Sustainable Business Systems, Part 3: Differentiating Sustainable Solutions by Functional Domain



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Maximized sustainable corporate performance requires not just information enabled business process but clear linkages between key sustainable business functions and related value-adding activities.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Quantifying Sustainability
    • 2.0 Functional Domains of Sustainability Software
      • 2.1 Sustainability Performance Management
      • 2.2 Sustainable Supply Chain and Product Assessment Tools
      • 2.3 Green IT
      • 2.4 Information Reporting Platforms
      • 2.5 Energy Management, Automation, Efficiency and Advanced Metering
      • 2.6 Environment, Health and Safety
      • 2.7 Sustainable Governance and Risk
    • 3.0 Mapping Vendor Sustainability Applications to Functional Domains
      • 3.1 The Lay of the Land: How Vendors Map to the Sustainable Business Functional Domains
      • 3.2 The Response of Major Enterprise Vendors to the Sustainability Opportunity
      • 3.3 The Startups and the Migrants From Adjacent Software Spaces
      • 3.4 The Future Gorilla in the Midst?
    • 4.0 The Outlook for the Future Development of the Ecosystem
      • 4.1 Diversification Away from Simple Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) tools โ€” Searching for Weapons of Mass Deduction
      • 4.2 Focus on Product Differentiation
      • 4.3 Large Vendor Momentum and Market Consolidation
      • 4.4 Further Emergence and Relevance of Sustainable Business Services
      • 4.5 Migration From Low to Higher Levels of Sustainable Business Value and Sustainable Business Intelligence
      • 4.6 Beyond Operational Boundaries โ€” Supply Chains and Products
    • 5.0 Bottom Line โ€” Hot, Flat and Crowded, but Hopefully Also Data Convergent, IP Addressable and Sustainably Intelligent
  • Recommended Reading
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