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Building Sustainable Companies

This issue of the Technology Forecast explores how sustainability can become an integral part of doing business and contribute to corporate reputation and financial results. The first article, “Sustainability: Moving from compliance to leadership,” on page 06, examines sustainability as an embedded enterprise process, driven by metrics and the technology to collect and share them. The second article, “Closing the loop on sustainability information,” on page 32, looks at software available now to collect and distribute data to help employees make decisions that weigh the environmental, social, and economic impacts of operations. The third article, “The CIO’s next leadership opportunity: Sustainability,” on page 56, examines steps the IT executive can take to move the enterprise forward. For more, visit at