Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture Release Report Featuring European Cities

LONDON, ROME; June 27, 2012 – European cities are leading their international peer group in various areas of climate change management, including setting emissions targets, according to a new report published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
June 27, 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.
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

Accenture Study Finds Growth in Customer Solar Power Installations Poses Significant Challenges for the Electric Grid

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 – The increased penetration of solar energy installations by residential and commercial property owners and large-scale solar energy developers could undermine the reliability, safety and quality of power supply on the electric grid for utilities that do not plan for it, according to a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study.
November 07, 2011

Sustainability Benefits Exceed Expectations for a Majority of Businesses, Accenture Survey Finds

Sustainability Benefits Exceed Expectations for a Majority of Businesses, Accenture Survey Finds

LONDON: May 25, 2011 – The majority of businesses say that the benefits resulting from their sustainability initiatives have exceeded expectations, according to an international survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  But a hard core minority of businesses does not see sustainability as a critical or strategic investment.

May 25, 2011

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds
LONDON; May 18, 2011 – The majority of consumers would consider buying a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) for their next car purchase, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But an accompanying report concludes that consumer preferences for charging PEVs could increase the cost and complexity of managing the electricity grid and charging infrastructure.
May 18, 2011

Europe Has The Potential to Create 15 Million Additional Jobs and Increase GDP by 8 Percent by 2020 According to a New Study by Government of the Future Center

Europe Has The Potential to Create 15 Million Additional Jobs and Increase GDP by 8 Percent by 2020 According to a New Study by Government of the Future Center
BRUSSELS; May 17, 2011– Even as many European economies continue to struggle with job losses, high levels of public debt and the fallout from the recent global financial crisis, a new study by The Government of the Future Centre, a partnership among Accenture, College of Europe and Lisbon Council has identified public policy actions governments can take to significantly increase growth rates, create jobs and drive economic recovery.
May 17, 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