Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

IT, Innovation, and Sustainability

INFN25, Informatics, 7.5 ECTS credits

The course is offered on the Master's programme in Information Systems, to exchange students and as a freestanding course.

Course description

The course examines how ICT can be used as a tool that enables evaluation and innovation in how firms communicate and optimise environmental performance. The course further discusses sustainability from a Green IT perspective, where the focus will be on manufacturing, using and disposing of IT related products such as computers, servers, printers, monitors and network solutions.

The end result of the course should be an increased understanding of how Green IT is a sustainability issue that companies and individuals need to relate to. After completion of the course objectives, the student will have the ability to validate the total cost of ownership of the IT infrastructure, understand how companies can increase IT effectiveness and efficiency and thereby lower their carbon footprint, as well as have an ability to discuss IT’s role in any formal sustainability programme.


COURSE director

Paul Pierce
Senior lecturer
Room: EC2-225

Paul Pierce

Additional information

​Course syllabus, in English
Course syllabus, in Swedish

Reading list for Autumn 2023

Advanced level A1N
Teaching language: English
Offered: Autumn semester



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