Information technology services and consulting giant Accenture has acquired Carbon Intelligence, a leading CO2 and climate change strategy consultancy. This will add over 160 new professionals to the company’s team of sustainability experts, scientists and consultants.
Carbon Intelligence supports global businesses in understanding their carbon footprints and ways to reduce them via Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) strategies that bring transformational rethinking to the clients’ value chains.
In this past year, Accenture has acquired four other sustainability-focused companies, including Greenfish in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the UK-based Avieco, and the Netherlands-based Zestgroup.
Carbon Intelligence will support Accenture in expanding its expertise in carbon strategy and delivery, and will build upon the insights of the company’s newly created carbon intelligence network, said Peter Lacy, Accenture’s global Sustainability Services lead and chief responsibility officer. “We continue deepening our global capabilities in sustainability – one of the forces that companies must harness to lead in the next decade – in areas crucial for the energy transition.”
Carbon Intelligence has supported many international companies on their way to decarbonization, helping them set science-based targets and implement measurable strategies with SBTi. The consultancy company is an accredited partner of the not-for-profit environmental charity CDP.
“The Carbon Intelligence team is made up of amazing, passionate people who are committed to driving real impact on climate change,” said Carbon Intelligence’s CEO Jonathan Sykes. Becoming part of Accenture will help Carbon Intelligence scale its capabilities and further act upon its mission to support companies on their way to lowering the CO2 emissions, he also said.
Accenture has committed to making sustainability part of all of its company activities as the need to accurately measure, interpret and act on carbon data is becoming increasingly important.
The financial details of the acquisition were not revealed.