KPMG Releases “Green IT and the Bottom Line”

Jul 6, 2010 | Corporate Member News

This report reveals how by linking green IT initiatives to those shaped by corporate social responsibility frameworks, IT can become a valued business partner on the journey to a “greener” business and provide organizations with unprecedented opportunities.

Enhancing Enterprise-Wide Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Exponential growth in energy consumption and costs, mounting concern over greenhouse gases and toxic waste disposal, and the major capital investment needed to expand limited data center facilities are driving increased interest and efforts around “Green IT” operations. 

Many large organizations already see green IT as more than just a technology issue, acknowledging that it is in fact a fundamental business challenge with a key technology component. And while information technology (IT) operations face significant challenges in reducing their environmental impact, the value proposition for implementing a green strategy is also significant. 

Linking green IT initiatives to those shaped by corporate social responsibility frameworks can make IT a valued business partner on the journey to a “greener” business and provide organizations with an unprecedented opportunity to align environmental management initiatives with broader sustainability initiatives. 

Indeed, with an appropriate business-oriented approach, the greening of IT operations can support the three crucial aspects of sustainability for an organization—economic, environmental, and social—the so-called “triple bottom line.”

Access the report here.

About KPMG

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (kpmg.ca), a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries.

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.

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