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The next wave of Green IT

IT's role in the future of enterprise sustainability


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As companies around the world prepare for a carbon-constrained economy, business leaders are increasingly employing Green IT (information technology) strategies in efforts to reduce energy use, cut carbon emissions and mitigate exposure to risks associated with energy price volatility, pending regulatory demands, and increased transparency and reporting requirements.

We surveyed 352 organisations in conjunction with CFO Services to explore the role of IT in supporting the business with their sustainability strategies. Our new report ‘The Next wave of Green IT. IT’s role in the future of enterprise sustainability’ investigates how these leading organisations are changing their IT practices to save money, improve performance, and lessen their impact on the physical environment.

The pending UK legislation – Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
In December 2009, new governmental legislation will take effect that will require large commercial and Public Sector organisations to submit annual data statements based on their carbon emissions. The results will be summarised in league tables outlining the best and worst performers for that year potentially putting an organisation’s brand equity and their bottom line at risk.

Our survey reveals that the majority of large companies have not yet prepared for the pending governmental legislation. Considering this fact and the urgency building within the regulatory environment, those who act now to align their IT assets in support of monitoring, measuring and enhancing sustainability performance may have the opportunity to improve bottom line and strengthen their position against their competitors.

For more information download our report " The next wave of Green IT. IT’s role in the future of enterprise sustainability" (PDF, 934 KB).

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