Communications of the IIMA


Sustainability is without doubt one of the most important challenges of our time. How can we develop prosperity, without compromising the life of future generations? Information systems (IS) provide organizations with the ability to change and improve business processes to better support sustainable practices. Therefore, IS can make a contribution to the sustainable development of organizations. However, the organizational change aspects of Green IS are covered only marginally in the emerging literature. This paper aims to contribute the debate on Green IS, by highlighting the role of sustainability in the projects developing or implementing IS. The paper therefore explores the impact of the concepts of sustainability on IS projects. Based on a literature review of the concepts of sustainability, and the relationship between sustainability and project, we will report a maturity assessment of a case study of a Green IS project. We will conclude the paper by addressing the most likely areas of impact for sustainability in IS projects.