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The acquisition marks the fifth sustainability-centered acquisition of Accenture since 2021. Carbon Intelligence is a carbon and climate change strategy consultant. The acquisition price is unknown.

Carbon Intelligence is based in London and specializes in innovative technologies and strategies revolving around SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative). The company supports corporations and businesses in achieving decarbonization targets. Carbon is a partner of the accredited authority Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

“Carbon Intelligence expands our expertise in carbon strategy and delivery, building on the insights of our recently created global carbon intelligence network”, said Peter Lacy, chief responsibility officer and global sustainability lead at Accenture.

“We continue deepening our global capabilities in sustainability – one of the forces that companies must harness to lead in the next decade – in areas that are crucial for the energy transition”, he added. “Alongside this, we are embedding 360-degree value for our stakeholders with our growing number of partners, venture investments, and, most importantly, our clients.”

The promise of Accenture’s acquisition

Accenture is an international IT and professional service company working on scaling its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) credentials in the global market. Accenture acquired numerous businesses this year, including Avieco, Greenfish, Zestgroup and akzente. The acquisition of Carbon Intelligence is part of the company’s sustainability strategy. The deal was closed on discreet terms.

“Carbon Intelligence is an important addition given their leading capabilities in emissions measurement and management, and trusted data-based insights to support clients in decarbonization goals against science-based targets”, said Toby Siddall, Accenture’s UK/Ireland sustainability lead. “Together with Accenture’s capacity to deliver real transformation at scale, we will be able to accelerate true impact in reducing total emissions with our clients, and for the communities they serve.”