Business Analytics for the Sustainable Business
In an age where companies across industries are placing increasing emphasis on sustainability and climate change, leaders are looking for more and better information to guide their decisions on sustainability-related issues and initiatives. Already, many companies are gathering increasing amounts of sustainability-related data across their operations, ranging from measurements of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to logs of their employees’ travel miles to records of their facilities’ energy consumption patterns.
We believe that the next logical step is for organizations to implement business intelligence and data analytics capabilities that can help turn raw sustainability data into actionable business insights. Through analytics, leaders can obtain the fact-based guidance they need to make informed decisions about how their organizations approach sustainability and climate change issues. We expect the current strong and growing interest in analytics, coupled with heightened corporate emphasis on sustainability and climate change, to lead to a distinct type of new capability we call "sustainability analytics."