November 14, 2012

Italian Companies Show Growing Commitment to Carbon Disclosure and Management But Few Set Long-Term Goals, Finds CDP and Accenture

MILAN; Nov. 14, 2012 – Italian companies have improved their level of carbon disclosure, according to a report published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), which reveals that nearly half of Italy’s largest companies are disclosing their carbon and emissions performance.
November 08, 2012

The UN Global Compact and Accenture Identify Business Opportunities of Sustainable Energy

LONDON; Nov.5, 2012 – The UN Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) have today released a series of new reports, Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity. Outlining business action across 19 industry sectors, the reports highlight how businesses can create value by supporting the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to expand energy access worldwide, improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewables.
June 13, 2012

Most Countries Need Major Changes in Systems for Sourcing and Consuming Energy to Support Future Demand Growth, Reports Accenture and World Economic Forum

NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 – The continued increase in energy consumption, which is expected to grow by approximately 40 percent by 20351,will require significant changes in countries’ energy architectures as they try to meet the demands of economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy security, finds a joint report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the World Economic Forum.
May 22, 2012

Businesses Say Sustainability Is Vital to Growth, But Can Weaken Margins and Increase Costs, Accenture Study Finds

LONDON; May 23, 2012 –  The vast majority of businesses say that sustainability is vital to their future growth, but almost half say that margins are currently lower on sustainable products and services, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 01, 2012

Companies yet to realize significant emissions reductions across their supply chains despite opportunity for cost savings, finds Carbon Disclosure Project and Accenture

LONDON and NEW YORK; Feb. 1, 2012 – Despite improving their own carbon performance, multinational companies are not yet demonstrating significant emissions reductions in their supply chains, according to research published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN).  The report on 49* CDP member companies, including L’Oréal, Philips and Walmart, and more than 1,800 of their suppliers revealed that while 43% of responding companies have achieved year-on-year emissions reductions, only 28% of suppliers have done so.

December 07, 2011

Cities Missing Smart Opportunity by Failure to Measure Hidden Value Opening up data and digital assets is critical to accelerating low carbon cities

Cities Missing Smart Opportunity by Failure to Measure Hidden Value Opening up data and digital assets is critical to accelerating low carbon cities
LONDON; Dec. 7, 2011 — Cities are wasting the potential of smart technologies by failing to realize the value of their hidden infrastructure and digital assets, according to a report published today by The Climate Group, Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Arup and Horizon Digital Economy Research at The University of Nottingham.  
October 12, 2011

Carbon Disclosure Project and Accenture Release 2011 Canada 200 Report: Many Companies Now Integrate Climate Change into Strategy

 TORONTO and MONTREAL; October 12, 2011 – Many major Canadian corporations are integrating climate change into their business strategies even though there is no regulatory requirement to do so, according to new findings published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture.

April 13, 2011

Majority of Consumers Would Buy Electricity, Energy-Efficiency Products and Related Services From Companies Other Than Energy Suppliers, Accenture Study Finds

Majority of Consumers Would Buy Electricity, Energy-Efficiency Products and Related Services From Companies Other Than Energy Suppliers, Accenture Study Finds
NEW YORK; April 13, 2011 – A majority of consumers would consider buying electricity and energy efficiency solutions from companies other than traditional energy providers, according to research conducted by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
February 02, 2011

Banking Sector Will Be Pivotal to Financing Europe’s €2.9 trillion Low Carbon Transition, Finds Accenture and Barclays Report

Banking Sector Will Be Pivotal to Financing Europe’s €2.9 trillion Low Carbon Transition, Finds Accenture and Barclays Report
LONDON; Feb. 2, 2011– The banking sector will be pivotal to Europe’s low carbon transition, and will finance and intermediate the vast majority of the €2.9 trillion capital required to implement low carbon infrastructure, according to a report published by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Barclays (LON: BARC). Banks will play an increasing role in the financing of the transition, primarily through intermediating institutional capital, but stable and long-term government incentives and policies will remain critical.
October 26, 2010

Accenture and ST Electronics Selected to Design and Implement Singapore’s Intelligent Energy System Pilot Project

Accenture and ST Electronics Selected to Design and Implement Singapore’s Intelligent Energy System Pilot Project
SINGAPORE; Oct. 27, 2010– Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd, have been selected by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to design and implement Phase 1 of its Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project. The IES pilot project is an advanced metering infrastructure and smart grid pilot funded by the Government of Singapore and Singapore Power, a leading energy utility company in Asia Pacific.