Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge Company Scorecard

Publication - May 27, 2009
The Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge scores how much IT companies are doing to help tackle climate change. It has been calculated that IT companies can help cut projected global greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 15 percent by 2020.

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Executive summary: Cool IT is divided into 3 parts highlighting which companies are doing the most to reach this target. The first and highest scoring part (50 percent of the final score) measures the climate mitigation effects those companies already providing climate solutions to other parts of the economy, such as smarter transport, building energy efficiency and smart grids, and publishes how these solutions are reducing net global greenhouse gas emissions. Large IT companies are extremely influential, and therefore the second part (35 percent of the final score) measures how much they are advocating for a strong global climate deal to be brokered at crucial UN climate negotiations taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009. This section measures how much company CEOs are lobbying for a deal that will save the climate.

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