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.
June 13, 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).
May 22, 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.

February 01, 2012

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.  
December 07, 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.

October 12, 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).  
April 13, 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.
February 02, 2011

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. 
October 26, 2010

Chief Executives Believe Overwhelmingly That Sustainability Has Become Critical to their Success, And Could Be Fully Embedded Into Core Business Within Ten Years

Chief Executives Believe Overwhelmingly That Sustainability Has Become Critical to their Success, And Could Be Fully Embedded Into Core Business Within Ten Years
NEW YORK; June 22, 2010 – In spite of the recent economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs – 93 percent – say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies. Furthermore, CEOs believe that, within a decade, a tipping point could be reached that fully meshes sustainability with core business – its capabilities, processes and systems, and throughout global supply chains and subsidiaries.
June 22, 2010

Accenture Gathers Energy and Utility Leaders to Debate New Energy Challenges

Accenture Gathers Energy and Utility Leaders to Debate New Energy Challenges
NEW YORK; April 16, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will gather leaders of some of the world’s leading utility and energy companies in Washington D.C. from April 18 - 20, 2010 to debate the challenges impacting the sector in the light of climate change, stimulus funding and changing consumer demands.  The International Utility and Energy Conference (IUEC) will bring together pioneers in smart grids, energy policy and alternative fuel technologies.
April 16, 2010