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This report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of 10 of the largest providers of IT services for electric power utilities in North America. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis combines benchmark data from supplier interviews, responses to a 78-point questionnaire and interviews with a panel of 14 budget holders in the power utility sector. The study finds that IT solutions and services have a critical role to play in the utilities’ programmes to optimize grid management, drive automation across the organization, engage end customers and respond to increasing levels of distributed energy.

With the deadline for the transition to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals fast approaching in Canada and the United States, firms are under pressure to manage their chemical compliance activities. Firms also need to be aware of the complex chemicals regulatory landscape and increasingly stringent standards from the retail sector. IT services firm, CGI, has developed ProSteward360, a point solution for chemical and regulatory compliance. This report helps executives responsible for EH&S compliance at chemicals and manufacturing firms understand how CGI‘s ProSteward360 streamlines hazard communication and chemical compliance requirements.

 

 

A firm’s social licence to operate (SLTO) is a concept that captures the intangible factors deriving from corporate relations with labour, local community and civil society. Firms can use this as a justification for many sustainability initiatives, without necessarily addressing a lack of understanding of the underlying issues. Verdantix research finds that social licences pose an ever-mutating challenge for firms, which can present unexpected risks driven by shifting community demands. This report aims to help communications, sustainability and other executives involved in community relations, to understand the real impact of SLTO risks on the business environment.