Capgemini Invent launches a net-zero strategy offering

10 November 2021 3 min. read
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Capgemini Invent has rolled out a new service that supports customers in achieving their net-zero emissions targets.

As world leaders continue to sound “grave warnings” amid the grand COP26 convention, in Glasgow, the practicalities of a net-zero economy have been thrust into the limelight. A large contribution is expected from the private sector, with firms coming under scrutiny regarding their carbon-footprint.

As lobbying groups pressure world-leaders to use legislation to push businesses to take faster action, a recent study found only 5% of Europe’s largest businesses are on course to become net-zero by 2050. Meanwhile, even as a growing number of companies tout “science-based” net-zero targets for the coming decades, as many as half of companies estimate an error rate in their emissions reporting of close to 40%.

It is clear that companies will need help, not only to accurately measure their present carbon footprints, but also to draw up more effective plans to reduce them more rapidly. To that end, Capgemini Invent has launched a new service, assisting clients with their net-zero journeys.

The new Net Zero Strategy service works to leverage the firm’s sustainability and industry knowledge. The Net Zero Strategy team will work with clients to set the vision, trajectory, and roadmap to help them accelerate their net-zero transition, from commitment to tangible sustainable achievements, building on a decade of expertise.

Cyril Garcia, CEO of Capgemini Invent, stated, “The climate crisis demands bold decision-making and collective action, and our Net Zero Strategy offering, powered by data and leading technologies, is designed to put clients on a trajectory that takes them from pledges to action.”

Arthur Arrighi de Casanova, who leads the Net Zero Strategy service from France, explained, “Driven by science-based goals, our Net Zero Strategy service charts a path that helps organisations move from promises to actionable decarbonisation strategy. After assessing transition risks and opportunities, we support the roadmap design, assessment of decarbonisation levers, governance design and practical strategies for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting.”

Meanwhile, Capgemini itself is working towards its own net zero goal by 2030, which includes reducing business travel, greening its offices and, as part of its carbon offsetting scheme, planting 20 million trees by 2030 (the latter pledge comes as part of the World Economic Forum Trillion Trees Movement).

More information on the Net Zero Strategy offering?
In the below video Hans Hertzberger, Lead of the Energy & Utilities practice of Capgemini Invent, explains which steps companies in the energy landscape need to take to accelerate their path to net zero.