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Dell Focus Area | Net Positive

Our company believes in the power of technology to advance human progress. It’s simply not enough to do “less bad.” We see technology as the key to unlocking regenerative solutions — ones that put more back into society, the environment and the global economy than they take out.

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What is Net Positive?
Net Positive refers to products, solutions or even organizations where the measure of the handprint is bigger than the footprint.

Net Positive and online education
We worked with ASU to measure the impact of technology in online education. Here’s what we found in terms of socio-economic benefits versus carbon footprint.

Virtualization delivers more computing
VMware has studied the collective impact of customers using their server virtualization products. Here’s what we found in terms of CO2e avoided.

The sustainability benefits of flexible work
We were curious about the Net Positive effects of telecommuting. Here is our study, with information on how our flex work programs help Dell employees reduce their footprint.

Our quest to quantify Net Positive
Setting standards around how to measure/identify Net Positive results can help everyone understand the true impact of the products and services they use. That’s where the Net Positive Project comes in.

2020 Legacy of Good Plan Annual Update website: Net Positive 
Explore the net positive section of Dell FY18 2020 Legacy of Good Plan Annual Update website:

Content from this campaign

Dell Looks at Earth Overshoot Day
Every two weeks I get a paycheck (thanks, Michael!). Money comes in, and money goes out. Some goes to savings/retirement, and the rest is what I live off of today. Sometimes I need to use credit to pay for a big purchase, and then I wind up paying it back each month. I’m guessing you’re familiar with this drill. If I spend more than I bring in every month, eventually I’m going to have a...
Jul 31, 2018 1:35 PM ET
Using Open Data to Address the World’s Mobility Challenges
More than 54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, according to the United Nations. That figure is on track to rise to 66 percent of the world’s projected 9.8 billion people in 2050. Urban planners, transportation agencies and other transportation operators around the world must plan how they will move even more people in and out of already-congested urban centers. They must also...
Jun 26, 2018 12:15 PM ET
Hacking for a Better Commute
On March 10, Dell and Forum for the Future, sponsored a hackathon as part of New York City’s Open Data Week. The ...
May 11, 2018 1:25 PM ET
How Dell Is Considering the Use of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Framework to Move Business Forward
One of the perks of working in corporate responsibility is getting to think about how really big problems that seem far out on the horizon can be impacted by businesses today. As exciting as it can be to think about our role, it can also seem quite daunting. Listening to the recent ...
Sep 27, 2017 8:30 AM ET