Most companies have almost no data on their environmental footprint
Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 12, 2008
Cognos, an IBM company and the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, has released a new episode of BI Radio, a Cognos podcast. The three-part episode features an interview with Andrew Winston, best-selling author of ''Green to Gold'' and founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, a consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies on using environmental thinking to innovate and profit.
Entitled ''Performance Management Goes Green,'' the podcast focuses on the link between changing climate and changing business conditions, and the new green metrics that managers need in their performance management scorecards.
Commenting on what he calls ''The Green Wave,'' Winston describes the new ways companies can cut costs, reduce risks, and build brand value by applying an environmental lens to their operations, and the role that performance management technologies can play in achieving these goals:
"Most companies have almost no data on their environmental footprint," he tells BI Radio. "They can close their financial books in a day and tell you their cash flow to the penny. But if you ask them how much energy all their facilities used last month, they have no idea. I think that's an incredible opportunity for tools to help them get a handle on it and manage to it."
''Performance Management Goes Green'' is the latest in a series of BI Radio podcasts exploring trends, ideas, and developments in business intelligence and performance management. To download the program or read a transcript of the podcast, please visit http:// http://www.radiocognos.com.
About Cognos, an IBM Company
Cognos, an IBM company, is the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions. It provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance. Cognos was acquired by IBM in February 2008. For more information, visit: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/ and http://www.cognos.com.
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