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Sustainable value ANALYTICS

Deep and meaningful insights and actions to drive enterprise, environmental and societal value and growth

Overview

Delivering a positive impact for society is one of the C-suite’s critical priorities as, in a context of growing environmental and demographic pressures and digital disruption, they seek out value creation and growth.

The increasing focus on both license to operate and grow in that business context means leaders need to continuously identify and capture opportunities for sustainable value creation. They want to evaluate the business cases and build sustainability performance into strategy and operations through robust governance, evidence-based decision making and reporting. We work with organizations on sustainable value programs to:

  • Define priorities and targets: Use valuation frameworks, big data & analytics and domain expertise to understand sustainability, competitiveness and growth drivers and impacts to screen risks & opportunities and set targets

  • Quantify value potential: Create the business case by identifying and prioritizing sustainable business initiatives and programs, and quantifying their potential value for the business & society

  • Measure and communicate performance and impact: Develop KPIs, identify and develop data & advanced analytics, automate and enhance reporting functions & financial processes to produce actionable insights and measure the value generated

  • Build capabilities: Take practical steps to define and implement skills, tools & governance to exploit quantified sustainability opportunities that drive growth, profitability and sustainability & trust.

Why Accenture

Business leaders collaborate with Accenture Strategy to use sustainability as a lens for value creation, in a digitally disrupted world, driving innovation and growth. We help clients to integrate sustainable approaches into organizations' strategies, operating models, processes and technologies, to embrace the rapidly evolving ecosystem in which they reside.

Accenture Strategy is uniquely positioned to help you develop and implement a tailored sustainable value strategy through the integration of three critical ingredients:

  • Viability – to introduce industry-specific, financial and strategic viability

  • Desirability – to deliver what customers want and need

  • Feasibility – to advance technical and organizational feasibility

“The UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study shows a growing recognition of the interdependencies between business and societal goals, and CEOs believe they are making progress in embedding sustainability.”

Specific Services

Despite the widespread belief that sustainability is good for business, executives struggle to quantify and demonstrate the business, societal and environmental value of their sustainability initiatives. A gap exists between companies and investors in terms of accurate valuation from a business perspective. Companies need to take action based on emerging approaches to quantify both value to business and value to society.

Sustainable value analytics enables companies to link non-financial targets to financial metrics, quantify intangibles, better manage the product portfolio and embed metrics into both performance management processes and incentive structures.

Our sustainable value solutions address:

  • Valuation framework: Developing value programs to strengthen strategy development, focused on business & societal value

  • Business case creation: Developing sustainability-led business cases

  • Driving the portfolio: Designing and supporting product & service sustainability portfolio assessments and optimization

  • Embedding value creation: Implementing sustainability performance management governance, processes and systems

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