Dell Focus Area | NET POSITIVE

Dell Focus Area | NET POSITIVE

Traditionally, many corporate social responsibility programs aimed to reduce the negative impact a company has. We believe the future belongs to those who can find solutions that create a positive social impact – not only reducing the negatives but increasing the positives, too. Such solutions can give more to society, the environment and the global economy.

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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 Progress Report: Net Positive 
Explore the net positive section of Dell FY19 2020 Legacy of Good Plan Annual Update at


Content from this campaign

Advancing and Assessing Our Legacy of Good
How do we quantify the positive social and environmental benefits of using Dell technology? How do we quantify the negative impacts? And how do we compare the two? We’ve been diligently pursuing the answers to these questions as we work toward Dell’s biggest 2020 Legacy of Good goal: By 2020, the good that will come from our technology will be 10x what it takes to create and use it. We...
Sep 6, 2018 9:55 AM ET
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