Assessing The Environmental Cost Of eCommerce


How can the environmental cost of the eCommerce boom be fairly assessed? David Czupryna, head of ESG client portfolio management at Candriam, says in 2017, they wrote that, depending on the situation, eCommerce could “represent the tip of the green IT iceberg” and “demonstrate the relevance of new technologies to energy transition.” And while this growth is well underway, he says in the article ‘One Small Click, One Major Problem’ at the Home Improvement Retailing website, the transition to new modes of social experiences (remote working, social distancing, etc.) is not without effect from an environmental point of view, especially because of the link between consumer behaviour and the different means of transport used.