Accenture Acquires Carbon Intelligence, Leading Carbon Emissions, and Climate Change Strategy Consultancy

Published on: 01 September 2022
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Accenture has acquired Carbon Intelligence, a leading carbon and climate change strategy consultancy, adding over 160 people to its fast-expanding team of data scientists, consultants, and sustainability experts.

Carbon Intelligence is focused on assisting global organisations in understanding their overall carbon footprints and ways to minimise them through the use of Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) methodologies that result in a revolutionary rethinking of clients' business models and value chains.

Carbon Intelligence is Accenture's fifth sustainability-focused purchase in the last year. The company has also invested in its people and recruited top talent to expand its worldwide capabilities. 

Accenture has expanded its expertise in sustainability planning, supply chain transformation, and data-driven value and impact measurement. Accenture acquired Greenfish in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, akzente in Germany, Avieco in the UK, and Zestgroup in the Netherlands.

Peter Lacy, Accenture’s Global Sustainability Services Lead and Chief Responsibility Officer, said: 

"Carbon Intelligence expands our expertise in carbon strategy and delivery, building on the insights of our recently created global carbon intelligence network. We continue deepening our global capabilities in sustainability, one of the forces that companies must harness to lead in the next decade, in areas that are crucial for the energy transition. Alongside this, we are embedding 360-degree value for our stakeholders with our growing number of partners, venture investments, and, most importantly, our clients.”

Working together with the SBTi, Carbon Intelligence has assisted numerous multinational corporations in setting science-based decarbonisation targets and developing measurable strategies to achieve them. 

The company is a CDP (previously the Carbon Disclosure Project) accredited partner and is continuously recognised for its excellent standard of work in assisting clients in measuring and managing their emissions.

Jonathan Sykes, CEO Carbon Intelligence, said: 

“The Carbon Intelligence team is made up of amazing, passionate people who are committed to driving real impact on climate change. We are excited to be joining Accenture, which will help us scale our capabilities and fulfil our mission to help businesses make a successful transition to a low-carbon world.”

The addition of Carbon Intelligence demonstrates Accenture’s ongoing commitment to embedding sustainability into everything the company does and with everyone it works with, at a time when increasing regulation and new standards are expanding the call for accurate data in sustainability decision-making by clients across industries and around the world. The ability to measure, interpret, and act on carbon data using the very latest in analytics, artificial intelligence, and visualisation technologies has never been more critical.

Toby Siddall, Accenture’s Sustainability lead in the UK and Ireland, added: 

“Carbon Intelligence is an important addition given their leading capabilities in emissions measurement and management and trusted data-based insights to support clients in decarbonisation goals against science-based targets. Together with Accenture’s capacity to deliver real transformation at scale, we will be able to accelerate true impact in reducing total emissions with our clients and for the communities they serve.”

Source: Accenture

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