportation and IoT. Her responsibilities span the gamut of energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting; renewable energy and energy efficiency; electronic-waste management; and employee and stakeholder engagement. A core tenant of her strategy is uncovering the business drivers for sustainability. Nicola's favorite activity is collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and reducing carbon emissions of Akamai’s global Intelligent Cloud Platform, which represents 90 percent of Akamai’s environmental impact.
Air conditioners may soon be a thing of the past, as major companies like Facebook, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) make the switch from mechanical cooling to outside air cooling to regulate the temperature of their IT equipment.