13 Dec '11, 5am

Sustainability data management comes of age, by Ralph Breslauer:

Corporations around the world are being challenged to measure, manage and report their organizational energy , carbon and sustainability performance. Whether due to rising energy prices, legislation, good corporate citizenship or market and stakeholder pressures, these obligations can be onerous and costly. However, few organizations have the tools to track and manage their energy and carbon performance with audit level assurance – nor the capacity to assess the impact, payback period or return on investment of their efficiency and abatement programs. As businesses seek to better manage their energy, water and waste and greenhouse gas emissions, the focus is turning to managing vast quantities of disaggregated data. This drive for measurable performance improvements comes as investors factor carbon disclosure and climate change risks into funds management decisions. This i...

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