Report names IBM #1 in climate strategies, 'Big Blue' pushes for 'Big Green' Smart Planet

December 12 2008 / by Garry Golden / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Technology   Year: 2010   Rating: 1

IBM Big Green A new Ceres report on company supply chain and operation efficiencies that support climate change strategies, has named IBM the #1 company for its internal practices and green innovation strategies. The RiskMetrics Group authored report analyzes climate change governance practices at 63 of the world's largest retail, pharmaceutical, technology, apparel and other consumer-facing companies.

Using a 100-point scale, the three highest scoring companies were IBM, UK-based grocery retailer Tesco and Dell, with 79, 78 and 77 points, respectively. More than half of the 63 companies scored under 50 points, with a median score of 38 points.

Beyond 'green' recognition, what does IBM see in a a Smart Planet?
The big story is not the 'green' award recognition for IBM, Tesco and Dell - it's the brand association IBM is trying to build between its core practice as a hardware-software service provider and the transformation of global industries that deal with infrastructure and the transmission of information, goods, energy and water.

Consumers can change light builts, but companies like IBM and Johnson Controls can transform industry level supply chains, built environments, and national infrastructure systems. This is where we are likely to find the greatest ROI.

IBM (and others) sees an opportunity to improve industrial scale efficiencies in a near term future shaped by software, sensors and micro controllers. The vision?  A Smart Planet.

For IBM the world is quickly becoming, instrumented, interconnected and intelligent.  This is the driving force behind 'Big Blue' trying to enable a 'Big Green'world.  Sensors and Software can lead to a greener world.

IBM Press Release


 

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