Thursday, February 11, 2010

Green Energy / Sustainability and CCM-T?

This is my first blog post in February, and first in nearly a month. I find the more active I am with Twitter / micro-blogging, the less frequently I post here. Hmmm, there's got to be a better way....Maybe a Twitter digest? But I digress...

As we have much of last year, again today we're thinking about Green Energy and Sustainability. The sociological and public good components of Green Energy and Sustainability are clear, but the growing number of new business start-ups in this space is a sign that the financial rewards of doing good are may also be rewarding. Evidence includes the Wharton School's Sustainability Program and the high ROI payback that can be obtained from Energy Audit activities in both commercial and even residential space. In the last month, we've met with BreezePlay (a Charlotte-based Green Energy start-up focusing in the residential space) and Energy Reduction Solutions (a Florida-based Engineering start-up focusing in the commerical space). Each have sparked our interest.

At Visual Risk IQ, we talk about how CCM-T reduces the marginal cost of "one more question," and helps audit and financial professionals answer important questions about internal controls, fraud, and expense management. Who are the smart people asking questions about Green Energy and Sustainability?

We'd like to meet more of them, so please drop us a line!

Joe Oringel
Visual Risk IQ
Charlotte NC, USA