July 15, 2014

CEOs and Consumers Disconnected on Sustainable Products and Services, Says Accenture, Havas Media report

LONDON; July 15, 2014 — Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture (ACN: NYSE) and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. 
February 14, 2014

Sustainability is Key to Business Success, Say Indian CEOs

NEW DELHI, India; Feb. 14, 2014 – Two thirds of CEOs of Indian companies say that sustainability is very important to the future success of their business, but less than half (44 percent) think business is making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new report published today by Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
November 08, 2013

Smart Grid Benefits Set To Exceed Industry Forecasts as Utilities Face Mounting Challenges from New Entrants, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 8, 2013 – More than two-thirds of utilities executives believe that the benefits of smart grids and smart meter deployments – which include improved customer service, reliability and outage response – will exceed original industry forecasts, according to a new global survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). A large majority of executives surveyed (85 percent) also expect the industry’s competitive landscape to change in the next five years, with more new entrants in the areas of energy efficiency and demand response, data services and distributed power generation.
September 20, 2013

Global CEOs Remain Committed to Sustainability, But Report Frustrated Ambition and Call for Policies to Align Market Incentives with Sustainability

NEW YORK; September 20, 2013 –  More than two thirds of chief executives – 67 percent – believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Amid evidence that CEOs are strongly committed to embedding sustainability throughout their organizations, the vast majority now call for action to incentivize and reward sustainability leaders and unlock the full potential of the private sector.
September 10, 2013

Four Out of Five Chinese Cities Fail to Achieve Resource Efficient, Sustainable Growth, Finds Accenture and Chinese Academy of Sciences

DALIAN; Sept. 10, 2013 – Eighty percent of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The joint research, covering 73 cities, also shows that China’s mid-sized cities are in the best position to achieve that balance in the future.
August 01, 2013

Accenture Builds Demand Response Billing System for Yokohama Smart City Project to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Peak Demand

TOKYO; August 1, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the completion and deployment of a demand response customer billing system for the Yokohama Smart City Project (YSCP), the largest smart city pilot in Japan.  
June 16, 2013

Young Entrepreneurs Demand Active Support from Government and Big Business to Sustain Their Leadership in Technology Innovation, Finds Accenture Report

MOSCOW; June 16, 2013 – Young entrepreneurs from the G20 countries see themselves as the most dynamic source of technology innovation and expect their businesses to achieve strong growth and job creation in the next two years, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA). However, these entrepreneurs demand more support from governments and larger businesses to help them sustain their contribution to economic growth.
May 13, 2013

Accenture Convenes Policy and Business Leaders to Debate the Challenge of Scaling Sustainability at Sustainability 24

LONDON; May 13, 2013 – As part of its program to help businesses and policy makers address the challenge of scaling investments in sustainability, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to host Sustainability 24, a free, interactive global online broadcast on May 15th that brings together some of the world’s leaders and experts in sustainability and resource efficiency.  
January 22, 2013

Major Climate Threat to Global Supply Chains Identified by New Research from the Carbon Disclosure Project and Accenture

NEW YORK; January 22, 2013 -- Seventy percent of companies believe that climate change has the potential to significantly affect their revenue, a risk which is intensified by a chasm between the sustainable business practices of multinational corporations and their suppliers, according to research  published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). 
November 16, 2012

Accenture Collaborates With SAP to Provide Upstream Operational Solutions for Global Oil and Gas Companies

HOUSTON; Nov. 16, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it is working with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to help global oil and gas companies improve their operational performance and increase efficiencies with upstream solutions.