Digital transformation and environmental sustainability: A review and research agenda

Abdul Karim Feroz, Hangjung Zo, Ananth Chiravuri

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Abstract

Digital transformation refers to the unprecedented disruptions in society, industry, and organizations stimulated by advances in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Presently, there is a lack of studies to map digital transformation in the environmental sustainability domain. This paper identifies the disruptions driven by digital transformation in the environmental sustainability domain through a systematic literature review. The results present a framework that outlines the transformations in four key areas: pollution control, waste management, sustainable production, and urban sustaina-bility. The transformations in each key area are divided into further sub‐categories. This study pro-poses an agenda for future research in terms of organizational capabilities, performance, and digital transformation strategy regarding environmental sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1530
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data an-alytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Internet of Things
  • Systematic literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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