How can we use the potential of digital technologies to support sustainable development? The Informatics and Sustainability Research (ISR) group, founded in 2010, investigates opportunities and risks of the digital transition for sustainable development. Our research bridges the disciplines of informatics, environmental science, and economics. Please have a look at our latest publications. The interdisciplinary group is led by Prof. Lorenz Hilty.
Besides our consulting activities for industry, NGOs and governmental institutions, our research contributes to the University's sustainability factsheets (available in German and English).
Study on 5G and climate protection
Together with Empa, Swisscom and Swisscleantech, the ISR Group has published a study on the impact of 5G mobile networks on climate protection in Switzerland. The study calculates scenarios for ...
Numérique et environnement – Conference at University of Geneva
Doreen Bogdan-Martin (ITU), Bruno Pozzi (UNEP) and Lorenz Hilty (UZH) discussed the role of ICT in a sustainable future on invitation of Yaniv Benhamou, Faculty of Law, University of ...
Business Models of Digital Sharing
Maria J. Pouri will present her paper "A Typology of Digital Sharing Business Models: A Design Science Research Approach" at the DESRIST conference in December.
Klimaschutz durch digitale Technologien
This new report published in German language by Bitkom is based on a meta-study by the ISR group in cooperation with Borderstep Institute Berlin. Bitkom is Germany's digital association ...