Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Carbon Management Governance

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FastCompany blog claims that successful carbon management requires creating a Chief Sustainability Officer, rather than relying on a CSR Director (what’s the difference?). Other directives include carbon management software complemented by cross-functional process change:

Implement integrated carbon management systems technology. To reduce carbon emissions firms need accurate, timely and complete data on energy and fuel consumption. World class carbon management requires not just energy and carbon software that track energy consumption or refrigerant leakage at the asset level.


Design cross-functional process changes across energy, operations and finance.
Ongoing cuts in carbon emissions require a portfolio of projects such as building management systems and electric vehicle fleet trials. To succeed with multiple, simultaneous changes firms need a program based on granular energy and fuel data, financial analysis of projects and assessment of unintended consequences. [more]

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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