Event sessions and activities examine accelerating net zero carbon initiatives, ensuring compliance with evolving regulations, and delivering ESG governance.
McLEAN, VA – April 26, 2022 – At this year’s Appian World conference, low-code technology’s role in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs is on display. Event sessions and activities are designed to raise awareness across the ESG spectrum, and to highlight accelerating net zero carbon programs and improving ESG ratings through a low-code approach.
Businesses are increasingly under pressure from customers, financial regulators, investors, and governments to strengthen their internal ESG systems. Low-code can help organizations improve their ESG ratings by rapidly integrating ESG data sources, adapting to evolving regulations, ensuring visibility, control, and auditability, and by embedding ESG within operational processes.
Conference sessions with customers, Appian leaders, and industry experts illustrate low-code’s value in big data capture and management, compliance assurance, and reporting for ESG. Sessions include:
This year’s Live Build Challenge focuses on using the Appian Low-Code Platform to build ESG solutions. Six Appian developers will compete head-to-head, showing off their app building speed and skill, while demonstrating how Appian can address the most daunting ESG data collection, management, and reporting challenges. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Senior Developer Advocate April Schuppel will be joined by Senior Solutions Consultants Jenny Durina and Val Rader to guide viewers through the action.
“Go Green at Appian World” App
Appian has taken steps regarding transportation, food and beverage, conference policies, and accommodations to lessen the conference’s environmental impact. Conference attendees are encouraged to use the “Go Green at Appian World” app (built into the general conference app) to see how they can lower their individual event-related carbon footprints as well. The simple survey app asks a series of questions regarding event travel and participation, and provides information on alternative choices each attendee can make to help the event be as environmentally-friendly as possible. In addition to raising carbon emissions awareness, the app is an example of how the new Appian Portals capability makes it easy to create external interfaces that deliver the power of Appian without requiring users to login. Five survey participants will be selected at random for Appian to adopt endangered penguins in their names.
“It has never been more urgent for organizations to prioritize sustainability,” said Michael Heffner, Vice President, Solutions and Industry Go To Market at Appian. “Customers, investors, and financial auditors are increasingly making decisions based on a company’s commitment, transparency, and auditability regarding environmental and social impact. Low-code provides the speed, data management, and visibility organizations need to understand their current position, automate for improvement, and measure the results.”
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