Covid-19 impact: WFH turns out cheaper and greener for IT companies

What does work from home (WFH) in the times of Covid-19 and hiring locally have to do with carbon emissions of top tier IT companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, and Tech Mahindra? And why does carbon footprint matter for their business? Indirect emissions account for a major chunk of emissions by Indian IT firms. Business travel and commutation, together, are a key reason for it.

If travel and daily commuting go down, so does carbon emissions. Covid-19 forced IT firms to opt for the WFH model. And increasing visa restrictions in the markets like the US have been pushing them to …