In this guest post, Pip White, UK and Ireland managing director at Google Cloud, sets out how cloud and datacentre providers are putting sustainability at the heart of their operations this Earth ...
- Freeform Dynamics 17 Dec 2020
Back in the summer of 2008, we surveyed almost 1500 IT professionals regarding IT and the environment. While many of the research findings still very much apply today, little did we know that some ...
- Senior Editor, UK 05 Nov 2020
In this guest post, Kyle Myers, director of environmental health, safety and sustainability at colocation giant CyrusOne on why the colocation community needs to look beyond carbon reduction ...
- Managing Editor 21 Jan 2020
Last week Microsoft chief, Satya Nadella, made the headlines, with an audacious plan to eradicate the company’s historic carbon footprint, by reversing all its emissions since 1975. As political ...
- Security Editor 28 Feb 2019
This year, my flight from London's Stansted Airport to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, plus two days of hour-and-a-half commutes through horrendous traffic between my hotel and the conference ...
This is a guest blog post by Luke Whitehead, head of European marketing, Couchbase We’ve all heard about the digital economy: a modern economy supported by digital computing technologies. Talk of ...
Putting green IT, sustainability and lean thinking into a business context.
The global cleantech sector has emerged as viable, thriving and future-oriented. Once fuelled by fledgling start-up companies emerging with marketable ideas, products and services, cleantech today ...
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has announced a new consultation process on the
Osborne set to kill off CRC energy efficiency scheme
- 02 Mar 2012
The Software Improvement Group in Amsterdam is working with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam to help make software more energy efficient for organisations and consumers.
Software Improvement Group and Knowledge Network Green Software have identified ways to deliver quick wins towards energy efficient software applications
The International Telecommunications Union has said it will be using the Durban COP 17 conference in South Africa this week to promote ICT technologies as the 21st century's most valuable ...
The Environment Agency has published the initial CRC Performance League Table
The league table associated with the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme is now expected to be published in November
A blog post from Andrew Winston has suggested that those considering future sustainability solutions could learn a few lessons from the recently departed Steve Jobs
The Carbon Trust has launched a new service to provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints.
- 03 Oct 2011
In a guest blog, Tracey Rawling Church, Director of Brand and Reputation at Kyocera Mita UK explains why low carbon thinking means the public sector must stop buying printers
- 20 Sep 2011
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project has suggested that companies that implement policies to reduce carbon emissions perform better on the stock market compared with those that do not.
A recent survey has shown that sustainability is the term most used by companies to describe their energy efficiency initiatives. Meanwhile Hewlett Packard and Microsoft have become casualties of ...
Google has just launched a Web page detailing its annual energy use and carbon footprint impact as well as a study on powering email using the Cloud
- 07 Sep 2011
CZS believes organisations should be more ambitious and adopt a new approach to tackling energy efficiency measures and reducing their energy costs
A row is brewing over the government's energy policy, which may have some implications down the line as far as business energy costs and climate change legislation are concerned.
Sometimes it seems as if corporate responsibility within the organisation for sustainability strategy is being passed around like a relay baton. Now, according to an Ernst & Young report, it is ...
Carbon Guerilla has produced a flowchart which gives organisations an idea of what carbon legislation affects them
Using IT can help cut inventory and improve sustainability.
GE has launched a state-of-the-art new data centre in the US that has gained a LEED Platinum rating
An article by Sheila Upton discusses the value that Green IT can bring to the business
- 08 Aug 2011
A post on Greenbiz.com discusses the need for coherent governance of sustainability initiatives.
Companies in a range of industries, including the IT indstry, are using sustainability and innovation as a springboard to growth.
- 02 Aug 2011
A Carbon Disclosure Project has used detailed case study evidence from 11 global firms to assess the financial benefits and potential carbon reductions for a firm opting for a particular cloud ...
Meeting the deadlines for CRC and looking at the scheme's next steps
Cambium has produced two white papers around the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme, covering the implicatioins for participants and suppliers of energy efficiency services.
Sustainability has made it onto the business agenda of most large organisations. But the 'green' message is flying over the heads of SMEs. most of whom are more concerned with struggling to keep ...
- 04 Jul 2011
A recent study conducted by SAP says sustainability has become an indispensable part of retailers' core business and competitive positioning.
A recent blog suggests CIOs should be rebilling themselves as Chief Efficiency Officer. Meanwhile next week's Green Monday sustainability group considers sustainability in the supply chain.
How the IT industry rose to and met the sustainability challenge posed by Gartner.
Engaging with the Disengaged on Sustainability was the title of a recent sustainability roundatble aimed at SMEs. This week also saw the opening of entries for the International Green Awards.
- 20 Jun 2011
M&S and Ford have published reports that discuss their sustainability initiatives, which show profits can be gained from sustainability, and that water usage is a concern
- 16 Jun 2011
Last night's Guardian Sustainable Business Quarterly focused on the importance of innovation and collaboration in delvivering sustainability, especially throough the supply chain
The BCS has launched a new certificate in energy and cost management for data centres to help IT professionals gain new skills in managing Green IT.
IT is playing a key role in improving energy efficiency. For example, GM is saving $3m a year through improved production processes.
An Australian survey by Ovum shows that organisations using 'Green' IT have increased 5 per cent during the second half of last year with nearly three-quarters of CIOs having deployed more ...
Peterborough will play host on July 5th to a roadshow showcasing solutions in the green IT or 'greentech' technology sectors.
Two recent documents detail the ICT implications in terms of infrastructure in preparing for Climate Change
- 25 May 2011
Is Corporate Social Responsbility the new compliance agenda, and sustainability the new transformational change agenda?
- 18 May 2011
The Government has announced its pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2025. The question is: how is it going to be achieved? And what role will Green IT play in meeting the targets?
