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  • simoncrump

This McKinsey article looks at what a company can do about becoming green. It busts some myths around IT products and how you can go green. It gives both examples and figures for IT, such as it creates 1% of all green house gases, half of the amount that the airline and shipping industries do, and the same as the UK in a year. The largest contributor is creative and media with devices counting for more CO2e than data centres.

Follow this link to read the article.

  • Green Book Alliance

Companies are now facing a greater demand to report their environmental, social and governance propositions. In many countries this is becoming law that you have to do so. This article from McKinsey details how some companies have been doing that and what to focus on. Examples such as Walmart working together with its supply chain to reduce their overall carbon footprint, and other examples of collaboration. Also the article talks about sustainability changes companies have made that have increased their profits. All sectors, including the publishing industry as a whole could learn from this.

Click here to read 'How to make the ESG real'

  • Green Book Alliance

In collecting data for the first six months of this year for our 2022 edition of the Canadian Book Consumer Study, we’ve found that the environmental impact of the book industry matters to 56% of Canadians overall and specifically to 69% of Canadian book buyers and 66% of Canadian library book borrowers.

To get more specific, in surveying for our Canadian Leisure & Reading Study 2021, we asked Canadian print readers what they thought of three environment-focused statements about the print book

  1. I want books to be made from sustainably-sourced paper.

  2. I want to know where books are printed or shipped from.

  3. I want my books delivered in ecological-friendly packaging.

For the most part, Canadian print readers agreed or sometimes agreed with each of these statements, as shown in the graph below.

Please head to the BookNet Canada blog to learn whether the environmental impact of the book industry matters to Canadian readers.

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