The first wave of green IT solutions failed to make sustainability benefits tangible according to a new study conducted on the sector by the independent research firm Verdantix. However, innovative IT sustainability solutions just released into the market or on the horizon for 2010 – will quickly demonstrate the tech sector’s role in supporting corporate sustainability strategies.
In the US market demand for advice on climate change and sustainability is growing due to a dramatic shift in US climate change policy, the cost reduction potential of “green” programs and competitive pressure to implement a climate change strategy. Consulting firms that fail to establish their climate change expertise during 2009 will miss out on the biggest opportunity in the consulting market for 20 years, according to independent research conducted by Verdantix. The ground-breaking analysis of the US climate change consulting market applies 56 evaluation criteria to assess 19 consulting and professional services firms including BCG, Booz & Company, CH2M Hill, ENVIRON, ERM, Ernst & Young, ICF International, McKinsey & Company, PA Consulting Group and PwC.