- 16 May 2011
The Coalition is expected to announce this week that it has agreed a far-reaching, legally binding "green deal" that will commit the UK to two decades of drastic cuts in carbon emissions.
An article in the Guardian has suggested that 'embedded sustainability' can be a driver for competitiive advantage.
Greenpeace's "How dirty is your data?" report is claimed to be the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies and, Greenpeace says, highlights the need for greater transparency ...
A report by sustainable innovation specialist Cambium, provides a systematic analysis of the financial and reputational exposure of the 2770 so called 'participants' in the CRC Scheme.
The Government's recently unveiled ICT strategy includes some key elements around Green IT, including data centre reductions.
There was no apparent change to the government's CRC legislation in the Budget yesterday, although there were some green issues, notably around the proposed green investment bank.
Eco-Xchange is behind a new eco-efficient electric bike commuting scheme iin London that will coincide with London 2012
The Government has launched a Carbon Plan, a Government-wide plan of action on climate change, including domestic and international activity, which sets out department by department, actions and ...
The Carbon Trust and Siemens have teamed up to provide UK businesses with green equipment finance worth up to £550 million over the next three years.
A post on the Glasshouse Partnership blog today discussed the issue of whether organisations see sustainability as part of their brand value
Why secure bike parking has become a must-have perk for City financiers
A recent Harvard Business Review webinar 'Making Green Work' discussed the need for organisations to consider being heretics for their own business. It raised the question of how corporate ...
- 09 Feb 2011
An article on the Guardian Sustainable Business blog suggests mandatory emissions reporting is getting closer
Dow is working with Nature Conservancy in protecting biodiversity. What does this mean for IT companies?
Discussion papers published by the government suggest that end of CRC is being mooted
The Guardian is running some sustainable business awards, entries for which close on February 7th.
The Daily Mail has exposed the process used to extract neodymium, the element used to make the magnets in wind turbines on wind farms.
An article on the Tomorrow Today has continued the focus on the rise of China as perhaps the predominant green nation.
A report from independent analyst firm Verdantix suggests that Deloitte, IBM and Logica lead the global market for sustainable technology services leaving those competitors who are simply focused ...
Liam Newcombe argues that we need to adopt a different approach to data centre energy efficiency
Andrew Winston's blog in the Harvard Business Review has discussed the Water Disclosure Project and the Top Ten Green Business Stories of 2010
The job of responsibility for Green IT has become a much sought-after position in China, according to the Economist
The CRC energy efficiency scheme has undergone much change. But league tables are still part of its make-up with a potential effect on business reputation.
The CBI has warned that the government has great green ambition but swifter action is needed if it is to fulfil its green promise
The Harvard Business Review blogs have carried a piece by Andrew Winston about the Gigaton Awards and the World Climate Summit
Sir David Attenborough and the China Environmental Protection Foundation were two awards winners at the recent Green Awards.
There are question marks over the level of funding for the green investment bank, and who will fund the Government's Green Deal plan.
There are two means of greening government procurement being operated by the US and UK governments. One is applying a carrot based approach; the other is using the stick.
The opportunities and potential offered by the Cleantech sector, not least in the jobs opportunity, is creating a number of national suitors, one of which is Scotland.
Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Andrew Winston paints a surprising picture of China's interest in sustainability
Cloud Computing is emerging as a viable, scalable technology that can help significantly reduce carbon emissions. A new White Paper discusses the benefits of Cloud Computing while new services such ...
US company Eaton installed its own UPS in its data centres, plus VMWare to help reduce its energy costs
- 02 Nov 2010
Gartner and WWF Sweden have produced an assessment of 28 global information and communication technology (ICT) providers which revealed that the ICT industry sees climate change and sustainability ...
The Green Technology Forum is being held in Reading on 11th November.
Greenpeace has produced its latest set of greener electronics rankings.
Newsweek has listed what it considers to be the Top 10 greenest US companies
Newsweek has produced its rankings of the greenest US and global companies. Technology companies figure highly in the rankings.
Andrew Winston explains what should be meant by the phrase 'green jobs' and what they mean for the global economy.
Speaking at the CBI, David Cameron has outlined the potential of green technologies in creating jobs. But is it that simple?
It's time to take stock on the future of the CRC scheme following the government's Spending Review.
Reaction to the government's plans for CRC has been swift and strong the day after George Osborne announced plans for the Treasury to retain around £1bn in CRC revenues.
The Government has decided it will keep revenues raised from CRC rather than recycling them to participants,
Like most other sectors, environmental and sustainability campaigners are awaiting the detail of today's Spending Review with some trepidation.
The Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation is driving continuing take-up of carbon management software, an article on the Guardian Sustainable Business site suggests.
An article in theDaily Telegraph has highlighted the problems being caused by HCFCs and HFCs, the successors to CFCs.
The IT industry is succeeding in environmental development where government, notably in the US, is failing. Google is one partner in the creation of a transmission backbone for offshore wind farms ...
The Carbon Disclosure Project says business is failing in its role as an agent for change in the Climate Change arena. Business, it says, is not pushing government hard enough on policy-making.
The Director of the environmental pressure group 10:10 has apologised on the organisation's website for 'mistake' over the organisation's recent movie, amid strong comment from corporate sponsors.
A post on the Harvard Business Review blogs discusses the Carbon Disclosure Project
An Intellect survey on attitudes to CRC legislation has demonstrated that for some companies CRC is seen as an opportunity, but for others, it represents a threat.
Questions have been raised over the infrastructure currently being put in place for smart metering.
10:10's 'No Pressure' movie has generated some strong reactions over its graphic nature.
Environmental pressure group 10:10 has been forced to pull its controversial movie over compliants about its graphic scenes.