Cleantech, VERGE

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the nascent digital transformation

The digital transformation is the idea that strategic business (and some political) decisions will be made using technologies, data and automated processes. The implications of this transformation aren't as easy to describe, but one of the major ones is eliminating the negative impacts of extracted physical materials on the planet.

Kavin Hagen, vice president of ESG strategy at data and information management company Iron Mountain, believes that there are major sustainability opportunities for data and assets. The electricity powering the data management and online work was a large amount — but choosing to source from renewables instead cut down carbon footprints.

His tips? "Figuring out how to do it well required collaboration," he said. And he had a big announcement about Iron Mountain's renewable energy sources, too. Listen in.