14 Sep '11, 12pm

How the Sustainability Boom Changes Business as Usual for Green Suppliers

Call me crazy, but there's a revival of interest in sustainability underway. Despite the Collapse in Copenhagen, the Demise of (US) Cap & Trade, and the ongoing Great Recession, companies around the world continue to invest in IT solutions to improve their efficiency and reduce their environmental impact. My travels these past few weeks had me visiting with two sustainability practice leaders at large consulting/integration firms, the product heads for two of the leading energy & carbon management software providers, and the internal sustainability champions at a very large IT systems company. In all five instances, folks were surprisingly chipper given the economic environment, and its drag effect on sustainability spending. One of the sustainability practice leads, for example, told me of their plans to grow from 150 people at the end of 2011 to 1,000 people 3 years henc...

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