Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

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

GRI Focuses on CMS: Survey Shows 50% Increase from 2006-2010

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A new survey by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicates rapid adoption of CMS in the past 4 years.

Some interesting points from GRI on digital tools for managing carbon emissions:

Companies that produce reports on their sustainability performance are increasingly reliant on software. This highlights the need for guidance like the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework to remain relevant in today’s digital world, and accessible in digital formats. 64 out of the 99 people who responded to the survey produced a sustainability report in 2006, and 21 of those companies used software to produce their reports. In 2010, 44 of 89 organizations are using software.

The next generation of the GRI Guidelines will address the issue of software and digital applications in sustainability reporting, with information and Indicators that can be used electronically. This kind of application will also encourage more companies to report in the future, helping us on the path to a sustainable economy,” added Nelmara Arbex.


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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