The Business of Sustainability: Information Technology as a Catalyst for Short- and Long-Term Profitability


Global, macroeconomic trends such as tightened government regulations in many countries, energy prices that are expected to stay extremely volatile, the globalization of employees, and sensitized customers are preparing the ground for businesses to focus on sustainability. C-level agendas are filling up with the challenges associated with managing risks and exploiting operational and business opportunities regarding social, environmental, and economic sustainability. For organizations to deliver on both those requirements, full transparency on all relevant data sets and the ability to act on this transparency are key.