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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
LONDON; Feb. 17, 2011 – The large scale roll out of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be hindered unless investors stimulate demand, lower the cost of public charging infrastructure and manage the impact on the grid, according to a report published by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
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.
DAVOS, Switzerland; Jan. 26, 2011 – Even as many economies continue to struggle with job losses, high levels of public and household debt and growing competition from newly powerful emerging markets, a study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has identified four major waves of growth which, if carefully leveraged, have the potential to create significant growth in GDP and jobs over the next decade.
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