Sustainability Resources

Environmental responsibility and sustainability impact the survival and growth of every organisation, especially as the risks from climate change mount rapidly. Explore the resources below aimed to help you embrace sustainability as a business practice and navigate the business risks posed by climate change.

The Future Of Business Is Sustainability

Leaders across the globe need to embrace sustainability if they hope to gain a competitive advantage.

According to Forrester, sustainability-focused companies have better financial results relative to their peers and investors are doubling down on sustainability investments.

Our experts have compiled the most-up-to-date research around sustainability and the impact it will have on leaders like you. No matter where you are on your sustainability journey, we have resources available to help.

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The US Is Spending Nearly Half Of A Trillion Dollars On Climate And Infrastructure, Seeding The Green Market Revolution

Amy DeMartine August 15, 2022
Forrester’s research team reviews the major business implications of the Inflation Reduction Act.

How To Kick-Start Your Innovation For Creating An Environmentally Sustainable Enterprise

Bernhard Schaffrik July 11, 2022
Technologies such as cloud computing or energy consumption monitoring only marginally support sustainability efforts in traditional IT. How can R&D units and innovation leaders make the innovation process more environmentally friendly?

Firms Struggle To Embed Sustainability In Customer Journeys

Thomas Husson July 5, 2022
Many CX pros miss the sustainability opportunity. Read examples of companies embedding sustainability at different customer journey stages.

Don’t Adopt Nature-Based Solutions That Come With A Side Of Dumb

Renee Murphy April 29, 2022
As corporations look to express their commitment to the Earth and its earthlings, nature-based solutions (NBS) have taken on new urgency in the boardroom and sometimes not for the right reasons. First things first: NBS are defined by Forrester as natural and nature-based solutions to the consequences and causes of climate change that reduce an […]

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Amazon Web Services

Abhijit Sunil September 7, 2022
Photo copyright Abhinav Sunil Measuring and optimizing cloud sustainability is undoubtedly an important part of the overall carbon footprint reduction strategy for any organization in the digital world. The Forrester Technology Sustainability Framework highlights how considering hyperscale cloud opportunities may provide carbon footprint reduction opportunities in the enterprise technology stack. I spoke with Christopher Wellise, […]

Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Abhijit Sunil August 3, 2022
Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Forrester’s technology sustainability framework highlights the importance of addressing cloud and technology architecture for reducing the overall scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in any industry. I recently talked with the core leadership team at Thoughtworks that led the […]

Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Ericsson

Abhijit Sunil January 19, 2022
(Photo by Abhinav Sunil) As the key backbone provider for connectivity and network infrastructure, the telecommunications industry has been in a spotlight for sustainability. With the advent of 5G, what can we do to build our new networks to be as energy-efficient as possible? I talked to Ericsson’s Heather Johnson, VP for sustainability and corporate […]

Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. CB Bhattacharya, University Of Pittsburgh

Abhijit Sunil August 27, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil At the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics is CB Bhattacharya. He is a world-renowned expert in business strategy innovation aimed at increasing both business and social value. He recently published his third book, “Small Actions Big Difference,” in which he […]

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The ROI Of Sustainability

Forrester research shows that sustainability-focused companies have seen better financial results relative to their peers, as well as higher employee retention and improved customer satisfaction.

Build a use case for sustainability in Europe and Asia Pacific.


Incorporating Sustainability Into Your Technology Strategy

Sustainability initiatives come with more than just goodwill, they result in tangible “green money” for the leaders willing to innovate their technology strategy


The State Of Environmental Sustainability In Asia Pacific

Positive climate action is critical for protecting the environment, but it’s also set to become a key competitive differentiator as APAC firms battle to build and maintain customer trust.


Getting Started With Your Sustainability Strategy

Innovative leaders everywhere must take steps to build more sustainable organisations. Sustainability-focused companies have better financial results relative to their peers and investors are doubling down on sustainability investments. We’ve created the following guide to help you get started on your own sustainability strategy.

Sustainability At Forrester

Forrester commits to reducing our carbon emissions by more than half compared to 2019 levels by 2025.



Innovative AND Sustainable? Akamai Says “Yes”

Are innovation and sustainability mutually exclusive? Not for tech firm Akamai. Get an inside look at Akamai’s strategies for driving innovation while meeting ambitious sustainability goals.

Chasing The ROI Of Sustainability In Tech

Did you know that the technology industry accounts for more than 1.4% of global carbon emissions? So what are industry players doing about it? In this episode, Analyst Abhijit Sunil and Senior Consultant Jan Sythoff discuss the efforts being made and the returns being sought.

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