Each solution addresses one of seven innovation areas sponsored by a client and supported by our global network of innovation centers to maximize impact. Congratulations to the winning teams of each grand challenge!
Future of climate resilient communities
TIST: A tree planting program to mitigate climate risks and provide farmers with access to new revenue streams through voluntary carbon markets.
Sponsored by the Paris Innovation Center
Future of energy
A new set of data-driven capabilities designed to assess high-value components of our clients’ value chains and accelerate their journey to more circular supply chains.
Sponsored by the Houston Innovation Hub
Future of sustainable consumers
Impact Now: A platform connecting the client’s existing digital ecosystem to incentivize sustainable activities and build planet-friendly habits.
Sponsored by the Seattle Innovation Hub
Future of food
Next Frontiers Farming: The innovation collects data from farmers’ inputs providing transparency to consumers via blockchain and scanning technologies.
Sponsored by the Chicago Innovation Hub
Future of sustainable software
Environment CO2T: End2End embedded intelligent CO2 calculator to be scaled across the client’s tools.
Sponsored by the San Francisco Labs, Liquid Studios & Tech Sustainability
Future of net-positive water
WOTER Exchange: A marketplace for water exchange to extend the life of water by trading recycled wastewater and reallocating unutilized water.
Sponsored by the Advanced Technology Centers India
Future of climate action education
Ceru: A flexible learning platform providing educators with resources to monitor students’ eco-impact and inspire next-generation sustainable thinkers.
Sponsored by the New York Innovation Hub
We are grateful to the more than 80 cross-sector innovation partners from around the world who helped shape the challenge, judge ideas and provide mentorship to finalist teams.
Partners included leading clients, startups and NGOs. Thank you for collaborating with us on the journey to create a more environmentally sustainable future for all.
There is no expectation of financial support from innovation partners
Our people served as “citizen scientists” to support environmental research.
Using the online platform Zooniverse, they helped researchers track changes in the environment by classifying animal behaviors, such as counting penguins in Antarctica, identifying elusive wildlife species in the Serengeti and classifying Beluga whales in Canada.
Through the GLOBE Observer app, they tracked their observations on clouds and helped researchers interpret satellite data that is key to their environmental research.
Making climate-smart choices
During our “eco season,” from Earth Day through World Environment Day, Accenture people also engaged in a challenge to take daily eco actions to help reduce their own individual footprint.
For this challenge, we collaborated with Count Us In, which aims to mobilize one billion people to act sustainably over the next decade. Daily eco actions included shopping locally, reducing electricity consumption at home and committing to waste-free and meatless days.
More about sustainability
We are working to embed sustainability into everything we do, with everyone we work with, to create business value and sustainable impact.