CDP, an organisation focused on helping business boost their sustainability performance, has retained Accenture for a further 12 months as its Global Digital Partner. Accenture will continue to deliver digital strategy and technology, as well as cloud based analytic solutions to CDP and her partners.
CDP, formally the Carbon Disclosure Project, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London. The not-for-profit organisation works with over 4,500 companies and 822 institutional investors holding $95 trillion to help reveal environmental risk in their investment portfolios and to quantify their carbon footprint. The CDP’s strategic aim is to make environmental performance central to investment and business decisions and to increase corporate transparency on environmental impact and performance.
To realise its ambition, CDP supports companies with the transition to a more sustainability business model, backed by funding and expertise of governments, investors, corporates and philanthropic sources. Among the CDP’s partner are also dozens of consulting and technology firms – appointed to act as preferred vendors for advisory and/or implementation services. At a global level the not-for-profit works with Accenture (‘implementation partner’) and Microsoft (‘technology partner’), and at a local level spanning more than 60 countries worldwide CDP works with dozens of local advisory firms, as well as regularly conducts research with consultancies.
Building on the successful partnership with Accenture, which started back in 2010, CDP has recently announced that it has extended its collaboration with the consultancy, appointing it as its Global Digital Partner for the coming 12 months. In its continuing role, Accenture will provide digital strategy and technology services to CDP in CDP’s website, user portal and customer relationship management (CRM) solution. The deal will also see CDP’s information disclosure system hosted on Accenture’s private cloud platform, which provides further analytics support to allow program participants draw the most out of reporting disclosures.
The terms of the new deal will further see Accenture provide additional services and initiatives, such as increasing the volume and categories of information available amongst others, set to help companies achieve higher levels of transparency and performance on the environmental impact of their business operations.
“CDP has put digital strategy at the heart of its goal to expand its membership and make it easier for all investors, companies and cities to collaborate in driving value through sustainable practices,” says Peter Lacy, Managing Director at Accenture Strategy. “Further efforts to use analytics, cloud and other technologies will broaden CDP’s reach and services.”
“Accenture plays a crucial role in making the technology platform attractive and useful for the companies, cities and investors that use our system. The outcome is better environmental performance that delivers commercial returns,” says Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP. “Technology will continue to be a fundamental ingredient of our success.”