15 Apr '11, 12am

Capgemini's Top 5 Lessons for Implementing a Sustainability Program

Capgemini's Top 5 Lessons for Implementing a Sustainability Program

OAKLAND, CA — Sustainability is no longer a fringe activity, according to Jon Hampson, environment director of Capgemini's U.K. business unit . Instead, it has become a mainstream commercial reality. The global low carbon good and services sector employs millions of people and generates trillions of dollars in revenue. At the same time, investor activity keeps growing and regulatory activity is heating up in the U.K. The nation's carbon tax, for example, will cost businesses 12£ for every ton of greenhouse gases they emit next year. "We predict that will cost us roughly 350,000£ in the first year," Hampson explained. "In U.S. dollars equivalent, that is $570,000 a year. That may not sound like a big deal, but when you operate with the margins we have, that means we need to sell $8 million worth of work to make up that loss in terms of the bottom line." As a result of these...

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