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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Chief Sustainability Officer

Renee Murphy October 29, 2021
Chief sustainability officers (CSOs) (and their VP, director, etc., counterparts) are paving the way to a green future, an undertaking that requires massive transformational change. With confident visions of a sustainable economic system, CSOs are setting bold corporate climate action targets to decarbonize the economy and build trust with stakeholders. However, different firms require different […]

Introducing The Forrester Corporate Climate Change Disclosure Template

Abhijit Sunil October 26, 2021
  (Photo copyright Abhinav Sunil) “How do we get started in measuring sustainability metrics?” “What metrics do we measure?” “How should we report our sustainability current state and actions into CDP and other templates?” These are among the most frequent questions we hear from clients who are at the beginning stage of sustainability maturity. The […]

Infographic — Face The Business Risks Of Climate Change Head On

Renee Murphy June 22, 2021
Climate change poses numerous business risks. No industry is immune. Use this infographic to explore how the climate crisis affects businesses and how bold action can mitigate your organization's risk exposure.

Qu’Est-Ce Que La Stratégie De Développement Durable D’une Entreprise

Amy DeMartine 22 Avril 2021
La Journée de la Terre est différente cette année parce que les risques climatiques croissants et les demandes d'action climatique transforment la planète et décarbonisent l'économie.

What’s Your Sustainability Strategy?

Amy DeMartine April 22, 2021
Just over a year after the global pandemic began, Earth Day is upon us again. The reason this year feels different is because it is. Empowered consumers demand sustainability transformation, and a record number of brands have responded in a big way by announcing net-zero or carbon-neutral commitments, establishing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

Corporate Climate Action Tech Heats Up

Stephanie Balaouras December 1, 2020
Learn how technology can help optimize your firm's response to the climate crisis.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins September 1, 2020
Amazon Launches Halo, Its First Wearable Health Device For The Average (Budget-Conscious) Consumer This week, Amazon launched Halo, a screenless wearable device that can monitor activity, sleep, temperature, BMI, and emotion. At $99.99 (plus a small monthly service fee for advanced features), the Halo Band sits closer to Fitbit’s fitness trackers (ranging from $99.95–$169.95) than the Apple Watch ($400-plus). It focuses on what consumers want most: tracking fitness-related activity, […]

Climate Risk Is Here To Stay — Emerging Solutions Help Your Business Adapt

Renee Murphy July 15, 2020
The top five global risks identified in terms of likelihood in the World Economic Forum’s annual The Global Risks Report 2020 were all environmental or climate-related: 1) extreme weather events; 2) failure to adapt to climate change; 3) man-made environmental damage; 4) biodiversity and ecosystem loss; and 5) natural disasters. There is no doubt about it: […]

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins June 29, 2020
NIST Commits To Renaming Racially Suggestive Technology Terms From Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s to Lady Antebellum and the Dixie Chicks, we’ve seen a wave of rebranding sparked by ongoing anti-racism protests. Now, it’s moving beyond consumer-facing brands and groups. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — the nonregulatory agency that publishes standards for federal activities — announced last week that it plans to remove terms […]

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins May 26, 2020
Ensuring Employee Mental Health Is Crucial For COVID-19 Economic Recovery The mental health impact of COVID-19 is coming to light, and it’s not reassuring. In a survey conducted by SAP, Qualtrics, and Mind Share Partners, over 40% of respondents said their mental health has declined since the outbreak of COVID-19. Returning to work is not likely to fix the issue. The workplace is […]

New Technologies Expand The Physical Security Portfolio

Merritt Maxim April 23, 2020
In this new era of social distancing, the physical security world may seem less relevant. But the digital and physical worlds are converging. These dependent systems are increasingly tested to manage a diverse range of incidents ranging from extreme weather, malicious cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, and more. Emerging technologies like drones, antidetection systems, and 3D printing […]

Today’s The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, And The Theme Is Climate Action

Stephanie Balaouras April 22, 2020
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are at an all-time high. But as people around the world stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of toxic emissions have dropped by as much as 60% in some areas, giving many a taste of how the […]

Enterprises Need Plans For Both Climate Sustainability And Adaptation

Stephanie Balaouras November 12, 2019
Discover why sustainability and climate adaptation planning aren’t the same, and why your firm needs both to succeed.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski September 23, 2019
IBM Reduces Rising Risks As Data Flows Between Partners With New Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Last week, IBM unveiled a new solution — IBM z15 — that provides data privacy passports and helps clients manage who gets access to data via policy-based controls. As Forrester’s security research has shown, one of the biggest risks in […]

Collective Bargaining: Your Biggest Risk In The Age Of The Customer

Renee Murphy August 23, 2019
Social media has created customer groups that coalesce around a brand — in effect, a union. They collectively can and will change your corporate policy. With collective bargaining, business as usual is no longer acceptable. Are you ready for the empowered, technically savvy, and motivated customer? It’s the age of the customer: What are you […]

The Business Risks Of Climate Change (Infographic)

Stephanie Balaouras December 18, 2018
The business risks associated with global climate change are enormously complex and nearly infinite in quantity. Your firm’s climate-related risks, however, are much more manageable (albeit complex and numerous, as well). No two organizations are exposed in exactly the same way. Rising temperatures, sea-level rise, and more frequent and severe extreme weather events have already […]

Farming Innovation And Climate Change Adaptation

Stephanie Balaouras December 12, 2018
Every company will face disruption from new market entrants and innovations that seek to solve some of the world’s most difficult issues. To get a sense for the potential impact of such innovation, a new Forrester report, “Disruptive Innovations Are Happening In Every Industry” by James Staten and Michele Pelino is a must-read for CIOs […]

Climate Change Is Transforming Business

Stephanie Balaouras October 10, 2018
It may not seem like it yet, but climate change is altering the world so drastically that all enterprises will need to undergo a transformation to avoid going extinct. Earlier this week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported (with high confidence) that at the rate we’re going, global warming of 1.5°C is likely […]

Uber Shutters Self-Driving Truck Group; Autonomous Freight's Future Remains Bright

Laura Koetzle August 1, 2018
This week, Uber announced that it would close down its self-driving trucks business unit to focus on autonomous passenger vehicles. In July 2017, we predicted that logistics and shipping firms would replace human-driven double- and triple-freight trailers with human-directed platoons of autonomous trucks and fully autonomous trucks as quickly as practicable and legally permitted. Does this […]