Accenture has been partnering with the World Economic Forum and convening with business leaders to build industry resilience, reshape the future of industries and countries, and drive collaborative action.
The World Economic Forum and Accenture recently published a series of papers examining changes across the media and platforms ecosystem with a focus on the power of media to reflect a more diverse society.
As part of a broader cyber resilience project, the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity and Accenture recently published the Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2023 Report. This year’s edition illustrated the increased awareness of the cyber risks, including those linked to geopolitical instability and the likelihood of a significant cyber attack within the next two years that could have significant impact on enterprises. The most significant findings illustrate an ongoing gap between awareness and necessary actions.
Accenture is supporting the World Economic Forum to localize Net Zero through the Net Zero Carbon Cities program. Cities are the frontline in tackling climate change – representing both the biggest challenge and opportunity to keep warming well below 2°C. Currently, more than half of the global population live in cities, consuming 78% of the world’s primary energy. generating more than 70% of global carbon emissions. By 2050, over two-thirds of the world population are set to live in cities. Changes need to happen now to reduce emissions and deliver resilient and equitable urban ecosystems. The mission is to create an enabling environment for clean electrification and circularity, resulting in urban decarbonization and resilience. The program aims to do this by fostering public private collaboration to bridge the gap across the energy, built environment and transport sectors.
Accenture supported the World Economic Forum’s Electricity Industry Action group in creation of the System Value framework, which more holistically evaluates economic, environmental, social and technical outcomes of potential energy solutions. The framework can be used to support a diverse range of activities including investment decisions, policy decisions, as well as public-private dialogues between business, regulators and policy makers on solutions to accelerate economic growth and a clean energy transition.