Trends Report

Market Overview: Environmental Management Information Systems

July 31st, 2009
With contributors:
Alissa Dill , Robert Whiteley III

Summary

Environmental impact is a growing concern when considering corporate performance and corporate risk. While consumers and investors increasingly expect organizations to demonstrate environmental responsibility, there are also very strict regulatory requirements and compelling operational issues at stake. Environmental management information system (EMIS) vendors that have enjoyed moderate success for the past two decades are suddenly seeing a surge in market interest. For risk management professionals looking to invest in EMIS platforms, it's important to note that none of them currently provide a complete, end-to-end solution. However, many vendors provide core EMIS capabilities, and they are moving toward comprehensive offerings through a mix of development and acquisition.

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