Accenture has acquired Carbon Intelligence, a carbon and climate change strategy consultancy based in London.

The deal adds more than 160 professionals to the New York-listed professional services giant’s group of data scientists, consultants and sustainability experts. 

Carbon Intelligence is focused on helping global businesses understand their overall carbon footprints, and ways to reduce them, using science-based targets initiative strategies that lead to transformational rethinking of clients’ business models and value chains.

Carbon Intelligence is Accenture’s fifth sustainability-focused acquisition in the last year after Greenfish in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, akzente in Germany, Avieco in the UK and Zestgroup in the Netherlands.


“Carbon Intelligence is an important addition given their leading capabilities in emissions measurement and management, and trusted data-based insights to support clients in decarbonisation goals against science-based targets,” said Toby Siddall, Accenture’s sustainability lead in the UK and Ireland. 

“Together with Accenture’s capacity to deliver real transformation at scale, we will be able to accelerate true impact in reducing total emissions with our clients and for the communities they serve.”

Carbon Intelligence has helped numerous multinational companies set science-based decarbonisation targets and develop measurable strategies to achieve them, working closely with the SBTi. 

The company is a key accredited partner to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and regularly recognised for its high standard of work in helping clients measure and manage their emissions.

Jonathan Sykes, CEO, Carbon Intelligence said: “The Carbon Intelligence team is made up of amazing, passionate people who are committed to driving real impact on climate change. We are excited to be joining Accenture, which will help us scale our capabilities and fulfil our mission to help businesses make a successful transition to a low-carbon world.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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