Avanade launches new sustainability solutions on Microsoft cloud

11 August 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Avanade has teamed up with Microsoft to launch two new sustainability-focused digital solutions.

Sustainability is now top priority for CEOs and businesses of all sizes as they respond to the demands of customers, employees, investors and regulators. According to research by Accenture, 94% of CEOs have cited sustainability as important or very important to the future success of their businesses.

As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) take centerstage, the challenge for business leaders today is mainly in the how. How can decision-makers push for environmental impact, create a sustainable business model, and combat climate change without compromising business growth or costs?

Avanade launches new sustainability solutions on Microsoft cloud

Much of the answer lies in digital transformation, which is a key enabler of net zero ambitions. Cloud-based applications can help businesses reduce emissions, accelerate innovation geared at sustainability, and increase transparency and monitoring across the ESG chain, among others.

One of Avanade’s new solutions focuses on transparency. The ‘Sustainability Technology Accelerator’ integrates existing data sources and uses Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability to report on emissions and carbon impacts.

The other fresh solution helps businesses to bring together their people, business, and technology to rapidly prioritise practical actions. Using the ‘Sustainability Quick-Start’ solution, businesses can test and scale new innovations based on insights generated from the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability.

“Smarter sustainability actions depend on digital. Through the power of Microsoft and people, Avanade’s new services will help clients use data to report emissions reductions and digital technologies to turn ambitious sustainability goals into practical actions,” said Jillian Moore, Global Advisory and Executive Sustainability Lead at Avanade.

Both solutions enable businesses to see results in “as little as a month” according to Moore, allowing decision-makers to fast-track sustainability initiatives and make informed, actionable decisions based on data and insights.

The solutions launch comes shortly after Avanade acquired IT companies Kabel (Spain) and Asysco (Netherlands). The double deal beefed up its business in Europe with around 360 staff.