CEOs Unequivocally Call for Bold Government Action and Consistent Climate Policy at COP26, According to Latest Sustainability Research from the UN Global Compact and Accenture

UNITED NATIONS, New York; Oct. 31, 2021 – In the largest sustainability study conducted to date by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), only 18% of CEOs said that governments and policymakers have given them the clarity needed to meet their sustainability and climate change targets. Released today ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, business leaders are also sounding the alarm on the early onset of climate-induced disruption and looking for government action — particularly in areas of clear carbon pricing, infrastructure investment and financial commitments to an equitable net-zero transition in the Global South — as the window to meet the 1.5°C target by 2030 has started to close.
October 31, 2021

Accenture Federal Services Wins Women in IT’s DEI Initiative of the Year Award

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 11, 2021 – Accenture Federal Services’ (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has won Women in IT’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative of the Year Award. The company’s “Let There be Change” Initiative was honored for advancing equity and inclusion to create lasting change.
October 11, 2021

Almost One-Third of Europe’s Largest Listed Companies Have Pledged to Reach Net-Zero by 2050, Accenture Study Finds

PARIS; Oct. 6, 2021 – Corporate commitments to net-zero accelerated over the last two years, with almost one-third (30%) of Europe’s largest listed companies now having pledged to reach net-zero by 2050, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 07, 2021

Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in Pipeline to Accelerate Gender Parity in the Workplace

NEW YORK and DENVER; Aug. 6, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made a strategic investment, through Accenture Ventures, in Pipeline, a Denver-based startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to increase financial performance by closing the gender equity gap. 
August 06, 2021

Salesforce and Accenture Help ISDI Reduce its Environmental Impact and Increase Sustainability Awareness of its Customers

PARIS; June 14, 2021 – ISDI, a Salesforce-approved global training organization, has collaborated with Salesforce and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to help analyze its carbon footprint and reduce its impact on the environment with Salesforce Sustainability Cloud. The data-driven insights on greenhouse gas emissions provided by the platform have helped ISDI implement a comprehensive sustainability policy that also raises awareness among the Salesforce community and the trailblazers visiting its centers.
June 14, 2021

Accenture, GitHub, Microsoft and ThoughtWorks Launch the Green Software Foundation with the Linux Foundation to Put Sustainability at the Core of Software Engineering

NEW YORK; May 25, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), GitHub, Microsoft and ThoughtWorks have founded and launched The Green Software Foundation, a nonprofit organization established with the Linux Foundation and the Joint Development Foundation Projects LLC, that aims to build a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and leading practices for building green software.
May 25, 2021

Accenture Earns Top Spot On List of 100 Best Companies for Women in Japan

TOKYO; May 7, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has claimed the top spot on career and lifestyle magazine Nikkei Woman’s annual ranking of the 100 best companies where women actively take part. Last year, Accenture took the second overall spot on the list, which recognizes companies that promote the active participation of female employees.
May 07, 2021

Accenture Names 2021 Outside Counsel Diversity Award Winners

NEW YORK; April 8, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named four law firms – Arthur Cox, Covington & Burling, Crowell & Moring and Mason Hayes & Curran LLP — as the winners of its first-ever 2021 Outside Counsel Diversity Awards. While Accenture has recognized the general outstanding contributions of outside counsel firms for the past few years, the awards now honor the company’s legal service providers for their exceptional efforts in 2020 to create a culture of equality in their workplaces and communities.
April 08, 2021

Accenture Invests in Arabesque S-Ray to Expand Analytics Capabilities for Clients Seeking Growth from Sustainability

NEW YORK; March 17, 2021 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is bolstering its sustainability services and analytics capabilities with a strategic investment from Accenture Ventures in Arabesque S-Ray GmbH, a leading global provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and insights.
March 17, 2021

The Circular Economy Can Help Reduce Vehicle Lifetime Emissions by up to 75% by 2030, according to Accenture and the World Economic Forum

NEW YORK; Mar. 15, 2021 – The adoption of circular economy practices combined with accelerated electrification in the automotive industry has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 75% and non-circular resource consumption by up to 80% per mile by 2030, according to a report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
March 15, 2021