Accenture continues sustainability acquisitions with akzente deal

04 May 2022 2 min. read
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Accenture has acquired German consultancy akzente, its third European sustainability and ESG-focused transaction in weeks.

In April, Accenture purchased Avieco in the United Kingdom (60 consultants), and Greenfish in Belgium, France and the Netherlands (270 professionals).

Now, the global consulting and technology giant has continued its buy-and-build campaign in the sustainability landscape with the bolt-on of akzente – a 60-strong consultancy with offices in Berlin and Munich.

Accenture continues sustainability acquisitions with akzente deal

Founded in 1993, akzente helps companies across a broad range of industries including automotive, financial services, energy and consumer goods build sustainability into the core of their businesses. The firm specialises in sustainability strategy, non-financial and ESG reporting, communications, and stakeholder management.

Christina Raab, market unit lead for Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome akzente to our team, adding significant expertise to our sustainability capabilities while jointly extending our services powered by technology and human ingenuity. Helping our clients drive this change across all dimensions paves the way to a more sustainable economy and future for all.”

Commenting on the deal, Sabine Braun, founder and managing partner of akzente, said that joining Accenture’ will help the firm “extend our value proposition to new customers across industries and geographies” and “provide our employees with new opportunities.”

Peter Lacy, Accenture’s global Sustainability Services lead and Chief Responsibility Officer, added, “The addition of akzente expands our ability to help our clients navigate the sustainability transformation, drive greater value and impact and deliver on the promise of sustainability.”