Irrespective of one’s personal perspective on the green debate, there are a number of good, recognisable commercial reasons for businesses to consider embracing elements of the Green Agenda, particularly in respect of IT activities:
1 Bottom-line benefits: there are significant savings to be achieved from reductions in energy use, and these can directly improve the bottom-line;
2 Protecting or improving the top line: sales may have to be protected and can potentially be increased by applying a green label to products and services;
3 Environmental activism has a role to play in corporate social responsibility agendas;
4 There is a growing range of environmental legal/regulatory requirements61 to which organisations ...