Melissa Alvares, Sustainability Programs Manager, Softchoice Corporation
As the Sustainability Programs Manager for Softchoice, Ms. Alvares is responsible for managing corporate-wide initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of Softchoice’s operations on the environment. Taking green IT outside, Ms. Alvares is also tasked with encouraging sustainable IT practices among Softchoice customers through the promotion of green IT solutions and strategies.
Ms. Alvares has helped dozens of organizations - including leading financial institutions - develop sustainable IT practices that advance energy conservation and the reduction of e-waste while driving long-term cost savings.
A frequent key note speaker, Ms. Alvares has presented on technology’s role in global warming to a variety of audiences, including climate change scientists at Environment Canada. Thanks to her efforts, Softchoice was named one of Canada’s Top Green IT Solution Providers by Computer Dealer News Magazine.
Ms. Alvares has a combined honors degree in Science and Business from The University of Waterloo
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